OILERS’ MCDAVID AWARDED HART TROPHY AS NHL MVP Edmonton Oilers forward Con
nor McDavid was named the Hart Trophy winner as NHL MVP during the NHL Awards Show on Wednesday in Las Vegas. McDavid, a 20-year-old secondyear pro, also won the Art Ross Trophy for most points with 100 and took home the Ted Lindsay Award as the players’ MVP. It was also revealed during the show that McDavid would be on the cover of the video game NHL 18. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft and guided the Oilers back to the playoffs for the first time since 2006 this season.
Other winners: Norris Trophy ( best defenseman): Brent Burns; Vezina Trophy ( best goal
ie): Sergei Bobrovsky; Calder Trophy ( best rookie): Auston Matthews; Selke Trophy ( best defensive forward): Patrice Bergeron; Jack Adams Award ( best coach): John Tortorella; Lady Byng Trophy (sportsmanship): Johnny Gaudreau; Rocket Richard Trophy (most goals): Sidney Crosby; Jennings Trophy (fewest goals allowed): Braden Holtby; Bill Masterton Trophy (dedication to game): Craig Anderson; Mark Messier Leadership Award/King Clancy Trophy: Nick Foligno; General Manager of the Year: David Poile. WIFE OF CUBS’ RUSSELL WON’T COOPERATE WITH MLB Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison
Russell’s wife, Melisa, has decided that she will not cooperate with Major League Baseball investigators about allegations of abuse against her husband after filing for divorce six days earlier. “She gave it a lot of thought,” attorney Thomas Field, who represents Melisa Russell, told USA TODAY Sports. “But Melisa isn’t interested in legitimizing anything that doesn’t come from her.” Major League Baseball officials said they would investigate allegations into abuse after an Instagram post by a woman identified as a friend of Melisa Russell accused her husband of mentally and physically abusing his wife in front of their two children. FORMER TENNIS CHAMPION DECLARED BANKRUPT Three-time Wimbledon champ
Boris Becker was declared bankrupt at a hearing in London on Wednesday. Becker’s attorneys had sought a one-month extension at the hearing, but Registrar
Christine Derrett said there was no credible evidence to show the former tennis star would be able to repay the “substantial” debt that dates to October 2015. “One has the impression of a man with his head in the sand,” said the registrar. Becker, 49, who was born in Germany and lives in London, recently coached Novak
Djokovic and has worked as a TV commentator.
EX-NFL LB JONES SHOT DEAD
Ryan Jones, a former linebacker who signed contracts with two NFL teams, was shot and killed Sunday evening, his former high school coach and the Washoe County (Nev.) Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Tuesday. He was 26. About 8:20 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to the 200 block of Talus Way, north of Rancho San Rafael Park, where they found three men who’d been shot. One of the men, later identified as Jones, died at the scene. The other victims had non-lifethreatening conditions.
Defensive lineman Letroy Guion’s future with the Green Bay Packers is more in doubt after he was arrested Wednesday in Hawaii and charged with driving under the influence. Guion is under suspension for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. uNew York Jets linebacker
Lorenzo Mauldin was arrested Wednesday for his alleged role in an April incident at a New York nightclub in which a man says Mauldin attacked him, according to New York police. Mauldin was arrested on a single charge of misdemeanor assault after he turned himself in, NYPD spokeswoman Arlene Muniz told USA TODAY Sports. According to the
New York Post, Jean Lopez alleged in a lawsuit that Mauldin beat him up after Lopez spilled champagne on him. Lopez’s lawyer told the Post his client suffered “multiple maxillofacial fractures.” An indictment was unsealed Wednesday charging 12 people, including the father of retired NFL player Michael Vick, in connection with a large-scale heroin distribution operation in Hampton Roads, Va. According to the indictment, 55-year-old Michael Dwayne “Vick” Boddie was charged with dealing heroin and money laundering. Per the indictment, from 2014 to 2017, the group conspired to possess with intent to distribute 1,000 grams or more of heroin. UFC STARS DIAZ, SMITH SUED
Nate Diaz’s and Leslie Smith’s former management group is taking the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters to court for allegedly skipping out on commissions and conspiring with a lawyer to break management agreements. The Ballengee Group seeks more than $1 million in damages, among other claims alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation and tortious interfer- ence in a suit filed Monday by the firm’s attorney in Texas. FANTASY MERGER BLOCKED A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents DraftKings and FanDuel from completing their merger as the Federal Trade Commission seeks to block the union. U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji
Brown Jackson signed the temporary restraining order Wednesday, according to online court records. The FTC announced plans to seek an injunction earlier in the week as part of the agency’s intention to block the two companies that control about 90% of the daily fantasy sports market from merging. IOC BOSS, TRUMP TO MEET International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will meet with President Trump at the White House on Thursday, the White House confirmed. During the IOC’s evaluation commission visit to Los Angeles last month, Mayor Eric Garcetti said a visit from Bach would likely be the next step in the involvement of the executive branch. “President Trump has been and continues to be supportive of the bid,” the White House said in a statement Wednesday.