• Jake Allen left home by Blues to break his ‘mental lock’
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    Puck Daddy

    Jake Allen left home by Blues to break his ‘mental lock’

    St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen is in the midst of a personal nightmare. As they head on a three-game road trip to Winnipeg, Pittsburgh and Minnesota before the All-Star Break, the Blues have decided to leave Jake Allen home for a few days as a mental break. GM Doug Armstrong said it’s a chance for Allen to “reset,” coming one day after Hitchcock lamented that Allen was all “locked up” mentally.

  • ESPN drops commentator over Venus Williams 'gorilla' remark
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    AFP

    ESPN drops commentator over Venus Williams 'gorilla' remark

    US broadcaster ESPN has dropped commentator Doug Adler after he compared Venus Williams to a "gorilla" at the Australian Open -- although he insisted the word he used was "guerrilla". ESPN said Adler should have been more careful during his coverage of the seven-time Grand Slam-winner's win over Stefanie Voegele. "During an Australian Open stream on ESPN3, Doug Adler should have been more careful in his word selection," an ESPN statement said.

  • Floyd Mayweather the politician? Boxing champ attends inauguration, writes about inner city issues
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    Boxing

    Floyd Mayweather the politician? Boxing champ attends inauguration, writes about inner city issues

    Floyd Mayweather has long been known to flaunt his wealth, wear outrageously expensive jewelry, drive exotic cars and, of course, for his other-wordly boxing skills. Mayweather attended Friday’s presidential inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C., when Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president