ROSEMONT, Ill. – Bud Selig said Thursday he is examining the pending blockbuster trade that sends at least three of Miamis best players to Toronto for a package of prospects just seven months after the Marlins moved into their new home, which was financed primarily with tax money.
Speaking at the conclusion of the owners meetings, Selig said he also is aware of fan anger in South Florida but is going to do whats in the best interests of the sport.
The Blue Jays are bringing in All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, left-hander Mark Buehrle and right-hander Josh Johnson under the deal, which is contingent on physicals for the players.
Cubs pitcher Matt Garza can resume his normal offseason routine after a scan this week showed the right-handers pitching elbow is healing as expected. A person familiar with the situation said Cubs agreed on terms of a contract with former All-Star catcher Dioner Navarro.
D’Antoni runs 1st Lakers practice
Although Mike DAntoni is still on crutches after his recent knee surgery, he coached his first practice with the Lakers on Thursday, four days after Los Angeles hired him to replace Mike Brown.
Ball State signs guard, forward
Zavier Turner of Indianapolis Pike and Franko House of Concord signed national letters of intent to attend Ball State beginning in 2013-14. Turner, a 5-foot-9 guard, averaged 15 points and 6.2 assists as a junior to help Pike reach the Class 4A state championship game. House, a 6-6, 245-pound forward, averaged 14.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a junior.
Holdsclaw held after shooting
Former WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody after being accused of shooting into the car of WNBA player Jennifer Lacy. No one was injured. Lacy, 29, identified the 35-year-old Holdsclaw as an ex-girlfriend. Both played for the Atlanta Dream in 2009.
Ball State tops Ohio
Jahwan Edwards ran for 169 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries, Zane Fakes had a 13-yard touchdown catch with 8:14 to play to give Ball State a three-score lead and the Cardinals (8-3, 5-2 MAC) beat Ohio (8-3, 4-3) 52-27 on Wednesday night in Muncie.
Around the links
Suzann Pettersen birdied two of her last three holes for a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead with So Yeon Ryu and Sun Young Yoo in the LPGA Tours season-ending Titleholders in Naples, Fla.
In Hong Kong, Spains Javier Colomo shot a 6-under 64 to take the first-round lead in the Hong Kong Open.
In Melbourne, Australia, Australias Matthew Guyatt shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Australian Masters.
In Johannesburg, South Africas Merrick Bremner birdied six of his first nine holes and finished with an 8-under 64 to tie the course record in the first round of the South African Open.
Solo, ex-tight end get married
U.S. team goalkeeper Hope Solo married former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens on Tuesday near Snohomish, Wash., hours after Stevens was released from custody following a domestic violence arrest, KING5-TV reported.