Isner tops Mannarino in Newport
Two-time defending champion John Isner advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I., Wednesday by beating Adrian Mannarino, 6-0, 7-6 (9-7), serving 13 aces in a match that lasted just 59 minutes. In other second-round play, No. 4 seed Lleyton Hewitt, a runner-up last year in Newport, needed just over an hour to defeat wild-card entrant Prakash Amritraj, 6-2, 6-1.
Carpenter poised for first rehab start
Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is set to make his first minor league rehabilitation start next week. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said the former Cy Young winner will start Monday for Double A Springfield. Nerve issues have sidelined the 37-year-old Carpenter since before the start of spring training this season . . . Phillies slugger Ryan Howard had surgery to repair a tear in his left knee and will miss 6-8 weeks . . . Former Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with brain cancer. A statement released by Philadelphia radio station 97.5 The Fanatic says Daulton has glioblastoma and had an operation to remove two tumors July 1 . . . Rangers righthander Yu Darvish was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain in his upper back and will miss the All-Star Game next week . . . Police in Georgia say Anna Benson, the wife of former Pirates and Orioles pitcher Kris Benson, is in jail without bond after her husband accused her of threatening him with a gun . . . Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin has been charged with lewdness after police said he touched a woman’s breast in Las Vegas Jan. 27, the Las Vegas Journal-Review reported. Police said Gaudin, 30, was drunk when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, told her she was gorgeous, and touched her face and breast. Gaudin’s lawyer, Dominic Gentile, said his client denies any wrongdoing and has been cooperating with authorities.
BC’s Freese on Lou Groza watch list
Boston College senior Nate Freese has been named to the 30-player watch list for the 2013 Lou Groza Place-Kicker Award. Freese finished last season ranked sixth among all kickers in Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football in field goal percentage, having made 18 of 20 attempts (.900) . . . UMass punter Colter Johnson was named to the Ray Guy Award watch list, one of 25 candidates and the first Minuteman named to a preseason FBS award list . . . A federal judge in Montgomery, Ala., has denied former Auburn basketball player Varez Ward’s request to enter a pretrial diversion program in his point shaving trial, which starts Nov. 4.
Penguins sign D’Agostini for one year
The Penguins signed forward Matt D'Agostini to a one-year, $550,000 contract. The 26-year-old D’Agostini has 47 goals and 48 assists in 267 career games with the Canadiens, Blues, and Devils. He split time with the Blues and Devils in 2013, collecting three goals and three assists in 29 games. D’Agostini scored a career-high 21 goals for St. Louis in 2010-11 . . . The Capitals signed defenseman Karl Alzner to a four-year, $11.2 million contract extension . . . The Rangers reached agreements on deals with restricted free agent forward Carl Hagelin (two years, $4.5 million) and newly acquired defenseman Justin Falk (one year, $975,000) . . . The Devils confirmed they re-signed defenseman Marek Zidlicky without releasing details of his contract . . . The Blues traded David Perron to the Oilers for Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-round draft pick.
Raiders’ Maiava charged with assault
Linebacker Kaluka Maiava has been charged with assaulting two men during a brawl at a Maui bar, days after signing with the Raiders. Maiava, 27, and his brother, Ilima Maiava, 30, are charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor, said Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim. They’re accused of beating up two men at Life’s a Beach in Kihei March 17, four days after the Raiders signed Kaluka Maiava to a three-year, $6 million contract . . . In the WNBA, Danielle Adams scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half to help the San Antonio Silver Stars pull away to beat the host Phoenix Mercury, 88-80, who were without Brittney Griner, out with a sprained left knee . . . Epiphanny Prince’s jumper with 38.3 seconds left put the host Chicago Sky ahead to stay in an 89-85 win over the Washington Mystics . . . Chris Wondolowski had a hat trick in the first half as the US men’s national soccer team cruised past Belize, 6-1, in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament Tuesday night. Landon Donovan had a goal and two assists, becoming the first national team player with at least 50 career goals and 50 assists.