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Sports Briefs April 6, 2010

| April 6, 2010 9:00 PM

Football

The Seattle Seahawks have traded guard Rob Sims to the Detroit Lions for defensive end Robert Henderson.

The deal was announced by the Seahawks on Monday. The teams also swapped draft picks with Seattle getting Detroit's fifth-round pick in this month's draft, and the Lions getting the first of Seattle's two seventh-round picks.

Sims was Seattle's fourth-round pick in the 2006 draft and started 34 of 45 games played in his four seasons with the Seahawks. Sims started all 14 games he played in last season at left guard.

Henderson was a sixth-round pick of the New York Giants in 2008 and signed with Detroit as a free agent. He spent the season on the Lions practice squad.

• The St. Louis Rams released quarterback Marc Bulger, perhaps clearing the way for them to take Sam Bradford with the first pick of the draft.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo said in a release that it was difficult to make the move and wished the 33-year-old Bulger well. Last month the Rams signed A.J. Feeley, presumably as next year's backup on a team that was 1-15 in 2009.

Bulger started eight games last season, but was sidelined the last six with a fractured left shin bone, finishing the year on injured reserve.

• Anthony Hargrove has agreed to return to the defending champion New Orleans Saints, who gave the defensive tackle the opportunity to resurrect his career in 2009 after a yearlong suspension for substance abuse.

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the restricted free agent signed an offer sheet.

Basketball

Dan Hurley was hired as Wagner's basketball coach, the same day his father joined the Hall of Fame.

Dan Hurley spent nine years at St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J., where he built the program into one of the nation's best. He had a 223-21 record and four teams ranked in the top five in the country.

The 37-year-old Hurley replaces Mike Deane, who coached the Seahawks since 2003. Wagner finished 5-26 this season, including 3-15 in the Northeast Conference.

• Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson has been fined $35,000 for criticizing game officials.

Jackson was fined for comments he made after the Lakers' 100-81 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday at the Staples Center.

• The New York Knicks have waived guard Cuttino Mobley more than a year after he retired because of a heart condition.

Mobley was acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers in a four-player trade in November 2008. His heart condition was discovered during a physical and he retired three weeks later.

NHL

Capitals 3, Bruins 2, OT: Brooks Laich's power-play goal 44 seconds into overtime gave host Washington win over Boston.

Blues 2, Blue Jackets 1, OT: Erik Johnson scored on a power play with 1:01 to go in overtime, and host St. Louis beat Columbus.

Oilers 4, Wild 1: Dustin Penner and Ethan Moreau each scored two goals and host Edmonton defeated Minnesota.

Golf

An amateur golfer has won a federal discrimination lawsuit she filed after a Massachusetts municipal golf course barred her from playing in a men's tournament.

Elaine Joyce sued the town of Dennis and others after she was told she couldn't play in a 2007 men's tournament at the Dennis Pines Golf Course. Joyce has a single-digit handicap and has won multiple tournaments.

- The Associated Press

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