The Nashville Predators have signed left wing Brendan Leipsic (LIGHP-sihk), their third-round draft selection in 2012, to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Leipsic, 19, led the Western Hockey League with 49 goals in 68 games in Portland, and he also had 71 assists.
Rob Ryan figures his firing in Dallas will help him relate to a Saints defense humbled by a historically bad season.
Ryan, who spoke to reporters on Thursday for the first time since being hired by Saints coach Sean Payton in February, says he got his feelings hurt last season, and so did Saints defensive players, so they're all "looking to do something about it."
Terry Francona is back at Fenway Park as an opposing manager for the first time since he left the Red Sox.
Francona brought the Cleveland Indians to Boston for a four-game series starting Thursday night.
Prosecutors say Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has violated conditions of his bond and want it revoked pending trial on an intoxicated manslaughter charge.
Brent is free on a $100,000 bond after being charged in the Dec.
Lionel Hollins has been more successful than any Grizzlies coach and will be a free agent after June 30.
He has the Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals for the first time and has won more games with this team than any other coach.
He probably wouldn't have a problem getting another job, but is very happy with the one he has.