Around the Nation (March 15): Doctor famous for introducing Tommy John surgery to be honored by HOF

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BASEBALL

Jobe to be honored at baseball Hall of Fame

Dr. Frank Jobe, who developed the elbow procedure known as "Tommy John surgery" that has helped baseball players extend their careers, will be honored during Hall of Fame induction weekend on July 27.

Tommy John will attend the ceremony to help honor Jobe for his impact on the sport. John was diagnosed with a ruptured MCL in his left elbow in 1974 when Jobe tried a procedure in which he removed a tendon from John's forearm and repaired his elbow.

Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson says Jobe's work is a testament to the positive role of medicine in baseball's growth.

Jobe, who is in his late 80s, serves as special adviser to the chairman of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Tigers minor leaguer Carrillo susp. 100 games

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers say minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo has been suspended 100 games for violating baseball's minor league drug prevention and treatment program.

The team posted a release on its website Friday, saying the commissioner's office announced the suspension.

Carrillo's suspension is effective at the start of the season. He is currently on the roster of Erie, which is Detroit's Double-A affiliate.

Carrillo's name was included in a Miami New Times report earlier this year, when the alternative weekly newspaper said it had acquired records from a Florida clinic the paper said sold performance-enhancing drugs.

ICE HOCKEY

Jackets activate Moore, reassign Goloubef

COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman John Moore off injured reserve after he missed eight games with a shoulder injury, called up forward Sean Collins from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass., and have assigned defenseman Cody Goloubef to the AHL Falcons.

Moore has two goals and six assists in 82 career games with the Blue Jackets. The former first-rounder, 21st overall in the 2009 draft, has one assist in 13 games this season.

Goloubef has appeared in 10 games with Columbus this season, scoring his first and only NHL goal on Feb. 11 vs. San Jose. The Blue Jackets' second pick, 37th overall, in the 2009 draft, Goloubef has five goals and seven assists in 25 AHL games this season.

Collins was added to the team on emergency recall from Springfield.

The Cornell graduate logged 25:06 of ice time and blocked three shots in two games with Columbus earlier this season. The 6-foot-3, 201-pound center, a seventh-round pick in 2008, has seven goals and 13 assists in 53 games with the Falcons this season -- his first as a professional.

AUTO RACING

Jeremy Clements hopes for second chance

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- NASCAR driver Jeremy Clements is back at the track after a two-week suspension for using a racial slur and is hopeful the lapse in judgment hasn't caused irreparable harm to his career.

Clements made the remark to a blogger for MTV News during an interview at Daytona. NASCAR suspended him indefinitely, but he was reinstated this week after seeing a sports diversity expert.

Clements paid for the $2,500 course out of his own pocket, and said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway he hopes he'll get a second chance.

He opened his remarks by reading a lengthy apology handwritten on a piece of white loose-leaf paper.

The 28-year-old Nationwide Series driver blamed his actions on making a stupid remark in describing drivers who race too aggressive.

BOXING

Boxer Larry Holmes hospitalized, released

EASTON, Pa. -- Former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes is recovering at home in eastern Pennsylvania after he was hospitalized for two days because of high blood sugar.

The 63-year-old Holmes tells The Express-Times of Easton he was admitted to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem Township on Tuesday after his blood sugar spiked. He says he had felt lightheaded and drowsy and his doctor sent him to the hospital.

He returned to his Palmer Township home Thursday afternoon and says he's taking medication and following his doctor's instructions to lose weight and eat right. He says blood sugar problems run in his family.

Holmes grew up in Easton and was heavyweight champion from 1978 to 1985.

BASKETBALL

Clippers sign Summers to a 10-day deal

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers have signed forward DaJuan Summers to a 10-day contract.

He averaged 18.0 points and 7.6 rebounds for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA's D-League this season.

Summers played in 81 games for Detroit and New Orleans from 2009-12 after being the 35th overall pick in the NBA draft as an early entry candidate out of Georgetown. He averaged 3.4 points and 1.0 rebounds in those games.

The move was announced Friday.

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