NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez apparently heard enough and walked out of his grievance hearing today after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig (SEE'-lig) to testify. A person familiar with the session said that after Horowitz made his ruling, Rodriguez slammed a table, uttered a profanity at MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and left. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because what takes place at the hearing is supposed to be confidential.
TOLEDO (AP) — In college football tonight the lone ranked team in action is No. 20 Northern Illinois. The Mid-American Conference club can wrap up the West Division championship of the league with a win over the Rockets in Toledo. The Huskies have won 23 straight conference games while Toledo is 25-5 over the last four years in conference play.
NEW YORK (AP) — Linebacker Ahmad Brooks of the 49ers has been fined $15,570 by the NFL for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees (breez) last Sunday. That's the standard amount for such hits to the head and neck area. The tackle left Brees with blood on his chin. Brooks was fined $12,750 for a roughing-the-passer call against Aaron Rodgers during the season opener against Green Bay.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Dierdorf is retiring from broadcasting at the end of the season. The 64-year-old was a Hall of Fame player with the St. Louis Cardinals and has been involved in the NFL for 43 years.
UNDATED (AP) — Two NBA clubs are riding seven-game winning streaks and tonight each has a game. The Portland Trail Blazers are hot and tonight they are facing the Bucks in Milwaukee, while the equally hot Spurs are home to the Boston Celtics.