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MLS suspends Crew star player Schelotto for disciplinary reasons

Info Courtesy of Columbus Crew and Major League Soccer

The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee has suspended Columbus Crew forward Guillermo Barros Schelotto for one game and fined him $250 for his off the ball actions against Chivas USA defender Michael Umana on May 15.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto (mls)

The incident occurred in the 79th minute of the game, was not seen by the officiating crew and Schelotto was not called for a foul. After reviewing the play. The MLS Disciplinary Committee decided that the action required a red card offense.

As a result, Schelotto will miss Columbus’ next league match, against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on Thursday May 20.

Strasburg dominates Rochester in another Triple-A tuneup

compiled from staff and wire reports.

Once again, Stephen Strasburg had another dominating performance, allowing two hits and striking out nine in 6 1/3 scoreless innings of pitching for Triple-A Wednesday night.

Strasburg, the top pick in the 2009 draft by the Washington Nationals, walked two against Rochester while improving to 3-0 for the Chiefs. The 21-year-old right-hander has not allowed a run in 18 1/3 innings at the minors’ highest level.

His fastball topped out at 99 mph four times and finished strong, striking out six of the final seven batters he faced.

Stephen Strasburg (MiLB)

Strasburg received a standing ovation from the Frontier Field crowd of 12,590 as he walked off the field after striking out Red Wings third baseman Danny Valencia, which he failed to acknowledge and was then booed.

Stephen threw a total 92 pitches, the most of his brief professional career, including 60 for strikes.

His hitless streak ended at 10 2/3 innings when Trevor Plouffe reached on an infield single in the third inning.

The two-time All-American from San Diego State continues to be a big draw each time he pitches, attracting nearly 8,000 more fans than the Red Wings have averaged at home in 2010. It was the eighth-largest regular season baseball crowd in the ballpark’s 14 -year history.

Cincinnati Bearcats pitcher Andrew Strenge wins Big East award

Info Courtesy of Cincinnati Athletics

Recently against number 22 Pittsburgh, the Cincinnati baseball team needed a win and turned to freshman Andrew Strenge and he went 8 innings and gave up one unearned run leading the Bearcats to a 3-1 victory and earning him Big East Conference Pitcher of the Week honors.

Strenge becomes the first University of Cincinnati pitcher to earn Big East Pitcher of the Week honors since May 12,2008, when the first UC freshman to win the weekly honor since Steve Blevins was a two-time Pitcher of the Week selection in his rookie season in 2006.

Andrew Strenge (UC)

Against the nationally-ranked Panthers, Strenge gave up eight hits and struck out a career-high nine batters in his eight innings of work to up his record to 6-1 on the season.

In his last two outings against number 20 UConn and number 22 Pittsburgh, Strenge has thrown 17.0 innings, given up three unearned runs, and struck out 15 without relinquishing a walk en route to gaining two wins. Against the Huskies on May 9, Strenge pitched a complete game in his first caeer start.

On the season, the Yardley, Pennsylvania native dropped his season ERA to 1.82 in 39.2 innings, while his conference- only ERA fell to 0.67. In league-play only, Strenge has struck out 27 and walked on batter in 27.0 innings.

United States beats Italy 3-2 in world champions tournament

compiled from staff, wire and U.S. Hockey news

The United States will have a chance to play for a medal at the 2011 ice hockey world championships after T.J. Oshie scored three time in the penalty shootout for a 3-2 win over Italy to avoid relegation.

The U.S. swept its demotion group, winning all three games. France also avoided relegation by defeating Kazakhstan 5-3 for second place. third-place Italy and last-place Kazakhstan will play in the second division next year.

U.S. Flag (file photo)

New York Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky gave the United States a 1-0 lead after 12 minutes. But Italy received goals from Giulio Scandella in the second period and Stefano Margoni for a 2-1 lead with 13 minutes left.

Dubinsky set up Ryan Potulny’s power-play goal with 8:52 remaining to force overtime.

Neither team scored in overtime, setting up T.J. Oshie’s heroic play. The St. Louis Blues forward scored on three of five attempts against goalie Daniel Bellissimo.

Coach Tressel’s wife has heart surgery

compiled from staff and wire reports

Ellen Tressel, the wife of Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is recovering from surgery to repair a heart valve.

Norma Watson, Tressel’s mother-in-law told the media on Wednesday that Ellen Tressel, her 56-year-old daughter, had the operation at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday in hopes of improving blood flow through the heart.

Ellen Tressel (file)

Watson said that doctors detected a problem when she was tested for a heart condition (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) that runs in the family. She wasn’t ill but noticed shortness of breath.

Watson said the operation went well and should be able to go home this weekend. She also stated that coach Tressel was skipping the Big Ten meetings in Chicago to stay with his wife.

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