ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired former World Series MVP David Freese (freez) and reliever Fernando Salas from the St. Louis Cardinals for Peter Bourjos and outfield prospect Randal Grichuk. Freese batted .262 with nine homers and 60 RBIs last season after producing career bests of 20 homers, 79 RBIs and a .293 average in 2012. Bourjos played just 55 games this year due to a strained hamstring and a broken wrist.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The NFL has suspended umpire Roy Ellison for one game without pay for making "a profane and derogatory statement" to a Washington Redskins player. The incident has led to a call for NFL players to stop using the N-word on the field and in the locker room. Left tackle Trent Williams said he was called vulgar names -- although not the N-word -- by Ellison and did nothing to provoke it.
NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks coach Mike Woodson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for public criticism of officiating. In a Thursday radio interview, Woodson said that the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony doesn't get the same calls as other superstars. He also complained that a referee "blew" a call during a loss to the Pistons.
ROME (AP) — New International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is urging national Olympic committees to weed out drug cheats before their teams travel to the Winter Games in Russia next year. Speaking at the European Olympic Committees general assembly, Bach asked the national Olympic committees to speak with their national sports federations and tell them that one doping case taints the image of the Olympics. Bach says overall tests for Sochi have been increased by 40 percent over the 2010 Games in Vancouver.
DENVER (AP) — Lindsey Vonn will skip the World Cup races next week in Colorado as she recovers from a downhill training crash in which she partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her right knee this week. Her publicist issued a statement saying the reigning Olympic downhill champion will continue to go through therapy on her knee and is not ruling out a possible return to racing the following week. It's unclear whether Vonn's crash earlier this week will affect her Olympic aspirations.