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This week in sports

By Josh Geller

Section: Sports

March 31, 2006

Baseball
MLB will investigate Barry Bonds alleged history of steroid abuse. Former senator George Mitchell was made leader of the investigation effort.

Houston's Jeff Bagwell will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his injured shoulder.

The Boston Red Sox claimed first baseman Hee-Seop Choi off wavers from Los Angeles.

Marquis Grissom retired earlier this week. He is one of only six players to get 2000 hits, 200 home runs, and 400 stolen bases for his career. Two of the other five with that distinction are in the Hall of Fame, and the other three arent eligible yet. He is a two-time all-star with four gold gloves.

Tony Graffanino was put on wavers by the Red Sox. Kansas City claimed him.

The Cubs' Kerry Wood and Mark Prior were both placed on the 15-day DL.

Pitcher Juan Cruz was traded from Oakland to Arizona for pitcher Brad Halsey.

Basketball
The Suns' Amare Stoudemire is sidelined again, as his knees have been hurting since returning to the court.

Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors will be out indefinitely with a sprained thumb.

Jamal Mashburn retired earlier this week. The #4 pick of the 1993 draft averaged 19.1 points per game in a career plagued by injuries. He didnt play last season and hasnt played a full season since 2003, when he was named to his only all-star team.

Hockey
Detroit's Steve Yzerman tied Mario Lemuix for eighth place on the all-time scoring list with a goal on Monday.

College Basketball
Final four match-ups: #11 George Mason v. #3 Florida, #4 LSU v. #2 U.C.L.A.

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