April 18, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Agreed Montana State men’s basketball coach Brad Huse agreed to a two-year contract extension. The 2013-14 season will be Huse’s eighth as head coach for the Bobcats, who have qualified for the Big Sky Conference tournament for seven consecutive seasons.

• Coach Mick Cronin agreed to a contract extension with Cincinnati that would add at least one year to his deal and run through the 2017-18 season.

Hired Former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff will be behind Canada’s bench for the world hockey championship next month in Stockholm and Helsinki. Ruff was fired by the Sabres on Feb. 20, ending a 16-year run.

• Florida Gulf Coast hired former Kansas assistant Joe Dooley as its new basketball coach. Dooley replaces Andy Enfield, who left earlier this month to take a head coaching job at USC.

Leaving Michigan 6-foot-6 junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is leaving the Wolverines early for the NBA draft.

Signed The Green Bay Packers signed star linebacker Clay Matthews to a contract extension. FOX Sports reported the deal is for five years and worth $13 million per year in new money.

Suspended The NHL suspended Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan White for five games without pay for a check to the head of Philadelphia defenseman Kent Huskins.

Retired New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace retired again from the NBA after he was unable to recover from a left foot injury.

• Unbeaten Australian mare Black Caviar will retire after winning 25 consecutive races.

Announced Real Madrid passed Manchester United as the most valuable soccer team in Forbes’ annual estimates. Forbes valued Real Madrid at $3.3 billion, up 76 percent from last year’s estimate of $1.88 million. Manchester United was second at $3.17 billion. Among players, Forbes estimated Paris Saint-Germain’s David Beckham as the highest earner at $50.6 million, with $44 million from endorsements.

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