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Coyotes trade Stempniak

The Phoenix Coyotes have reacquired Daymond Langkow in a trade sending right wing Lee Stempniak of West Seneca to the Calgary Flames.

The trade announced Monday is contingent on Langkow passing a physical.

Stempniak had 19 goals and 19 assists while playing all 82 games with the Coyotes last season.

Stempniak has 115 goals and 247 points in 456 career games during an NHL career that's also included stops in St. Louis and Toronto.

Langkow, a center, played for Phoenix from 2001-2004, scoring 68 goals with 98 assists in 243 games before being traded to Calgary. The 34-year-old played just four games with the Flames last season because of a lingering neck injury from the previous season.

The fifth overall pick by Tampa Bay in the 1995 NHL draft, Langkow has 259 goals and 383 assists in a career that included a stop in Philadelphia.


Arroyo to fight on Showtime

Vincent Arroyo will get a chance to fight on Showtime against Hector Sanchez after all.

The welterweights will meet Sept. 9 at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minn., in a showdown between up-and-comers with a combined two losses. Arroyo (11-1, 7 KOs) and Sanchez (19-1, 9 KOs) were supposed to fight on the network in June, but Arroyo (Sweet Home) suffered an ankle injury during training the week before the bout and had to pull out.

But the network really wanted to get these two to face each other on the card that begins at 11 p.m., and it is believed Arroyo will either be the main event or co-featured bout of the evening.

"It was a matter of trying to find a date for it," said Arroyo's manager Steve Nelson, who added Arroyo returned to training in July. "They were very accommodating. They liked the way he fought [on the network in a win] in April."


Brown, Golabek honored

The University at Buffalo named Kourtney Brown of the women's basketball team and Rob Golabek of the men's track and field team as its 2010-11 Athletes of the Year. The presentations were made at the annual Welcome Back Picnic held by the Division of Athletics on Sunday.

Both Brown, the Mid-American Conference Player of the Yera, and Golabek were named All-Americans during the course of the year.

Also, the Athletic Director's Team Award was given to the men's swimming and diving following their MAC championship season.


Unlikely golds for U.S. pair

In a fenced-off area below the stadium, American training partners Carmelita Jeter and Jason Richardson crossed paths, exchanging a quick embrace before going separate ways.

They were two unlikely gold medalists at the world championships Monday in South Korea.

Jeter because, well, nobody beats the Jamaicans at 100 meters at major meets these days. Richardson because he was an afterthought in the highly anticipated 110 hurdles matchup in what could prove to be the race of these championships.

He originally won the silver but was stunningly bumped up to champion when Cuban world-record holder Dayron Robles was disqualified for smacking hands not once but twice with Liu Xiang of China over the final few hurdles.

Long known as the sprinter who couldn't win on the big stage, the 31-year-old Jeter ended that perception by winning in 10.90 seconds, 0.07 faster than Veronica Campbell-Brown.

Fredonia's Jen Suhr returns to action today, competing for world title in the pole vault.

Staff and wire service reports