NEW YORK ó Michael Jordan has been fined by the NBA for making comments about the leagueís ongoing collective bargaining process.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed the penalty for the Charlotte Bobcats owner on Monday, but said the league doesnít comment on the total. ESPN.com reported the fine was $100,000.
In an interview last month with Australiaís Herald Sun, Jordan said the NBAís current model was ěbrokenî and called for revenue sharing for small market teams such as his Bobcats and the Milwaukee Bucks, whom Australian Andrew Bogut plays for. The Hall of Famer added that he knows ěowners are not going to move off what we feel is very necessary for us to get a deal in place where we can coexist as partners.î
The NBA prohibits owners from speaking publicly about the labor situation.
MINNEAPOLIS ó Adrian Peterson agreed Saturday to a contract extension with the Vikings that includes $36 million in guaranteed money and as much as $100 million over the next seven years if he plays that long with Minnesota.
Peterson has begun the final year of his rookie deal on a $10.72 million salary.
After setting the NFLís single-game rushing record with 296 yards against San Diego in 2007, Peterson has been picked for the Pro Bowl in each of his four seasons. Heís already second in Vikings history behind Robert Smith with 5,782 yards rushing for his career, and his 54 touchdowns over the last four years are the most in the league over that span.
MINNEAPOLIS ó Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill is showing signs of improvement and resting comfortably at a hospital after suffering a seizure late in the Gophersí home opener against New Mexico State.
Team physician Pat Smith said in a statement Sunday that all tests have come back normal and further testing will continue as necessary. He said itís too early to discuss further details.
Kill collapsed on the sidelines with seconds to go in Saturday nightís game at TCF Bank Stadium, which New Mexico State won 28-21. It was the third time in his coaching career that Kill has had a seizure on game day.
WESTON, Fla. ó Former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez was arrested Monday after a domestic dispute at his South Florida home and charged with battery, police said.
Ramirez, 39, and his wife were arguing in their bedroom when he slapped her face, causing her to hit her head on their bedís headboard, according to a police report. She told the deputy she was afraid the situation would escalate and called police
BOLTON, Mass. ó Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard will get his name on the Stanley Cup after all.
General manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday at the teamís charity golf tournament that Savardís name will be inscribed on the trophy with his teammates. Savard played in only 25 games last season because of post-concussion syndrome and missed the entire playoffs as the Bruins won their first NHL title since 1972.
According to the guidelines posted on the NHL website, to get on the Cup a player must play at least 41 games in the regular season or one in the Stanley Cup finals. In 1994, the league added a clause that would allow a team to petition the commissioner for permission to have other players listed in extenuating circumstances.
Chiarelli said the request had been granted.
Thatís the good news for Savard, who did not play after a Jan. 22 hit from Coloradoís Matt Hunwick ó Savardís second concussion in 10 months. Chiarelli said Savard will not play this season, either.
ěHeís not in a good spot still. He still has recurring headaches; he still has post-concussion stuff,î Chiarelli said. ěHeís not playing this year. Frankly, I donít think heíll play again. Thatís my opinion, my laypersonís opinion.î
MONZA, Italy ó Sebastian Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix from pole position Sunday, fighting off an audacious challenge from defending champion Fernando Alonso.
Vettelís eighth victory of the year gives the Red Bull driver an opportunity to clinch his second Formula One title in the next race in Singapore later this month.
Vettel clocked 1 hour, 20 minute, 46.172 seconds for the 53-lap race, with McLarenís Jenson Button crossing 9.590 seconds behind and Alonso 16.909 back. It was the 18th victory of Vettelís career and second at Monza.
Vettel became the youngest winner in F1 history at Monza in 2008 at 21 years old.
WROCLAW, Poland ó Vitali Klitschko stopped Polish challenger Tomasz Adamek in the 10th round to retain the WBC heavyweight title Saturday night.
Italian referee Massimo Barrovecchio stepped in 2 minutes, 20 seconds into the round, ending an utterly dominant performance by the Ukrainian.
The 40-year-old Klitschko was six inches taller than his opponent and used his size advantage, with the 34-year-old Adamek staggering back in the second, sixth and ninth rounds.
Klitschko improved to 43-2 with his 40th knockout. He and younger brother Wladimir retained their hold on all three major heavyweight titles.
ROGERS, Ark. ó Top-ranked Yani Tseng successfully defended her title in the LPGA Tourís NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday, beating Amy Yang with a 4-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff.
Yang missed a 6-foot birdie try before Tseng holed the winning putt on the par-5 18th.
Tseng and Yang closed with 3-under 68s to finish at 12-under 201 on the Pinnacle Country Club course.
Yang, winless on the LPGA Tour, parred the final 11 holes of regulation, holing a 41/2-foot putt on the 18th to force the playoff.