Hughton gets new deal, as may Hughes
LONDON • Brighton manager Chris Hughton has been rewarded for keeping the Seagulls in the Premier League with a new three-year contract. He guided the promoted club to another season in the top flight as they finished 15th.
Fellow survivors Southampton are also making progress to tie manager Mark Hughes down to a new deal beyond this summer. Saints chairman Ralph Krueger believes the Welshman is a "perfect fit" at the side which finished 17th.
Moyes parts ways with West Ham
LONDON • David Moyes has left West Ham following the end of his short-term contract, as the Premier League club, which finished 13th, revealed their intention to "move in a different direction" yesterday.
The 55-year-old former Everton and Manchester United boss was appointed in November, with the sole objective of ensuring the Hammers' top-flight status.
Double golf Major winner Ford, 95, dies
NEW YORK • Two-time Major golf champion Doug Ford died in Florida on Monday night at the age of 95, said the PGA Tour. No cause was given. He won the 1955 PGA Championship and the 1957 Masters, over Sam Snead, and was also a member of three US Ryder Cup-winning teams.
MLB slaps 80-game drug ban on Cano
LOS ANGELES • Seattle Mariners star Robinson Cano has been banned for 80 games after failing a drug test, Major League Baseball said on Tuesday.
The second baseman, a likely Hall of Famer, tested positive for the banned diuretic furosemide.