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Sports in Brief: Penn players are honored

The Big Five named Penn senior guard Tyler Bernardini as the men's basketball player of the week, and Penn freshman forward Kara Bonenberger was the women's player of the week.

The Big Five named Penn senior guard Tyler Bernardini as the men's basketball player of the week, and Penn freshman forward Kara Bonenberger was the women's player of the week.

Bernardini scored a career-high 30 points in the Quakers' 84-71 win over Marist. For the second consecutive game, he hit eight three-pointers and also collected five rebounds.

Bonenberger led the Quakers to an overtime victory against Drexel with her first collegiate double-double. She scored a career-high 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting including 9 of 11 from the free-throw line. She also grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds.

Named to the honor roll was La Salle's Jerrell Wright, who averaged 16 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Explorers, and Villanova's Lauren Burford, who scored 13 points and hit 3 of 3 from behind the arc to help the Wildcats improve to 3-0 in Big Five action.

Wright, a Dobbins Tech graduate, also was selected as the Atlantic Ten Conference men's rookie of the week.

BASEBALL: Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba was suspended from Venezuela's professional baseball league for 66 games for striking an umpire. The suspension covers the rest of this season and all of next season in the league.

Torrealba was arguing with the home-plate umpire Friday after striking out. He angrily put a hand on the umpire's mask and shoved him. He was then ejected.

League president Jose Grasso Vecchio called Torrealba's behavior unacceptable and a violation of league rules.

"I wanted to express my sincere apologies to all parties for my actions," Torrealba said in his statement. "I have extended an apology to the Rangers organization as well. I am embarrassed for my conduct, and personally relayed that feeling to the umpire."

Torrealba plays for the Caracas Lions when not playing in the majors. His agent, Melvin Roman, said Torrealba acknowledges he got carried away in the heat of the moment.

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to one-year contracts with righthanders Andy Sonnanstine and Manny Corpas.

The deals are non-guaranteed split contracts and terms were not available.

Sonnanstine, who turns 29 in March, was 28-31 with a 5.26 ERA in five seasons with Tampa Bay. He made 80 starts in 132 appearances.

The 29-year-old Corpas spent five seasons with Colorado but did not pitch in the majors last year after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow in September 2010. He debuted in 2006 and became the Rockies' closer midway through the 2007 season, going 4-2 with 19 saves and a 2.08 ERA while helping them win the NL pennant. He was 12-16 with 34 saves and a 3.93 ERA with Colorado.

SOCCER: A hat trick by Dimitar Berbatov powered Manchester United's 5-0 rout of visiting Wigan, putting the defending champion even on points with crosstown rival Manchester City atop the English Premier League.

City was clinging to the top spot on goal difference after its expensively assembled attacking unit failed to score in the league for the first time this season in a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion.

In London, American star Clint Dempsey scored for Fulham to send Chelsea to a third consecutive 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

HOCKEY: Mark Stone had a hat trick to lead Canada to an 8-1 win over Finland to open the world junior men's hockey championship in Edmonton, Alberta. Stone also had an assist for Canada. Jonathan Huberdeau had a five-point effort with a goal and four assists.

- Staff and wire reports