Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy is taking medication and said he’s confident he'll be fine after he collapsed at a Phoenix restaurant with a seizure related to the head injury he sustained while pitching last September. The righthander underwent extensive examinations at the Mayo Clinic after the incident Monday. He was having dinner with his wife when he passed out. McCarthy, speaking before Arizona played San Francisco on Sunday, said he knew that after a traumatic brain injury a person can become more ‘‘seizure-prone.’’ McCarthy had an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion, and a skull fracture after being struck by a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar of the Angels. McCarthy, on the 15-day disabled list with what has become an annual problem with his shoulder, said he will be taking antiseizure medicine for the foreseeable future. He doesn’t believe the seizure will impact his return to pitching.
Kirkman to DL as lymphoma returns
The Rangers put lefthander Michael Kirkman on the 15-day disabled list after a recurrence of lymphoma around his right triceps. The team says a complete recovery is expected. Kirkman was diagnosed in January 2012 and continued to pitch while undergoing radiation treatments last year. He said the recurrence was identified 2 millimeters away from the original spot . . . Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson said he will visit Dr. James Andrews and, if necessary, will undergo a second Tommy John surgery. Hudson re-tore an elbow ligament during a rehab start for Double A Mobile on Tuesday . . . Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson will join Triple A Toledo on Monday for a rehab assignment as part of his recovery from a pulled left hamstring . . . Indians righthander Carlos Carrasco had his April suspension for “intentionally throwing” at the Yankees’ Kevin Youkilis reduced from eight to seven games.
Kidd interested in Nets’ coaching job
A person familiar with the situation said Jason Kidd is interested in the Brooklyn Nets coaching position and plans to talk to the team this week. Kidd led the Nets to consecutive NBA Finals in 2002-03. The 40-year-old Kidd ended his career last week after a season with the Knicks . . . In WNBA action, rookie Elena Delle Donne scored a career-high 23 points, including two free throws with 1.8 seconds left, to lead the host Chicago Sky to a 72-70 win over the San Antonio Silver Stars . . . Cappie Pondexter and Plenette Pierson scored 17 points each, leading the New York Liberty past the Atlanta Dream, 76-67, in Newark, N.J . . . Liberty forward Essence Carson will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in a loss at Atlanta on Friday.
Bylsma: Fleury is ‘a franchise goalie’
As the Penguins embark on an offseason that figures to include significant changes, coach Dan Bylsma insists the goalie position won’t be one of them. Bylsma called Marc-Andre Fleury ‘‘a franchise goalie . . . this franchise’s goalie’’ one month to the day after Tomas Vokoun made his Penguins postseason debut as Pittsburgh’s starter. Fleury started every playoff game the Penguins played since being taken with the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2003 until Bylsma opted to go with Vokoun for Game 5 of a first-round series against the Islanders. Fleury played just 43 minutes the remainder of the playoffs, fueling speculation he might be traded or bought out of his contract this summer. Bylsma said he has not yet discussed his future with general manager Ray Shero . . . In the Calder Cup Finals, Grand Rapids defeated host Syracuse, 6-4, to take a 2-0 series lead.
Vettel wins the Canadian Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, extending his lead in the Formula One points race. Starting from the pole position, Vettel finished 14.4 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari . . . A volunteer track worker at the Canadian Grand Prix died after being run over by a crane removing a car from the course after the checkered flag. The man, who wasn’t identified, died after being taken by helicopter to a hospital. Race promoter Francois Dumontier said the man was about 38 years old and had worked at the track for 10 years . . . Trevor Bayne rallied to win the NASCAR Nationwide series race in Newton, Iowa. The DuPont Pioneer 250 had been scheduled for Saturday night before being washed out by rain. Bad weather forced a 70-minute delay during Sunday’s race.
McCloud, Chicago stymie Breakers
Despite sending four shots on goal, the Boston Breakers couldn’t solve Erin McCloud and Chicago, falling, 1-0, to the Red Stars in a National Women’s Soccer League game in Lisle, Ill. Lori Chalupny scored for Chicago (2-4-2). Ashley Phillips made two saves for the Breakers (3-3-3) . . . The Chicago Bears agreed to trade 2011 first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A person familiar with the situation said Tampa is sending a sixth-round pick to Chicago for the offensive lineman . . . The late Arturo ‘‘Thunder’’ Gatti was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y. Gatti died at age 37 in Brazil in July 2009 due to an apparent suicide. Also inducted was referee Mills Lane, whose ‘‘Let’s get it on!’’ prefight chant endeared him to boxing fans . . . Chris Froome won the Criterium du Dauphine and immediately set his sights on the Tour de France. Froome was second in the eighth and final stage in Risoul, France, which was enough to make him the third straight British winner of the race.