• Nats’ Johnson, A’s Melvin picked as managers of the year: Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics have been chosen as managers of the year. Johnson easily won the NL honor on Tuesday after the Nationals bolted to the best record in baseball. Melvin was picked narrowly for the AL award over Baltimore’s Buck Showalter in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Johnson, who turns 70 in January, was honored for the second time.
* Ex-Seahawk arrested; Hope Solo ID’d as victim: Former Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested on suspicion of assaulting U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo a day before their planned wedding day, according to police and court records. A Kirkland Municipal Court judge released Stevens after a court appearance Tuesday, saying there was no evidence connecting Stevens to any assault, according to news reports. He was arrested early Monday for fourth-degree domestic violence assault but wasn’t charged. Solo appeared in the courtroom Tuesday afternoon, but left without saying anything to reporters, according to KING-TV. Stevens, 33, and Solo, 31, applied for a marriage license Thursday, according to King County records.
• Roethlisberger has sprained shoulder: Ben Roethlisberger left Heinz Field on Monday night with his sprained right shoulder in a sling. When he walks back in ready to play is anybody’s guess. Tomlin called Pittsburgh’s franchise quarterback “questionable" but otherwise offered little detail Tuesday, less than 24 hours after Roethlisberger was pounded into the ground by Kansas City Chiefs linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston in the third quarter of Pittsburgh’s 16-13 overtime victory.
• Stern estimates revenue up 20 percent: NBA Commissioner David Stern estimates revenue will be a record $5 billion in the current season, an increase of about 20 percent from the league’s last full season in 2010-11. Speaking Tuesday at Beyond Sport United, a gathering of global team, league and industry executives at Yankee Stadium that focuses on social responsibility. Stern said NBA expansion to Europe is probably at least a decade away and that it likely would make sense to add several clubs there at once.
• T’wolves’ Budinger out 3-4 months: Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Chase Budinger will miss the next three to four months while recovering from surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery Tuesday, three days after Budinger was injured in a game against the Chicago Bulls. Minnesota is already playing without Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, JJ Barea and Brandon Roy because of injuries.
• NASCAR’s Keselowski can’t tweet in car anymore: Brad Keselowski became a social media darling after hopping on Twitter during a lengthy delay in the Daytona 500. Keselowski was the center of attention, and NASCAR seemed trendy and hip — a description its executives surely adored. Turns out, tweeting from the car isn’t cool with NASCAR. Keselowski was fined $25,000 on Monday for tweeting during the red flag at Phoenix International Raceway. The punishment was confusing to fans who vented on Twitter, of course, wondering why Keselowski was punished for Sunday’s tweets when he was celebrated by NASCAR for doing the exact same thing in February’s season-opening race. Some alleged the Sprint Cup Series points leader was actually being disciplined for his profanity-laced outburst after Sunday’s crash- and fight-marred race. NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp on Tuesday dismissed the conspiracy theories, and said drivers had been told after the Daytona 500 that electronic devices — including cellphones — could not be carried inside the race cars going forward.
• Vonn still hospitalized: Lindsey Vonn remained hospitalized in Colorado on Tuesday with “severe intestinal pain" that has been affecting her for the past two weeks. Vonn’s spokesman, Lewis Kay, wrote in an email that the four-time overall World Cup champion was “awaiting results from diagnostic testing for severe intestinal pain." Vonn’s ski technician, Heinz Haemmerle said that Vonn hasn’t trained since going out in the second run of the season-opening giant slalom Oct. 27 in Soelden, Austria.
—From wire reports