March 1, 2014 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Traded The Buffalo Sabres traded star goalie Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 third-round pick. Miller won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goalie in 2010, the year he was the Most Valuable Player of the Olympic tournament in Vancouver. He’s the franchise leader with 284 victories and 540 games. Ott had 18 goals and 26 assists in 107 games for Buffalo.

Filed Alleging it lost a $17.2 million sponsorship with the Army National Guard because of bid-rigging and other improprieties, Panther Racing has filed a lawsuit against Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, IndyCar and others. The lawsuit filed Feb. 19 in Marion County Court in Indianapolis follows a ruling in January by the U.S. Government Accountability Office denying Panther’s appeal of moving the National Guard sponsorship to Graham Rahal’s car for the upcoming IndyCar season. Rahal racing officials said in a statement Friday that Panther is raising many of the same issues it raised with the GAO. Panther Racing is seeking unspecified economic and punitive damages.

Raised Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini is crossing the $3 million threshold in annual salary. According to terms of Pelini’s contract signed in 2012, he’ll receive a $100,000 raise today. That will take his annual salary from $2.975 million to $3.075 million. Pelini is 57-24 in six seasons at Nebraska. Former athletic director Tom Osborne extended Pelini’s contract through February 2018 before he retired in December 2012.

Announced Florida Atlantic’s Mike Jarvis will resign at the end of the season, his 25th as a head coach and his sixth with the Owls. In a statement, the 68-year-old Jarvis said he wants to pursue other basketball opportunities. He had one year left on his contract. Florida Atlantic lost at Tulane on Wednesday to fall to 10-19 overall and 5-9 in Conference USA with two games left in the regular season. Jarvis has a record of 77-109 with FAU. He took Boston University, George Washington and St. John’s to the NCAA tournament.

Signed The New York Rangers and Dan Girardi agreed to terms on a long-term contract extension, taking the key right-side defenseman off the trading block and keeping him away from unrestricted free agency this summer. The deal is reportedly for six years and $33 million, carrying an annual salary-cap hit of $5.5 million per season – an increase from a $3.325 charge this season.


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