The Angels placed ace Jered Weaver on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left elbow on Tuesday. The righthander is expected to miss at least four weeks. Weaver left Sunday’s loss against the Rangers early after jamming his non-throwing arm while dodging a line drive. He was initially said to have suffered a strained elbow . . . Rays righthander Jeff Niemann decided on season-ending shoulder surgery after his arm didn’t respond well to a move to the bullpen . . . Rays manager Joe Maddon signed the lineup card for Joe Nathan’s 300th career save and gave it to the Rangers closer. Maddon considers the gesture routine for landmark baseball moments. This one ended up symbolizing his attempt to move on after home plate umpire Marty Foster’s botched call on a game-ending strike three bailed out Nathan. Maddon blocked the umpires at their exit to the tunnel after Monday night’s 5-4 loss. Less than 24 hours later, he declared it ‘‘over with.’’ . . . Cubs pitcher Pedro Silverio was suspended for 50 games following a positive test for metabolites of Stanozolol under baseball’s minor league drug program. The 18-year-old righthander is on the roster of the Dominican Summer League Cubs. The suspension raised the total this year under the minor league program to 13.
Ex-players: League ‘glorified’ injuries
Former players trying to sue the league over concussion-linked injuries argued in a Philadelphia court that the NFL ‘‘glorified’’ violence and profited from damaging hits to the head. Players’ lawyer David Frederick also accused the league of concealing the emerging science about concussions over several decades, even after creating a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury committee in 1994. ‘‘It set up a sham committee designed to get information about neurological risks, but in fact spread misinformation,’’ Frederick argued at a pivotal federal hearing to determine if the complaints will remain in court or be sent to arbitration. US District Judge Anita Brody’s decision could be worth billions to either side. About 4,200 of the league’s 12,000 former players have joined the litigation . . . The Raiders signed cornerback Mike Jenkins, who spent the past five seasons with the Cowboys. He was a Pro Bowler in 2009 . . . Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was named to the NFL’s competition committee to replace former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Revolution place Alston on the DL
Revolution defender Kevin Alston was placed on the team’s disabled list after being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Alston, 24, is taking an indefinite leave of absence to undergo treatment . . . Borussia Dortmund completed a dramatic comeback by scoring twice in stoppage time to defeat Malaga, 3-2, and advance to the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 15 years. Trailing, 2-1, as three minutes of added time began, Dortmund equalized through Marco Reus but Malaga still held the away goals advantage. Then Felipe Santana scored from what looked to be an offside position following a goal-mouth scramble in the last minute of play, setting off scenes of delirium among the local team and crowd at Dortmund, Germany . . . Christen Press scored twice as the US women’s team beat the Netherlands, 3-1, in a friendly at The Hague, Netherlands, to stretch its unbeaten streak to 31 matches.
Whitehead fired as UMaine coach
The University of Maine fired hockey coach Tim Whitehead after 12 seasons, saying the university needs to look in a new direction for a program known for being a national championship contender and producing NHL standouts . . . Amanda Kessel scored the winner early in the third period and the United States beat Canada, 3-2, in the gold-medal game of the women’s world hockey championship at Ottawa . . . Wild right wing Dany Heatley, 32, will miss the rest of year following surgery on his left shoulder . . . The Islanders and Devils will play a preseason game at Barclays Center in September. It will be the first NHL game played in Brooklyn, where the Islanders will move in 2015-16.
Penn State cases will move forward
Three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up complaints about Jerry Sandusky lost a set of rulings, allowing their criminal cases to move forward. Defendants Gary Schultz, Tim Curley and Graham Spanier are charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy. The three had sought to exclude the testimony of Penn State’s former general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, based on her actions as she accompanied the men to grand jury appearances in Harrisburg in early 2011 . . . Jazz center Enes Kanter will have surgery Wednesday to repair damage on his dislocated left shoulder and will miss the rest of the season . . . Sacramento’s mayor, Kevin Johnson, announced a new investor — Sacramento developer Mark Friedman — to help fill the role vacated by billionaire Ron Burkle in the city’s bid to keep the Kings from moving to Seattlew . . . Danielle McCray of the Connecticut Sun tore her Achilles’ tendon and will miss the WNBA season . . . Elizabeth Cambage, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 WNBA draft, will not play for the Tulsa Shock this year, deciding instead to play in China.