Klein to return to RailCats
Staff and wire report February 25, 2013 11:12PM
Updated: March 27, 2013 6:31AM
The RailCats’ leadoff hitter will return for a fourth season, as the team signed outfielder Adam Klein.
Klein, 29, is already one of the most accomplished RailCats, ranking first in franchise history in career on-base percentage (.404), second in batting average (.294), second in stolen bases (76) and third in walks (206).
PUC, Cal College players honored: Purdue Calumet’s Kedric Williams was named second team All-CCAC, while Roddy Richardson received honorable mention. Calumet College’s Dominique Edwards was also named honorable mention.
Area players to be honored by Indiana Hall: Lew Wallace graduate Terrilyn Johnson and Crown Point grad Tracy Roller will be honored by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame as part of its Silver Anniversary Team. The two will be honored at this year’s awards banquet on March 20.
Brady gets extension: A person familiar with the contract told the Associated Press the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady agreed to terms on a three-year, $27 million extension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the extension hasn’t been announced.
Brady, 35, was signed through 2014 but had said he wanted to play five more seasons. The length of the extension coincides with his timetable.
Marquette tops Syracuse: Davante Gardner scored a career-high 26 points, and No. 22 Marquette (20-7, 11-4) used a 15-2 burst in the second half to take control on its way to a 74-71 victory against No. 12 Syracuse (22-6, 10-5) in Big East play in Milwaukee.
Thunder signs Fisher: The Oklahoma City Thunder signed veteran Derek Fisher, filling an opening for a backup point guard created when Eric Maynor was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.
MLBPA hints at longer drug bans: Major League Baseball Players Association chief Michael Weiner said Monday there’s active discussion about increasing the penalties for violating MLB’s drug-testing program.
After meeting with the Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., Weiner said players have expressed interest in making the sanctions for failed drug tests more severe. He also said there have been discussions with MLB about possible changes that could take place in 2014.