NEW YORK (AP) – A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press that the founder of a Miami anti-aging clinic has agreed to talk to Major League Baseball about players linked to performance-enhancing drugs. The information that Anthony Bosch provides MLB on any players who came to the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic could lead to suspensions. Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz and Melky Cabrera have been tied to the clinic.
DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Tigers have prevented Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore from becoming the American League’s first nine-game winner of the season. Moore was tagged for six runs on seven hits and six walks in just two-plus innings as the Tigers ripped the Rays 10-1. Moore entered the game having allowed just 15 runs all season before his ERA jumped to 2.95.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Chicago Blackhawks have a two-games-to-one lead in the NHL’s Western Conference finals following a 3-1 loss to the Kings in Los Angeles. Slava Voynov scored the game-winner in the second period and had an assist as the Kings improved to 7-0 at home in this postseason. Jonathan Quick stopped 19 shots for the Kings, who host Game 4 tomorrow night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University President Gordon Gee (gee) has announced his retirement, days after The Associated Press reported disparaging comments he made about Notre Dame, Louisville and schools in the Southeastern Conferece during a Dec. 5 meeting. Gee said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten athletic conference because “you just can’t trust those damn Catholics,” and he also questioned the intelligence of those connected with the SEC. The 69-year-old Gee said in a teleconference that the furor was only part of his decision to retire, which he said he had been considering for a while.
PARIS (AP) – Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) and women’s No. 2 Maria Sharapova are part of today’s quarterfinal action at the French Open. Djokovic takes on Tommy Haas, third seed Rafael Nadal faces Stanlislas Wawrinke, Sharapova goes against Jelena Jankovic and No. 3 women’s seed Victoria Azarenka meets Maria Kirilenko. Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals yesterday, but Roger Federer was knocked out by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (SAHN’-gah) in straight sets.