NU wrestling practice gets under way
Nevada Union’s wrestling team will have its first practice Monday after school in the wrestling gym. There is a parents meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8.
— Submitted to The Union
A’s pitchers Braden, Devine become free agents
OAKLAND — Oakland Athletics pitchers Dallas Braden and Joey Devine have cleared outright waivers and chosen to become free agents rather than accept assignments to Triple-A Sacramento.
The AL West champion A’s made the announcement Tuesday. Both pitchers missed the 2012 season because of injuries that required surgery.
Braden, the left-hander who pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history on Mother’s Day 2010 against Tampa Bay, underwent surgery on May 17, 2011, to repair a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder. He then had another procedure Aug. 21 to fix a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder.
The right-handed reliever Devine is recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time on his throwing arm. He also missed the 2009 and ‘10 seasons after the first surgery.
Professional leagues plan to play after superstorm
With much of the Northeast immersed in the recovery from superstorm Sandy’s devastating blow, the NFL and NBA plan to carry on with their schedules.
The New York City Marathon is still hoping that the course will be clear by Sunday and runners will be able to get to the starting line in Staten Island.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank on Tuesday said through his Twitter account the season-opening games Tuesday night in Miami, Los Angeles and Cleveland — the Wizards flew out of Washington Monday 7 a.m. — are set to tip off on time.
But five days before 50,000 runners take to the course that meanders through the streets of New York City’s five boroughs, NYC Marathon organizers were still waiting to give an update on their race preparations.
World Series drives in Fox weekly ratings win
Fox’s competitors lost out in the ratings to the World Series, though it was the least-watched ever.
The Giants’ four-game victory over the Detroit Tigers was enough to put Fox atop last week’s Nielsen Co. ratings. CBS was close behind on the strength of its regular programming, including top-rated series “NCIS.”
The fall classic averaged 12.7 million viewers, the smallest number since Nielsen began using its People Meters viewing counter in 1987.
— Associated Press