Cubs’ Castro linked to shooting
— At Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, authorities have questioned Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro after a nightclub shooting Saturday morning in which several people were injured. Police spokesman Jacobo Mateo said Castro was one of six people initially detained and he has been released. The investigation is ongoing. Paul Kinzer, Castro’s agent, said his client went to the police on his accord to make sure they knew he wasn’t involved. The 24-year-old Castro hit .292 with 14 homers and 65 RBIs in 134 games last season.
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Torres move permanent
— Chelsea says striker Fernando Torres will join AC Milan on a permanent basis in the January transfer window. Torres joined Milan on a two-year loan deal in August. . ... Former Chile goalkeeper Roberto Rojas has been hospitalized in Brazil because of a urinary infection and chest pain. Rojas, 57, was in “stable” condition. Rojas played for Chile in the 1980s and made worldwide headlines for self-inflicting a cut in his forehead in a World Cup qualifier against Brazil in 1989. He was banned by FIFA and Chile was left out of the 1994 World Cup because of his actions.
Snowfall wipes out Cup training
— At Santa Caterina, Italy, snowfall causing poor visibility forced officials to call off the second and final training session for a men’s World Cup downhill. Germany’s Josef Ferstl posted the fastest time in Friday’s first training on the 3.275-kilometer course. Sunday’s race is the final event of the men’s World Cup in 2014.
— At Toronto, Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick William Nylander scored in Sweden’s 5-1 victory over Denmark in the World Junior Championship. The United States opened Group A play Friday with a 2-1 shootout victory over Finland, and will face Germany on Sunday.
From Wire Reports