Revolution midfielder and Leominster native Diego Fagundez was named the MLS player of the week on Monday. Fagundez scored a goal and had two assists in the Revolution’s 5-0 win over the Galaxy on Sunday. It was the 18-year-old’s first multiple point game of his career. Fagundez has now scored a goal in four straight games . . . Boston Breakers and US women’s national team forward Sydney Leroux said she was the object of a series of racist and sexist tweets in recent days. Born in British Columbia, Leroux moved to the US as a teenager and was taunted with chants of ‘‘Judas’’ during the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament at Vancouver’s BC Place in January 2012 . . . Jose Mourinho has returned to coach Chelsea, 5½ years after his departure due to a falling out with owner Roman Abramovic. The 50-year-old Portuguese coach was given a four-year contract as Chelsea manager . . . Neymar completed his transfer to Barcelona in a deal that unites the Brazilian star with Lionel Messi in what should be a formidable attacking partnership. The 21-year-old signed a five-year contract with club president Sandro Rosell after choosing Barcelona over Real Madrid.
Steinbrenner ‘disappointed’ by A-Rod
Alex Rodriguez has let down Hal Steinbrenner. The Yankees’ managing general partner expressed his disappointment in Rodriguez’s behavior at times during the star third baseman’s career in pinstripes. ‘‘There have no doubt been times when we've been disappointed in him and we’ve conveyed that to him and he understands that,’’ Steinbrenner said. Steinbrenner spoke one day after Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told ESPN he didn’t think Rodriguez could live up to his record $275 million, 10-year contract that runs through 2017 . . . Third baseman Juan Francisco was traded from the Braves to the Brewers for minor league pitcher Tom Keeling . . . A baseball glove worn by Jackie Robinson in the 1955 and 1956 World Series has been auctioned for $373,002 . . . Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter threw to live batters Monday for the first time in his comeback attempt from a career-threatening nerve issue. Carpenter hasn’t pitched this season after experiencing numbness in his throwing shoulder during spring training . . . Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been suspended one game and fined for making contact with umpire Mike Everitt during an argument Sunday. Molina is appealing the suspension . . . Former Dodger Milton Bradley has been convicted of abusing his estranged wife. A spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office said Bradley was convicted of nine misdemeanor counts, including assault with a deadly weapon and spousal battery. He faces up to 7½ years in jail at his sentencing scheduled for July 2.
Big Ten to add lacrosse, Johns Hopkins
The Big Ten is adding lacrosse as a sport in 2015 and welcoming powerhouse Johns Hopkins as an affiliate member for men’s lacrosse only, two moves that could further boost the profile of the conference in the East. The addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse will increase the number of league sports to 28. Lacrosse has a strong following in much of the East and mid-Atlantic regions . . . Rutgers’s recent troubles will not interfere with its entry into the Big Ten, conference commissioner Jim Delany said. Rutgers is scheduled to join the Big Ten in 2014, along with Maryland . . . Embattled incoming athletic director Julie Hermann plans to visit Rutgers this week, a university spokesman said. The details of her itinerary have not been set . . . East Carolina has given football coach Ruffin McNeill a contract extension through the 2017 season. The extension will pay him a total of $1.15 million plus incentives . . . The US Military Academy men’s rugby team has been temporarily disbanded after cadets forwarded e-mails that were derogatory to women, a West Point spokesman said . . . Vanderbilt outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, was selected as the MVP of the Nashville regional of the NCAA baseball tournament . . . Lauren Chamberlain hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting top-seeded Oklahoma to a 5-3 win against Tennessee in Game 1 of the Women’s College World Series finals in Oklahoma City. Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series is Tuesday night.
Lysacek to compete at Skate America
Olympic champion Evan Lysacek will return to major competition for the first time since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics at Skate America. He’ll face reigning world silver medalist — and training mate — Denis Ten at the event, Oct. 18-20 in Detroit . . . Giro d’Italia stage winner Mauro Santambrogio tested positive for EPO from a sample given on the opening day of the race last month and has been temporarily suspended by cycling’s governing body. ‘‘I can only say that I'm incredulous about what happened and I will ask for a ‘B’ test as soon as possible,’’ Santambrogio told the ANSA news agency . . . Oscar Pistorius will appear at a hearing Tuesday ahead of his murder trial, a fleeting glimpse of the Olympic athlete when he appears for the first time since he was whisked away into a near four-month period of reclusion after being freed on bail. Prosecutors say the hearing at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court will probably only last 10 minutes and will be postponed until a date in August as police investigators continue to gather the evidence . . . Penske Racing says Brad Keselowski’s car at Dover failed a post-race inspection because of a broken part in the front of his Ford. Keselowski finished fifth in Sunday’s race and NASCAR said afterward the entire front was too low.