Monday’s Sports In Brief

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NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players’ union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was “clear and convincing evidence” the New York Yankees star used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport’s drug investigation.

As part of the complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, Rodriguez’s lawyers made public Saturday’s 34-page decision by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who shortened a penalty originally set at 211 games last August by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig for violations of the sport’s drug agreement and labor contract.

Horowitz, a 65-year-old making his second decision as baseball’s independent arbitrator, trimmed the discipline to 162 games, plus all postseason games in 2014.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman was laid to rest after services that included an F-18 flyover in the missing-man formation and a 21-gun salute.

Coleman died Jan. 5 at 89. He spent more than four decades with the Padres as a broadcaster, and managed the team in 1980. He won four World Series titles as a player with the New York Yankees and interrupted his pro career to serve as a Marine Corps pilot in World War II and Korea, flying 120 missions combined in the two wars.

NEW YORK (AP) - Jackie Robinson’s 1947 Rookie of the Year award for the season he broke baseball’s color barrier has sold for $401,968.

Lelands auction house said that Robinson’s trophy he won with the Brooklyn Dodgers was sold to an anonymous buyer on Jan. 10. The award came with a letter from Robinson’s widow Rachel.

MIAMI (AP) - A former major league baseball player who broke Japan’s single-season home run record last year has been arrested in Florida on domestic violence charges, police said.

Court records show Wladimir Balentien, 29, is facing a felony false imprisonment charge and a misdemeanor battery charge in a weekend confrontation at his wife’s Miami-area house. An attorney for Balentien’s wife, Karla, said Monday that the couple, married for about six years, is going through a divorce.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs’ newly minted mascot made his debut at a Pediatric Developmental Center of a hospital near Wrigley Field.

Clark, a young bear wearing a Cubs jersey and backward blue baseball cap, was accompanied at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center by a dozen team prospects.

The mascot is named after the North Side Chicago street on which Wrigley Field is located.

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