Nhl players released from Miami-Dade County jail: Florida Panthers goaltender Ed Belfour was arrested at a Miami Beach, Fla., bar early Monday after...

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Players released from Miami-Dade County jail: Florida Panthers goaltender Ed Belfour was arrested at a Miami Beach, Fla., bar early Monday after allegedly scuffling with a police officer.

Belfour, 41, and teammate Ville Peltonen, 33, were at the bar when security guards from the club asked police to make Belfour leave, police said. Belfour refused and walked toward the officer “in a fighting stance” and pushed him, a Miami Beach police report said.

Belfour had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol, police said. Belfour was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence.

Peltonen was charged with criminal mischief. Police said he broke a metal pole off a fire-rescue truck parked in the area, a police report said.

Belfour was released later Monday from Miami-Dade County jail on $1,500 bond. Peltonen was released on $500 bond.

Sakic signs one-year deal: Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic, 37, signed a one-year contract to remain in Denver. He had 36 goals and 64 assists this season.

Women’s hockey

U.S., Canada to play for title: Canada beat Finland 5-0, setting up a 10th consecutive Canada-U.S. final in the world championships. The title game is tonight in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Roddick has hamstring injury: Top-seeded Andy Roddick withdrew from the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston because of a hamstring injury he aggravated in Davis Cup play last week in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Gambill loses: Juan Monaco of Argentina beat Jan-Michael Gambill, who was born in Spokane, 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the U.S. Clay Court Championships.

Monte Carlo officials sue: Monte Carlo clay-court tournament officials sued the ATP Tour in federal court in Wilmington, Del., arguing that dropping the event from the Masters Series would violate antitrust laws.

The German Tennis Federation filed a similar suit in the same court last month.


Masters final-round ratings look familiar: Overnight ratings for Sunday’s final round of the Masters were virtually unchanged from last year.

CBS’s coverage of Zach Johnson’s victory had a 9.1 overnight rating, Nielsen Media Research said. The rating was up 1 percent from last year’s 9.0, when Phil Mickelson won.


Slovenian who swam Amazon leaves hospital in Brazil: Slovenian Martin Strel, 52, who swam the 3,272-mile length of the Amazon River, was released from a hospital in Brazil and recovering from health problems brought on by the 65-day swim, his son said.

Strel was hospitalized with high blood pressure and dizziness Sunday.

Horse racing

Bello donates: Michael Bello, a California horse owner, made a donation to keep a fund for permanently disabled jockeys solvent for another month.

Bello pledged $58,000 to the fund, which gives $1,000 monthly payments to jockeys who can no longer ride. Bello also is giving $250,000 to the Jockeys’ Guild, which is struggling with debt.

Round Pond is retired: Round Pond, who won the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Distaff in November, has a knee fracture and has been retired; the 5-year-old mare’s injury is not considered life threatening.

College soccer

Court says jury should hear case against Dorrance: A jury should hear the sexual-harassment lawsuit filed by ex-North Carolina player Melissa Jennings against her coach, Anson Dorrance, a federal appeals court ruled.


Lathan is nominated: Melvina Lathan, the first black woman licensed as a boxing judge in New York, has been nominated to be a member of the state Athletic Commission by Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

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