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first_img Lemieux and team president Ken Sawyer wouldn’t identify the interested parties. Most of the prospective buyers approached them before Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. offered last month to pay $290 million for a new arena, if the gambling firm gets a license to operate a slot machine parlor in Pittsburgh. Klitschko for mayor Former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is running for mayor. The boxer ended months of speculation Thursday by announcing plans to run for mayor of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital. “I love my native city Kiev and want to make life better there,” Klitschko said. Slutskaya wins title Irina Slutskaya never dreamed of topping Sonja Henie or Katarina Witt. Now the Russian stands above both greats. Slutskaya won her record seventh title at the European figure skating championships Thursday, breaking the mark she’d shared with Henie and Witt. Slutskaya finished with an overall score of 193.24 points, easily beating fellow Russian Elena Sokolova. She clapped her hands on seeing the scores, and said “Seven, seven, seven,” into TV cameras. Briefly Tom Nugent, a College Football Hall of Famer who was credited with developing the I formation at Virginia Military Institute and later coached at Florida State and Maryland, died Thursday. He was 92. Nugent died of congestive heart failure at a local nursing home, his family said. U.S. captain Claudio Reyna signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester City in England’s Premier League. The 32-year-old midfielder has scored four times in 53 appearances since joining Manchester City from Sunderland in August 2003. Indiana freshman forward Lee Nguyen signed a 3 ½-year contract with PSV Eindhoven. The 19-year-old was the 2004 national boys soccer player of the year and was on the U.S. roster for last year’s FIFA World Youth Championship for under-20 teams. A former Carolina Panthers cheerleader received six months probation for her role in a bathroom brawl sparked by accusations that she was having sex with another cheerleader. Angela Keathley, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday to disorderly conduct and obstructing a police officer during the Nov. 6 fight, which broke out when women in line to use the bathroom made the allegations about Keathley and fellow cheerleader Victoria Renee Thomas. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Golden State Warriors guard Baron Davis was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for hitting Seattle’s Luke Ridnour in the chest. Chicago Bulls general manager John Paxson was fined $15,000 by the NBA for verbally abusing referees after a loss to Denver. New York Knicks forward Antonio Davis was suspended five games by the NBA on Thursday for entering the stands during a game at Chicago to confront a fan he thought was harassing his wife. While the ruling by NBA vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson showed the league accepted Davis’ argument that he believed his wife was in trouble during Wednesday’s game, it also made clear that entering the stands would not be tolerated, no matter the circumstances. “We have made it plain to our players and our fans that players may not enter the spectator stands, no matter the provocation, and that violations of this policy will be treated with the utmost seriousness,” Jackson said in a statement. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Flip Saunders of the Detroit Pistons will coach the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star game Feb. 19 in Houston. Coaches for the East and West squads are determined based on teams with the best winning percentage in each conference after the games of Feb. 5. The coach of the West squad has not been determined. Charlotte Bobcats forward Sean May had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, likely bringing his rookie season to an end. Pens for sale The Penguins are considering several offers to buy the team, and keeping it in Pittsburgh will remain a priority but is not guaranteed. A recent offer by a casino firm to build a new arena, an influx of young talent and the NHL’s new collective bargaining agreement have made the time right to consider selling, Penguins owner-player Mario Lemieux said Thursday. last_img read more