Canadiens’ Player Released from the Hospital
Montreal Canadiens forward Phillip Danault was released from a Montreal hospital Sunday after tests for a head injury.
Danault was hit in the head by Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara’s slap shot Saturday night and taken off the ice on a stretcher.
“Phillip Danault was released from the hospital earlier today and is now resting at home,” the Canadiens said on Twitter.
The rising shot in the second period looked to hit Danault on the side of the head. He was down on the ice for several minutes but was moving and appeared to be speaking to medical staff before leaving the ice to an ovation from the Bell Centre crowd.
The Bruins defeated the Canadiens, 4-3, in a shootout.
Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL, ending the fourth-longest consecutive games streak in NHL history. Cogliano had the longest active games streak at 830. Doug Jarvis holds the record of 964. Florida defenseman Keith Yandle takes over the NHL’s longest active streak at 676.
Bills hire Daboll
The Buffalo Bills have hired Alabama assistant coach Brian Daboll as their offensive coordinator.
Coach Sean McDermott announced Daboll’s, two days after firing Rick Dennison.
Before joining the Crimson Tide last season, Daboll was the tight ends coach for Super Bowl-champion New England. He has 17 seasons of NFL coaching experience, including stints as the offensive coordinator for Cleveland, (2009-10), Miami (2011) and Kansas City (2012).
Walkout at PGA event
Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out over stalled contract negotiations, leading to limited coverage of the final round at the Sony Open and two other events in the Bahamas and Florida.
Golf Channel said it has been negotiating an agreement for nine months with International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a union for tournament technicians at golf tournaments, such as the camera crew.
The strike involves only tournaments that Golf Channel produces.
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted. He drove for Ferrari, BRM, Porsche and Brabham in Formula One, then formed his own team. He won the Belgian Grand Prix in 1967 in his own car, the first and only time an American won an F1 race in a car of his own design. ... A person familiar with the decision says Arizona will hire former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin. Sumlin was fired after six seasons at Texas A&M in November and had reportedly been in the mix for numerous jobs, including Arizona rival Arizona State. The Sun Devils hired former NFL coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards. ... Anthony Davis scored a season-high 48 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, leading the New Orleans Pelicans back from 19 points down late in the third quarter to a 123-118 overtime victory over the New York Knicks.
Jrue Holiday added 31 points, and DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points, 16 rebounds, seven steals and five assists and for the Pelicans. ... Free agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and the New York Mets have reached agreement on a one-year contract. The 35-year-old Gonzalez needs to pass a physical to complete the deal. He was limited to 71 games last season because of a herniated disk in his back, and was left off the Los Angeles Dodgers’ postseason roster.
Gonzalez is a five-time All-Star, hitting .288 with 311 career home runs.
He batted just .242 last season and was traded to Atlanta in December. The Braves released him shortly after the deal.