Rudy Gay is on his way to Toronto in the latest and most dramatic move in the Memphis Grizzlies’ money-motivated makeover. The Grizzlies agreed to trade their star swingman to the Raptors on Wednesday, parting with the leading scorer on a team that has aspirations of making a run in the powerful Western Conference. The Raptors gave up point guard Jose Calderon and forward Ed Davis in the deal that also included Grizzlies backup center Hamed Haddadi, and Memphis then shipped Calderon to Detroit for Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince. Gay, averaging 17.2 points and 5.9 rebounds, signed a five-year, $82 million maximum contract in July 2010 with Memphis. The 6-foot-8-inch small forward is due $16.5 million this season with $37 million more over the next two years. That’s a big number for new owner Robert Pera, who took over the franchise last November and has quickly started addressing the team’s salary situation . . . Nets center Brook Lopez replaced Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (torn ACL) on the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
Red Sox’ Kalish has shoulder surgery
Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish had successful surgery Tuesday in Los Angeles, the team announced. Kalish’s right shoulder arthroscopy and posterior labrum repair were performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum. Kalish also had surgery on his left shoulder in November 2011, and surgery to repair a bulging disk in his neck in September 2011 . . . The Blue Jays agreed to terms with former Red Sox infielder Andy LaRoche on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training . . . The Yankees are speaking with Travis Hafner and may try to sign the 35-year-old to compete for time as a lefthanded designated hitter . . . The Diamondbacks finalized a $5 million, two-year contract with shortstop Cliff Pennington.
Seahawks’ Hill charged with assault
Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested after police say he assaulted his 26-year-old girlfriend and kept her in his home against her will. According to a release from the Issaquah (Wash.) Police Department, Hill was arrested on investigation of unlawful imprisonment-domestic violence and third-degree assault-domestic violence. According to King County Jail records, Hill was booked into the Seattle correctional facility early Wednesday afternoon. Both charges are felonies in Washington state . . . A federal judge in New Orleans dismissed a class-action lawsuit that a Saints season ticket-holder filed against commissioner Roger Goodell over the league’s bounty investigation. US District Judge Ginger Berrigan rejected the notion that Saints ticket-holders were the only ones who could have experienced ‘‘mental suffering’’ from the team’s disappointing 7-9 record this season.
Armstrong: Truth program is needed
Lance Armstrong says a truth and reconciliation program is the ‘‘only way’’ to deal with cycling’s doping crisis and the sport’s governing body should have no role in the process. Armstrong spoke to Cyclingnews in an interview published Wednesday, his first since admitting to Oprah Winfrey two weeks ago that he doped to win the Tour de France seven times . . . Meanwhile, US Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart said the International Cycling Union did all it could to stall its doping investigation into Armstrong. Speaking at a special hearing of the Bundestag sports committee in Berlin, Tygart said: ‘‘At every turn the UCI attempted to obstruct our efforts to reveal the truth.’’ . . . Frank Schleck was suspended for a year and will miss the Tour de France for using a banned substance during last year’s Tour.
Sandusky bid for a new trial is denied
Jerry Sandusky lost an attempt for a new trial when a Harrisburg, Pa., judge rejected his argument that his lawyers were not given enough time to prepare for the three-week proceeding that ended with a 45-count guilty verdict . . . Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the league likely will seek permission from the NCAA to hold a championship football game even though it doesn’t have the 12 members required under the current rules. Bowlsby said the 10-team league ‘‘probably will’’ ask for a waiver from the NCAA to bend the rules . . . Virginia has hired former Colorado State football coach Steve Fairchild to be offensive coordinator . . . Vanderbilt coach James Franklin apologized to Alabama coach Nick Saban for calling him ‘‘Nicky Satan’’ at a high school banquet in Georgia . . . Despite both departing the Big East next season, Syracuse and St. John’s will continue their men’s basketball rivalry. The teams will play at Madison Square Garden Dec. 14, 2013, and at the Carrier Dome in 2014-15 . . . The NCAA put Southern Mississippi on four years probation and gave the men’s tennis program a one-year postseason ban after citing the school’s failure to monitor the tennis program . . . The US investment firm BlackRock has taken an 8 percent stake in Manchester United, which is owned by the Glazer family.