Yankees’ Jeter done for the season
Shortstop Derek Jeter will be shut down for the season, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday. Jeter last played Saturday against the Red Sox. He was removed for a pinch runner after hurting his left ankle, although a CT scan was negative. The 39-year-old started the year on the disabled list after breaking his left ankle in the 2012 playoffs. He played in only 17 games, batting .190 with one homer and seven RBIs. Brendan Ryan, obtained in a trade with Seattle Tuesday, was in the starting lineup at shortstop Wednesday . . . Braves left-hander Paul Maholm will miss at least one start because of a sore elbow, but an MRI shows no serious injury. Maholm’s elbow began to bother him during a start Sept. 2, manager Fredi Gonzalez said. When the soreness continued, the Braves decided Maholm should be further evaluated. He flew home to Atlanta for the exam Wednesday.
Bowman, Blackhawks agree to deal
General manager Stan Bowman and the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season . . . The St. Louis Blues opened training camp without restricted free agent defenseman Alex Pietrangelo because discussions between Pietrangelo’s agent and the team have reached an impasse “for now,” said Blues GM Doug Armstrong. Pietrangelo was part of St. Louis’s top defensive pairing the last three seasons. He is also the Blues’ top scoring threat on the back line . . . Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth is still sidelined by an ankle injury sustained last season, and Canucks GM Mike Gillis said Booth hasn’t been cleared to play. Booth is one of the Canucks’ highest-paid players at $4.2 million per season. He was limited to 12 games last season . . . Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss the upcoming season as he continues to recover from a broken left heel suffered late last season . . . The Buffalo Sabres re-signed center Cody Hodgson to a six-year contract . . . Sabres coach Ron Rolston has filled out his staff by hiring former Harvard assistant Jerry Forton.
Hollomon, Bumpus receive honors
Central Connecticut junior back Rob Hollomon and Worcester State junior quarterback Kevin Bumpus earned this week’s Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmets from the New England Football Writers. Hollomon bulldozed his way to a 253 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in a 51-44 double overtime loss to Lehigh. In his first start, Bumpus (Bridgewater-Raynham) threw for a school-record 427 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-6 win over Anna Maria . . . Clemson wide receiver Charone Peake, the team’s second-leading receiver with eight catches for 84 yards and a touchdown, is out for the season after tearing a knee ligament at practice this week . . . Former Florida International University student Quentin Wyche was convicted of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon in the fatal stabbing of former tailback Kendall Berry in March 2010. Wyche’s attorney said Berry and several teammates had attacked Wyche, who was acting in self-defense.
Heat bring back Beasley; Melo to Dallas
Troubled forward Michael Beasley is returning to the team that selected him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft. Beasley signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Miami Heat, the team on which he spent the first two seasons of his up-and-down career. Beasley was bought out this month by the Phoenix Suns, not long after he was arrested in Arizona on charges of felony marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Beasley was traded by Miami to Minnesota in 2010 and signed with the Suns as a free agent . . . Former Celtic center Fab Melo was added to the Dallas Mavericks training camp roster. Melo was a first-round pick by Boston last year and played six games for the Celtics. He was traded to Memphis for Donte Green in August and waived by the Grizzlies two weeks later. . . . In the WNBA, Mistie Bass made a layup off an inbounds play with 11 seconds remaining and the Sun edged the Atlanta Dream, 78-77, in Uncasville, Conn . . . Elena Delle Donne made a 10-foot jump shot as time expired to give the host Chicago Sky a 70-68 victory over the Phoenix Mercury.
Team USA may make tactical change
British knight Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor in history, subbed out struggling tactician John Kostecki for Oracle Team USA’s training session on San Francisco Bay in the America’s Cup race. The syndicate hasn’t confirmed if Ainslie will be on the boat Thursday for Races 6 and 7 against Emirates Team New Zealand, but many expect the change to be made. While skipper Jimmy Spithill has been aggressive and dominating at the start of races, tactical blunders and the Kiwis’ impressive upwind speed have put the defenders in a deep hole . . . In Major League Soccer, Robert Earnshaw scored midway through the first half to lift host Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire.