February 7, 2014 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Suspended New Washington football coach Chris Petersen suspended quarterback Cyler Miles and receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow indefinitely for violation of team rules. The school said Petersen would have no further comment on the matter and did not specify what caused the violation. Miles is the presumptive starting quarterback for the Huskies heading into next season. Stringfellow was also expected to be a starter going into next season.

Retired Colorado will retire former first baseman Todd Helton’s No. 17 before the Rockies play the Reds on Aug. 17.

Injured Vancouver Canucks star Henrik Sedin will sit out the Sochi Olympics, saying he’s physically unable to play for Sweden. The Canucks faced Montreal and will play at Toronto on Saturday night. Sedin has played two games after missing six because of bruised ribs.

• Columbus Blue Jackets forward Marian Gaborik withdrew from the Slovakian Olympic team because he is not fully recovered from a broken collarbone. Gaborik, the 31-year-old native of Trencin, Slovakia, had been selected in January for his third Olympics playing for his native land, with team officials banking on him making a fast recovery from the injury and surgery. But doctors didn’t clear him.

Announced Toyota Motor Corp. is the first company to land naming rights at the revamped Daytona International Speedway. The Japanese automaker and International Speedway Corp., which owns the famous Florida track, announced the deal at the Chicago Auto Show. The 11-year agreement, which begins in 2015, will provide Toyota with naming rights to one of the five massive fan entrances at the redesigned speedway. Replaced Canada’s Olympic hockey team announced Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis is on the roster for the Sochi games to replace injured Steven Stamkos (broken right leg). Hired Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone hired Rob Moore as receiver coach. Moore spent the past four years coaching the same position at Syracuse.


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