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LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau has been released from a hospital a day after his car plunged off a coastal bluff, officials said Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., confirmed the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year and eight-time pro bowler was released Tuesday morning, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Seau suffered minor injuries when his sport utility vehicle went over a 30-foot bluff in Carlsbad, Calif., Monday morning. The accident happened 8 hours after Oceanside, Calif., police had arrested and briefly jailed Seau on suspicion of assaulting his 25-year-old girlfriend.

Police Lt. Kelly Cain said Seau told officers he had fallen asleep at the wheel before the mishap, the Union-Tribune reported.

Seau, 41, who played 13 years for the Chargers, is scheduled to appear Monday in San Diego County Superior Court for arraignment on charges of domestic violence.

Police said they are continuing to investigate the case. Oceanside Police Lt. Leonard Mata told the newspaper Seau's girlfriend suffered minor injuries and didn't need to be hospitalized.

Red Sox propose altering Fenway dimensions

BOSTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox say they want to widen the bullpens in Fenway Park, a move that would require altering the dimensions of the historic ballpark.

The team revealed a series of improvements Tuesday to Fenway, including the installation of new high-definition video displays. But attention centered on the bullpen proposal, which would shorten the home run distance to right from 380 feet to about 371 feet, the Boston Herald reported.

Red Sox President Larry Lucchino told the newspaper the move is being made to give pitchers more room to warm up in the cramped bullpens, which were installed in 1940.

"Our bullpens are old and substandard compared to the new state-of-the art bullpens," Lucchino said. "There are issues about bullpen safety."

He downplayed the impact the move could have on home run statistics.

The Herald said the change must be approved by Boston Landmarks Commission, which has put the item on the agenda for its Oct. 26 meeting.

Uecker has second heart surgery

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Longtime Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker successfully underwent a second round of heart surgery Tuesday, team officials said.

Uecker, 75, had the procedure done by Dr. Alfred Nicolosi at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee and is expected to remain in the hospital for about one week.

He first had heart valve replacement surgery April 30 and returned to the broadcast booth July 23. But a tear at the site of the first operation was later detected, most likely caused by a staph infection that entered the bloodstream about six weeks after the initial procedure.

"As always, we look forward to having Bob back at spring training in a little more than four months from now," Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasi said.

Uecker, affectionately known as "Mr. Baseball," is in his 40th year as the play-by-play radio voice of the Brewers.

Serena Williams says done for this year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. tennis star Serena Williams said Tuesday she is done for the season after re-injuring her right foot.

Williams has been out of action on the WTA Tour since downing Russian Vera Zvonareva July 3 to capture her fourth career Wimbledon title. She played an exhibition match four days later in Brussels but shortly thereafter injured her foot by stepping on broken glass at a restaurant.

The 29-year-old had surgery to repair the damage but on Tuesday said she had "re-torn" the tendon and underwent additional surgery Monday in New York.

"It is with deep frustration that I am withdrawing from the WTA Championships at Doha and the Fed Cup final," Williams said on her Web site. "Pushed by my desire to return to competition, I trained too hard too soon and re-tore the tendon in my foot."

A 13-time major champion, Williams lost her No. 1 ranking to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark last week.

Her older sister Venus also ended her 2010 season early due to a knee injury, meaning neither of the American superstars will be available for the United States in the Fed Cup against reigning champion Italy.

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