Indians shelve Miller, Tomlin...Rams lose Easley...Clark leaves Warriors...Crew chief punished

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BOSTON (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed All-Star left reliever Andrew Miller on the disabled list with right knee tendinitis and announced that pitcher Josh Tomlin is out at least six weeks with a hamstring injury. Miller has walked 10 batters in his last 21 innings after issuing just nine batters in 74 1/3 innings last season. Tomlin's season could be in jeopardy after an MRI confirmed a "mild-to-moderate" left hamstring tendon strain.

UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams say defensive lineman Dominique Easley will miss the season with a torn right knee ligament suffered in practice on Tuesday. Easley had a solid season for the Rams last season and was expected to start in the teams' new 3-4 defense. He joined the team last year after finishing the previous two seasons on injured reserve with New England.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ian Clark is leaving the NBA-champion Golden State Warriors for a one-year, veteran-minimum contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. The 6-foot-3 Clark averaged career highs of 6.8 points on 49-percent shooting in nearly 15 minutes per game with the Warriors last season. The guard is expected to rotate in for either Rajon Rondo (RAH'-zhahn RAHN'-doh) or Jrue (juh-ROO') Holiday.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Erik Jones will be without his crew chief for the next two Cup races. NASCAR has suspended Chris Gayle and fined him $50,000 for a rear suspension violation at Pocono Raceway last weekend. In addition, the No. 77 Furniture Row Racing team was docked 25 owner points and 25 driver points, leaving Jones 150 points behind the cutoff spot for NASCAR's playoffs heading into Saturday's race at Watkins Glen.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame has announced in a statement that former football coach Ara Parseghian died at home yesterday morning at age 94. Parseghian coached the Irish from 1964-74, winning national championships in 1966 and '73. He abruptly retired at age 51 with a record of 95-17-4.

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