Infielder Maicer Izturis became the first major league free agent this offseason to join a new team, agreeing to a $10 million, three-year contract with the Blue Jays. The 32-year-old hit .256 with two homers and 20 RBIs last year for the Angels, stealing 17 bases in 19 attempts. Toronto also purchased righthander Jeremy Jeffress from Kansas City. In a separate deal, Kansas City traded lefthander Tommy Hottovy to Texas for a player to be named or cash . . . Colorado hired former All-Star shortstop and 1988 AL Rookie of the Year Walt Weiss to replace manager Jim Tracy late Wednesday night. Weiss’s most recent coaching job was guiding Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo. . . . Tino Martinez was hired as the Marlins’ hitting coach. Martinez had been a Yankees special assistant and an analyst for the YES Network. Martinez had a career average of .271 with 339 home runs for the Yankees, Mariners, Cardinals, and Rays.
Warriors’ Bogut to miss 7-10 days
Golden State center Andrew Bogut will be sidelined 7-10 days to rest and strengthen his surgically repaired left ankle. The announcement is the kind of setback Bogut and the Warriors were hoping to avoid. The 7-footer from Australia sat out the preseason after fracturing his ankle Jan. 25 with Milwaukee . . . The NBA suspended Sacramento forward Thomas Robinson for two games for elbowing Detroit’s Jonas Jerebko in the neck during the fourth quarter of the Kings’ 105-103 win on Wednesday night. Robinson, the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft out of Kansas, was immediately ejected . . . Saint Joseph’s suspended guard Carl Jones for three games because of an unspecified violation of the university’s community standards. Jones led the Hawks in scoring last season, averaging 17 points . . . Texas said sophomore guard Myck Kabongo will not play in the Longhorns’ season opener against Fresno State while the NCAA investigates his relationship with a professional agent . . . The NCAA said Eastern Michigan didn’t monitor its women’s program under former coach AnnMarie Gilbert and will get two years of probation because of infractions regarding practices and tryouts.
Wi up early as he chases elusive win
Charlie Wi closed with back-to-back birdies for an 8-under-par 64 on the easier Palm Course at Disney, giving him a one-shot lead over Camilo Villegas and Tommy Gainey in the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. It is the 184th career start for Wi on the PGA Tour and he’s still looking for his first win. Davis Love, the biggest name in the season-ending tournament, shot with a 73 . . . Chapchai Nirat shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the completion of the first round in the rain-delayed Singapore Open. Thomas Bjorn was second. Top-ranked Rory McIlroy finished off a 70. McIlroy can emulate Luke Donald’s 2011 feat of capturing both the European and US PGA Tour money titles in the same season with a strong result . . . In Guadalajara, Mexico, Michelle Wie shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the first-round lead in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational with Angela Stanford and Candie Kung.
Card announced for TD Garden event
Boxing returns to TD Garden on Dec. 14 for a “Night at the Fights” with three professional bouts featuring Framingham light welterweight Danny O’Connor, Quincy junior lightweight Ryan Kielczewski, and middleweight Russell Lamour, plus four amateur matches involving New England fighters as well as autograph signings by former world titlists Tony DeMarco, Micky Ward, John Ruiz, Vinny Pazienza, and Marlon Starling. Tickets go on sale Friday.
— JOHN POWERS
Federer keeps rolling at ATP event
Roger Federer beat David Ferrer, 6-4, 7-6, (7-5), advancing to the semifinals of the ATP Championships in London with a group match left. His last group match is Saturday against Juan Martin del Potro, who beat Janko Tipsarevic, 6-0, 6-4, in the other Group B match, eliminating the Serb with two losses. Del Potro needs to beat Federer to advance . . . FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea will need three months to recover after surgery to remove a bone in his right foot, the team said . . . Nick DeLeon scored in the 88th minute to give D.C. United a 1-0 victory over host New York in the MLS Eastern Conference semifinals; in the West, visiting Seattle advanced, 1-0, on Mario Roberto Martinez’s goal . . . Buffalo Sabres center Cody Hodgson is out indefinitely after breaking a bone in his hand in an AHL game.