May 5, 2009 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Retired Veteran Markus Naslund wrapped up a 15-year NHL career when he retired Monday after just one season with the New York Rangers. Naslund, who left the Vancouver Canucks last summer as a free agent, signed a two-year deal worth $8 million with the Rangers but decided to skip the final season when he will be 36. The five-time All-Star spent parts of 12 seasons with the Canucks and was a five-time All-Star.

Sued A Franklin, Tenn., man is suing Washington defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, saying the All-Pro was driving his black Ferrari like a maniac when the player sent the man’s car crashing into the concrete median of an interstate highway and leaving him disabled. Corey Edmonson needed hip replacement surgery after the Dec. 13 accident, and attorney Jon Perry filed the lawsuit for Edmonson on Friday in Williamson County Circuit Court seeking $7.5 million in compensatory damages.

Fined The NBA has fined Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin $25,000 for throwing Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki to the floor in the opener of their second-round playoff series. Martin was also assessed a flagrant foul 1 for the contact, which occurred with 5:51 left in the first quarter of Sunday’s game. Nowitzki said after the game he didn’t have a problem with the foul, calling it “just a hard playoff foul.”

Reduced Swimmer Jessica Hardy has had her two-year suspension for a failed drug test reduced to one year, allowing her to return to competition this summer. The American Arbitration Association issued its decision, saying that a longer sanction would be disproportionate to the facts of the case.


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