Names In The News
NHL linesman DON HENDERSON filed a $10.25M (all figures C) lawsuit Tuesday in Calgary court against Flames D DENNIS WIDEMAN "more than a year after Wideman hit Henderson from behind" during a game against the Predators. Henderson "seeks general damages of $200,000, special damages to pay for housekeeping, yard work and hospital expenses of $50,000, and damages for loss of income and future loss of income" of $10M. The Flames are also "listed as a defendant" (TSN.ca, 4/20).
NAMES: Former NBAer STEVE NASH is behind a new series, "DR. JAMES NAISMITH: THE REINVENTION OF BASKETBALL." Nash's production company, Meathawk, produced the series featuring Grizzlies F VINCE CARTER, Warriors G STEPHEN CURRY, Raptors G KYLE LOWRY, Mavericks F DIRK NOWITZKI and Heat G GORAN DRAGIC. The themes of each episode include innovation, legacy, toughness, evolution and opportunity. The five-part series began airing Monday on the NBA's Global and Canada Facebook pages (SPORTSNET.ca, 4/20).
NAMES: Several Titans players "walked arm-in-arm with children who have fought or are fighting cancer during a fashion show Thursday night." Titans RB DEMARCO MURRAY, LB BRIAN ORAKPO and OT TAYLOR LEWAN were among the players who were involved (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 4/21)....The Pitt football program on Thursday received a $2M donation from UOVO Fine Art Storage Founder & Chair STEVEN GUTTMAN and his wife KATHY. It is the “single largest donation” made to the Pitt Football Championship Fund (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 4/21)....Retired volleyball player MISTY MAY-TREANOR was “presented with a key” to Long Beach by Mayor ROBERT GARCIA on Tuesday (PRESSTELEGRAM.com, 4/18)....RONDA ROUSEY recently got engaged to fellow UFC fighter TRAVIS BROWNE. Browne “popped the question” in New Zealand “about a week ago” (TMZ.com, 4/20)....Under Armour Founder, Chair & CEO KEVIN PLANK and his wife D.J. were at the opening Thursday of the Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Baltimore (POLITICO.com, 4/21).