Chris Chelios, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and three-time Norris Trophy winning defense-man, announced today that he will retire from the National Hockey League after 26 seasons. Chelios played for the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Atlanta Thrashers during his illustrious NHL career. He retires having played the most games by a defense-man in NHL history (1,651) and as the only player in league history to play in over 400 games for three different teams (Chicago-664, Detroit-578, Montreal-402). Chelios will return to the Red Wings as Advisor to Hockey Operations. Chelios said, "The three championship teams I've been lucky enough to be a part of have truly been the highlights of my career. I'm excited for this next challenge to begin and I'm also thankful the Wings have extended this opportunity for me to continue to be close to the game."
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez worked in the batting cage before Monday's game; he did some hitting off a soft toss and a tee. The plan is for him to take some real swings Wednesday and get him ready for a return on Sunday. He is batting .265 with 21 HR and 97 RBI this season.
PGA Tour players can sleep better now. Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced Tuesday the suspension for the rest of the season of the pro-am policy that made Jim Furyk ineligible to play in last week's The Barclays. Furyk was disqualified for missing his tee time for the tournament's pro-am on Aug. 25. Furyk, who arrived at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., five minutes late, overslept after his cellphone lost power and the alarm did not sound. Now, should a player be late for his pro-am starting time, the situation will be handled as a matter of unbecoming conduct. The player will be required to participate in the remainder of the pro-am round and may be required to perform additional sponsor activities. A player who misses his pro-am obligation in its entirety will still be ruled ineligible for the tournament unless he has been excused because of a family emergency or injury.