Sidelined Injuries to the left front legs of 3-year-old colts I’ll Have Another and now Union Rags have left thoroughbred racing without its classic winners for the rest of the year, and beyond. Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags is out with a ligament injury, but could return to the races next year, the colt’s veterinarian said. The news comes just more than a month after Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another was retired with a tendon injury the day before the Belmont, which ended his chance to become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years.
Selected The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame selected Eddie Olczyk, Lou Lamoriello and Mike Modano for this year’s induction class. Olczyk, now an analyst for NBC, played for 16 years with the Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Jets, Rangers, Kings and Penguins and won two Stanley Cups. Lamoriello, New Jersey’s longtime general manager, has led the Devils to three Stanley Cup titles and five Eastern Conference crowns. Modano, who won a Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars, played in 21 NHL seasons.
Reinstated The WBA is reinstating British boxer Amir Khan as its junior welterweight champion, just in time for a unification bout this weekend in Las Vegas with WBC 140-pound champion Danny Garcia. Nevada State Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer said that Saturday’s Khan-Garcia matchup at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas will be a WBA-WBC unification fight. The WBA announced that Khan was being given back the crown he lost to Lamont Peterson in a disputed split decision last December in Washington, D.C. Peterson later failed a doping test.
Signed The San Jose Sharks signed defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to a five-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson says that the team extended Vlasic because he “can play in all situations and has blossomed into a very trusted player on both sides of the puck.”
• Atlanta signed rookie John Jenkins within minutes of the opening of the team’s NBA rookie camp. Coach Larry Drew said Jenkins is one of the best shooters he has seen “in quite some time.” The 6-foot-4 Jenkins led the Southeastern Conference in scoring two straight years for the Vanderbilt Commodores.