Update on the latest in sports:
Lions sign QB Matt Cassel, add depth behind Matthew Stafford
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Matt Cassel.
Detroit put the free agent on the roster today, adding depth behind Matthew Stafford.
Cassel played sparingly the past two seasons in Tennessee. The 13-year veteran has also played for Dallas, Buffalo, Minnesota, Kansas City and New England.
He started 15 games in 2008 with the Patriots when Lions general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia also worked for the franchise. Cassel has started 81 games in his career, completing 59 percent of his passes for 17,449 yards with 104 touchdowns and 81 interceptions.
CANADA-HOCKEY BUS CRASH:
Canadian town mourns 15 dead in bus crash
HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) – The people of the small town of Humbolt, Saskatchewan grieved at their hockey arena Sunday, laying flowers and jerseys in a makeshift memorial. They gathered to mourn the deaths of 15 people when a semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the local youth hockey team called the Broncos.
The 14 others on the bus were injured, some critically, in Friday night’s collision. Among the dead are Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz and radio announcer Tyler Bieber.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the injured at the hospital Sunday and then attended the vigil held in the town’s arena Sunday night.
Investigation launched into Paris-Roubaix rider’s death
PARIS (AP) – French judicial officials have launched an investigation into the death of Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts during the Paris-Roubaix cycling race.
Goolaerts died Sunday after collapsing during the one-day classic on cobblestones in northern France.
The prosecutor in Cambrai tells The Associated Press that an autopsy will be performed on Goolaerts’ body in the coming days to determine the exact cause of death.
The 23-year-old Belgian died at a hospital, where he had been taken by helicopter from the race. Organizers said in a medical statement that he suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest.
BAHRAIN GP-CAR HITS MECHANIC:
Ferrari mechanic hit by Raikkonen says he’s OK after surgery
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) – The Ferrari mechanic who was hospitalized with a broken leg after being struck by Kimi Raikkonen’s car says he is “OK” following surgery.
On Instagram, Francesco Cigarini wrote “Surgery ok. I have to thank all the people worried for me.”
The incident occurred during a botched tire change at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. As Raikkonen pulled away, his rear left tire hit Cigarini’s leg, knocking him to the ground.