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  • Curt Schilling lowers the boom on some men tweeting threats against his daughter

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    Curt Schilling wrote a proud papa tweet about his daughter being accepted to college and getting to continue to play softball, which she’s played for years. Anyone who is a parent — or anyone who had great, proud parents — have had or have been the recipient of those sorts of feelings before and can certainly relate.

    Sadly, a few sick idiots decided it was somehow appropriate to respond with awful, violent and sexually-explicit tweets about Schilling’s daughter. Rape threats and the like. So Schilling took to his blog to call such crap behavior out. And not just to complain, but to identify the jerks saying such things and to display their tweets.

    All of that aside, I have no idea what the hell is wrong with people.

    - Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports

  • Toews leads the way as Blackhawks cruise past Hurricanes

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    Even after making big investments for reinforcements, the Chicago Blackhawks likely still feel a little shaken up without Patrick Kane … but hey, they still have a healthy Jonathan Toews.

    Their captain scored the first two goals (and later added an assist) as they cruised to a 5-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.

    The Blackhawks showed off their still-deep offensive attack, as Brandon Saad and Marian Hossa scored their 20th and 18th goals of the season respectively (Marcus Kruger also broke a scoring slump with his sixth).

    Vermette was quieter in his first game, only receiving 12:55 of ice time.

    - Pro Hockey Talk, NBC Sports

  • Ndamukong Suh to test free agency after Lions don't use tag

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    The Lions have decided that as good as Ndamukong Suh is, he’s not good enough to be worth a $27 million salary this year.

    As a result, the Lions aren’t putting the franchise tag on Suh, according to Tim Twentyman of the team’s website.

    Suh’s franchise tag would have been enormous because the Lions have previously restructured his rookie deal, resulting in his cap number last year being more than $22 million. Under NFL rules, a player’s franchise tag offer must be at least 120 percent of his cap number for the previous year.

    Now Suh will test free agency and see what other teams are willing to offer. There’s a good chance that some team with more cap space than the Lions will offer Suh more money, which means there’s a good chance that Suh is done in Detroit.

    - Pro Football Talk, NBC Sports

  • Jeff Gordon sounds off on unprotected wall in Atlanta

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    NASCAR America: During the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Jeff Gordon was involved in a multi-car accident and slammed into an unprotected wall. After the race, Gordon let out his frustration about the exposed wall.

    In the wake of Jeff Gordon smacking a concrete wall Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a NASCAR executive said SAFER barrier development remained “the highest priority for the sport.”

    Gordon was unhurt after his No. 24 Chevrolet was destroyed by heavy contact with an inside wall unprotected by the energy-absorbing barrier that NASCAR has mandated for many sections of tracks.

    After Kyle Busch suffered a compound fracture of his right leg in an Xfinity Series crash at Daytona International Speedway, O’Donnell and Daytona president Joie Chitwood took the blame and pledged to have

    Another obstacle could be the available companies and resources to install the barriers.

    Clark said Atlanta should be ringed with SAFER when NASCAR returns next year.

  • NASCAR America's top five moments from Atlanta Motor Speedway

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    NASCAR America: Carolyn Manno runs down the top five moments from the weekend that was at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • Men in Blazers recap Premier League Round 27

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    Michael and Roger discuss Round 27 of the Barclays Premier League which included a 2-1 Liverpool victory over Manchester City.

  • Bulls: Jimmy Butler exits, set for MRI on left elbow

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    Jimmy Butler became the latest victim of the Bulls' ongoing bout with injuries.

    Butler suffered a left elbow sprain midway through the third quarter of the Bulls' Sunday contest against the Los Angeles Clippers. The play occurred midway through the third quarter when Butler ran into a screening DeAndre Jordan. Butler immediately grabbed his left elbow and was taken out of the game. He was looked at on the bench before exiting for the locker room. The Bulls announced early in the fourth quarter that Butler would not return.

    "I think it's a hyperextension of the elbow," Tom Thibodeau said. "He will have an MRI and we will find out more tomorrow."

    The Bulls were already playing shorthanded with Derrick Rose (knee) and Taj Gibson (ankle) out and Pau Gasol (illness) playing at less than 100 percent. With so many important bodies out of the lineup the Bulls weren't able to keep up with Chris Paul and the Clippers, suffering a 96-86 defeat that pushed them out of second place in the Eastern Conference.

    - Mark Strotman, CSN Chicago

  • Arsenal 2-0 Everton: Giroud, Rosicky down toothless Toffees

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    Romelu Lukaku missed a few early chances, and Arsenal got back to winning ways following the midweek Champions League disaster with a mundane 2-0 victory over Everton at the Emirates that pushed their Premier League top-four cushion back to three points.

    Olivier Giroud scored before halftime on a corner, and Arsenal sat back from there, with Everton lacking the quality necessary to put the Gunners’ lead under pressure. Tomas Rosicky scored a deflected goal in the final minute of regulation to put the game out of sight.

    Despite Arsenal’s possessional dominance early on, the first chance fell to Lukaku on a 17th-minute break, but Gunners goalkeeper David Ospina impressively came off his line and put in a pinpoint tackle, somehow avoided hacking down the big Belgian and instead dispossessed the striker and killed off the chance.

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    Goals: Giroud 39′, Rosicky 89′

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  • Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City: Pair of Reds stunners stupefy City

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    When Philippe Coutinho curled in the winner with 15 minutes to go, history repeated itself at Anfield today in more ways than one.

    Coutinho once again stunned Manchester City with a winner late in the match to peg back their title hopes. Not only was the bit of brilliance a repeat of last year when he knocked off the Citizens late, but it was a repeat of the first half, when Jordan Henderson lit up Anfield with the opener just 11 minutes in. Coutinho’s winner was almost a carbon copy of Henderson’s lovely goal, as City saw red twice.

    The game got off to a roaring start. Manchester City started better of the two, overwhelming the Liverpool third on a number of occasions, but Liverpool had the better early chances. Adam Lallana had a pair of opportunities inside 10 minutes, a breakaway through the central defenders that he put straight at Joe Hart under pressure, and a goal on a tight angle ruled out for the offside flag.

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    Goals – Henderson 11′, Coutinho 75′

    Goals – Dzeko 25′

  • Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland: Rooney nets double to seal easy win

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    Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday as Wayne Rooney‘s double pushed the Red Devils into third.

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    United struggled to get going early on with Ashley Young having the best of their chances but then Rooney dispatched a second half penalty kick, amid much confusion after Wes Brown was incorrectly sent off as John O’Shea committed the foul, to set them on their way and he added another late on to make it 2-0.

    The Red Devils move up to third and sit on 50 points, while a lackluster Sunderland side remain just three points above the relegation zone.

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    United started sluggishly and Sunderland were denied by a great save from David De Gea as Connor Wickham was set free. Moments later Jermain Defoe curled an effort just over after Wayne Rooney was dispossessed.

    Throughout the first half United continued to press but Sunderland looked dangerous on the break as the Old Trafford crowd grew restless.

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    Goals: Rooney (66′, 84′)

    Red card: Brown (66′)