March 16, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Signed The New York Knicks have signed veteran forward Kenyon Martin for the remainder of the NBA season. The Knicks announced the move after the expiration of Martin’s second 10-day contract. … Hockey center David Desharnais has signed a four-year contract extension with the Montreal Canadiens. Desharnais will reportedly earn $3.5 million per season.

Hospitalized Former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes is recovering at home in eastern Pennsylvania after he was hospitalized for two days because of high blood sugar. The 63-year-old Holmes tells the Express-Times of Easton he was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem Township on Tuesday after his blood sugar spiked. He says he had felt lightheaded and drowsy and his doctor sent him to the hospital.

Returned Stanford basketball forward Dwight Powell said he will return to school for his senior season. Powell, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection, said he wanted to get his degree and further develop his game.

Fired The University at Buffalo has fired Reggie Witherspoon after 14 seasons as men’s basketball coach. Athletic director Danny White announced the decision in an email released by the school. Witherspoon was fired a day after the Bulls’ season ended with a 70-68 loss to Kent State.

Acquired The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center David Steckel from Toronto in exchange for right wing Ryan Lasch and a seventh-round pick in the 2014 draft. The 6-foot-6 Steckel has scored 73 points in 398 games over eight NHL seasons.

Discussed FIFA’s medical chief said he is against organizing the 2022 World Cup in the summer heat of the desert nation Qatar. Michel D’Hooghe’s opinion added a strong voice to the debate about whether Qatar should stick to the traditional slot of June for a World Cup or if the soccer tournament should be moved to another part of the year to allow for a more temperate climate.

Injured A doctor said Irish jockey JT McNamara is in a medically induced coma after fracturing two vertebrae in his neck following a fall from his horse at the Cheltenham Festival. The 37-year-old McNamara was airlifted to a hospital after coming off Galaxy Rock.

Banned Russian swimmer Ksenia Moskvina has been suspended for six years for a second doping violation. Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA says the European short-course champion and record-holder in the 100-meter backstroke tested positive for a banned stimulant at the Russian nationals in November.


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