Indians place 3B Chisenhall on paternity
The Indians have placed third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall on the paternity list and recalled infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus.
Chisenhall is batting .400 (6 of 15) so far this season for the Indians, who open a four-game series Thursday in Chicago against the White Sox. Chisenhall has gotten a hit in all five games he’s played.
Chisenhall remained in Cleveland with his wife, Meredith, for the birth of the couple’s second child. Players can remain on the paternity list for up to three days.
Minnesota beats North Dakota in last second
Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota a 2-1 victory over North Dakota on Thursday night in the NCAA hockey semifinals.
Minnesota (28-6-6) will face Union College in the title game Saturday night. Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the first semifinal at Wells Fargo Center.
Holl scored his first goal of the season, beating Zane Gothberg to the glove side with a shot just inside the post.
Ex-NHL players sue league for concussions
Nine former players have sued the NHL over concussions, saying the league subjects its players to “devastating and long-term” health consequences by failing to warn players of the risks and consequences of head trauma.
Among the players are former All-Star defenseman Brad Maxwell and Jack Carlson, whose brothers starred in the film “Slapshot.”
The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was filed late Wednesday, several months after a similar lawsuit was filed by 10 former NHL players in Washington. Both lawsuits seek unspecified damages, along with a medical monitoring program to care for former and current NHL players.
The lawsuits were filed just months after the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems. That settlement is awaiting a judge’s approval.
Police: No arrest in case with Missouri WR
Police say they won’t make any arrests in a suspected burglary involving Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, in part because of reluctant witnesses who fear retaliation and harassment for bringing a criminal complaint.
Coach Gary Pinkel announced the junior receiver’s indefinite suspension Monday for an unspecified violation of team rules. On Thursday, police said they had closed an investigation that began when an 18-year-old woman said Green-Beckham forced open her apartment door at 2:30 a.m. while trying to see his girlfriend, who was visiting.
The woman said Green-Beckham pushed her down at least four stairs. She and a second witness told police they didn’t want to press charges. A police report shows Green-Beckham’s girlfriend sent 16 text messages to the woman asking her to reconsider pressing charges.
PSU basketball coach to speak at function
Penn State Men’s Basketball Coach Patrick Chambers will be this year’s guest speaker at the Friends of Penn State 2014 Annual Dinner at Penn State Shenango on Thursday, May 15.
Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. with a sit down dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Shenango campus auditorium, followed by the program. Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds will go to Penn State Shenango student scholarships and programs. For tickets call 724-983-2907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local walker Mannozzi qualifies for U.S. team
Youngstown native and current Boardman resident Michael Mannozzi has been named to the Team USA World Cup Team in race walking, and will compete at the World Race Walking Cup in Taicang, China.