Died Pedro Borbon, who pitched 10 years for the Cincinnati Reds and helped the Big Red Machine win back-to-back World Series titles, died of cancer on Monday in Pharr, Texas. He was 65. Borbon was a key member of the bullpen on Cincinnati’s 1975-76 championship teams, winning 13 games during those two seasons. Borbon also got notice for his mention in the 1980 movie “Airplane!” While trying to concentrate, pilot Ted Striker hears a public address announcer’s voice in his head: “Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon … Manny Mota.”
• Former Milwaukee Bucks owner Jim Fitzgerald has died at the age of 86. The team says Fitzgerald died Monday morning in his hometown of Janesville, Wis. His cause of death was not released.
Hired The Portland Trail Blazers have hired former Los Angeles Clippers GM Neil Olshey as the team’s new general manager. The announcement by the Blazers came less than an hour after the Clippers announced that they had decided to part ways with Olshey. The Blazers have been operating under interim GM Chad Buchanan for the past year. Buchanan took over when the Blazers fired Rich Cho after about 10 months on the job.
Staying The Lakers have exercised their $16.1 million contract option for next season on All-Star center Andrew Bynum. Bynum is coming off his best NBA season after averaging career highs with 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds while making his first All-Star team, starting for the West.
• The Washington Wizards announced that Randy Wittman will return as their coach next season, retaining the position he accepted after Flip Saunders was fired in January.
• Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece has signed his exclusive rights tender with the team. Reece has played in 30 career games with 16 starts since joining the Raiders as an undrafted free agent from the University of Washington in 2008.
Acquired The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals for a seventh-round draft pick. The 35-year-old Vokoun had a record of 25-17-2 and a .917 save percentage in 48 games for the Caps.