Sports in Brief: Player has seizure; AHL game is halted

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Argentina's David Nalbandian during the Brazil Open ATP tournament final match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Argentina's David Nalbandian during the Brazil Open ATP tournament final match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) (AP)
Posted: February 18, 2013

A Springfield Falcons player suffered a seizure after being checked into the glass Sunday night, causing the American Hockey League game with the Adirondack Phantoms to be suspended.

Falcons left winger Wade MacLeod was taken to a hospital in Springfield, Mass., and the team later said the 26-year-old was stable and alert.

The Phantoms are the Flyers' affiliate. Defenseman Brandon Manning received a two-minute penalty for boarding on the play.

The coaches agreed to suspend the game in the second period with Adirondack leading, 2-1. No makeup date was announced.

TRACK AND FIELD: La Salle senior Alfredo Santana (Nueve Esparanza) was named the men's outstanding track performer at the Atlantic Ten Conference indoor track and field championships in Kingston, R.I.

Santana won the 3,000-meter run on Sunday and the 5,000 on Saturday.

La Salle's Wayne Bartholomew, Nick Crits (Wissahickon), Bret Shepherd (Monsignor Bonner) and Paul Reilly (Upper Dublin) won the 4x800 in 7 minutes, 38.46 seconds.

Temple's Margo Britton was named women's outstanding field performer after winning the shot put and taking second in the weight throw. La Salle's Meaghen McGlinchey (West Deptford) captured the 5,000 meters.

Emily Lipari of Villanova was a co-winner of outstanding women's track performer honors at the Big East indoor championships in Geneva, Ohio. Lipari won the 1,000 meters and anchored the Wildcats' winning 4x800-meter relay team. Villanova finished third in the team competition.

Canadian Olympian Sheila Reid, a former Villanova star, won the women's Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games in New York in a time of 4:27.02. Oregon's English Gardner (Eastern) won the women's 60 meters in 7.19 seconds.

TENNIS:Rafael Nadal beat David Nalbandian, 6-2, 6-3, to win the Brazil Open.

Victoria Azarenka defeated Serena Williams, 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-3, to win the Qatar Open, ending a 10-match losing streak against the American.

SOCCER: In London, Chelsea got goals from Juan Mata, Oscar, Frank Lampard and John Terry to win its fourth-round FA Cup replay, 4-0, over Brentford.

Landon Donovan will rejoin the Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of March after a break of almost four months. - Staff and wire reports

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