1) Pitcher Kevin Brown has declared his retirement. No word yet on how long the Yankees will wait before retiring his number.

2) Canadians goaltender Jose Theodore, already facing an international ban for using Propecia, will miss 6-8 weeks of NHL action after slipping on the stairs to his home.

3) Roma’s 1-0 victory over Empoli yesterday equaled a record of ten consecutive Serie A wins. They’ll try for number 11 without captain Francesco Totti (above), who suffered a broken leg and will be out for the next 2-3 months.