Sports briefs for July 22, 2014

Posted July 22, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
Last modified July 22, 2014, at 7:48 p.m.

Former Red Sox players set camp fundraisers in Oakland

Former Boston Red Sox players Jim Lonborg, Bill Lee and Mike Torrez will be among 14 Major League Baseball alumni hosting an opening day clinic on Monday for the girls and boys at the New England Baseball Camp on McGrath Pond in Oakland.

Other former MLB players attending will be Bruce Berenyi, Kevin Buckley, Tom Burgmeier, Greg Gagne, Matt Kinney, Pete Ladd, Mike Laga, Skip Lockwood, Jerry Moses, Ed Phillips, and Chico Walker.

The MLB alums will also raise funds for the camp at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ray Haskell Ford and MLB Alumni Association Golf Invitational at Belgrade Lakes Golf Course.

Those seeking more information or interested in playing may visit ClubAYC.org/news-and-events to register.

Judge sets January start for murder trial of ex-Patriots star Hernandez

BOSTON — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be tried in January for the murder of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd last summer, a Massachusetts judge ruled on Tuesday.

Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh ruled at a hearing in Fall River District Court that the former NFL star’s trial would begin on Jan. 9, according to a spokeswoman for Bristol County Superior Court.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough in June 2013. He has also pled not guilty in Boston to separate charges of killing two men after an incident involving a spilled drink at a nightclub in 2012.

Garsh did not rule on Tuesday on a motion filed a day earlier by Hernandez’s lawyers that asks the court to “take prompt action” to prevent news broadcasts of Hernandez’s hearings from capturing courtroom conversations between the former Patriots player and his lawyers.

Police investigate TCU’s Daniels in assault case

TCU defensive end Devonte Fields, named the Big 12 preseason defensive player of the year on Monday, is accused of threatening a former girlfriend with a gun and is the subject of an assault investigation.

According to a Fort Worth police report, Fields allegedly aimed the gun at Haley Brown and said, “I should blast you.”

Brown also told police that Fields shouted at her and punched her in the head after knocking out a bedroom window early Sunday. Brown had a cut under an eye and a swollen cheek, according to the report. Fields fled before police arrived at the Fort Worth home where the alleged attacked occurred.

According to USA Today, Sgt. Raymond Bush said Fields is considered a subject in a domestic disturbance and is not under arrest. The woman did not to file charges, saying the couple dated for two years but broke up on June 1.

Fields was suspended at the start of the 2013 season for violating team rules and then suffered a foot injury that required surgery in October.

Rockies’ Tulowitzki goes on DL with strained hip

The Colorado Rockies placed shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list Tuesday with a left hip flexor strain.

Tulowitzki left Saturday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a cramp in his quadriceps and had missed two games since then before the team made the announcement before Tuesday night’s matchup with the Washington Nationals.

The 29-year-old Tulowitzki, considered a National league MVP candidate this season, is leading the NL with a .340 batting average, a .432 on-base percentage and a .603 slugging percentage. He has 21 home runs and a major league-leading 71 runs scored in 91 games.

Tulowitzki is all too familiar with the disabled list, limited to 690 of a possible 972 regular-season games from 2008 through 2013 because of wrist, groin, thumb and quad injuries. The last time he played 130 games or more in a season was 2011.

Yankees receive Headley in trade with Padres

The New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-handed pitching prospect Rafael De Paula, the Yankees announced.

The switch-hitting Headley, who hit 31 home runs with 115 RBIs and won a Gold Glove for fielding in a breakout season in 2012, is batting .229 with seven homers and 32 RBIs this year.

The Yankees also received $1 million in the exchange for Headley, who is owed $4.16 million on his current contract, mlb.com reported.

Headley, 30, batted .266 with 186 doubles, 87 homers and 401 RBIs in 908 career games over parts of eight seasons for the Padres.

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