Sports briefs 6/28/04

Monday, June 28, 2004

Baseball

  • The Chicago Cubs put reliever Mike Remlinger back on the disabled list Sunday with a sore left shoulder and called up Michael Wuertz from Triple-A Iowa. Remlinger started the season on the disabled list after offseason shoulder surgery and was activated May 22. He appeared in 13 games with an 0-1 record and 5.40 ERA.

    The Kansas City Royals put pitcher Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list and recalled pitcher Justin Huisman from Triple-A Omaha. Affeldt sustained a strained right oblique muscle while pitching against St. Louis on Saturday night. He will be out at least two weeks and possibly four to six.

    Football

  • Mark Grieb set a record with eight touchdown passes, James Roe caught five to tie three more records and the San Jose SaberCats beat the Arizona Rattlers 69-62 for their second ArenaBowl title in three years.

    Hockey

  • The Blues added three wingmen and two defensemen in the second and final day of the 2005 NHL draft. Michal Birner was the first pick of the day, a left-shooting wingman from Litomerice, Czech Republic. Birner was the 116th overall pick in the fourth round. Russian defenseman Nikita Nikitin, 18, was the 136th pick in the fifth round. Roman Polak from Ostrava, Czech Republic was taken in the sixth round as the 180th overall pick. David Fredriksson, an 18-year-old wingman from Jonkoping, Sweden was taken in the seventh round, and Jonathan Boutin, a right wingman from La Pocatiere, Quebec, was selected in the ninth round.

    -- From wire reports

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