Greinke dominates as Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 6-1
PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke gave up two hits in seven scoreless innings in his first game against Arizona since last month's bench-clearing brawl and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped the Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Monday night.
Greinke (7-2) struck out seven and walked two in his fourth straight win. He also had a career-high three hits.
Hanley Ramirez singled three times to extend his career-best hitting streak to 19 games and was one of five Dodgers with an RBI.
Los Angeles, winner of 13 of 16, tied its season high with 17 hits — 16 of them singles.
Randall Delgado (1-3) allowed three runs on 11 hits in six innings to take the loss.
Coyotes move a step closer toward having an owner
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The prospective owners of the Phoenix Coyotes have signed their lease agreement for Jobing.com Arena.
Daryl Jones, partner with Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, tweeted on Monday that the lease agreement with the City of Glendale has been executed.
The Glendale City Council approved a 15-year, $225 million arena lease deal with RSE during a special session last week.
RSE still has to complete its purchase of the team and get approval from the NHL's Board of Governors, but those are expected to be formalities.
The Coyotes have been run by the league the past four years after former owner Jerry Moyes took the team into bankruptcy in 2009.
Dodgers place Kemp on DL with shoulder trouble
PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list with joint inflammation in his troublesome left shoulder.
Manager Don Mattingly says Kemp tried to take early batting practice before Monday night's game at Arizona but experienced more soreness and, with the All-Star break coming up, it didn't make sense to play short-handed while Kemp heals.
The move is retroactive to Saturday.
Mattingly says the team doesn't think the problem is related to the shoulder surgery Kemp had in the offseason.
The Dodgers recalled outfielder Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Kemp's roster spot.
Los Angeles also placed right-hander Stephen Fife on the 15-day DL with right shoulder bursitis and added newly acquired right-hander Ricky Nolasco to the roster.
Nolasco, obtained in a trade with Miami, will start Tuesday night.
Sun Devils land former Penn State G Marshall
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Former Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall is planning to transfer to Arizona State.
Marshall, the Nittany Lions' second-leading scorer last season, announced in May that he was forgoing his final year of eligibility to pursue a professional career overseas.
The 6-foot-4 guard is now headed to Arizona State instead, as long as he fulfills requirements to graduate this summer.
Marshall averaged 15.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists as a junior at Penn State.
If he does graduate and become eligible, Marshall would likely be a starter for the Sun Devils alongside Jahii Carson in what could become one of the nation's best backcourts.
Ex-Bengals cheerleader libel suit retrial begins
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The attorney for a former Bengals cheerleader suing a gossip website for alleged defamation has told jurors that his client suffered mental anguish from false and malicious posts and should be awarded money.
Opening statements were made Monday in Sarah Jones' federal lawsuit retrial in Covington, Ky. Jones is seeking $11 million over two 2009 posts on thedirty.com website. The posts alleged that Jones had sex with every Bengals player and probably had two sexually transmitted diseases.
The attorney for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based website told jurors evidence will show his client didn't write the posts and that they did not damage Jones.
A January trial resulted in a hung jury.
The posts were unrelated to Jones' guilty plea last year to charges she had sex with an underage ex-student.