In Case You Missed It: The Day In Sports

Today we saw a Cy Young pitcher come to terms on a new deal ... An NFL linebacker released and then reinstated by his own team ... And the naming of the finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2010 ... But all of the day's stories were overshadowed by the death of an Olympic athlete in Vancouver.

Luger Dies In Olympic Training Run
Tragedy struck at the Whistler Sliding Centre Friday morning when 21 year old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili flew off the track at high speed, hit a metal girder and died.

Lincecum, Giants Agree To Deal Worth $23M
Tim Lincecum and the Giants have forged a two-year deal that will pay him $23 million. The agreement came just before arbitration was to begin on Friday.

Dolphins Put Porter Back On Roster After Release
The Miami Dolphins released linebacker Joey Porter, then had to put him back on the roster, at least until March 5, after finding out the move was an 'invalid termination.'

Big Hurt Retires After 19 years
Frank Thomas announced his retirement Friday following a 19-season career in which he hit 521 homers and won two American League MVP awards with the Chicago White Sox.

Tiger Misses Deadline For Entering Match Play
Tiger Woods is not playing the Match Play Championship next week as the deadline to enter came and passed on Friday.

Malone, Pippen, Dream Team Are Hall Finalists
19 finalists were named Friday for the Basketball Hall of Fame. Included were two-time NBA MVP Karl Malone, six-time champion Scottie Pippen and the 1992 Olympic Dream Team.

NFL's Goodell Given New Contract Through 2015
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been given a new five-year contract. The league is heading into an important period of labor negotiations that might bring a work stoppage in 2011.

Texas Talking Big 10?
A report in the Lawrence Journal-World says that the Big Ten has had "preliminary exchanges" with Texas about joining the conference.

Calhoun Meets The Media
UConn's Jim Calhoun discussed for the first time publicly the absence that caused him to miss seven games. He would not, however, speak about specifically what kept him out of action.