NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL and its players' union are still talking, a day after they met for more than seven hours in an effort to end the nearly two-month-old hockey lockout. This is the 53rd day of the lockout. It has already forced the cancellation of 327 regular-season games, including the New Year's Day outdoor Winter Classic in Michigan.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A judge in Nashville signed off on a deal between two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White and prosecutors to settle public intoxication and vandalism charges. Charges will be dismissed if White completes alcohol treatment, performs 24 hours of community service and pays restitution. The vandalism charge was dismissed because White already has paid restitution to the Nashville hotel where police say he drunkenly destroyed a telephone.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- The New York Mets have terminated the contract of outfielder Jason Bay with one guaranteed season remaining. The deal makes the 34-year-old a free agent and allows the team to spread out the remaining $21 million it owes him. Bay was a three-time All-Star and hit just .234 in three injury-plagued seasons with 26 home runs.
LOS ANGELES (AP)-- Mark McGwire is going Hollywood. He was hired as hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. McGwire had the same job for the past three seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. During that time, the Cardinals led the National League in batting average and on-base percentage.
NEW YORK (AP)-- Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment for shouting an anti-Semitic slur and tackling a man outside a New York hotel last spring. Young was ordered to complete 10 days of community service and enroll in a program at New York's Museum of Tolerance. Young became a free agent after the World Series.
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