HOCKEY

Middleton’s No. 16 to be retired by Bruins

Rick Middleton’s No. 16 is headed to the TD Garden rafters.

The Bruins say Middleton’s sweater will be retired on Nov. 29, before its game against the New York Islanders.

Middleton becomes the 11th player in franchise history to have his number retired by Boston.

Drafted by the New York Rangers in 1973, Middleton played 12 seasons with the Bruins from 1976 to 1988, compiling 402 goals and 496 assists in 881 games.

His goal total is the third-highest in Bruins history behind Johnny Bucyk (545) and Phil Esposito (459).

Renovating KeyArena in Seattle will cost $100 million more than previously expected as project leaders attempt to make it fully ready for an expected NHL franchise and possibly a future NBA team. The project remains on track for construction to begin this fall.

Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling will miss the start of the season because of a right wrist injury. He had surgery on Tuesday and the expected recovery time is 14 weeks.

COLLEGES

BASEBALL: Jesse Woods, an assistant coach at Notre Dame for the past eight years, is the new coach at Colby.

Woods was the co-recruiting coordinator at Notre Dame. He has coached at the NCAA Division I and III levels, first as an assistant at Wheaton and then at Boston College before going to Notre Dame.

BASKETBALL

NBA: The Chicago Bulls re-signed guard Ryan Arcidiacono, giving the former Villanova standout a chance to earn a roster spot during training camp.

Arcidiacono, 24, split time between Chicago and the G League last season, averaging 2 points and 1.5 assists in 12.7 minutes with the Bulls. The 6-foot-3 guard also averaged 13.8 points, 5 rebounds and 8.6 assists in 37 games with the G League’s Windy City Bulls, shooting 45.1 percent on 3-pointers.

TENNIS

CITI OPEN: Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki pulled out of the Citi Open in Washington because of an injured right leg, when the hard-court tournament also lost its defending champion, Ekaterina Makarova.

The No. 4-seeded Makarova lost her first-round match at the U.S. Open tuneup to Ana Bogdan 7-6 (2), 6-3.

No. 2 seed Sloane Stephens, the reigning U.S. Open champion, moved into the second round with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

CYCLING

RECOVERING: Vincenzo Nibali, 33, will return to training in a few days after undergoing back surgery following a crash in the Tour de France.

Nibali broke his 10th vertebra on the famous climb up to Alpe d’Huez on July 19 when a fan caught their camera strap on his handlebars.

Nibali will be released on Wednesday and can return to training on a static bike in a few days.

SOCCER

COLOMBIA: The chairman of Colombia’s football federation and other current and former executives are under investigation for alleged embezzlement and resale of tickets for 2018 World Cup, South American qualifying matches.

The investigation is targeting current chairman Ramon Jesurun, his predecessor Luis Bedoya, executive Alvaro Gonzalez Alzate and former league chairman Jorge Perdomo, among others.

– Staff and news report


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