HOCKEY

Two Pirates, two River Rats suspended by AHL because of postgame altercations

The AHL announced the suspension of defenseman Matt Generous and center Travis Turnbull of the Portland Pirates and center Mike Angelidis and left wing Brad Herauf of the Albany River Rats for two games each as a result of their altercations after Sunday’s game at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

The league also fined each team an undisclosed amount.

Generous and Turnbull will miss Portland’s games Friday at Bridgeport and Saturday at Syracuse.

Angelidis and Herauf will not play Albany’s games Friday and Saturday at Norfolk.

• The AHL named Pirates forward Tyler Ennis rookie of the month for February. Ennis had six goals and 11 assists in 14 games to help the Pirates jump to first place from fourth place in the Atlantic Division.

Ennis leads AHL rookies in scoring with 19 goals and a team-high 40 assists.

GOLF

PGA: John Daly was suspended five times and cited 21 times for not giving his best effort, according to a 456-page rap sheet kept by the PGA Tour that is now public record because of a libel lawsuit Daly failed to win.

The Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday on Daly’s disciplinary file, which the tour had to give Morris Publishing Co. during Daly’s libel lawsuit against a columnist who once worked for the newspaper. The Times-Union is part of the Morris group.

SOCCER

MLS: Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said he is confident the start of the season will not be affected by a strike while insisting there won’t be a quick-fix deal with the players.

The league’s first collective bargaining agreement expired Thursday after the sides twice extended the five-year deal, which originally was to have run out Jan. 31.

The MLS players union failed to match league management’s no-lockout pledge with a no-strike offer, leaving the start of the season on March 25 in doubt.

• D.C. United defender Marc Burch will be sidelined four months following foot surgery and midfielder Clyde Simms will be out four weeks after a knee operation.

The club announced Burch will have surgery Thursday to repair a broken bone in his right foot.

FOOTBALL

NFL: The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent defensive tackle Marlon Favorite, who played for the 2007 national champion LSU Tigers but has yet to appear in an NFL game.

• Jacksonville re-signed wide receiver Troy Williamson, who would have become a restricted free agent Friday. Contract terms were not released.

TENNIS

MONTERREY OPEN: Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic was upset in the first round, losing 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to Anastasija Sevastova at Monterrey, Mexico.