Rays reliever Joel Peralta was ejected in the eighth inning of last night’s 5-4 win over the Nationals without throwing a pitch for having a “a significant amount of pine tar” on his glove, according to umpiring crew chief Tim Tschida.
Peralta entered at the start of the eighth, but as he was warming up the umpires gathered at the mound and examined his glove. An umpire walked with the glove off the field and Peralta was ejected.
Afterward, Rays manager Joe Maddon called Nationals manager Davey Johnson “cowardly” for requesting the check of the reliever who pitched for the Nationals in 2010.
“Insider trading, man. It’s bush,” Maddon said. “It’s bogus.”
Phillies rookie infielder Freddy Galvis has been suspended 50 games by for using a banned substance. Galvis is currently on the disabled list with a back injury and will begin serving his suspension immediately. MLB said Galvis tested positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance.
NFL: Leaf receives addiction treatment sentence
Former quarterback Ryan Leaf was sentenced to nine months of lockdown addiction treatment followed by time in a pre-release center after pleading guilty last month to breaking into a house and illegally possessing painkillers. District Judge Kenneth Neill of Great Falls, Montana, sentenced Leaf to seven years with the Department of Corrections, with two years suspended.
ETC.: Liberty beat Dream on road
Cappie Pondexter had 14 points and a season-high 13 assists and Essence Carson added 14 points as the visiting Liberty beat the Atlanta Dream, 73-60.
The NHL Board of Governors approved unanimously the sale of a portion of the Maple Leafs by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board to Rogers Communications, Inc. and BCE, Inc.
The Senators said they have agreed to terms with Norris Trophy finalist Erik Karlsson on a seven-year contract extension worth a reported $45.5 million.
Police are investigating date rape allegations against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty stemming from an encounter with a woman at a Southern California seaside bar. The District Attorney’s office is expected to decide this week whether to file charges.
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