February 12, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Restructured Quarterback Michael Vick, who was slated to earn $16 million next season, has agreed to a restructured deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick, who was injured and inconsistent last season, now has a three-year contract, and will compete with Nick Foles to see who runs new coach Chip Kelly’s offense this season. Vick finished the season with 2,362 yards passing, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Eagles finished 4-12 and in last place in the NFC East.

Released The Buffalo Bills have begun reshaping their defense under new coach Doug Marrone by releasing two veterans, linebacker Nick Barnett and safety George Wilson.

Examined Dr. Bill Sterett, a surgeon for the U.S. Ski Team, examined four-time overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn’s injured right knee and was optimistic about what he saw: Less swelling around the knee and an increased range of motion a day after a procedure to repair two torn ligaments. Vonn was hurt during a crash last week at the world championships in Schladming, Austria.

Arrested Connecticut center Enosch Wolf has been suspended from the team following his arrest in what police describe as a domestic dispute. The 7-foot-1 junior was arrested just before 6 a.m. after police were called to an on-campus apartment to quell a disturbance. He was charged with third-degree burglary, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Returning Two-sport athlete Tyler Gaffney is leaving professional baseball to make a surprise return to the Stanford football team. After a year of playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Class-A affiliate, Stanford said that the former running back will rejoin the team after enrolling in classes again April 1. He will participate in the second half of spring practices and should help alleviate the loss of starting running back Stepfan Taylor. Gaffney ran for 449 yards and seven touchdowns and had 79 receiving yards with another TD as a backup to Taylor in his junior season.

Died Former scout Edith Houghton, one of the first female scouts in Major League Baseball, has died at the age of 100. After a playing career, Houghton worked for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1946-52, and also had a decorated career in the military. Houghton died on Feb. 2, in Sarasota, Fla., just eight days before her 101st birthday.

Rescheduled The NHL said that the game between the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning that was postponed on Saturday because of the Northeast snowstorm has been rescheduled. The game will be played on Thursday, April 25, in Boston at 7:30 p.m.


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