Wednesday, January 8
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers say center Nick Hardwick sustained a concussion as well as a stinger in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Rookie coach Mike McCoy says the concussion was diagnosed after the game. The first word of that diagnosis came when the team announced its injury report after practice today.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Mattingly will be back as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers next season with a new three-year contract that takes him through 2016, quieting speculation that his future with the club was somehow in doubt. A person familiar with the agreement, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized, said Mattingly is getting a raise from the $1.4 million he made last year.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is heard in a dash cam video asking a Florida trooper to let him go after an officer clocked him driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone. The Florida Highway Patrol video of the traffic stop was released today. The 23-year-old Cuban defector was charged Dec. 28 with reckless driving in Naples.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Maalik Wayns to a 10-day contract two days after waiving him. The team announced the deal today after waiving Wayns on Monday. The 6-foot-2 former Villanova player didn't appear in a game this season, missing the first 33 contests with a torn left meniscus.