Flyers’ Leighton out with bulging disk
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender goaltender Michael Leighton will miss one month of action with a bulging disk in his back.
Additionally, checking line specialist Ian Laperriere will be out indefinitely with post-concussion symptoms related to last season. He was injured in the conference quarterfinals against New Jersey, taking a slap shot to the face. He returned in the Eastern Conference finals and Stanley Cup Finals.
David Frost, a former youth hockey coach and agent who has been banned from several minor and junior hockey organizations in his native Canada, has been working intermittently at the Laguna Niguel Hockey Academy for several months, but he contradicted reports on the websites of the Toronto Sun and Truehockey.com that said he has been teaching hockey to kids.
Frost was acquitted two years ago of four charges of sexual exploitation involving former players and their girlfriends while he coached a junior team in 1996 and 1997. He also was the target of an alleged murder-for-hire plot initiated by one of his players,
Mike Danton. Top-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki and two-time 2010 Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva of Russia were among the second-round winners at the $2-million Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Sylvia Fowles scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, as the United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIBA Women’s World Championship with a 107-61 rout of Belarus in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Diana Taurasi added 14 points for the Americans, who have yet to lose in eight games. They will finish the second round of the tournament with a round-robin matchup against unbeaten Australia.