NHLPA names Walsh as new chief
U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh was named executive director of the NHL Players’ Association, putting an experienced union leader and the former Boston mayor in charge at a time of growing revenues in hockey and with collective bargaining talks a few years away.
The NHLPA said its executive board with representatives from all 32 clubs unanimously approved Walsh’s appointment Thursday. Walsh, 55, will begin his new role in mid-March, succeeding longtime executive director Don Fehr, who had been in the job for more than a decade.
The NHLPA had been looking for a new executive director to take over for Fehr since April, when a search committee was formed to find his successor. Fehr, best known for his lengthy career running the Major League Baseball Players Association, started working for hockey’s union in December 2010 and was quickly named executive director, overseeing collective bargaining negotiations in 2013 and 2020.
NFL KAMARA, LAMMONS INDICTED IN 2022 VEGAS FIGHT >>
A grand jury in Nevada has indicted New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, Cincinnati Bengals newly acquired cornerback Chris Lammons and two others on two criminal counts in connection with an alleged beating at a Las Vegas nightclub last February.
The Clark County grand jury handed up the indictment in Las Vegas on Wednesday on the same two battery charges prosecutors filed last year against the NFL players and two other men, KLAS-TV in Las Vegas first reported Thursday.
Kamara was arrested Feb. 6, 2022, after he played in the NFL Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Police say he told officers he punched a man after he thought he had done something to someone in his group and was trying to run away.
Skiing AMERICAN SKIER SHIFFRIN WINS GOLD IN GIANT SLALOM AT WORLDS >>
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin won the gold medal in the women’s giant slalom at the world championships.
Shiffrin held on to her first-run lead to beat Italian skier Federica Brignone by 0.12 seconds. Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway took bronze.
It’s Shiffrin’s seventh world title and 13th medal overall from 16 career world championship races.
Shiffrin’s victory came a day after an unexpected split with longtime coach Mike Day.
NBA CELTICS REMOVE INTERIM TAG, NAME MAZZULLA HEAD COACH >>
The Boston Celtics named Joe Mazzulla their full-time head coach, removing the interim tag he has held throughout the season after stepping in for Ime Udoka.
Udoka was initially given a yearlong suspension before training camp for having an inappropriate relationship with a woman in the organization. The 34-year-old Mazzulla, a assistant under Udoka last season, will now replace his former boss, who will not return. Mazzulla is the NBA’s youngest head coach.
Terms of his new deal were not immediately available.