NHL The Bruins will hold their annual development camp from June 28-July 2 at Wilmington’s Ristuccia Arena. All sessions are free and open to the public. Among the players expected to attend the camp include Dougie Hamilton, the team’s first-round pick from last season. Players from the 2012 draft, which is June 22-23 in Pittsburgh, should also be in attendance. The schedule is: June 28 - practice at 10:30 a.m.; June 29 - practice at 11 a.m., power skating at 12:45 p.m. June 30 - power skating, 10:30 a.m., practice at 11:45. July 1 - Practice/scrimmage, 11 a.m. July 2 - power skating 10 a.m., scrimmage 11 a.m. . . . Adam Deadmarsh stepped down as an assistant coach for the Avalanche and will work in the player development office under former Bruin Craig Billington. Former Providence coach Tim Army will serve as assistant coach under Joe Sacco. In addition, the Avalanche signed forward David Jones, 27, to a four-year deal. Jones finished with 20 goals and 17 assists last season.
NY’s Chamberlain to throw off mound
Baseball Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain tweeted that he is set to throw pitches off a mound at the team’s minor league complex in Tampa Friday as he recovers from a dislocated ankle. On his Twitter page, he wrote on Thursday: “Update for everyone! Bullpen tomorrow, 1 step closer!! Thank u for all the support!!’’ Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he didn’t know about Chamberlain’s plans . . . Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was released from a New York hospital, three days after suffering a mild heart attack. The 84-year-old will spend a few more days in New York before returning to Los Angeles . . . The Yankees placed righthanded reliever Freddy Garcia on the bereavement list because of the death of his grandfather and recalled reliever Ryota Igarashi from Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre . . . The Rangers placed lefthander Derek Holland on the 15-day disabled list because of a fatigued left shoulder . . . The Twins optioned righthander Cole De Vries to Triple A Rochester and planned to recall first baseman Chris Parmelee.
Top pick Correa signs with the Astros
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Carlos Correa, taken by Houston with the top pick in this week’s amateur draft, agreed to a contract with the Astros for a signing bonus of $4.8 million. The deal for the 17-year-old shortstop is the first for a top pick since the new collective bargaining agreement that places restraints on spending for selections in the first 10 rounds. It is the lowest guarantee for a top selection since Kansas City gave pitcher Luke Hochevar $3.5 million in 2006 . . . Kyle Zimmer, the No. 5 overall pick in the amateur draft, signed with the Royals . . . Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is expected to miss only a game or two after X-rays of his injured left index finger were negative. He was hurt trying to break up a double play Wednesday against the Marlins . . . The Nationals reinstated righthander Brad Lidge from the disabled list and put righthander Henry Rodriguez on the DL. The Nationals also put catcher Carlos Maldonado on the DL with a back injury.
Horowitz hired as MLB arbitrator
A person familiar with the selection told the Associated Press that Fredric Horowitz was hired to replace Shyam Das as the arbitrator for Major League Baseball and its players’ association. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no announcement had been made. Horowitz, 63, has been involved in baseball salary arbitration, serving on three-member panels that decided cases for Dan Uggla, Hunter Pence, Ross Ohlendorf, and Shawn Hill, and against Mark Loretta, Wandy Rodriguez, Brian Fuentes, and Sean Burnett. He also has been an NHL salary arbitrator. Das, who had been baseball’s arbitrator since 1999, was fired last month by management following his decision to overturn Ryan Braun’s 50-game suspension for a positive drug test . . . Jimmie Lee Solomon resigned as executive vice president of baseball development in the commissioner’s office. Solomon’s departure was announced by Major League Baseball.
Bolt remains undefeated in 2012
Miscellany Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt recovered from a poor start to win the 100 meters in 9.79 seconds, finishing 0.06 seconds ahead of Asafa Powell at a Diamond League meet in Oslo. Bolt, a three-time Olympic champion, overtook Powell in the closing stages and remains undefeated in 2012 . . . Swimming Australia told Olympic swimmers Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk to remove photos of themselves posing with guns in a US gun shop from their social media sites. The photos were of Monk holding two pump-action shotguns and standing beside D’Arcy, who had a pistol in each hand. Both athletes apologized . . . Online registration is open for the 36th annual Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women. Registration for the Oct. 8 race is $40 and is available at www.active.com/10k-race/boston-ma/tufts-health-plan-10k-for-women-2012 until 9 a.m. Oct. 7 . . . NASCAR Hall of Famer Cotton Owens died at 88.