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Big Ten hands out penalties:

The Big Ten fined Michigan State $10,000 and reprimanded the Spartans football team, coach Mark Dantonio, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Wolverines linebacker Devin Bush for their actions and comments regarding a confrontation before last week's game. The Big Ten announced Wednesday that Michigan State violated the conference's sportsmanship policy when its team walked across the field with linked arms and initiated contact with Michigan players, who were on the field during pregame warmups.

Molina wins Clemente award:

BOSTON -- Many around Major League Baseball rallied to help Puerto Rico after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last year. The efforts of one native son were honored with an award named for the island's greatest player Wednesday. St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was named the recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award, a fitting recognition for the star who grew up on Puerto Rico and idolized the island's late Hall of Famer.

Lakers coach Walton fined:

NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating. NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the fine Wednesday. It stems from comments Walton made following the Lakers' 143-142 overtime loss to the Spurs on Monday. The officials gave 38 free throws to San Antonio and just 26 to Los Angeles, even though the Lakers outscored the Spurs 74-50 in the paint.

Sens defenseman suspended:

NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for one game without pay by the NHL for elbowing Boston defenseman Urho Vaakanainen on Tuesday night. The NHL announced the suspension Wednesday. The penalty will cost Borowiecki $6,452.

Ban for Armstrong's manager:

Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times. Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport had extended the ban for life. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in 2012 investigated and exposed a doping system used by Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service teams when Bruyneel was manager. Armstrong was later stripped of his Tour de France wins.

Accelerate tops Classic field: The Breeders' Cup World Championships has its biggest field of pre-entries along with a new race, which means plenty of storylines. Especially in its main event. Accelerate leads the 14-horse field for the Breeders' Cup Classic, which will offer the 5-year-old a rematch against West Coast in a marquee race that's missing unbeaten Triple Crown winner Justify. Baffert's confirmed pre-entries in the Classic are McKinzie and West Coast, whom Accelerate beat by 2 1/4 lengths last month at Santa Anita.

Wolves swarm Monsters 6-2:

Center Gage Quinney produced a hat trick and linemate Brooks Macek contributed 2 goals and 2 assists to lead the Chicago Wolves to a 6-2 victory over the Cleveland Monsters on Wednesday afternoon at the Allstate Arena.

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Oct 25, 2018
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