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Lindros set to take place in Flyers Hall of Fame

Captain is Back: Lindros set for long-awaited induction into Flyers Hall of Fame
Dan Gelston, The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - Eric Lindros pointed his stick toward nearly 49,000 roaring fans, took a walk toward the infield ice and found his place in orange and black with the rest of the former Philadelphia Flyers greats.

Lindros needed a Winter Classic to thaw his icy relationship with the Flyers.

Collins, NBA's 1st openly gay player, retires

Jason Collins, NBA's first openly gay player, retires; played last season with Brooklyn Nets
Melissa Murphy, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.

"It's time and I'm very much looking forward to the next steps," Collins said during a press conference Wednesday before the Brooklyn Nets played the Milwaukee Bucks.

Penguins forward Dupuis out with blood clot

Blood clot in lung sidelines Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis for at least 6 months
Will Graves, The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Pascal Dupuis spent the first nine months of 2014 recovering from torn ligaments in his right knee, a grueling stretch that tested the veteran Pittsburgh Penguins forward's patience and commitment to the game.

The comeback barely lasted eight weeks.

Doctors diagnosed the 35-year-old Dupuis with a blood clot in his lungs on Wednesday, likely ending his season and possibly putting his career in jeopardy.

Selig's contract extended through 2014 season

Baseball commissioner Selig's contract extended through the 2014 season
The Associated Press

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig received a two-year contract extension Thursday through the 2014 season.

Selig has held the position since 1992, first as acting commissioner and then as commissioner since 1998. He will turn 80 in July 2014.

If he stays until September 2016, he would surpass Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-44) as the longest-serving baseball commissioner.

Selig's contract had been due to expire this Dec. 31.

Penn State president to face alumni

Penn State president Erickson to face alumni at town hall in Pittsburgh
Kevin Begos,Mark Scolforo, The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Penn State University president Rodney Erickson faces a crowd of alumni Wednesday in Pittsburgh, some of whom aren't happy about the way the school handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, the firing of football coach Joe Paterno and a lack of transparency over the case.

Erickson is attempting to repair the school's image with alumni, faculty, staff, and students, more than two months since Sandusky was arrested, bringing with it controversy, criticism and contemplation.

Penn State president to face alumni

Penn State president Erickson to face alumni at town hall in Pittsburgh
Kevin Begos,Mark Scolforo, The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Penn State University president Rodney Erickson faces a crowd of alumni Wednesday in Pittsburgh, some of whom aren't happy about the way the school handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, the firing of football coach Joe Paterno and a lack of transparency over the case.

Erickson is attempting to repair the school's image with alumni, faculty, staff, and students, more than two months since Sandusky was arrested, bringing with it controversy, criticism and contemplation.

Oakland Raiders fire first-year coach Jackson

New era in Oakland as GM McKenzie begins tenure with Raiders by firing Jackson
Josh Dubow, The Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. - Reggie McKenzie made clear on his first day as Raiders general manager that there's a new regime in Oakland.

Soon after officially signing his contract to be the first general manager since longtime owner Al Davis' death, McKenzie fired coach Hue Jackson in a bold first move as he looks to give the organization a fresh start.

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