Phoenix’s Danny Ainge was suspended for one game and fined $7,500 for slapping Portland’s Chris Dudley during an NBA game Wednesday… . Former NFL quarterback Roman Gabriel will be the radio analyst for the first season of the Carolina Panthers… . Mats Naslund, the first European to play for the Montreal Canadiens, is returning to the NHL at age 35, signing for the rest of the season with the Boston Bruins.
After deliberating 4 hours over two days, a King County Superior Court jury on Wednesday acquitted former Seattle Mariners and Spokane Indians pitcher Bob Stoddard of three counts of child molestation involving a teenage girl. Stoddard, 37, embraced his wife, Kathi, and his attorney, Anne Bremner, after the verdict was read. The girl was not in court.
Margaret Wade, the first woman inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame and a former coach, died Thursday in Cleveland, Miss. She was 82.
Her teams at Delta State won three national championships while she was head coach from 1973-79.