Compiled from wire reports


Yankees secure Pettitte for 2013

•?Andy Pettitte is staying with the New York Yankees next season. The left-hander signed a one-year deal with the Yankees worth $12 million. Pettitte turns 41 in June. He retired after the 2010 season, then decided to come back this year and signed a contract guaranteeing $2.5 million and went 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA in 12 starts.

•?The Cincinnati Reds signed Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21 million contract, giving the NL Central champions a potential closer.

•?Ryan Madson agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, who believe the right-handed reliever will make a strong comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery.

•?Right-handed reliever Pat Neshek and the Oakland Athletics reached agreement on a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

•?The Oakland Athletics acquired right-hander Sandy Rosario from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Red Sox also sent infielder Danny Valencia to the Baltimore Orioles for cash and traded right-hander Zach Stewart to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

•?The Kansas City Royals traded right-hander Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Clint Robinson to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor-league pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico.

•?The Texas Rangers acquired right-hander Cory Burns from San Diego in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

•?The Chicago Cubs designated right-handed pitcher Casey Coleman for assignment to make room for newcomer Scott Feldman on their 40-man roster.

•?The Boston Red Sox hired Greg Colbrunn as hitting coach. Colbrunn, 43, will be coaching in the majors for the first time.

•?Former Baltimore Orioles third baseman Doug DeCinces and three others have been indicted in Los Angeles on insider trading charges for allegedly profiting from information prior to the takeover of a Southern California medical device company. He was charged with 42 counts of securities fraud and one count of money laundering.


NHL owners, union meet with mediator

•?Federal mediators are expected to meet with negotiators for the NHL and NHLPA again today after Wednesday’s initial session of non-binding talks in the hopes of shaping a labor settlement to end the 73-day lockout. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and the league have said there would be no comment on the proceedings. Wednesday’s session, which began at 1 p.m., was the first time that union and league officials had met face-to-face in a week.

•?New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique is going to have a procedure to repair a ligament in his left thumb after being hurt playing for the team’s AHL affiliate.

• The Toronto Maple Leafs are the first NHL team worth $1 billion, according to Forbes magazine.


Ex-Walsh star Ekey has share of lead

•?Former Walsh Jesuit standout golfer Kathleen Ekey of Wadsworth, Moriya Jutanugarn and Kim Welch shot a 4-under-par 68 to share the lead after the first round of the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla. The top 20 after the 90-hole event at LPGA International will earn full tour status.

•?NASCAR will race on dirt for the first time since 1970 next season when the Truck Series visits Eldora Speedway in Ohio. The trucks will go to the Tony Stewart-owned track in Rossburg on July 24 as a lead-in to the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races later that weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

•?The Atlantic Coast Conference announced that its presidents and chancellors unanimously voted to add Louisville as the replacement for Maryland.

•?Defending overall champion Martin Fourcade of France won the first individual race of the biathlon World Cup season, taking a 20-kilometer event in Ostersund, Sweden, ahead of Dominik Landertinger of Austria.

•?The Columbus Crew retained 10 players from its roster while declining to pick up goalie William Hesmer.

— From wire reports