Cubs closer Antonio Alfonseca will undergo further tests today after slipping and straining his hamstring. Alfonseca will have an MRI on today, with results expected Thursday. The right-hander was fielding a grounder by Seattle's Randy Winn in the fourth inning when he slipped and fell. He had to be taken off the field on a cart.
Luis Gonzalez and the Diamondbacks agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract extension. It's a substantial raise for Gonzalez, a three-time All-Star and .316 hitter in his four years with the team. He will get $4 million for this year under his current contract.
Tug McGraw underwent six hours of surgery to remove a brain tumor, but doctors don't expect to know until Friday whether it was cancerous. Dr. Steven Brem, who directs the neuro-oncology program at the Moffitt Cancer Center, described the 58-year-old former pitcher as alert and in good spirits. Brem said the tumor extended to both sides of the brain.
Scottie Pippen had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to miss the next three weeks as the Trail Blazers try to catch Sacramento in the Pacific Division. Pippen, 37, has missed the last four games with swelling in his left knee. It was unclear how Pippen originally injured it.
Grant Hill had surgery on his left ankle for the fourth time. Doctors are confident he will play again but there is no timetable for his return. The Magic star's heel was reshaped to realign his left leg during the operation at Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C.
Illinois State women's basketball coach Jenny Yopp resigned after posting a 25-83 record in four years. A national search has been launched to replace Yopp, athletic director Perk Weisenburger said. Illinois State also is seeking a replacement for men's basketball coach Tom Richardson, who was fired last week.
Morten Andersen, one of the most prolific place kickers in NFL history, agreed to a four-year contract with the Chiefs. A 22-year veteran, Andersen converted 22-of-26 field goals and all 51 of his extra points last year in his first season with the Chiefs. He went on injured reserve on Dec. 17 with a right knee injury, ending his streak of 248 consecutive games played.
The Sharks fired general manager Dean Lombardi, capping their disappointing campaign with a complete overhaul of an organization that won the Pacific Division last season. Lombardi, who transformed the Sharks from NHL laughingstocks to Stanley Cup contenders during seven seasons in charge, was abruptly fired by owner Greg Jamison. Assistant general manager Wayne Thomas will run the club's day-to-day operations until a successor is named.
On the air
College men's basketballOhio State at Georgia Tech, 6 p.m., ESPN2
Nevada at Texas Tech, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Hawaii at UNLV, 11 p.m., ESPN2
Boston at Indiana, 6 p.m., ESPN
San Jose at Colorado, 8 p.m., ESPN2
College women's tennisSoutheast vs. Trinity, Hilton Head, S.C., 8 a.m.