THE MIAMI Dolphins filled a big hole in their lineup yesterday by signing 330-pound free agent tackle Tyson Clabo.
Clabo is expected to play right tackle, with Jonathan Martin moving from right to left tackle, where he'll replace the departed Jake Long.
The 6-6 Clabo spent the past seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and was a 2010 Pro Bowl selection. He has 101 career starts, including every game the past 5 years, but was released by the Falcons this spring.
"It was very sudden when I was released. Unexpected," he said. "I'm a pretty tough critic on myself and I don't feel like there has been much drop in my play to date.''
Sport Stops *
Martin Gerber stopped Matt Duchene in the eighth round of a shootout after Reto Suri scored his second goal of the tiebreaker and Switzerland stunned Canada, 3-2, in the world hockey championships in Stockholm. In Helsinki, the United States defeated Latvia, 4-1.
* Tommy Haas beat defending champ Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-3, 7-6 (3), to win the MMW Open in Munich . . . Stanislas Wawrinka won the Portugal Open by beating top-seeded David Ferrer, 6-1, 6-4.
* Mike Rodgers of the United States won the men's 100 meters at the Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo.
* Zayat Stables in Louisville, Ky., announced that 5-year-old Nehro, runner-up to Animal Kingdom in the 2011 Kentucky Derby, has died of colic.
* James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, won IndyCar's Sao Paulo 300, rallying to move ahead on the final bend.
Philly File *
Caroline Bunting scored four goals to lead Penn to a 10-7 victory over Dartmouth in the Ivy League Lacrosse Tournament championship game. By virtue of the win, the Quakers earned an automatic bid to their seventh NCAA Tournament in a row.
* Drexel's Robert Church, Ben McIntosh and Ryan Belka were named to Colonial Athletic Association lacrosse first team. Kelli Joran and Amanda Norcini made the women's first team.