Hired Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson moved quickly to replace his son as team president Wednesday, hiring Texas Christian University athletic director Danny Morrison. A day after the surprising resignations of Mark Richardson and his brother, Jon Richardson, who ran Bank of America Stadium, their 73-year-old father gave a major front office job to someone outside the family for the first time in a decade.
Retired Ottawa Senators defenseman Jason Smith retired after playing in more than a thousand NHL games. The 35-year-old Smith scored only 41 goals during his career, but made his presence felt in other ways. “Whether we ever got anything out of him offensively or not didn’t matter,” Senators general manager Brian Murray said at a news conference. “What I liked about Jason was his leadership and the grit he provided around the net.” In 1,008 career games with New Jersey, Toronto, Edmonton, Philadelphia and Ottawa, Smith had 169 points with 1,099 penalty minutes.
Withdrawn World third-ranked Paul Casey has withdrawn from the Deutsche Bank Championship because of a rib injury that has kept him out of golf for the last month. Casey withdrew after hitting nothing more than a sand wedge on the practice range at the TPC Boston.
Signed The Golden State Warriors signed free-agent center Mikki Moore. An 11-year NBA veteran, the 7-foot Moore will provide depth in the frontcourt for a team that struggled with injuries at center last season. Moore has played for Sacramento, Boston, Detroit, Atlanta, New Jersey, Utah, the Los Angeles Clippers and Seattle.
Died Hall of Fame jockey Ismael “Milo” Valenzuela, who twice won the Kentucky Derby and rode five-time Horse of the Year Kelso in the 1960s, died after a long illness. He was 74. Valenzuela’s daughter, Diana, told officials at the National Racing Hall of Fame and Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., that her father died at his home near Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., surrounded by his children, grandchildren and other family members. Valenzuela rode from 1951 to 1980, winning 2,545 races and earning purses of more than $20 million.