Briefs: Local Sports November 20, 2008
• Outlaws’ Trujillo places fifth in Tulsa
Jacob Trujillo of the Colorado Outlaws Wrestling Club wrestled last week at the Tulsa Nationals Kickoff Classic in Oklahoma.
Competing in the 12-and-under 84-pound division, Trujillo placed fifth.
• Turnovers fuel Canucks’ big win in NY
NEW YORK — Alex Burrows scored two of Vancouver’s five goals against Henrik Lundqvist, and the Canucks feasted on turnovers Wednesday night in a 6-3 victory over the New York Rangers.
The highly anticipated duel between Vezina Trophy favorites Lundqvist and Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo never really materialized as the New York netminder was gone 5:33 into the second period. He allowed five goals on 17 shots, but it was hard to blame Lundqvist for any of them.
Vancouver’s first four goals resulted from Rangers turnovers, and the last was scored while the Canucks were on a two-man advantage.
Bruins 7, Sabres 4: Zdeno Chara and Chuck Kobasew each scored two goals and Marc Savard had a goal and three assists in Boston.
The Bruins won their sixth straight at home and for the seventh time in the past eight games. Boston’s last regulation loss was Oct. 30 in Calgary.
• Report: Yanks expect Mussina to retire
NEW YORK — Desperate for starting pitchers, the New York Yankees expect to enter next season without 20-game winner Mike Mussina.
FoxSports.com reported Wednesday that Mussina intends to retire and will make the move official this week. In the report, the Web site cited unidentified major league sources.
Mussina, who turns 40 next month, would become the first pitcher to call it quits after a 20-win season since Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax in 1966.
• Red Sox trade Crisp to Royals for reliever
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Outfielder Coco Crisp was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for reliever Ramon Ramirez.
The 29-year-old Crisp stared 98 games for the Red Sox last season while sharing the center field job with rookie Jacoby Ellsbury. He stole 20 bases in 27 attempts, marking the third season in a row he’s reached the 20-steal mark.
Ramirez is a 27-year-old right-hander who had a 2.64 ERA in 712/3 innings last season.
• Wakamatsu hired by Seattle as manager
SEATTLE — Don Wakamatsu became the first Asian-American manager in major league baseball history when he was hired Wednesday by the Seattle Mariners.
The 14th manager in Mariners history, Wakamatsu was bench coach for the Oakland Athletics last season. Before that he spent five years with the Texas Rangers.
• Williamson wants to fight former coach
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former first-round draft pick Troy Williamson never really got along with coach Brad Childress in Minnesota.
His feelings haven’t changed since leaving there, either.
Williamson, now in Jacksonville, said Wednesday he lost respect for his former coach last year and would like to “duke it out” with him when the Jaguars host the Vikings on Sunday.
“We can meet on the 50-yard line and we can go at it,” Williamson said.