June 9, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Acquired The Saskatchewan Roughriders acquired the negotiating rights to Terrelle Pryor and have spoken to Pryor’s lawyer about bringing the former Ohio State quarterback to the Canadian Football League. Pryor’s attorney, Larry James, said Wednesday that the CFL is a genuine possibility for the 6-foot-6, 233-pounder. Pryor, a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, announced on Tuesday that he is giving up his senior season while the NCAA investigates Ohio State players getting improper benefits, including tattoos, cash and possible sweetheart deals on cars.

Suspended Columbus Crew defender Josh Williams has been suspended for 10 games by Major League Soccer for violating the substance abuse policy and testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. MLS announced that Williams tested positive for the banned substance methandienone metabolites.

Hired Longtime hockey executive Kevin Cheveldayoff has been hired as the general manager of the NHL club relocating to Winnipeg, the franchise formerly known as the Atlanta Thrashers. The 41-year-old Cheveldayoff recently served as assistant general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Denied Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.’s licensing dispute with Kentucky horse racing regulators appears headed toward a new phase. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission denied Dutrow’s request that his license application be withdrawn.

Fined Orlando Magic guard Gilbert Arenas wrote on his Twitter page that he was fined for comments he made on the social media site. NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed that Arenas had been fined, but declined to give the amount or the reason because it was not publicly announced.

Died Former Duke basketball player Thomas Emma fell from the 12th floor of the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to his death in an apparent suicide, police said. The 49-year-old Emma’s body was found at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on a second-floor landing of the building on Central Park South, where Emma was a member. Emma was the captain for the 1983 Duke team.

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