September 29, 2009 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Extended The Orlando Magic have extended the contracts of general manager Otis Smith and coach Stan Van Gundy, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday. The person says the team picked up options that extend Van Gundy through the 2010-11 season and Smith through 2011-12. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals have not been officially announced. Rewarded The Walter Camp Football Foundation has named Oregon tight end Ed Dickson its national player of the week. Dickson had 11 receptions for 148 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s 42-3 rout of then-No. 6 Cal. The senior needs only seven catches to become Oregon’s all-time leader in receptions by a tight end.

Benched New York Jets’ speedy wide receiver David Clowney was benched by angry coach Rex Ryan for the team’s game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday after Clowney complained on Twitter about a lack of playing time against New England last Sunday.

Retiring 41-year-old forward Theo Fleury decided to give up his comeback attempt and retire as a member of the Calgary Flames. “I could not sign with another team,” he said. “I retire a Calgary Flame.” Last week, the Flames released him from a tryout. Fleury was attempting to return to the NHL after a six-year absence.

On board Longtime coach Nolan Richardson will head Tulsa’s WNBA team – if there is one. Richardson will be introduced today as the prospective franchise’s coach, the investors backing the effort say. Richardson, who won the 1994 NCAA championship at Arkansas, was fired by the Razorbacks in 2002. He later coached national teams from Panama and Mexico. Before joining the Razorbacks, Richardson coached at the University of Tulsa.

Married Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have tied the knot. The 29-year-old forward and the 25-year-old reality TV starlet were married Sunday at a private residence in Beverly Hills. The bride was walked down the aisle by her stepfather, Bruce Jenner. The wedding was attended by numerous stars, including the bride’s sister Kim. During the summer, Odom agreed to a four-year contract to stay with the Lakers.


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