NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees President Randy Levine testified at Alex Rodriguez’s grievance hearing yesterday and denied conspiring with Major League Baseball on the 211-game suspension given to the New York third baseman last summer. Levine was asked a series of questions by Rodriguez lawyer Joseph Tacopina, according to a person with knowledge of the proceeding. The person said Levine testified for 10-15 minutes and denied having any personal gain from Rodriguez’s suspension or the Yankees falling under the luxury tax threshold.
DENVER — A person with knowledge of the situation says reliever LaTroy Hawkins has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Colorado Rockies. Hawkins returns to Denver after spending the 2007 season with the Rockies and helping the team make its run to the World Series, where Colorado was swept by the Boston Red Sox. The right-hander spent last season with the New York Mets, going 3-2 with a 2.93 ERA and 13 saves.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen (STEH’-fahn) Curry will not play for the Golden State Warriors against the Memphis Grizzlies tonight because of what the team is calling a “mild concussion.” Curry was injured in the fourth quarter of Golden State’s 98-87 victory at Utah on Monday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The 16th-ranked Florida Gators received good news concerning Kasey Hill’s high ankle sprain, although coach Billy Donovan believes his point guard will be sidelined at least a month. Tests showed no further damage to Hill’s ankle, which he injured during Monday night’s win against Southern.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA offensive lineman Torian White has been suspended from the team indefinitely after his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault. The Bruins have confirmed White was arrested early Sunday morning at an apartment complex near campus after police were called to the residence in response to a disturbance. He remained in custody this afternoon as the district attorney’s office continues its investigation.