Fined Dallas Cowboys left tackle Flozell Adams has been fined $12,500 by the NFL for kicking two New York Giants on Sunday, making it two straight games he’s been fined. Adams was punished not only for the second-quarter play that left Justin Tuck with a shoulder injury, but also for doing it to Osi Umenyiora in the fourth quarter. Adams was flagged for kicking Tuck, but not for the swipe at Umenyiora. After the game, Tuck called it a “bush league play.” Adams also was fined $5,000 for an unnecessary roughness penalty against Tampa Bay in the opener. He wants to appeal that fine.
Sues Former Tennessee Titans wide receiver David Givens claims the team failed to tell him about a defect in his knee that led to an injury and eventually ended his career. Givens claims in a lawsuit that a doctor discovered a defect in his knee during a physical around the time his contract was being negotiated in March 2006. He claims the examining doctor told team officials he “may need surgery at some point” and “may not be able to make a full 16-game season,” according to the suit. But Givens claims he was “kept in the dark about his condition” and team officials urged him to keep playing.
Suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean O’Donnell has been suspended five games, including the first two of the regular season, for a match penalty during a preseason game against the New York Islanders. The NHL announced the suspension Wednesday after O’Donnell was penalized in the previous night’s game for a cross-check on the Islanders’ Matt Martin.
Retiring Veteran goaltender Olaf Kolzig is retiring after 14 seasons in the NHL. The 39-year-old former Vezina Trophy winner – known as “Olie the Goalie” – spent most of his career with the Washington Capitals. His 303 career wins rank 21st in the NHL. He finishes his career with a 2.71 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. He posted 35 shutouts. Kolzig was a free agent.
Signs Starting point guard Raymond Felton signed Charlotte’s one-year, $5.5 million qualifying offer after the restricted free agent was unable to come to teams on a long-term contract. The move means the Bobcats starting point guard will report on time to training camp next week, then become an unrestricted free agent next summer.