Newsmakers: Woman sues, says Sabres’ Evander Kane injured her
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
Sued A 21-year-old Buffalo woman sued Sabres forward Evander Kane, saying he seriously injured her in the hotel room where he lives. Documents filed July 1 in Erie County State Supreme Court say Kane met Rachel Kuechle in a bar, invited her to what he said was a party and then attacked her, causing cuts and bleeding that required multiple surgeries. Without providing details of how she was injured, her lawyers said Kuechle suffered “serious emotional trauma” and “serious, permanent and painful personal injuries.”
Signed The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms on a deal with free-agent LB Dwight Freeney. Freeney, 36, hasn’t had a double-digit sack total since 2010. Even so, his eight sacks in 11 games with Arizona in 2015 would have easily led Atlanta. He’ll give the Falcons the established pass-rush leader the team has lacked since John Abraham’s final season with Atlanta in 2012.
The San Antonio Spurs signed two-time All-Star David Lee. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 33-year-old won an NBA championship with Golden State in 2015. Lee has averaged 14.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists over an 11-year career.
The Milwaukee Bucks re-siogned restricted free-agent center Miles Plumlee. Plumlee’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said last month that his client agreed to a four-year deal worth $52 million. The 6-foot-11 Plumlee averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 61 games in 2015-16, his fourth season in the league and first full year in Milwaukee.
Announced British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead won an appeal against an anti-doping violation, clearing the world road race champion to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Armitstead missed three doping tests in a 12-month period, triggering a charge by U.K. Anti-Doping, a provisional suspension and the possibility of a two-year ban. She appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and a statement released on Armitstead’s behalf on Monday said the first missed test – from August 2015 – was declared void by CAS because UKAD’s doping control officer had failed to follow procedure.
Withdrew Two-time major champion Stan Wawrinka pulled out of the Olympics because of injury, leaving the Rio Games without half of the men ranked in the ATP’s top 10. A statement issued by Wawrinka’s management company said he “felt increasing pain” during the Rogers Cup in Toronto last week and he was told by his doctor after an MRI exam to “reduce his physical activity for an undetermined period.” The statement does not say where Wawrinka is injured.
Accused Baylor University offensive lineman Rami Hammad has been accused of stalking an ex-girlfriend. Hammad is free on bond after being arrested Monday on a felony stalking charge. Baylor athletics spokesman Nick Joos says the 21-year-old junior from Irving was suspended from all team activities.
The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that an arrest affidavit said Hammad waited for an ex-girlfriend before she entered class on July 7. After class, the ex-girlfriend saw Hammad waiting and told her professor she was afraid to leave alone. Hammad then allegedly followed the woman and professor to the professor’s office. They tried unsuccessfully to call the Baylor athletic department, then called police.
Hired The Las Vegas expansion NHL team has hired Kelly McCrimmon as its assistant general manager. McCrimmon is well-known and widely respected in hockey circles as a brilliant talent evaluator during his time at the junior level. The owner, general manager and head coach of the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings is now George McPhee’s right-hand man in Las Vegas.
Activated The New York Jets activated left guard James Carpenter from the active/physically unable to perform list after he missed the first four days of training camp with a hamstring injury. Carpenter practiced with the team after having been previously replaced by Dakota Dozier at left guard with the starting offense during the first four camp practices.
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