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Sports log: Colts’ Joe Lefeged faces gun charges

FOOTBALL

Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested early Saturday after officers found an unregistered semiautomatic pistol in the car he was riding in, police said. Lefeged was a passenger in a Camaro that fled a traffic stop for speeding in northeast Washington. Officers smelled marijuana in the car and found a container of vodka and orange juice in the center console and a semiautomatic pistol under the front passenger seat, police documents show. A receipt shows Lefeged bought the gun this year for about $900. Lefeged and another passenger were caught when they tried to run from the car, police said. Court records show Lefeged has been charged with carrying an unlicensed pistol and was being held until a preliminary hearing Tuesday . . . Jack Gotta, who coached Ottawa of the Canadian Football League to a Grey Cup title in 1973, died Saturday in Calgary. He was 83.

HOCKEY

Bylsma tabbed as US Olympic coach

Dan Bylsma has never coached hockey at the international level. The Penguins coach does, however, know how to win while juggling a roster dotted with superstars. That was good enough for USA Hockey to select Bylsma as coach of the US men’s team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia . . . The Red Wings and defenseman Jakub Kindl agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $2.4 million a year . . . Calder Trophy winner Jonathan Huberdeau of the Panthers and fellow finalists Brendan Gallagher (Canadiens) and Brandon Saad (Blackhawks) are among those chosen for the NHL’s All-Rookie team. Joining the three forwards were goalie Jake Allen (Blues) and defensemen Jonas Brodin (Wild) and Justin Schultz (Oilers).

BASEBALL

Rodriguez itching to return to Yankees

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Alex Rodriguez said he feels great and his relationship with the Yankees is fine, saying he ‘‘can’t wait to get back.’’ Rodriguez didn’t indicate when he will start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment or rejoin the big league team. The third baseman is taking at-bats and participating in other drills at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa . . . Dodgers righthander Josh Beckett will undergo season-ending surgery to fix a nerve issue in his neck. Beckett could miss up to five months . . . Reds starter Johnny Cueto is headed to the disabled list for the third time this season. Cueto returned to Cincinnati to be examined after leaving the series opener at Texas Friday night because of tightness in his right lat . . . Tim Raines and George Bell were inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

BASKETBALL

Howard set to meet with Rockets

Dwight Howard is slated to meet with representatives from the Rockets shortly after the free agency period starts at 12:01 a.m. Monday, according to an ESPN.com report. Howard also plans to meet with the Mavericks and Hawks before meeting with the Lakers . . . According to a report by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Bucks will attempt to re-sign restricted free agent Brandon Jennings . . . Andrei Kirilenko is opting out of the final year of a contract that would have paid him $10 million next season with the Timberwolves, making him a free agent . . . The Heat’s Udonis Haslem revealed that he played through a torn right meniscus throughout the second half of the season, and will have surgery soon . . . Tina Charles had 25 points and 11 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Phoenix topped host Connecticut, 89-70. Charles was 19 for 24 on free throws, a franchise record for both makes and attempts. In other WNBA action, host Chicago beat Los Angeles, 94-82.

MISCELLANY

Ledecky breaks record at US nationals

Katie Ledecky pulled away in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle final at the US national championships in Indianapolis, winning in 15 minutes, 47.15 seconds, and shattering Janet Evans’s 25-year old long-course championship record . . . Americans dominated the sprints at the Edmonton International Track Classic. Shalonda Solomon won the women’s 200 in 22.41, Rakieem Saleem took the 100 in 10.00, and LaShauntea Moore won the women’s 100 in 10.98 . . . American defender Carlos Bocanegra has left the Glasgow Rangers . . . Cameron Flint had four goals as the Boston Cannons beat host Ohio, 13-10, in Major League Lacrosse action . . . Framingham junior middleweight Danny O’Connor beat Hector Munoz by unanimous decision in Mashantucket, Conn. In the featured bout, middleweight Gennady Golovkin (27-0) knocked out Matthew Macklin in the third round to retain his WBA and IBO titles.

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