Tampa Bay and Phoenix have completed a three-player trade with the Lightning sending right wing

Radim Vrbata

to the Coyotes for left wing

Todd Fedoruk

and defenseman

David Hale


Fedoruk, 30, has played in 495 career games with the Flyers, Phoenix, the Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks. He has scored 29 career goals and has 91 points. Hale, 28, has played in 263 NHL games with Phoenix, the Calgary Flames and the New Jersey Devils, recording three goals and 20 points. He has played in 17 career Stanley Cup playoff games, recording two assists. Vrbata, 28, returns to Phoenix. In 2007-08, he played in 76 games for the Coyotes and had career highs in goals (27) and points (56).

Auto Racing

* The attorney for Jeremy Mayfield says an independent drug test on the NASCAR driver came back negative for methamphetamine. In court papers filed in U.S. District Court, Mayfield's attorneys say Mayfield provided a urine sample to a lab in Hickory, N.C., at about 9 p.m. July 6 and that it did not reveal the presence of methamphetamine. NASCAR says a sample it collected about 40 minutes earlier that night tested positive for the illegal drug. NASCAR first suspended Mayfield on May 8 after he failed a random drug test 8 days earlier. He has denied ever using methamphetamine.

* Six investor groups have expressed interest in taking over promotional rights for the historic and financially troubled Milwaukee Mile racetrack, officials said. A deal would have to come soon or the track will miss out on events from NASCAR and the Indy Racing League, which are expected to release their 2010 schedules soon.

Philly File

* The Legends Classic basketball tournament will be held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Nov. 28-29. The tournament will open with Florida taking on Michigan State, and Massachusetts playing Rutgers.

* William Penn football players Emmanuel Pittman (wideout/cornerback; junior college program) and Saquan Scarborough (lineman; prep school program) are bound for Valley Forge Military.

Sport Stops

* Former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon is suing the NCAA over profits from its use of former student-athletes' images in DVDs, photographs, apparel and other material. The federal suit, filed in San Francisco, contends the NCAA illegally has student-athletes sign away their rights to the commercial use of their images and does not share any of the proceeds with them after they graduate. A message left for an NCAA spokeswoman was not immediately returned.

* Tom Daley claimed the gold in the 10-meter platform event when Matthew Mitcham and Qiu Bo botched their last dives at the world championships in Rome. The 15-year-old Daley is the youngest diver to win a world title in men's platform. In another event, Melissa Gorman, of Australia, edged Olympic champion Larisa Ilchenko, of Russia, in a sprint finish to win the women's 5-kilometer open water ace in 56 minutes, 55.8 seconds.

* Bernhard Kohl's former manager accused the banned Austrian cyclist of giving doping substances to other riders at the German Gerolsteiner team in 2007 and 2008. Stefan Matschiner says Kohl gave the banned blood booster EPO to several of his team members during the 2007 Tour de France and throughout last year. Kohl's attorney Manfred Ainedter denied any wrongdoing by the cyclist.