Everything tagged

Latest from The Spokesman-Review
  • Newsmakers

    June 28, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Traded The Calgary Flames traded left wing Alex Tanguay and defenseman Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche for right wing David Jones and defenseman Shane O’Brien. The 33-year-old Tanguay is …

  • Newsmakers

    June 22, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Hired One week after Alain Vigneault emerged as the leading coaching candidate, the NHL’s New York Rangers hired him Friday to replace the fired John Tortorella. Vigneault agreed to a …

  • Newsmakers

    June 21, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Certified Rap mogul Jay-Z is now in the player agent business. He has been certified by the NBA players’ association, spokesmen for the union and Roc Nation Sports said Thursday. …

  • Newsmakers

    June 18, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Released A contrite Chad Johnson apologized Monday for disrespecting a judge when the former NFL star slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week, and his immediate release …

  • Newsmakers

    June 13, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Died NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night at a dirt car event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway. The 37-year-old Leffler was a two-time winner on the Nationwide …

  • Newsmakers

    June 4, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Diagnosed Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly said Monday he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery on June 7. Kelly …

  • Newsmakers

    June 1, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Hired Four days after Larry Drew was replaced in Atlanta, the Milwaukee Bucks have swooped in to scoop him up. The Bucks announced Friday that they have reached an agreement …

  • Newsmakers

    May 17, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Died Tulane says former baseball player Stephen Martin Sr., the first black athlete to play any varsity sport in the Southeastern Conference, has died at age 66. Martin served in …

  • Newsmakers

    May 4, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Hired The Baltimore Ravens have hired former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo as a senior defensive assistant. Spagnuolo was fired in January following one season in New Orleans …

  • Newsmakers

    April 27, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Elected Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel and horses Housebuster, Invasor, Lure, McDynamo and Tuscalee have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga …

  • Newsmakers

    April 19, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Out The NBA’s coaching carousel is already spinning in three cities, with more likely to come. Doug Collins resigned as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. He got to choose his …

  • Newsmakers

    April 16, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Entered Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel will enter the NBA draft as he continues recovering from a torn ACL. The 6-foot-10 freshman is projected to be a lottery pick despite sustaining …

  • Newsmakers

    April 15, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Matched Restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team announced Sunday it matched the $2.5 million offer the New England Patriots made to the wide …

  • Newsmakers

    April 13, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Sidelined Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers will miss the rest of the NHL season after breaking a bone in his leg during the team’s 5-1 loss to Montreal on Thursday. …

  • Newsmakers

    April 6, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Signed The Detroit Lions have added kicker David Akers one day after Jason Hanson retired. San Francisco released Akers a month ago. The six-time Pro Bowl kicker made 73 of …

  • Newsmakers

    April 5, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Resigned A Rutgers assistant men’s basketball coach has resigned amid a scandal over the way his former boss treated players. A Rutgers athletic department spokesman confirmed Thursday that assistant coach …

  • Newsmakers

    March 29, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Suing Fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has filed the initial paperwork in a defamation lawsuit against ESPN for reporting two former ball boys’ claims that the longtime …

  • Newsmakers

    March 23, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Signed Free-agent safety Ed Reed is finally a Houston Texan. The nine-time Pro Bowl safety signed a contract with Houston on Friday, a week after leaving town with no deal …

  • Newsmakers

    March 22, 2013 in Sports on Page B4 Named The New York Mets have made third baseman David Wright the fourth captain in team history. Wright joined Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter and John Franco as Mets to be …

  • Newsmakers

    March 18, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Out New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira says he has a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and didn’t rule out missing up to two months of …

  • Newsmakers

    March 12, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Traded The San Francisco 49ers acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Ravens for a sixth-round draft pick Monday. Boldin, a star in Baltimore’s run to the Super Bowl title …

  • Newsmakers

    March 8, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Retired Indianapolis gave Jeff Saturday a chance to fulfill his NFL dream. On Thursday, he came back to thank the town and the team that embraced his improbable journey from …

  • Newsmakers

    March 5, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Signed Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is officially the highest paid player in NFL history. His $120.6 million, five-year contract was announced last week and became official when Flacco signed …

  • Newsmakers

    March 2, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Sentenced Former University of San Diego basketball star Brandon Johnson has been sentenced to six months in prison for his role in a game-fixing scheme. The 26-year-old insists he never …

  • Newsmakers

    March 1, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Suspended The Nevada State Athletic Commission fined and suspended boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Thursday over a failed drug test last year before a Mexican Independence Day fight in …

  • Newsmakers

    Feb. 26, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Signed The Oklahoma City Thunder signed veteran Derek Fisher on Monday, filling an opening for a third point guard that was created when Eric Maynor was traded to Portland. Fisher …

  • Newsmakers

    Feb. 23, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Hired Former Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has been hired as the athletics director at Sacred Heart University. The university in Fairfield, Conn., said Friday that Valentine’s appointment will …

  • Newsmakers

    Feb. 22, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Traded The Orlando Magic traded veteran shooting guard J.J. Redick, center Gustavo Ayon and reserve point guard Ish Smith to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guards Doron Lamb and …

  • Newsmakers

    Feb. 19, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Released The Green Bay Packers have released veteran center Jeff Saturday. General manager Ted Thompson announced the move Monday. Saturday signed a two-year deal with the Packers as an unrestricted …

  • Newsmakers

    Feb. 18, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Canceled Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius’ track career was put on hold indefinitely Sunday because of his murder charge, reinforcing the possibility that the double-amputee Olympian might never run again competitively …