NHL parent club calls up McKenna from Portland

The NHL’s Florida Panthers recalled Portland Pirates goalie Mike McKenna.

McKenna, 32, has appeared in 40 AHL games this season with Portland. He is 25-11-2 with a 2.30 goals-against average, a .922 save percentage and two shutouts.

It’s McKenna’s first recall with Florida. He has 22 career NHL appearances with Tampa Bay, New Jersey, Columbus and Arizona.

Florida’s backup goalie Al Montoya suffered an upper-body injury and left Sunday night’s game against Minnesota.

The Panthers also assigned forward Greg McKegg and defenseman Mike Matheson to the Pirates. In addition, the Pirates announced the recall of goalie Colin Stevens from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL.


CONCACAF: Several D.C. United players had their phones stolen in a locker room break-in during a recent match in Mexico.

D.C. fell 2-0 to Queretaro in the first game of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday. Following the match, the team found that a “handful” of phones were missing from the dressing room.

U.S. NATIONAL: U.S. Soccer unveiled its new crest, spreading the word via social media.

Players including Carli Lloyd and Mix Diskerud, and celebrities like Robin Roberts, took to Twitter and Instagram to show off the crest. It is the federation’s first major rebranding since 1995.


ETHIOPIA: Nine Ethiopian runners, five of them “top athletes,” are under investigation for doping, the general secretary of the country’s anti-doping agency said, raising fears of another damaging scandal for track and field before the Rio Olympics.

Solomon Meaza told The Associated Press that the Ethiopian Anti-Doping Agency is investigating the five athletes he described as high profile after they returned “suspicious” results in tests.

Solomon declined to name the athletes.


PGA: Jason Bohn said he wanted to go back to his room to take a shower before going to the hospital with chest pains and didn’t realize he was having a major heart attack until paramedics at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, put him on a stretcher and called for an ambulance.

“My doctors all have told me that had I passed out or gone down on the golf course that they really don’t think they would have had time to get the proper blood thinners in me,” he said.

Bohn, 42, remains hospitalized for more tests.


NFL: David Douglas, a former offensive lineman who played five seasons in the NFL, has died at age 52.

Douglas’ wife, Karla Douglas, said her husband died of brain cancer Saturday at their home in Maryville, Tennessee. Douglas had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013.


YOUTH SAILING: Oman has withdrawn as host of the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships after failing to submit written confirmation it would abide by anti-discrimination regulations.

Oman’s withdrawal as host comes less than three months after two Israeli windsurfers withdrew from the 2015 world championships due to conditions imposed by Malaysian government authorities.

– From staff and news services