Odom loses license after DUI arrest
Lamar Odom was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence Friday after a California Highway Patrol officer saw his white Mercedes traveling erratically on a San Fernando Valley Freeway. He was stopped shortly before 4 a.m. and was arrested after a field sobriety test. Odom, 33, was booked for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Odom refused to take a chemical test and his license will be suspended for a year. Multiple reports over the past week have asserted that Odom has a hardcore drug addiction. Odom appeared in 82 games with the Clippers last season . . . The Grizzlies waived Fab Melo two weeks after sending forward Donte Greene to the Celtics to acquire the Brazilian center . . . Silver Stars forward Sophia Young spoke out against an LGBT anti-discrimination bill in San Antonio on Wednesday. Young tweeted that the city shouldn’t support same sex marriage.
Cardinals acquire struggling Axford
The Cardinals acquired John Axford from the Brewers for a player to be named. Axford is 6-7 this season with a 4.45 ERA. He led the NL with 46 saves in 2011. The past two years haven’t been as successful for Axford. He has blown 15 saves during that period . . . Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt will have Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Betancourt, 38, was injured a week ago while attempting to close a game against the Phillies . . . The Mariners traded outfielder Michael Morse to the Orioles for outfielder Xavier Avery . . . The Indians acquired outfielder Jason Kubel and cash from Arizona for a player to be named or cash . . . Edinson Volquez signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers. Volquez was released by the Padres on Tuesday . . . The Phillies and Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez have agreed to a $12 million, three-year contract. The 26-year old defected to Mexico this year.
Cantlay takes share of Web.com lead
Patrick Cantlay grabbed a share of the second-round lead in the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind. The 21-year-old Cantlay birdied four of his last five holes for a 7-under 65 to match Trevor Immelman and Michael Putnam at 11-under 133 in the Web.com Tour Finals opener . . . Pornanong Phatlum maintained a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Safeway Classic in Portland, Ore. Phatlum followed her opening 64 with a 66 for a tournament-record 14-under 130. Sophie Gustafson retired after missing the cut at the tournament . . . Rocco Mediate eagled two of the final four holes to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour’s Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary . . . Liam Bond shot 68 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Wales Open in Newport.
Ducks’ Selanne back for final season
Teemu Selanne is returning to the Anaheim Ducks for his 21st and final NHL season, the 43-year-old Finnish forward announced. Selanne agreed to a one-year deal worth $2 million . . . Alex Morgan of Portland is expected to compete in the NWSL final Saturday night against Abby Wambach and host Western N.Y. despite a knee injury . . . Joao Plata scored and had two assists to lead host Real Salt Lake to a 4-2 win over Portland in MLS . . . Wrestling, squash, and baseball/softball will make their final pleas to the full IOC assembly in Buenos Aires, which will vote on which sport gets the last spot in the 2020 Olympics on Sept. 8 . . . The US Anti-Doping Agency announced a two-year suspension for 80-year-old weightlifter Don Ramos after he tested positive for steroids . . . Miami Hurricanes trustee and former QB Bernie Kosar said the school held back 10 scholarships last season in response to an ongoing NCAA probe, a claim that was denied by athletic department officials.