Cubs’ Stewart has wrist surgery
Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart underwent surgery on his left wrist Friday to clean up the area and remove a small bone. He is expected to miss at least 4-6 weeks. The team will decide next month whether he will be able to play again this season . . . Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right hip inflammation. The team also placed catcher Wil Nieves on the DL because of turf toe in his right foot. The Rockies activated catcher Ramon Hernandez, who missed 42 games while recovering from a left hand injury . . . Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra pleaded guilty to three counts stemming from a bankruptcy fraud case in Los Angeles. He faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced Dec. 3 . . . The Atlanta Braves placed catcher Brian McCann on paternity leave and recalled J.C. Boscan from Triple A Gwinnett. Manager Fredi Gonzalez is waiting until Saturday to replace rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who will miss at least a month with a broken right pinky that he suffered Sunday.
Devils’ Janssen offers an apology
New Jersey Devils enforcer Cam Janssen apologized through the team for a profanity-laced interview on the internet-based radio program ‘‘The Thom and Jeff Show,’’ in which he included a comment about homosexuals. Janssen, who re-signed with the Devils this offseason, said he regrets his actions. ‘‘The tone of the interview was very casual and off color, and I lost focus on what is and is not acceptable and professional,’’ said Janssen. “I am deeply sorry to anyone who was offended by my language.’’ . . . The Anaheim Ducks re-signed center Nick Bonino to a two-year, $1.4 million deal, avoiding arbitration. The former Boston University standout had five goals and 13 assists in 50 games last season . . . The Winnipeg Jets re-signed forward Kyle Wellwood . . . The Anaheim Ducks signed No. 6 overall pick Hampus Lindholm to a three-year entry-level contract. The 18-year-old Swedish defenseman is expected to attend training camp in Anaheim in September.
Penn State to renovate locker room
Penn State plans to renovate the building where Jerry Sandusky sexually molested boys. University spokesman David La Torre said Penn State plans to remodel the football shower and locker room area as a direct result of the former defensive coordinator’s crimes. Sandusky was convicted of assaulting some of his victims in the team shower. La Torre says renovation plans to the Lasch Football Building were drawn up shortly after Sandusky’s arrest in November, but he says Penn State can’t move forward until all legal proceedings in the case are over . . . The Big Ten and Pac-12 have scrapped plans to schedule games against each other in all sports, with Pac-12 officials saying there were too many complications with football schedules to pull it off.
Dunn withdraws from Olympic team
Relay sprinter Debbie Dunn withdrew from the US Olympic team after testing positive for excessive testosterone. Dunn, who would have been a likely candidate to run in the Olympic 1,600-meter relay, released a statement acknowledging a positive doping test. ‘‘I do not want any issue like this to distract from my teammates’ focus for the biggest meet of their lives,’’ said Dunn . . . Tyson Gay led home an American one-two finish in the 100 meters at the London Grand Prix in a tuneup to the Olympics. The former world champion won in 10.03 seconds in a headwind of 1.2 meters per second, ahead of compatriot Ryan Bailey and Nesta Carter of Jamaica . . . Earlier in the week, it was learned that private contractor G4S, failed to deliver the 10,000 Olympic security forces it promised and that 3,500 British troops would need to step in and help guard Olympic venues. That problem will prove a costly one as the Games will cost the British taxpayers 9.3 billion pounds ($14.6 billion). The total cost of securing the venues climbed to more than 553 million pounds ($862 million) — not including money for the police or the new cost added by the soldiers . . . Diana Taurasi missed the Phoenix Mercury’s last 16 games with a hip flexor and ankle injury but the WNBA star will be ready for the Olympics . . . In WNBA action, Crystal Langhorne scored 24 points to lead the last-place Washington Mystics to a 70-53 victory over the host New York Liberty . . . Jia Perkins scored 21 points as the host San Antonio Silver Stars beat the Atlanta Dream, 91-70 . . . In World TeamTennis, the Boston Lobsters dropped a 24-19 decision to the Washington Kastles at Ferncroft Country Club.