Team sued over 'human hockey puck' incident

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Team sued over 'human hockey puck' incident

From Comcast SportsNet
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville radio personality is suing the NHL's Predators over an injury from the "human hockey puck" stunt. The suit by Adam "Intern Adam" Davis of WRVW-FM was filed this week in Davidson County Circuit Court and seeks 25,000 for medical bills. The lawsuit said the Predators invited Davis to do the stunt between periods Dec. 13 and he was injured practicing it. The trick was supposed to use a sled and giant slingshot to propel Davis across the ice rink into bowling pins. The suit, first reported by The City Paper, claims that Davis instead was thrown into the side of rink, broke his ankle and had to undergo surgery. A spokeswoman for the Predators said Wednesday that the team doesn't comment on pending litigation.

Warriors assign Jones, who will play for Santa Cruz vs Reno

Warriors assign Jones, who will play for Santa Cruz vs Reno

The Warriors assigned rookie center Damian Jones to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Jones will be in uniform for tonight’s game against the Reno Bighorns, which tips off at 7pm from Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.                                  

Jones has appeared in 17 games (10 starts) with the Santa Cruz Warriors over the course of seven assignments this season, averaging 7.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.94 blocks in 23.9 minutes.

The 7’0”, 245-pound center has appeared in eight games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.6 minutes per contest.

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49ers awarded fourth-round compensatory pick

49ers awarded fourth-round compensatory pick

The 49ers were awarded a compensatory pick in the fourth round of the April draft, the NFL announced on Friday.

The 49ers’ additional pick – No. 37 in the fourth round and No. 143 overall – is a result of the team losing guard Alex Boone in free agency last year to the Minnesota Vikings. The 49ers had no qualifying free-agent gains, according to the league.

“Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks,” the NFL stated in announcing the 32 compensatory selections.

Compensatory picks are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.

Compensatory picks can be traded this year for the first time.

The NFL draft is scheduled for April 27-29 in Philadelphia. Here are the compensatory picks announced by the NFL with Round, No. in round, and No. overall:

Compensatory picks
3-33-97 Miami
3-34-98 Carolina
3-35-99 Baltimore
3-36-100 Los Angeles Rams
3-37-101 Denver
3-38-102 Seattle
3-39-103 Cleveland
3-40-104 Kansas City
3-41-105 Pittsburgh
3-42-106 Seattle
3-43-107 New York Jets

4-32-138 Cincinnati
4-33-139 Cleveland
4-35-141* Los Angeles Rams
4-36-142 Cleveland
4-37-143 San Francisco
4-38-144 Indianapolis
5-33-178 Cincinnati
5-34-179 Denver
5-35-180 Miami
5-36-181 Arizona
5-37-182 Kansas City
5-38-183 Cleveland
5-39-184 Green Bay
5-40-185 New England
5-41-186 Miami

6-33-218 Kansas City
6-34-219 Cincinnati
6-35-220 Kansas City

7-33-253 Cincinnati
7-34-254 Denver
7-35-255 Denver

* As the result of League discipline, the New York Giants’ original selection in Round 4 (4-23-130) has been relegated to selection 4-34-140. Because that pick is a regular selection, it does not appear on the above list of compensatory draft selections.

The compensatory free agents lost and signed in 2016 by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2017 draft:

ARIZONA
Lost: Johnson, Rashad; Larsen, Ted; Massie, Bobby; Sowell, Bradley; Weatherspoon, Sean; White, Corey
Gained: Branch, Tyvon; Mathis, Evan

BALTIMORE
Lost: Osemele, Kelechi; Schaub, Matt; Upshaw, Courtney
Gained: Watson, Benjamin; Weddle, Eric

CAROLINA
Lost: Norman, Josh; Nortman, Brad
Gained: Gradkowski, Gino

CINCINNATI
Lost: Jones, Marvin; Lamur, Emmanuel; Nelson, Reggie; Sanu, Mohamed; Smith, Andre
Gained: None

CLEVELAND
Lost: Bademosi, Johnson; Benjamin, Travis; Gipson, Tashaun; Mack, Alex; Robertson, Craig; Schwartz, Mitchell
Gained: Davis, Demario

DENVER
Lost: Bruton, David; Davis, Vernon; Harris, Ryan; Jackson, Malik; Mathis, Evan; Osweiler, Brock; Trevathan, Danny
Gained: Crick, Jared; Okung, Russell; Stephenson, Donald

GREEN BAY
Lost: Hayward, Casey; Tolzien, Scott
Gained: None

INDIANAPOLIS
Lost: Fleener, Coby; Freeman, Jerrell; Lowery, Dwight
Gained: Robinson, Patrick; Tolzien, Scott

KANSAS CITY
Lost: Allen, Jeff; Branch, Tyvon; Daniel, Chase; Smith, Sean; Stephenson, Donald
Gained: Schwartz, Mitchell

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Lost: Fairley, Nick; Jenkins, Janoris; McLeod, Rodney
Gained: None

MIAMI
Lost: Matthews, Rishard; Miller, Lamar; Shelby, Derrick; Sheppard, Kelvin; Vernon, Olivier
Gained: Abdul-Quddus; Isa, Branch, Andre

NEW ENGLAND
Lost: Hicks, Akiem; Wilson, Tavon
Gained: McClellin, Shea

NEW YORK JETS
Lost: Davis, Demario; Harrison, Damon; Ivory, Chris
Gained: Forte, Matt; McLendon, Steve

PITTSBURGH
Lost: Beachum, Kelvin; Blake, Antwon; Johnson, Will; McLendon, Steve; Spence, Sean
Gained: Green, Ladarius; Harris, Ryan

SAN FRANCISCO
Lost: Boone, Alex
Gained: None

SEATTLE
Lost: Irvin, Bruce; Mebane, Brandon; Okung, Russell; Sweezy, J.R.
Gained: Sowell, Bradley; Webb, J'Marcus