Miikka Kiprusoff is leaving the NHL and the Calgary Flames on his terms. The veteran goalie announced his retirement on Monday after 12 NHL seasons, the last nine with the Flames. The 36-year-old Kiprusoff, who began his career with the Sharks, joined the Flames in 2003 and helped lead them to the Stanley Cup Final the following year. Kiprusoff holds Flames records with 305 wins, 576 games, and 41 shutouts . . . Center John Tavares is the Islanders’ new captain. Tavares, who turns 23 this month, succeeds defenseman Mark Streit, who left as a free agent to join the Flyers . . . The Senators and left wing Colin Greening agreed to a three-year contract extension. The 27-year-old will earn $2 million in the first year of the deal, $2.75 million in the second, and $3.2 million in the final year.
UConn’s Olander suspended after DUI
University of Connecticut forward Tyler Olander was charged with DUI after being pulled over Saturday near the Storrs campus and suspended from the basketball team indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules. The 21-year-old from Mansfield, Conn. averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds last season . . . Billionaire Chris Hansen must pay $50,000 for his role in a secretive effort to funnel $100,000 to a group trying to thwart Sacramento’s efforts to build a new downtown arena, the California Fair Political Practices Commission said. The NBA said that Sacramento must build a modern arena to keep the Kings in town. Hansen has also been trying to build a $490 million arena in Seattle. A Washington appeals court rejected a challenge brought by longshore workers that plans for the arena violate state environmental law. The longshoremen said a memorandum of understanding between Hansen and officials violated the State Environmental Protection Act by creating irreversible momentum for building the arena, even before environmental studies were performed . . . The Nets will retire the No. 5 jersey of Jason Kidd in a ceremony that will take place Oct. 17 before their preseason game against the Heat .
Ohio State QB Miller’s status in the air
Braxton Miller’s status as fourth-ranked Ohio State’s starting quarterback for Saturday’s game at California is still up in the air. Miller sustained a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee in last weekend’s victory over San Diego State. Miller was hurt on Ohio State’s first offensive possession and did not return to the game . . . Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux had more tests on his injured left knee. Legaux’s knee bent awkwardly after he took a hit in the Bearcats’ loss at Illinois on Saturday. He was taken from the game to a hospital in Urbana, Ill., and was transferred to a hospital in Cincinnati on Sunday . . . Coach Bob Stoops said that No. 14 Oklahoma will start junior QB Blake Bell Saturday against Tulsa. He replaces Trevor Knight, who suffered a bruised knee in the Sooners’ win over West Virginia last Saturday . . . Vanderbilt coach James Franklin said a report accusing him of encouraging a player to delete video of an alleged rape by four former Commodores are ‘‘baseless statements’’ that he’s not going to waste time responding to. Buzzfeed.com quoted an unnamed person close to one of the defendants Saturday saying he believes Franklin did encourage a player to delete the video after it was shown to the coach.
MLS expansion team hires Pernetti
Ousted Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti was named the chief business officer of the New York City Football Club. The Major League Soccer expansion team is a joint venture that pairs Manchester City Football Club with the New York Yankees. Pernetti served four years as Rutgers’ athletic director before being forced to resign in April for his handling of a scandal involving former basketball coach Mike Rice, who verbally abused his players . . . Rangers Opening Day starter Matt Harrison had his third surgery of the season, this one for Thoracic outlet syndrome. A rib was removed from the upper chest on his right side to alleviate pain in the shoulder . . . Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will not make his scheduled start on Wednesday because of stiffness in his back . . . Bryce Harper will be out of the Nationals’ lineup for at least two more days because of a sore left hip . . . Evan Lysacek was to compete this week at the US International Skating Classic in Salt Lake City, his first event since winning gold at the Vancouver Games, but withdrew because of a slight abdominal tear . . . Diana Nyad is planning to meet with members of the marathon swimming community who are skeptical about her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, her team said. Long-distance swimmers have been debating whether the 64-year-old got into or held onto the boat accompanying her. They say Nyad could not have picked up as much speed as she says she did from the Gulf Stream current.