Update on the latest in sports:
It's official! Preakness Stakes record for Secretariat
BALTIMORE (AP) — Secretariat may be the only thoroughbred in history to set a track record 39 years after he crossed the finish line.
Secretariat's winning time in the 1973 Preakness has been changed to reflect that the Triple Crown-winning colt's time was actually faster than the stakes record.
The Maryland Racing Commission voted 7-0 in a special hearing to change the official time of the race from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53. That gives Secretariat records in each of his three Triple Crown races — the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes — that still stand.
The commission investigated the official timing of the Preakness at the request of Secretariat's 90-year-old owner, Penny Chenery, and Pimlico president Tom Chuckas.
"I didn't know if it was appropriate to cheer but I couldn't help myself," Chenery said. "This is a big day."
Belmont-winning jockey out of hospital
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Jockey's Guild says John Velazquez (veh-LAHZ'-kehz) is out of the hospital after breaking his right collarbone in a spill at Churchill Downs last Saturday.
A news release says Velazquez was released from a Louisville hospital Tuesday and was planning to return to his home in New York.
Velazquez rode Union Rags to victory in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. He will go into the racing Hall of Fame in August.
Phillies infielder suspended 50 games ...Maz back on Pirates bench
UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies' nightmare season continues.
Not only are the Phils in last place in the National League East, their rookie infielder Freddy Galvis is suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for using a banned substance.
Galvis is currently on the disabled list with a back injury and will begin serving his suspension immediately. MLB says Galvis tested positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance.
Galvis says a "trace amount" of the substance was found in his urine and he can't understand how it got there.
Galvis is currently on the DL and it's likely he'll stay there for the duration of his suspension.
In other baseball news:
__The Pittsburgh Pirates are turning to a Hall of Famer to help the young club deal with the new pressures of a pennant race. Former second baseman Bill Mazeroski will join the Pirates on the bench during their three-game series with the Minnesota Twins this week. Mazeroski, who often advises second baseman Neil Walker during spring training, accepted an invitation from manager Clint Hurdle to do a little regular-season work, as well.
BASEBALL-COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
Florida State suspends infielder on shoplifting charges
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida State coach Mike Martin suspended infielder John Holland indefinitely Tuesday after the freshman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at an Omaha sporting goods store.
The suspension was announced a few hours before the Seminoles faced UCLA in the College World Series. Holland was the Seminoles' designated hitter in their first two CWS games. The infielder was batting .243 for the season, and appeared in 41 games, 16 as a starter.
The loser of tonight's game goes home.
Sandusky's wife testifies she saw nothing inappropriate
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Dottie Sandusky, the wife of Jerry Sandusky, testified that she remembers most of the men who told a jury that her husband sexually abused them, but she said he never had inappropriate contact with them as boys.
Defense lawyers called the former Penn State assistant football coach's wife to the witness stand after they went after two investigators, suggesting that police shared details among accusers and planted the seeds of the alleged victims' evolving accounts of abuse.
The jury also heard from a psychologist who testified that Sandusky has a personality disorder that might explain the "creepy" letters he sent to one of his accusers. The defense also offered more testimony touting Jerry Sandusky's reputation as a family man and community stalwart.
Sandusky is charged with 51 criminal counts related to 10 alleged victims over a 15-year span.
He has denied the charges.
Coach-for- life at Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mike Brey says this is his last stop. He's staying at Notre Dame for the rest of his career.
The Irish were 22-12 last season, good for third place in the Big East. In his 12 seasons, Brey's teams have earned tournament bids eight times. He has led the Irish to six straight 20-victory seasons. Brey is fifth overall in Big East victories with a 133-89 record.
Heat advantage a familiar spot for Thunder
MIAMI (AP) — The Heat and the Thunder are resuming their NBA championship series with Game 4 in Miami tonight.
The Heat lead the series two games to one after Sunday night's 91-85 victory. LeBron James turned in another outstanding effort, scoring a game-high 29 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
Kevin Durant had 25 points for the Thunder, but found himself in foul trouble, finishing with five fouls.
But the Oklahoma City has overcome a series deficit before. They dropped the first two games of the conference finals to the San Antonio Spurs, only to reel off four straight wins. Guard Derek Fisher calls it "another great opportunity to show what becoming a champion is all about," adding "it's not something that ever has come easy." Fisher should know, he's been on five title teams.
Domestic issues for Wade...Lifetime achievement award for Riley
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane (dwayn) Wade may have more than basketball on his mind when the Heat take the floor against the Thunder if Game 4 of the NBA finals tonight.
Wade has asked a Chicago judge to suspend his ex-wife's right to visitation with their two children after a weekend incident that led to her arrest. Court papers say Siohvaughn (shuh-VAHN') Funches-Wade "barricaded herself" in her home several hours Saturday and refused to allow Wade's sister inside to pick the boys up for their flight to Miami.
In other NBA news:
— Miami Heat president Pat Riley is this year's recipient of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. Riley will be announced as the recipient in a news conference in Miami before tonight's NBA Finals Game 4.
— Anthony Davis is in New Orleans for a meet-and-greet with the team that is expected to make him the NBA's top overall draft pick next week. The Hornets did not ask the 6-foot-11 Davis to work out, but did have him pose for pictures in a white Hornets jersey. Davis helped Kentucky win the 2012 NCAA national title in the Big Easy and says it would be great to win another championship in New Orleans.
— Fab Melo is explaining why he was ruled academically ineligible for seven games at Syracuse last season. He's been making the rounds on the draft workout list and trying to answer NBA scouts. The Brazilian says the explanation is simple: Until four years ago, he didn't speak English. Melo says teams appear to be "comfortable" with that and he still expects to be a first round pick.
— The investor leading the push for a new arena that could bring the NBA back to Seattle says he hopes supporters don't get disillusioned if it ends up taking five to seven years for pro basketball to return.
Hargrove denies it's him...Tebow officially a good guy
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Saints defensive end Anthony Hargrove says it's not his voice saying "Give me the money" in a video used by the NFL as evidence in its investigation of the New Orleans bounty program.
Hargrove spoke Tuesday outside NFL headquarters.
Hargrove, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Jonathan Vilma each attended appeals hearings for their suspensions with Commissioner Roger Goodell at the league offices in Manhattan on Monday. The NFL showed reporters a clip from the 2010 NFC championship game in which Hargrove purportedly made the "money" comment about injuring Brett Favre.
Hargrove, now with Green Bay, was docked eight games.
In other NFL news:
— Tim Tebow has won the 2011 Good Guy Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America. He's the fifth straight QB to win the award.
— The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a multi-year deal with safety Michael Griffin. The Titan had tagged the five-year veteran as their franchise player back in March.
— Star receiver Percy Harvin is voicing frustrations with the Minnesota Vikings. At the team's first day of a mandatory minicamp, Harvin told reporters that he hasn't "been real happy lately" and that a lot of things need to be sorted out before training camp begins. Harvin has two years left on his rookie deal, but would not say that his displeasure is related to his contract.
— Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was sentenced to nine months of lockdown addiction treatment followed by time in a prerelease center after pleading guilty last month to breaking into a house and illegally possessing painkillers.
Rooney give England the win...Sweden wins, but France advances
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Wayne Rooney returned from suspension Tuesday and scored on a header in the 48th minute to give England a 1-0 victory over Ukraine and a spot in the European Championship quarterfinals. England won Group D and will next face Italy in Kiev on Sunday.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — France backed into the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Tuesday, losing 2-0 to Sweden but advancing thanks to England's win over Ukraine. The loss ended France's 23-game unbeaten streak but the French still will face Spain the quarterfinals.
Wild sign goalie Harding...Red Wings sign Helm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have re-signed goalie Josh Harding to a three-year contract. The 28-year-old Harding has been a backup throughout his NHL career, but primary goalie Niklas Backstrom is about to begin the last year of his contract and he will turn 35 next February. Harding posted a 13-12-4 record, 2.62 goals against average and .917 save percentage in 34 appearances and 30 starts last season.
In other NHL news:
— The Ottawa Senators say they have agreed to terms with Norris Trophy finalist Erik Karlsson on a seven-year contract extension. The 22-year-old Karlsson, who could have become a restricted free agent this summer, led NHL defenseman last season with 78 points.
— The Detroit Red Wings have signed Darren Helm to a four-year, $8.5 million deal. The 25-year-old center had nine goals and 17 assists in 68 games for the Wings last season. He had surgery on a tendon in his right arm after he was hurt in Game 1 of Detroit's first-round playoff loss to Nashville.
PUERTO RICO-MISSING CUBANS
Cuban players missing from Puerto Rican tournament
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The president of the Puerto Rican Basketball Federation says five Cuban players are missing from an international tournament.
Carlos Beltran says the five men did not show at practice Tuesday just before a game against Nicaragua. Cuba lost to the Bahamas 81-66 on Monday. The teams are in Puerto Rico for the Centrobasket Championship 2012.
Some Cuban athletes in the past have used international competitions as an opportunity to defect. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and Cubans who make it to the island generally are allowed to apply for legal residence.