Compiled from wire reports

RACING

NASCAR radio announcer?Barney Hall dies at age 83

•?Barney Hall, whose folksy delivery brought NASCAR racing to life for radio listeners across the country for more than five decades, died late Tuesday in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 83.

NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France said Wednesday “the entire NASCAR family extends its condolences to the family, friends and fans of Barney Hall, a NASCAR broadcasting giant for more than 50 years.”

Hall called his first Daytona 500 in 1960 and missed the race just four times in 57 years. He was inducted into the National Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2007.

BASEBALL

Tigers exchange infielders?with Los Angeles Angels

•?The Detroit Tigers acquired Kody Eaves from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Jefry Marte in a swap of infielders.

•?Gold Glove right fielder Kole Calhoun avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a $3.4 million, one-year contract.

•?Ex-Cincinnati Reds All-Star pitcher Bronson Arroyo, 38, will go to spring training with the Washington Nationals after missing last season because of Tommy John elbow surgery.

•?The Los Angeles Dodgers outrighted pitcher Brandon Beachy, 29, to their Triple-A roster although he is still expected to attend spring training.

HOCKEY

L.A. Kings broadcaster?takes leave for surgery

•?Los Angeles Kings TV broadcaster Bob Miller, 77, the team’s play-by-play voice since 1973, is taking a medical leave to undergo heart bypass surgery.

•?The Buffalo Sabres assigned three forwards to the minors as the team enters its weeklong NHL All-Star break. Cal O’Reilly, Tim Schaller and Philip Varone were demoted to AHL Rochester.

•?Washington Capitals center Mike Richards’ Manitoba trial on a charge of possession of a controlled substance has been adjourned to Feb. 25.

OTHER SPORTS

American skier Ted Ligety?hurts knee during training

•?Olympic slalom champ Ted Ligety of Utah tore the ACL in his right knee during a training crash in Oberjoch, Germany.

•?Longtime England defender Ashley Cole was acquired by the L.A. Galaxy, the five-time Major League Soccer champions.

•?Sinclair Broadcast Group is acquiring the cable network Tennis Channel for $350 million.

•?Connecticut Athletic Director Warde Manuel is a finalist for the same job at Michigan. Manuel, 47, played football at Michigan for coach Bo Schembechler.

— From wire reports

Correction

Leading scorers for the Walsh Jesuit boys basketball team were misidentified in Wednesday’s Beacon Journal. Senior Mitch Peterson led the Warriors with 23 points and senior Joe Iacobacci scored 14 points in a 63-58 win over Mentor Lake Catholic.