Sports log: Mark Teixeira may be headed to DL


Slumping Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira could be sidelined a while longer because of his ailing right wrist. ‘‘I haven’t done anything, but I’m leaning toward the disabled list,’’ Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. Teixeira missed the first 53 games of the season because of a wrist injury. The All-Star slugger is hitting just .151 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 53 at-bats . . . The Tigers placed righthander Anibal Sanchez (right shoulder) and catcher Alex Avila (bruised left forearm) on the 15-day DL. Detroit plans to call up lefthander Jose Alvarez from Triple A Toledo to start in place of Sanchez on Thursday in a series opener against the Red Sox . . . Giants righthander Ryan Vogelsong will have his surgically repaired pitching hand re-examined Tuesday with the hope of taking another step in his recovery. Vogelsong broke two bones in his right pinkie area and also dislocated a knuckle on a swing May 20 and underwent surgery the next day . . . Indians first baseman Nick Swisher will miss the next few games because of a sore left shoulder. Manager Terry Francona said Swisher received a cortisone shot after an MRI revealed no structural damage. He recently went through an 0-for-27 slump and has just five hits in his last 47 at-bats.


Report: Ellis intends to leave Bucks

Monta Ellis told the Bucks that he intends on opting out of the last year of his contract, league sources told Ellis, who led Milwaukee in scoring with 19.2 points per game and played in all 82 games, has $11 million left on his deal. The 27-year-old would become a top free agent this offseason . . . Bob Bender and Nick Van Exel are following Larry Drew from the Hawks to the Bucks as assistant coaches . . . The Nuggets announced that Tim Connelly will take over for Masai Ujiri, who left to become general manager of the Raptors. Connelly had been serving as the assistant GM of the Hornets since 2010.


Hermann era as AD begins at Rutgers

Saying she has already rolled up her sleeves and is ready to work, Julie Hermann took over as Rutgers’ athletic director with the promise that her No. 1 job is to create an atmosphere for students to excel on and off the field. The embattled Hermann showed up for work before most of her employees on Monday morning and started the task of leading an embarrassed athletic department back to respectability, winning back boosters and alumni, and leading the university into the Big Ten Conference in 2014 . . . The US Naval Academy’s superintendent decided to move ahead with a case in which a female midshipman accuses football players of sexually assaulting her after she was passed out from a night of drinking last year, the school announced. It was unclear how many football players would be named in the case, and names had not yet been made public . . . About 325 former Penn State football players have signed a statement supporting the lawsuit filed by the family of deceased coach Joe Paterno and other former players seeking to overturn NCAA sanctions against the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal . . . Former Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt is transferring to Illinois, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press. Lunt started five games last fall as a freshman but was sidelined by an injury. Under NCAA transfer rules, Lunt will have to sit out this fall . . . Oregon State used a seven-run fourth inning to break open the game against mistake-prone Louisville, and the Beavers stayed alive in the College World Series with an 11-4 victory in Omaha; Trey Porter drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, and Mississippi State took control of its bracket with a 5-4 victory over Indiana.


Galaxy acquire MLS All-Star Mastroeni


The Los Angeles Galaxy acquired six-time MLS All-Star midfielder Pablo Mastroeni in a trade with the Colorado Rapids. The Galaxy also received the rights to midfielder Baggio Husidic. The Rapids received an international roster slot and a draft pick . . . Jonathan Tehau scored in the second half for Tahiti’s only goal in a 6-1 drubbing by Nigeria at Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in the Confederations Cup. It was Tahiti’s debut in a major FIFA tournament . . . Elena Vesnina beat seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, in the first round of the grass-court Aegon International in Eastbourne, England . . . John Isner was one of four seeded men’s players to lose in the first round at the rain-interrupted Topshelf Open in Rosmalen, Netherlands. The third seed lost, 6-7 (7-3), 6-3, 6-4, to Evgeny Donskoy . . . Gene Mako, who teamed with Don Budge to win a pair of US and Wimbledon doubles championships, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 97. Obituary, B12.