Fejt returning to Thunderbirds

for 2019-20 season

Dominik Fejt will return the Carolina Thunderbirds’ roster for another season, according to a statement released by the team Tuesday.

The Czech Republic native becomes the seventh player to re-sign with the Thunderbirds after their run through the Federal Prospects Hockey League that ended in a Commissioner’s Cup title last year. Fejt is the second defenseman to return to the roster.

According to the statement, goalie Christian Pavlas has signed with HC Nove Zamky within the Slovak Tipsport Liga — a professional hockey league in Slovakia — after two seasons with the Thunderbirds. He was named the league’s goaltender of the year in March, after finishing the season with a .932 save percentage and 30-3 record during the 2018-19 season.

Fejt’s return marks the beginning of his third year with the team. He’s scored six goals and had 26 assists over the course of his career with the Thunderbirds. He also had 200 penalty minutes last season.

NFL will cover Norton’s

medical bills

The NFL will cover the medical bills for Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton after a car accident resulted in the amputation of Norton’s left arm.

Norton, who had signed with the Dolphins in December, is currently in recovery.

Norton’s agent told ESPN that he had another surgery on his left arm Tuesday, and needs two more despite already having three. After the surgeries, the goal is for Norton, 22, to get a prosthetic arm.

His medical status is stable, although he is still in the hospital. Norton reportedly crashed his Ford F250 into a concrete barrier last Thursday near Miami, overturning the vehicle.

Norton’s NFL career is over, but the Dolphins could place Norton on the non-football injury list as a way of paying him part or all of the $495,000 non-guaranteed salary he had lined up for 2019.

Harvard fires fencing coach

Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team.

Athletics Director Bob Scalise said in an emailed statement Tuesday that head fencing coach Peter Brand has been fired for violating Harvard’s conflict-of-interest policy.

The Boston Globe reported in April that Brand received nearly $1 million in 2016 for his suburban Boston three-bedroom house, which was assessed at the time at about $550,000.

The buyer, Jie Zhao, never lived in the home and sold it at a steep loss 17 months later. Both men deny wrongdoing.

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Patrick Ferlise

Journal and wire reports

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