Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Digest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Digest

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Former soccer player Mia Hamm will be the featured speaker at the St. Louis Youth Sports Summit, a free event organized by the St. Louis Sports Commission and its Sportsmanship Initiative, Saturday at Maryville University. The Summit is held for parents, coaches and league administrators to give them resources to help kids enjoy and stay involved in sports.

Hamm will speak from 9 to 9:30 a.m., but the Summit is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Maryville Universitys auditorium. The summit will address such topics as sports parenting, teaching character in sports, coaching to make a positive difference, concussions and how to integrate the Sports Commissions sportsmanship programs into a youth sports organization. Those who wish to attend should register at or by calling 314-345-5130. (Staff)

Maple Leafs fire GM The Toronto Maple Leafs fired general manager Brian Burke, who failed to take the team to the playoffs since assuming the job in 2008. Assistant GM David Nonis will succeed Burke, who will remain with the team as a senior adviser.Toronto hasnt won a Stanley Cup since 1967.(AP)

Former Notre Dame star dies Mirko Jurkovic, a former University of Notre Dame football standout who was part of the 1988 national championship team and later a consensus All-American offensive guard, died of cancer Wednesday evening in Indiana, according to the universitys athletic department. He was 42. Jurkovic is survived by his wife and three children. (AP)

Pirates get pitcher Gomez The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired righthanded pitcher Jeanmar Gomez from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league outfielder Quincy Latimore. Gomez, 24, is 14-16 with a 5.18 ERA in 42 major league appearances, including 38 starts. Latimore, 23, hit .252 with 15 home runs and 71 RBIs in 126 games at Double-A Altoona last year. (AP)

Armstrong reportedly seeks redemption Lance Armstrong recently met with the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to explore a pathway to redemption, according to a report Wednesday night on 60 Minutes Sports. USADA CEO Travis Tygart, in an interview that aired Wednesday, didnt discuss the meeting on camera and provided no details, including when it was held and where. …

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