Quick Read: Ex-Bulldog Stalock moves up with Sharks
Ex-Bulldog Stalock moves up with Sharks SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks will not offer goaltender Evgeni Nabokov a contract when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next week, cutting ties with one of the franchise's cornerstone players...
Ex-Bulldog Stalock moves up with Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks will not offer goaltender Evgeni Nabokov a contract when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next week, cutting ties with one of the franchise's cornerstone players. Nabokov has been one of the top goalies in the league the past few years, winning an NHL-best 131 games over the past three seasons. He has a 293-215-29 record in 10 seasons with the Sharks, with a 2.39 goals against average.
The Sharks will give a chance to backup Thomas Greiss, who started 11 games this season and also played for Germany in the Olympics, as well as minor league goalie Alex Stalock, who won 39 games and had a 2.63 goals against average with Worcester in the AHL. Stalock is a former Minnesota Duluth goalie.
Oilers get new coach
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Pat Quinn was removed as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday after his team finished with the worst record in the league in his first season and he was replaced by his assistant Tom Renney.
Quinn was assigned to the front office as a senior adviser. Renney will be running his third NHL team, as he has coached the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks.
Wild sign Staubitz
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild have signed right wing Brad Staubitz to a two-year, $1.15 million contract. The deal was announced Tuesday, the day after the Wild acquired Staubitz from San Jose for a fifth-round pick in this weekend's draft. The 25-year-old Staubitz had three goals, three assists and 110 penalty minutes in 47 games last season for the Sharks.
Stewart racing in Fargo
WEST FARGO, N.D. -- Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart likes racing on his days off -- but only on dirt tracks. Stewart is scheduled to drive today at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo to help promote the three-eighths-mile dirt track. The speedway is being run this summer by Danny Schatz, whose son, Donny, races for Stewart on the World Of Outlaws circuit and is a four-time champion there. It will be Stewart's first race in North Dakota.
-- NASCAR on Tuesday suspended former driver Randy LaJoie for failing a drug test, and he said he's enrolled in a substance-abuse program. LaJoie, who has not raced at any of NASCAR's top three national levels since 2006, said in a statement that he smoked marijuana once in May.
Bucks get Maggette
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward Corey Maggette in a trade with the Golden State Warriors, sending them guard Charlie Bell and center Dan Gadzuric in return. The Bucks also get a second-round pick from the Warriors in Thursday night's NBA draft.
Nadal advances at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Rafael Nadal defeated Japan's Kei Nishikori
6-2, 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round at Wimbledon. Another past Wimbledon winner, Maria Sharapova, also won convincingly, eliminating 127th-ranked Anastasia Pivovarova of Russia 6-1, 6-0 in only 54 minutes.
Joining her in the second round were defending champion Serena Williams, two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 7 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 9 Li Na and No. 10 Flavia Pennetta.
But No. 6 Samantha Stosur lost to 80th-ranked qualifier Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-4, 6-4. The only other seeded woman who lost Tuesday was No. 25 Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.
Four seeded men exited: No. 8 Fernando Verdasco, No. 19 Nicolas Almagro, No. 14 Juan Carlos Ferrero and No. 24 Marcos Baghdatis.
Winners included No. 4 Andy Murray, two-time French Open finalist Robin Soderling, No. 9 David Ferrer, No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and No. 18 Sam Querrey of Santa Monica, Calif. Murray is the only British man or woman still left, making this the first time in tournament history that the hosts have but one representative in the second round.