Sports Digest: Hawks trade Stanley Cup hero Bolland

2013-06-30T21:15:00Z 2013-09-16T18:46:17Z Sports Digest: Hawks trade Stanley Cup hero Bolland
June 30, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro hockey

HAWKS TRADE STANLEY CUP HERO BOLLAND: Bryan Bickell is sticking with the Blackhawks. Dave Bolland is on his way to Toronto.

Bolland's Game 6 game winner that gave the Blackhawks their second Stanley Cup in four years was the last goal he'll score for the team.

The Blackhawks traded Bolland to the Maple Leafs for three draft picks Sunday at the NHL Draft. Chicago received the 51st and 117th picks this year, and a fourth-rounder next season.

"Thank you for everything Chicago! Such amazing memories," Bolland wrote on Twitter. "I look forward to playing in front of my home fans wearing the Maple Leaf."

Bolland's departure allowed Chicago to sign Bickell to a four-year deal. Bickell was eligible for unrestricted free agency and cashed in after coming up with a big postseason despite against Boston in the Stanley Cup final with a sprained right knee.

The Hawks also acquired the 74th and 134th overall selections in the 2013 draft from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Michael Frolik.

In another trade, the Hawks picked up the 111th overall selection in the 2013 draft and a fifth-round selection in the 2014 draft from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for the 117th and 151st overall selections in the 2013 draft.

In the first round of the draft, the Hawks selected Chicago native Ryan Hartman from the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League with the 30th pick.

Other Hawks selections were defenseman Carl Dahlstrom from Sweden's Djurgarden in the second round (51st overall), Chicago-born center John Hayden from the U.S. National Team Development Program in the third round (74th), defenseman Robin Norell from Sweden’s Djurgarden Jr. in the fourth round (111th), center Tyler Motte from the U.S. National Team Development Program in the fourth round (121) and center Luke Johnson from the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League in the fifth round (134th).

The Colorado Avalanche made 17-year-old Nathan MacKinnon the first pick of the draft.


Auto racing

KENSETH TAKES SPRINT CUP RACE AT KENTUCKY: Matt Kenseth's fuel-only pit road gamble helped him beat Jimmie Johnson late and win Sunday's rescheduled 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

A race that was Johnson's to lose ultimately became Kenseth's series-high fourth victory of the season even though he passed on getting new tires following the race's ninth caution. He widened his lead after a wild four-wide restart on lap 246 that saw Johnson's No. 48 Chevy spin from second place on a dominant day he led 182 of 267 laps. The series points leader finished ninth.

Kenseth led twice for 38 laps, including the final 23 in the No. 20 Toyota.

Second was Jamie McMurray in a Chevy, followed by Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch.


Pro golf

HAAS PULLS AWAY TO WIN CONGRESSIONAL: Bill Haas won the AT&T National on Sunday and joined some distinguished company.

Haas pulled away from a crowd of contenders Sunday with three straight birdies in the middle of his final round at Congressional. Two key putts down the stretch gave him some room for error that he didn't even need. He closed with a 5-under 66 for a three-shot win over Roberto Castro.

Haas now has won at least one PGA Tour event each of the last four years, matched only by Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose.

PERRY CAPTURES 1ST MAJOR TITLE: Kenny Perry won the Senior Players Championship for his first major title, overtaking Fred Couples with a final round 6-under 64.

Perry finished at 19-under 261 at Fox Chapel, two shots ahead of Couples and Duffy Waldorf.


Pro basketball

CATCHINGS SCORES 18 AS FEVER BEATS STORM: Tamika Catchings scored 18 points and the defending champion Fever pulled away in the fourth quarter and beat the Seattle Storm 71-63 on Sunday.

Shavonte Zellous had 14 points, and Jessica Breland added career-highs of 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Fever (3-7).


Around the horn

Fred scored two goals, and Neymar added another as host Brazil convincingly defeated world champion Spain 3-0 to win the Confederations Cup on Sunday as protesters clashed with riot police outside the Maracana Stadium. ... Jan Bakelants pulled away close to the finish line to win Sunday's second stage of the Tour de France and take the race leader's yellow jersey for the first time in his injury-plagued career.

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