Thornton appealing NHL suspension
TORONTO (AP) — Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton is appealing his 15-game suspension for punching and injuring unsuspecting Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik.
Thornton’s agent, Anton Thun, confirmed in an email that his client was appealing. The NHL Players’ Association announced it had informed the league of that plan before the 48-hour deadline to do so passed.
Thornton got 15 games for slew-footing Orpik to the ice and landing gloved punches to his head during a game Dec. 7. The Pittsburgh defenseman was knocked unconscious and has not played since because of a concussion.
Thornton had not been fined or suspended before. Several general managers and coaches around the NHL have spoken in support of Thornton’s character in his career before this incident.
He apologized for his actions after the game.
Mountain Ridge softball sign-up Wednesday
FROSTBURG — The Mountain Ridge Middle School softball team will hold player registration on Wednesday, from 6 to 7:45 p.m., in the John Bambacus Community Room at the Frostburg Library.
Any girl attending Mount Savage Middle School or Westmar Middle School and in the sixth, seventh or eighth grades is eligible to sign up. For more information, contact Iosefa Pua’auli at 804-898-2469 or David Robertson at 240-727-1294.
Mountain Ridge wrestles on Thursday
FROSTBURG — The Mountain Ridge wrestling team will host Hyndman on Thursday.
A story in Monday’s Sports section had the Miners wrestling on Wednesday, but the Times-News was provided with incorrect information.
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Southern takes on Mardela today at 3
Patience is a virtue Southern Garrett head coach Danny Bosley says his West Region champions are in full possession of. It’s how they play their game and it’s how they will approach their second straight appearance in the Maryland 1A girls basketball state tournament today, 3 p.m., when they take on Mardela of Wicomico County in one semifinal at Towson University’s SECU Arena.
Keyser opens tournament with North Marion at 9:30
Two long and winding roads have arrived at the same destination for the Keyser Lady Golden Tornado and the Hampshire Lady Trojans, who return to the West Virginia Girls State Basketball Tournament today, with one road having wound a little longer than the other one.
Potomac State drops two more
Potomac State dropped a pair on Tuesday, 9-1 to Sauk Valley and 8-5 to Genesee, in junior college softball action at the Grand Parks Sports Complex.
ACM loses opener to Lenoir, 3-2
Three leadoff walks scored as Lenoir Community College put up single runs in the fourth, the sixth and seventh as the Lancers defeated Allegany College of Maryland, 3-2, Tuesday afternoon at Lenoir.
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Brutal Big 12 tournament promises to be wide open
Kansas coach Bill Self was chatting this week with someone who brought up the possibility that some unfortunate team with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament might have to play its second game against Oklahoma State, which was once considered a Final Four contender.
“I said, ‘Just think if that happens in your conference tournament,”’ Self responded.
Dallas Seavey wins his second Iditarod dog race
Two hours, 38 minutes.
That’s how long musher Aliy Zirkle spent waiting out a storm at the final checkpoint, 22 miles from the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Peverley hospitalized, teammates try to regroup
Stars forward Rich Peverley remained hospitalized Tuesday in Dallas, undergoing heart tests after collapsing on the bench during a game that was postponed.
Bynum’s return helps Pacers get past Celtics 94-83
David West scored 24 points and Andrew Bynum grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in his Pacers debut, helping suddenly struggling Indiana pull away late for a 94-83 win over Boston on Tuesday night.
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