The Toronto Blue Jays tried Sunday to complete a trade for New York Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey, with the deal hinging on whether the National...
Blue Jays pursue Dickey
The Toronto Blue Jays tried Sunday to complete a trade for New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, with the deal hinging on whether the National League Cy Young Award winner can agree to a contract extension with the Blue Jays by 11 a.m. PST Tuesday.
The Mets would get catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, 23. There was speculation Toronto also would receive catcher Josh Thole, 26, while sending catcher John Buck, 32, and minor-league pitcher Noah Syndergaard, 20, to the Mets.
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Knuckleballer Dickey, 38, was 20-6 with a 2.73 earned-run average last season. The ex-Mariner is signed for $5.25 million next year.
Lochte earns 6 gold medals
Ryan Lochte, a five-time Olympic champion from Daytona Beach, Fla., won twice at the world short-course championships Sunday, finishing the competition in Istanbul, Turkey, with six gold medals, one silver and a bronze.
Lochte’s highlights at the event included world records in the 100-meter individual medley (50.71 seconds in semifinals) and the 200 IM (1:49.63).
Corinthians captures Cup
Corinthians of Brazil ended Europe’s five-year winning streak at the Club World Cup, beating Chelsea of London 1-0.
Paolo Guerrero scored in the 69th minute of the match in Yokohama, Japan.
Messi boosts total to 90 goals
Lionel Messi scored twice and extended his record to 90 goals for the calendar year, leading Barcelona over second-place Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the Spanish league. Barcelona (15-0-1) has a nine-point advantage.
Michigan suspends 3 players
Michigan coach Brady Hoke has suspended cornerback J.T. Floyd, punter Will Hagerup and reserve linebacker Brandin Hawthorne for unspecified violations of team rules. Hoke said the three players will not travel with the 19th-ranked Wolverines for the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against No. 11 South Carolina because each of them used poor judgment.
Johnson to miss Liberty Bowl
Iowa State running back Shontrelle Johnson injured his right knee making a cut during practice and will miss the Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl against Tulsa.
Johnson, a junior who likely will have surgery next month, leads the Cyclones in rushing with 504 yards.
Ligety takes giant slalom
Ted Ligety of Park City, Utah, posted his third World Cup giant-slalom victory of the season. He had a two-run time of 2 minutes, 37.27 seconds to beat Marcel Hirscher of Austria by 2.04 seconds in Alta Badia, Italy.
Maze extends streak
Tina Maze of Slovenia won her fourth consecutive World Cup giant-slalom race, beating runner-up Kathrin Zettel of Austria by 0.22 seconds in Courchevel, France.
• The sides in the NHL labor dispute didn’t talk on the 92nd day of the lockout. Players started voting on whether to have their union give up collective-bargaining rights, a “disclaimer of interest” that could be a precursor to an antitrust suit against the league.
• Golfers Davis Love III and son Dru won the Father-Son Challenge in Orlando, Fla., with a 23-under-par 121 total for 36 holes in a scramble format.
The Loves closed with a 61 and earned $200,000. Larry Nelson and son Josh (60) were second at 22 under.
• South African Charl Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters champion, cruised to a 12-stroke victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, a European Tour event in Malelane, South Africa. He closed with a 3-under 69 for a 24-under 264 total.
Kristoffer Broberg (70) of Sweden was second.
• Sergio Garcia won the rain-shortened Johor Open in Malaysia, closing with an 11-under 61 for a three-stroke victory in the Asian Tour’s season-ending event. Garcia earned $317,000.
The 32-year-old Spaniard finished at 18-under 198 at Horizon Hills for his second victory of the year and 24th international title.
American Jonathan Moore (61) was second.
Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant (65) tied for fifth place and won the Asian Tour money title. The 45-year-old made $738,047 in 25 events this season.
• K.T. Kim of South Korea made an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff to lift Asia past Europe in the Royal Trophy competition in Brunei.
The teams finished singles play tied at 8. Kim and countryman Y.E. Yang beat Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts and Italian Francesco Molinari in the fourball playoff; Colsaerts missed a 5-foot putt that would have extended the playoff.
• Australasian Tour rookie Daniel Popovic closed with a 3-under 69 to win the Australian PGA Championship in Coolum by four strokes. Popovic, 26, had a 16-under 272 total. Fellow Australians Rod Pampling (69) and Anthony Brown (71) tied for second.
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