June 25, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

The Spokesman-Review
 

Signed The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran defensive tackle Jonathan Lewis and released defensive tackle Barrett Moen to make room on the roster.

•The San Jose Sharks signed star forwards Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski to four-year contracts Thursday, keeping them off the free-agent market. Marleau will receive $27.6million and Pavelski got $16 million.

•The Boston Bruins signed defenseman Johnny Boychuk to a two-year contract extension. Financial terms were not released.

Sold The 1972 hockey sweater of Paul Henderson fetched more than $1million at an auction. Its new owner, Canadian real estate developer Mitchell Goldhar, paid $1,067,538, making the jersey Henderson wore when he scored Canada’s winning goal in the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviets perhaps the most paid for a hockey sweater. The winning bid smashes what’s thought to be the record – $191,200 for a Bobby Orr rookie jersey.

Died A 20-year-old saddle bronc rider whose spur got tangled in his saddle died from a skull fracture during the Jackson Hole Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyo. The Teton County coroner said the horse stepped on or rolled over on Nicolas Gillett of Cody, Wyo.

Hired The NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers named as coach Craig Ramsay, who spent the last three years as an assistant with Boston. He joins longtime friend Rick Dudley, recently promoted to general manager.

Activated The Seattle Sounders FC have removed forward Nate Jaqua from the disabled list, meaning he could make his season debut Sunday at Philadelphia. Jaqua, 29, had surgery to repair a tear in his lower abdomen.

Pled A Canadian doctor’s assistant whose arrest at the border raised suspicions about the doctor’s treatment of pro football and baseball players pleaded guilty in Buffalo, N.Y., as part of a deal that makes her a key witness against her former boss in exchange for the chance to avoid prison. Mary Anne Catalano, 32, admitted to a single count of lying to border agents, telling the judge she’d had a “lapse of judgment” when she agreed to bring medical equipment and vials of drugs, including human growth hormone, into the United States for Dr. Anthony Galea.

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