MLB subpoenas records in PED probe
Major League Baseball’s lawyers have issued subpoenas to Federal Express, AT&T Mobility, and T-Mobile USA in an attempt to gain records for its investigation of players suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs. The subpoenas were issued May 23, according to a case file in Florida’s Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, where MLB sued Biogenesis of America, anti-aging clinic head Anthony Bosch, and five others in March. MLB asked Federal Express to turn over shipment records for Biogenesis, Bosch, the other defendants, and a long list of individuals who appeared to be affiliated with Bosch. MLB asked the phone companies for call records, texts, and subscriber info for the phones of Juan Carlos Nunez, an associate of outfielder Melky Cabrera, and Porter Fischer, who was affiliated with the anti-aging clinic . . . Alex Rodriguez says he plans to keep tabs on developments in MLB’s drug investigation, where his name keeps coming up. Yankees teammate Derek Jeter, who hasn’t played this season after breaking his ankle last year, says he'll comment on the scandal after A-Rod does.
Nationals’ Harper to see specialist
The swelling in Bryce Harper’s left knee isn’t getting any better, so the Nationals outfielder will see a specialist next week and won’t be coming off the disabled list when he is eligible. Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Harper will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday for a second opinion on the knee that has been troublesome ever since the 20-year-old slugger ran into the wall at Dodger Stadium May 13 . . . The White Sox placed Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture of the left fourth anterior rib and he will miss at least the next 4-6 weeks.
Gatlin stuns Bolt in 100 in Rome meet
Justin Gatlin beat Usain Bolt by 0.01 of a second to win the 100 meters at the Golden Gala meet in Rome, the Jamaican’s first significant loss since his false-start disqualification in the 2011 world championships in South Korea. Gatlin was timed in 9.94 seconds and has won all five of his 100-meter races this year. Olympic champion Allyson Felix was soundly beaten by Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast in the women’s 200. Ahoure clocked 22.36, while Felix crossed second in 22.64.
Kelly says Rees will start for the Irish
Tommy Rees is Notre Dame’s starting quarterback again. After telling reporters last week there would be a three-way competition in August to replace suspended starter Everett Golson, coach Brian Kelly disclosed at a Grand Valley State University event in Grand Rapids, Mich., that the job belongs to Rees, mlive.com reported . . . Houston running back Charles Sims says he is leaving the Cougars, but is undecided about whether he’ll transfer or enter the NFL supplemental draft July 11 . . . The NCAA will spend more than $10 million to help fund additional in-home care for college athletes who have suffered catastrophic injuries on the playing field . . . Tufts University sophomore pitcher Allyson Fournier will be presented with the Honda Sports Award as the NCAA Division 3 Athlete of the Year June 24 in Los Angeles. Fournier led the Jumbos to a 6-5 victory over SUNY Cortland in the championship final in Eau Claire, Wis.
Penn State suit against NCAA tossed
A federal judge threw out Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the NCAA over sanctions against Penn State related to Jerry Sandusky, calling his argument ‘‘a Hail Mary pass’’ that easily warranted dismissal. US Middle District Judge Yvette Kane’s decision put an early end to the antitrust lawsuit to overturn a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl ban, scholarship limits, and other penalties . . . Former Auburn basketball player Varez Ward pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to fix a 2012 game that his team lost to Arkansas.
Russia’s Krotiouk banned from tennis
Tennis’s anti-corruption unit banned Russian player Sergei Krotiouk for life and gave him a $60,000 fine after finding him guilty on 41 charges of rule violations. The Tennis Integrity Unit in London says the charges covered breaches of three articles of the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program during 2012 and 2013 . . . In the WNBA, Maya Moore scored 22 points and Seimone Augustus added 19 to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an easy 99-79 win over the Phoenix Mercury in Minneapolis . . . The Indiana Fever signed WNBA veteran Erin Thorn to help fill out their injury-depleted roster . . . Epiphanny Prince sprained her right ankle while playing in an exhibition game for the Russian women’s national team against China on Thursday night.