Vijay Singh admits using antler spray
• Vijay Singh says he has used deer-antler spray and wasn’t aware that it may contain a substance banned by the PGA Tour. The 49-year-old Fijian first revealed he used the spray in an interview with Sports Illustrated. The magazine said Singh paid one of Sports With Alternatives To Steroids’ owners $9,000 for the spray, hologram chips and other products.
• Michael Phelps, the winner of a record 18 gold medals in Olympic swimming, signed on with Ping to provide his golf clubs starting with an appearance in the Phoenix Open pro-am. Phelps was fitted for a set of clubs that accommodate his 6-foot-4 height, long arms and large hands.
Injury to sideline Rangers’ Callahan
• Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will be sidelined for 10 to 14 days after hurting his shoulder in New York’s victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday night. After undergoing an MRI, Callahan was diagnosed with a subluxation of his left shoulder.
• The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled center Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (OH-dee-MAHR-shuh-soh) and defenseman Tim Erixon from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass., and have placed left wing Matt Calvert on injured reserve. Calvert is expected to be out about a week.
• Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta was released from the hospital a day after absorbing a hard hit in Buffalo’s loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Kaleta, who has a history of head and neck problems, was sent home and will not travel to Boston for the game against the Bruins today.
• The NHL suspended New York Islanders forward Colin McDonald for two games after a boarding incident involving the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Ben Lovejoy.
• The Dallas Stars recalled defenseman Jamie Oleksiak and forward Antoine Roussel from the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. Dallas also assigned Reilly Smith to Texas.
Williams sisters out, Stephens in for U.S.
• Sloane Stephens will lead the U.S. Fed Cup team that is without the Williams sisters for the World Group first-round match against Italy on Feb. 9-10. U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez also included doubles specialist Liezel Huber and rookies Varvara Lepchenko and Jamie Hampton. Stephens, ranked a career-high No. 17, is in line to make her Fed Cup singles debut against the Italians.
• Fifth-seeded Roberta Vinci was eliminated from the Open GDF Suez in Paris, losing to Mona Barthel of Germany 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the second round. The 45th-ranked Barthel will meet third-seeded Marion Bartoli in the quarterfinals.
Schleck suspended one year for doping
• Cyclist Frank Schleck, 32, was suspended for a year and will miss the Tour de France for using a banned substance on last year’s tour. Luxembourg anti-doping authorities backdated the suspension, sidelining Schleck until July.
— From wire reports