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Maddux wins record 17th Gold Glove

Padres pitcher Greg Maddux won his record 17th Gold Glove while Boston first baseman Kevin Youkilis earned his first award Tuesday for fielding excellence.

Detroit catcher Ivan Rodriguez won for the 13th time and outfielders Andruw Jones, Ichiro Suzuki and Torii Hunter added to their totals. The Colorado Rockies, who set a major league record for fielding percentage, did not have a winner.

Maddux broke a tie with Baltimore third baseman Brooks Robinson and pitcher Jim Kaat for the most Gold Gloves.

Known for his quick reflexes on the mound even at 41, Maddux won his first Gold Glove in 1990 with the Chicago Cubs. The 347-game winner has taken home the honor every year since except for 2003, when Mike Hampton broke his streak.

• Power-hitting outfielder Jose Guillen bought nearly $20,000 worth of steroids and human growth hormone from 2003-05, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

Former major leaguers Matt Williams and Ismael Valdez also purchased performance-enhancing drugs, in 2002, from a Florida anti-aging clinic that was raided in February as part of an investigation by the Albany, N.Y., district attorney into alleged illegal drug sales, the newspaper said.

Major League Baseball began testing for steroids in 2003. HGH was banned in January 2005.

• Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman broke a bone in his left wrist while swinging a bat last weekend and is scheduled to have surgery today.

His recovery is expected to take from four to six weeks, which still would be long before spring training begins in February.

Zimmerman led the Nationals with 24 homers and 91 RBIs while batting .266 in 2007, his second full season in the majors.

• PRO FOOTBALL -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell informed Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones that he will serve out his entire suspension for the 2007 season.

Jones had met with the commissioner last week in New York, pleading for some leniency and an early return. But the cornerback whose biggest community service was buying wrestling tickets for Atlanta students to watch him at a pay-per-view event last month didn't convince Goodell.

The commissioner told Jones his suspension will last through this season, which would include the playoffs if the Titans (6-2) qualify.

• Jaguars defensive tackle Marcus Stroud was suspended without pay by the NFL for four games for violating the NFL's steroids and related substances policy.

Stroud, a three-time Pro Bowl lineman, admitted last week that he had taken supplements following offseason micro-fracture surgery on his right ankle.

He said he was no longer taking the supplements, adding that he didn't plan to appeal the league's suspension.

• PRO TENNIS -- Top-ranked Justine Henin began her title defense at the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships with a 6-1, 7-6 (4) victory over Anna Chakvetadze.

Maria Sharapova returned from a nearly three-week absence to beat Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 7-5 in the red group.

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