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SPORTS BRIEFS: Gladiators get duo back from AHL

Gladiators get Galivan, Zanoski back from AHL

DULUTH -- Two big guns were returned to the Gwinnett Gladiators just in time for the team's road trip to Charlotte today.

Pat Galivan came back Monday after getting his first call-up to the American Hockey League.

A day later, Tom Zanoski was reassigned after a substantial stay in the AHL.

Galivan took up the mantle of leading goal-scorer for Gwinnett when Zanoski was called up to Binghamton a month ago.

Galivan and Zanoski are now tied with 17 goals each. Zanoski has 32 points, one less than Adam Berti and one more than Galivan so far this season.

Galivan played one game for the Chicago Wolves and picked up his first pro point, an assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over Peoria. The Chicago area native was also a plus-1 in the game and had four shots on goal.

In 32 games with the Gladiators, the 23-year-old rookie has 31 points.

West returns to Hawks

ATLANTA -- Mario West is returning to the Atlanta Hawks.

The team signed West to a 10-day contract on Tuesday, restoring their roster to the 13-player minimum.

West, known mainly for his defensive skills, played with the Hawks the last two seasons before being cut in training camp. He had been with Maine in the NBA D-League.

Joseph retires from NHL

TORONTO -- Goaltender Curtis Joseph has retired, ending a 19-year career in the NHL in which he was No. 4 on the career victory list.

The 42-year-old Joseph is the winningest goalie to have never won the Stanley Cup. He had 454 victories, trailing only Martin Brodeur (585), Patrick Roy (551) and Ed Belfour (484).

He said Tuesday he had a ''great career'' and ''didn't leave anything on the table.''

Astros, Myers finalize $5.1 million deal

HOUSTON -- Pitcher Brett Myers and the Houston Astros have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees him $5.1 million.

Myers gets $3.1 million this year, and the deal includes an $8 million mutual option for 2011 with a $2 million buyout. He also can earn additional performance bonuses.

Wright leaves Florida for draft

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Safety Major Wright is the latest Florida player to leave school early and enter the NFL draft.

Wright made his announcement Tuesday, becoming the fifth junior to leave the Gators in the last two weeks.