Swansea, Wales (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Naughton has completed a move from Tottenham to Swansea City after signing a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Swans. The move has been in the works since the summer, with Naughton happy to have finally completed his switch. Im pleased its all done because there has been talk since the summer over a potential move, Naughton said. My main aim is to start playing regular football again. I know its going to be a tough challenge because there are some very good players here, but thats my goal.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Jhonny Peralta knew he hit it well. He didnt know how well until the ball landed in the seats. Peraltas two-run homer produced the first runs scored by St. Louis in its first at-bat since June 18, a span of 14 games, leading the Cardinals past the reeling San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Thursday. "Id heard from the guys that you need to hit it hard to get it out here," Peralta said. Carlos Martinez (2-3) earned his second win as a starter and added a two-run single for the Cardinals, who won their second straight after losing three in a row.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - HScott Motorsports will expand to two full-time Sprint Cup Series cars this season by adding Michael Annett.Annett joins Justin Allgaier as drivers for second-year Cup owner Harry Scott Jr.Annett will be funded by his longtime sponsor Pilot Flying J. The car number for his Chevrolet has not yet been determined.Annett ran the full season a year ago for Tommy Baldwin Racing. He had four top-20 finishes and was a career-best 16th at Talladega.Scott is slowly building an organization he purchased from James Finch late in 2013.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a minor league contract with reliever Brandon Lyon that includes an invitation to their big league camp for spring training. The 34-year-old right-hander had a 4.98 ERA in 37 appearances with the New York Mets last year. He signed with the Boston Red Sox on July 19, making four appearances out of their Triple-A bullpen before opting out of his contract. Lyon went unsigned for the last two months of the regular season. The agreement was announced on Tuesday.
VANCOUVER - Jeff Tedford has returned to the CFL.Tedford, who played six seasons as a quarterback from 1983-88 with Hamilton, Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg, was named head coach of the B.C. Lions Friday.He replaces Mike Benevides in the position.
Winnipeg Goldeyes manager Rick Forney announced today the signing of rookie right-handed pitcher Alex De La Cruz to a contract for the 2014 season. De La Cruz, 22, has played last two seasons in the Texas Rangers organization after being signed as a free agent. The product of Puerto Rico went 2-0 with a 0.46 ERA in 10 appearances out of the bullpen for Class A Short Season Spokane of the Northwest League last summer. He also had one save and a 5.0 strikeout-to-walk ratio, as he fanned 20 batters and walked just four in 19 2/3 innings. “Hes a young power arm,” Forney said.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Winnipeg Jets hope to set into motion a losing streak for the Colorado Avalanche this evening. You can catch all of the action on TSN Jets and TSN 1290 at 7pm ct. Winnipeg continues to lose ground in the Western Conference playoff race as it sits six points out of the second wild card position. The Jets snapped a six- game slide with a 7-2 win over Dallas on Sunday, but fell in defeat the following night 3-1 to the St. Louis Blues. Eric ODell scored the Jets lone goal and the clubs were tied until the Blues David Backes scored a power-play goal with 6:51 to play.
KELOWNA - B.C. Premier Christy Clark today has announced $100,000 in support of Skate Canada International which will bring international competitors and visitors to Kelowna this fall. "Skate Canada International will bring the worlds best skaters and our future Olympians to Kelowna for an event that will attract thousands of visitors," said Premier Clark. "I know that Kelowna residents and businesses will welcome them with open arms." Skate Canada International will be held at Prospera Place in Kelowna Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2014.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Bills linebacker Keith Rivers will miss Sundays home opener against the Miami Dolphins because of a groin injury. Rivers did not practice all week after suffering the injury in the third quarter of Buffalos Week 1 win over Chicago. He made four tackles before leaving the game against the Bears. The return of linebacker Nigel Bradham should offset the loss of Rivers. Bradham, one of Buffalos most improved players from a year ago, missed Week 1 because of a suspension. Rookie Preston Brown is also expected to stay in the starting lineup with Rivers out.
Many felt that the punishment to Prust wasnt harsh enough considering Stepan broke his jaw on the play, the hit was late, and the head was potentially targeted.Daniel Carcillo also received a suspension after Game 3. Although he wasnt overly physical, abuse is abuse so he received the automatic 10 game ban for abusing an official:Then, there was the Derek Brassard fiasco. The Rangers forward will be returning to the lineup tonight after leaving Game 1 of the series with an injury.