Penguins still in Shane Doan mix
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Terry Bross, agent for Shane Doan, said by email Saturday that the Penguins remain "in the mix" for the unrestricted free agent. The Penguins made a contract offer to Doan earlier this month, and Bross said he has kept in touch with general manager Ray Shero.
Bross declined to say whether Doan might visit the Penguins while he is in the east after attending collective bargaining agreement negotiations between the NHL and the players association in New York. He reportedly visited the Rangers and Flyers on his trip.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma has said Doan would be a good fit as a winger on one of the top two lines, but several clubs are pursuing Doan, who also could re-sign with Phoenix, where he has served as captain.
The Minnesota Timberwolves signed restricted free agent Greg Stiemsma to an undisclosed offer sheet. The deal gives the Boston Celtics three days to match the offer.
• Jordan Hill, a 6-foot-10 forward, is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers acquired the Hill at the trade deadline in March in a deal that sent Derek Fisher to Houston.
Ryan Hunter-Reay bounced back from a rough opening day for unsportsmanlike conduct in the first practice session at the Edmonton Indy in Alberta by winning the pole. But the IndyCar Series points leader will start 11th because he will be penalized for an unapproved engine change. Dario Franchitti will start first today because of the penalty.
• Formula One leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari set the fastest lap in wet conditions to secure pole position for the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim. He edged two-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany.
Gilles Muller of Luxembourg beat eighth-seeded Go Soeda of Japan, 6-4, 6-3, in the semifinals of the Atlanta Open. Muller will play for his first ATP Tour title today against No. 4 seed Andy Roddick, who beat top-seeded John Isner, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4, in the other semifinal.
Kallie Myers, 17, overcame a scary crash to race to a victory at the 75th All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. Myers, from St. Clairsville, Ohio, won the Super Stock Division. Two 12-year-olds also were crowned world champions: Maddie Minch, of Strongsville, Ohio, in the Masters Division and Alexander Khachigian of Vallejo, Calif., in Stock
First Published July 22, 2012 12:15 am