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Posted: Mar 16, 2012 3:17:13 am
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Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Baltimore Orioles infielder Ty Wigginton has been suspended by Major League baseball for three games for his on-field argument and subsequent volatile reaction with an umpire in Thursdays game against Minnesota. Authentic Zach Randolph jersey . Wigginton has appealed the ruling and is in the starting lineup for the second game of the series on Friday. Manager Juan Samuel and pitching Rick Kranitz were ejected, along with Wigginton, during the seventh inning of the game and are awaiting word on suspensions and fines for their behavior. Umpire Gary Darling ruled that Wigginton missed a tag on Twins shorstop J.J. Hardy, who was diving back to first base on an aborted stolen base attempt. Wigginton argued briefly, but vociferously, and was thrown out of the game after it appeared he had bumped Darling chest to chest. The veteran infielder then had to be restrained by Samuel before leaving the field. Later in the frame, home plate umpire Bill Hohn threw Kranitz out for sarcastically clapping from the dugout after Drew Buteras single scored Hardy. Samuel then came storming out of the dugout and was dismissed after taking his hat off, throwing it to the ground and stomping on it.  Derek Roy Jersey . Ellis walked, drove in two runs and extended his hitting streak to 12 games, while Cust went 2-for-4 for the Athletics, who have taken the first three games of the set after a six-game slide. Anderson (7-6) yielded two runs -- one earned -- on eight hits while walking one and striking out six to end the season with his 18th career victory, the 3rd most wins by a pitcher before the age of 23 in Oakland franchise history. Jason Terry Swingman Jersey .S. 5-2 Tuesday, overturning an early two-goal deficit in both teams final warm-up game before the IIHF world hockey championship starts Friday. Dirk Nowitzki Jersey . While the majors dig in leading up to the stretch drive, another major baseball event is taking place in China at the Olympics. With the fourth place finish from Athens in 2004 in their minds, Team Canada is set to battle the world at the Beijing games. Clippers Jersey . After splitting two gut-wrenching overtime games in Vancouver, the Los Angeles Kings are back for Game 3 in their first playoff series since 2002. The youthful Kings inexperience was expected to be a liability in this series against veteran Vancouver, yet theyve twice risen to the challenge of sudden-death playoff hockey. New York Knicks Jersey .C. Sabathia dominated over six shutout innings as the Cleveland Indians torched the Kansas City Royals, 15-1, in the opener of a three-game series.VIENNA, Austria - UEFA voted Xavi Hernandez player of the tournament after Spains 1-0 victory over Germany in the European Championship final and selected nine of the Spanish players in the 23-member team of Euro 2008. There was no place in the squad for Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese star who scored 43 goals for Manchester United last season and is a leading candidate for FIFA player of the year, after he failed to reproduce his best form. Andy Roxburgh, the former Scotland coach who is head of UEFAs Technical Committee, said that Spains superior technical ability at the June 7-29 championship had earned the title for Luis Aragones team. "We have chosen Xavi because he epitomizes the Spanish style of play. He was extremely influential in the whole possession, passing and penetrating kind of game that Spain played," Roxburgh said Monday. Roxburgh explained that the nine-man technical committee, which also included former national team coaches such as Gerard Houllier and Roy Hodgson, did not include players from teams who were eliminated in group play, such as France. Explaining Ronaldos absence, Roxburgh said he was a member of an impressive Portugal team which reached the quarter-finals but then went out 3-2 to Germany. Ronaldo could have been included if the team had made it to the semmifinals and he had played well. Wholesale NHL Jerseys. But the only Portuguese players in the squad were defenders Jose Bosingwa and Pepe. Runner-up Germany, which made its sixth Euro final but has not won an international title since the 1996 European Championship, had three players in the squad - defender Philipp Lahm, captain Michael Ballack and attacking midfielder Lukas Podolski, who scored three goals. Only one player made it from the disappointing, defensc-minded Italian team, which went out on penalties to Spain in the quarterfinals - goalkeeper and team captain Gianluigi Buffon, who kept out a penalty against Romania and made a standout save in Italys 2-0 victory over France. Russia, which was one of the surprises of the tournament in advancing to the semifinals under Dutch coach Guus Hiddink, had four players in the squad, including strikers Roman Pavlyuchenko and Andrei Arshavin, the Zenit St. Petersburg playmaker who helped his club win the UEFA Cup shortly before the championship. Arshavin missed Russias first two group games because of suspension but his goals and passes helped the Russians beat Sweden and the Netherlands on the way to losing 3-0 to Spain in the semifinals. Turkey also made it to the semifinals, losing 3-2 to Germany, and had one player in the squad, Hamit Altintop. ' ' '

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