NEW YORK (AP) – What’s next for the NHL? After watching the owners ratify the tentative labor deal yesterday, the players are scheduled to take their vote on Friday and Saturday. The agreement was reached on Sunday, the 113th day of the NHL lockout.
NEW YORK (AP) – Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were been passed over, so for the first time since 1996, the baseball writers have failed to elect anybody to the Hall of Fame. This means the induction ceremony will take place in July with three men who are all deceased being admitted, Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert (ROO’-purt), umpire Hank O’Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White.
NEW YORK (AP) – Carmelo Anthony has been suspended one game by the NBA for confronting Kevin Garnett after the Knicks’ loss to Boston on Monday. Anthony went toward the Celtics’ locker room after the game and later waited for Garnett outside Boston’s team bus.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Duke, the top team in the AP basketball poll, says forward Ryan Kelly is out indefinitely with a right foot injury. The 6-foot-11 senior was hurt late in the first half of the Blue Devils’ 68-40 win over Clemson on Tuesday night. Kelly averages 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds for Duke.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – John Isner (IHZ’-nur) has withdrawn from the Australian Open with a knee injury. His departure leaves No. 22 Sam Querrey (KWEER’-ee) as the highest-ranked U.S. man at the season’s first Grand Slam tournament.