Originally created 01/04/03



Canseco brothers sued over bar fight

Former American League MVP Jose Canseco and his twin brother are being sued for at least $1 million for beating a California man during a Miami Beach bar brawl.

Christian Presley of Laguna Beach, Calif., sued Canseco and his brother Ozzie for battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and conspiracy to commit battery. He filed suit Tuesday in Miami's Circuit Court.

  • Right-hander John Thomson and Texas agreed to $1.3 million, one-year contract. Thomson went 9-14 with a 4.71 ERA in 30 starts last year with Colorado and the New York Mets.
  • Adrian Hernandez was among eight players who agreed to minor-league contracts with the New York Yankees and were invited to spring training as nonroster players.
  • Seeking veteran leadership for the clubhouse and a strong bat against left-handers, Seattle agreed to a two-year contract with utility infielder Greg Colbrunn.
  • Reliever Dave Veres and the Cubs agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract. Veres pitched the past three seasons for St. Louis.
  • Baltimore signed pitcher Omar Daal to a $7.5 million, two-year contract and immediately slotted him into the front part of their starting rotation.
  • Golf

    Anderson, Julian are award winners

    Dave Anderson and Jeff Julian have been named winners of Golf Writers Association of America awards.

    Anderson, a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist with the New York Times, won the William D. Richardson Award and Julian, a PGA Tour golfer who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, won the Ben Hogan Award.

    The Richardson Award goes to an individual who has consistently made an outstanding contribution to golf. The Hogan Award goes to the individual who has continued to be active in golf despite a physical handicap or serious illness.

    Anderson and Julian will be honored at the association's annual awards banquet April 9 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Martinez.


    Lakers' Bryant to play in 2004

    Kobe Bryant plans to play for the United States in the 2004 Summer Olympics as well as next summer's qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico.

    The Los Angeles star said he told selection committee chairman Stu Jackson about his decision and recently talked with 76ers coach Larry Brown, who will coach the national team.

    The FIBA Americas Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be held Aug. 20-31 in San Juan, P.R.

    Horse Racing

    Pleasant Colony dies at Virginia farm

    Pleasant Colony, who came within 1 1/2 lengths of winning the Triple Crown in 1981, has died. The horse was 25 years old.

    Paul Maxwell, a manager at Blue Ridge Farm in Virginia, where Pleasant Colony has been kept since 2000, said the horse died Tuesday of natural causes.

    Pleasant Colony won six of his 14 career starts, including the 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness. The horse won the first two legs of the Triple Crown, but lost to Summing in the Belmont. Sired by His Majesty, the horse had career earnings of $965,000 in two years of racing.


    Seles and Rubin to meet at Hong Kong Ladies Challenge

    Monica Seles and Chanda Rubin will meet in the final of the Hong Kong Ladies Challenge. Seles got past Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0, and Rubin beat Anastasia Myskina 6-4, 6-3.


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