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Fri., May 31, 2013

Reported Former Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash is fighting to keep his ex-wife and three children from moving to California, where he now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Arizona Republic reports Nash and Alejandra Amarilla Menrath divorced in late 2011 and their settlement doesn’t include child support. The couple has a young son and twin 8-year-old daughters. Nash pays for the children’s private education and health insurance through his employer. Menrath needs permission from a Family Court judge in Phoenix to relocate the children. If she’s allowed to move, attorneys say it’s possible she could petition a court in California to get more money from Nash.

Signed Defenseman Robyn Regehr agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings, passing up a chance at free agency this summer. Regehr has appeared in just 12 regular-season games and 13 playoff contests with the Kings, who acquired him from the Buffalo Sabres on April 1. Regehr is in the final days of a five-year, $20 million contract signed when he was with the Calgary Flames, his team for his first 11 NHL seasons.

• The Miami Dolphins announced they’ve signed cornerback Jamar Taylor, their second-round draft pick. He was a three-year starter for Boise State.

• The Green Bay Packers signed running back Eddie Lacy, their second-round pick in this year’s NFL draft. Lacy earned first-team all-SEC honors last year after rushing for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns at Alabama.

• The New York Jets signed veteran wide receiver Ben Obomanu, who had 87 receptions for 1,209 yards with seven touchdowns in six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

Operated Golden State Warriors All-Star forward David Lee had surgery to repair a torn right hip flexor. Lee will start rehabilitation in the next 10 to 14 days. The Warriors announced no further timetable on his recovery.

Retired Quarterback David Garrard officially retired after being placed on the reserve-retired list by the New York Jets. The move was expected after Garrard told the team two weeks ago that his surgically repaired left knee kept swelling up on him following workouts. The 35-year-old Garrard, signed by the Jets in March, hadn’t played in a regular-season game in the NFL since 2010 because of injuries.

Died Lineman Bill Austin, a Pro Bowl player for the New York Giants and a member of their 1956 NFL championship team, died at his home in Las Vegas. He was 84. Austin’s playing and coaching career included stints with eight teams and spanned almost four decades. He was drafted out of Oregon State in 1949.


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