NHL NOTEBOOK Kelly elected to lead the union

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Berard sidelined New York Islanders defenseman Bryan Berard will be sidelined two to four weeks because of a groin injury that forced him out of New York’s victory against New Jersey last weekend. From news services Paul Kelly will be introduced as the new executive director of the NHL Players’ Association today, the union said Tuesday night. Kelly was nominated for the job during a conference call with the 30 player representatives last week, but wasn’t confirmed for the position until he received a majority vote from the reps in a secret ballot vote. The Boston lawyer replaces Ted Saskin, who was fired as executive director last May amid allegations he ordered the spying of NHLPA player e-mail in the midst of a membership uprising against his leadership. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Sunderland outcast Sebastien Coates a surprise target for AC Milan – Reports

first_img1 AC Milan are considering a shock move for Sunderland outcast Sebastien Coates, according to reports in Italy.The former Liverpool defender is currently out on loan at Sporting Lisbon, who have the option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.However, the Uruguay international may have other options.AC Milan chief executive Marco Fassone and sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli were both in attendance when Sporting took on Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.And, according to Gazzamercato, it has been suggested that the duo were keeping an eye on Coates as they look to bolster their defensive unit.The 26-year-old is under contract with the Black Cats until 2019 but Sporting could sign him for a relatively modest £4.3million under the terms of the loan.And it is likely that AC Milan would have to pay more than that to land him from Sunderland should Sporting decide against making the move permanent. Sebastien Coates is currently on loan at Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon last_img read more

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