Kevin Cheveldayoff, left, and Craig Heisinger appear at a news...

Kevin Cheveldayoff, left, and Craig Heisinger appear at a news conference during which Cheveldayoff was introduced as general manager of the relocating NHL team. (June 8, 2011) Credit: AP

HOCKEY

Ex-Isle Cheveldayoff Winnipeg GM

Longtime hockey executive -- and former Islander No. 1 draft choice -- Kevin Cheveldayoff has been hired as the general manager of the NHL club relocating to Winnipeg. The 41-year-old Cheveldayoff recently served as assistant general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks. He also guided the Chicago Wolves to a pair of Turner Cup titles in the International Hockey League and two Calder Cup championships. Cheveldayoff was the Islander's first pick in 1988, but the defenseman never found a spot on the big league roster and his career was cut short by a knee injury.

FOOTBALL

Vick endorses padding

Unequal Technologies, a provider of the football pads that Michael Vick wore most of last season, released a product designed to help prevent concussions and other head injuries. In January, Vick became Unequal's first corporate spokesman when he signed his first paid endorsement contract since his release from prison. "I will wear the padding in the helmet to prevent concussions and hopefully a lot of players in the league will do the same thing," Vick said.

AUTO RACING

Busch: Childress fine OK

Kyle Busch says that the $150,000 fine NASCAR levied against Richard Childress is the end of the matter for him. Childress was fined on Monday for assaulting Busch after a NASCAR Trucks race at Kansas Speedway. Childress reportedly put Busch in a headlock, and punched him several times. -- AP

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