Penguins C Malkin out 2-3 weeks with foot injury
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will miss two to three weeks while recovering from a foot injury.
Coach Dan Bylsma says the former MVP was hurt during his first shift in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to St. Louis. Malkin played the rest of the game but did not practice Monday. The Penguins would not say which foot was injured.
Malkin is seventh in the league with 72 points despite missing 11 games for various reasons. Malkin had been playing some of his best hockey of the season before the injury, with four goals in three games.
A-Rod wants to keep video deposition uncirculated
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s lawyers want to keep a lid on potential video of him being questioned in his lawsuit against a New York Yankees team doctor.
A Bronx judge suggested Tuesday that both sides agree not to disseminate any such video without court input. There’s no pact as yet.
Rodriguez says Dr. Christopher Ahmad didn’t tell him of October 2012 MRI results showing a left hip joint tear. Rodriguez says he therefore kept playing and worsened the injury.
Wife of NASCAR legend Petty dies
RANDLEMAN, N.C. (AP) — Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, died Tuesday after battling cancer for several years. She was 72.
Jeff Dennison of Petty Motorsports said in a statement that Petty was surrounded by her family when she died at her home in Level Cross. He said she had been fighting cancer for the past several years.
Lynda Petty helped start the Racing Wives Auxiliary, a benevolent fund for injured members of the NASCAR community. The group was formed by the wives of drivers, crews and sponsors.
Besides her husband, Lynda Petty is survived by son Kyle, two daughters, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Nabors leaving Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Actor Jim Nabors says this year’s Indianapolis 500 will be the last time he performs “Back Home Again in Indiana” live to a global audience of race fans.
The 83-year-old Nabors says his health limits his travels from his home in Hawaii, so he’ll be “retiring” from singing the ode at the Indianapolis 500 after the May 25 race.
Nabors’ rendition of the song has become a traditional part of the pre-race events since he first performed it in 1972.
Ohio State wrestler wins NCAA title, AD gets $18K
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Athletic director Gene Smith will receive a bonus of more than $18,000 — one week of his base salary — for Ohio State’s Logan Stieber winning the 141-pound weight class at the NCAA wrestling championships.
Smith signed a new contract this year that pays him a bonus for “exceptional athletic achievements,” including Final Four and Bowl Championship Series appearances or titles won by individuals in any of 20 sports.
Stieber, a redshirt junior, won his third consecutive NCAA title on Saturday night in Oklahoma City.