May 19, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Hospitalized Former NBA center Manute Bol is hospitalized with severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition after falling critically ill while returning home from helping fight election corruption in his native Sudan. Bol has undergone three dialysis treatments and has developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a condition that has caused him to lose patches of skin.

Released The New England Patriots released veteran cornerback Shawn Springs, who played sparingly after being signed to a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the team prior to last season. The former Seattle Seahawk appeared in 12 games and had 39 tackles.

Retained The Cleveland Cavaliers exercised their option on reserve forward Leon Powe for next season. Powe played in just 20 games in his first season with the Cavs after coming back from knee surgery.

Introduced Former Chicago Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon was introduced as the new GM of the Florida Panthers. The move is a fresh start for a franchise that hasn’t been in the playoffs since 2000.

Dismissed Forward Jamine “Greedy” Peterson has been dismissed from the Providence men’s basketball team for violating team rules. Peterson averaged nearly 20 points a game and more than 10 rebounds.

Signed Roush Fenway Racing signed Brian Ickler to run in next week’s Nationwide race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Ickler will drive the No. 16 Ford usually driven by Colin Braun. Ickler will also participate in testing at Daytona International Speedway this week.

Returning Veteran NASCAR driver Greg Sacks will drive the No. 88 car for JR Motorsports during the NASCAR Nationwide race at Daytona on July 2. The 57-year-old Sacks hasn’t raced in the Nationwide Series since 2004.

Attending For the first time in 33 years, Queen Elizabeth II is returning to Wimbledon. The queen is planning to attend on June 24, where Scotland’s Andy Murray can become the first British men’s Wimbledon winner since 1936.


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