Snyder to undergo athroscopic surgery
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers said Monday that outfielder Cory Snyder will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee Wednesday. Snyder hit .235 with six homers and 18 RBIs in 153 at-bats this past season.
Baseball players' union to file more grievances
NEW YORK - The baseball players' union intends to file grievances and default notices for about a dozen players by Wednesday in an effort to force clubs to pay them. The union contends that clubs recalled players from the minor leagues just to avoid paying their salaries in the closing weeks of the season.
Grant signs NBA-approved deal with Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. - Horace Grant, his initial contract with Orlando struck down by the NBA, signed with the Magic for five years in a deal already approved by the league. Grant signed the contract a week after a federal judge ruled Orlando's first offer could violate the NBA salary cap. Grant, a 6-foot-10 forward, played seven years with the Chicago Bulls and helped them win three NBA championships.
NHL, players to resume negotiations
NEW YORK - Negotiations between the NHL and its players on a new collective bargaining agreement were scheduled to resume today, with commissioner Gary Bettman expected to respond to the players' tax plan proposal. The proposal, which players say would subsidize small-market teams, is similiar to one suggested by baseball players. That plan was rejected by baseball's owners, and the owners canceled the rest of the season.
Hasek walks out of Sabres' training camp
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo goalie Dominik Hasek left the Sabres' training camp after refusing to accept a three-year contract worth between $1 million and $2 million per year. Hasek, who led the NHL last season with a 1.95 goals against average and a 93.0 save percentage, will not attend any further practices or games until there is progress in negotiations with the club.
Casillas signs 1-year deal with Jets
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Tony Casillas, declared a free agent this summer after leaving the Kansas City Chiefs to be treated for hypertension, signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets. The 30-year-old defensive tackle was expected to play Sunday night against Chicago.
Browns' Metcalf charged with carrying loaded gun
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Cleveland Browns running back Eric Metcalf has been charged with carrying a loaded gun in his car and is due in court Sept. 29. Metcalf and teammate Eric Turner were arrested last week after they were stopped while driving on Interstate 480 in suburban Cleveland.
Davis a no-show at Raiders' meetings, practice
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Defensive end Scott Davis, expected to show up for day-after-game meetings and practice with the Los Angeles Raiders, failed to appear. Davis, absent from the team since Sept. 6, told Raiders owner Al Davis he planned to rejoin the team, but had not conveyed that message to coach Art Shell.