Portland Trail Blazers introduce Stotts as new coach
Terry Stotts said there are a lot of good coaches who don't have good records, and he hopes to show Portland Trail Blazers fans that he's...
Blazers introduce Stotts
Terry Stotts said there are a lot of good coaches who don't have good records, and he hopes to show Portland Trail Blazers fans that he's one of them.
Stotts was 115-168 as coach of the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks before spending the past four seasons as an assistant with the Dallas Mavericks, where he won a championship. He was an assistant under George Karl before he got his first head-coaching opportunity.
"George Karl, who I was with for over 10 years in the NBA, didn't have a winning record after his first four years and he's going to be a Hall of Fame coach," Stotts said at his introductory news conference Wednesday. "I think you got to keep learning, you got to keep improving and — you do that — good things are going to happen."
Garmin wins time trial
Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda won the Tour of Utah team time trial in Tooele to give Christian Vande Velde the individual lead, finishing the three-lap, 13.5-mile stage at Miller Motorsports Park in 22 minutes, 35 seconds. Vande Velde leads the overall standings at 5:48.16, followed by teammates Thomas Danielson and David Zabriskie.
Court documents filed by U.S. anti-doping officials in their case against Lance Armstrong include a recent interview given by the head of the International Cycling Union saying his agency is not involved in the dispute and will wait for the outcome.
The filing is the latest twist in a fight pitting the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency against Armstrong and UCI officials over who has jurisdiction to pursue a drug case against the seven-time Tour de France winner. The documents highlight an apparent contradiction on the part of UCI, cycling's governing body.
Steward Pedersen dies at 92
Pete Pedersen, a longtime steward in California who was given the racing industry's highest honor, has died at the age of 92.
Santa Anita racing officials said Pedersen died over the weekend due to complications suffered from a recent fall at his home.
Born in Washington state, Pedersen helped build the now-shuttered Longacres track that opened in 1933 near Seattle.
He worked for more than 60 years in various positions and presided over some of the industry's most prestigious events, including the inaugural Breeders' Cup in 1984 at Hollywood Park.
He was given the Eclipse Award of Merit in 2002. Three years later, he retired.
New deal for W. Va. coach
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen will earn $2.3 million this season under a new six-year contract, athletic director Oliver Luck said. Until now, Holgorsen had been working under a term sheet he signed when he was hired and would have earned about $1.7 million this season. Luck said the new compensation terms are in line with other coaches in the Big 12.
Court nixes $1M award
The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a $1 million award against Minnesota and men's coach Tubby Smith, ruling that although they treated prospective assistant coach Jimmy Williams unfairly, they couldn't be held financially responsible for backing out of a job offer that Smith lacked the authority to make.
Real Madrid routs AC Milan
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two second-half goals, Kaka had three assists against his former and perhaps future team and Real Madrid routed AC Milan 5-1 in an exhibition at Yankee Stadium between two of Europe's most successful teams.
Angel di Maria put Madrid ahead on a spectacular 25-yard volley in the 24th minute, but Robinho tied it nine minutes later with one of the few attempts on goal by Milan, a seven-time European champion depleted by summer departures and retirements.
Ronaldo, the 2008 FIFA Player of the Year, finished crisp passes with quick bursts of speed in the 49th and 66th minutes, the latter off a pass from Kaka. Sergio Ramos made it 4-1 with a header after Kaka's corner kick in the 81st, and Jose Callejon added the final goal off Kaka's chip in the 89th.
Olympic champion Andy Murray won his opening match in the Rogers Cup in Toronto, beating Italy's Flavio Cipolla 6-1, 6-3.
Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Rogers Cup because of a stomach ailment. Sharapova told organizers she picked up the bug at the London Olympics, where she lost the final to Serena Williams.
• Carolina Hurricanes center Jeff Skinner signed a six-year contract extension worth more than $34 million that will keep him with the Hurricanes through the 2018-19 season.
• The Philadelphia Flyers re-signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon to a multiyear contract extension.
• The Colonial Athletic Association introduced Albany and Stony Brook as members of CAA Football, a separate enterprise than its other sports.
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