The trick was supposed to use a sled and giant slingshot to propel Davis across the ice rink into bowling pins. The suit claims that Davis instead was thrown into the side of rink, broke an ankle and had to undergo surgery.
A spokeswoman for the Predators said Wednesday that the team doesn't comment on pending litigation.
The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a $1 million award against the University of Minnesota and men's basketball coach Tubby Smith, ruling that although they treated prospective assistant coach Jimmy Williams unfairly, they couldn't be held financially responsible for backing out of a job offer that Smith lacked the authority to make.
* Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki married Jessica Olsson on July 20 in Dallas, according to State District Judge Craig Smith, who said he performed the wedding. Smith said Nowitzki, 34, and his bride, 31, are honeymooning in the Caribbean, where they will go through another wedding ceremony attended by close family members. Olsson is the Kenyan-born associate director of the Goss-Michael Foundation art gallery in Dallas.
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England has risen to an all-time high of third in the FIFA world rankings, while world champion Spain remains No. 1. Germany is second, Uruguay drops to fourth and Portugal is fifth. The United States remains 36th.
* Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner signed a 6-year contract extension worth more than $34 million.
* Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Rogers Cup in Montreal because of a stomach ailment.