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  • NHL draft lottery changes make tanking for Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel a lot harder

    The NHL has tweaked its draft lottery system with a couple of changes that will go into place over the next two years. The NHL made trying to tank for Connor McDavid a little more difficult on Wednesday, announcing a couple of changes to the draft lottery system, one that will be put into place…

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  • Todd Bertuzzi vs. Steve Moore: Apparently there's no settlement after all

    Todd Bertuzzi's lawyers said Monday that they had reached a settlement with Steve Moore. If you're anything other than a diehard hockey fan, you might not even know that the Steve Moore-Todd Bertuzzi incident has gone a decade without being resolved. It finally might be, though, after reports…

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  • Sochi F1 track to get FIA licence - official

    The Formula One track in Russia's Black Sea city of Sochi has been given the green light by F1 race director and safety delegate Charlie Whiting. "The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a (FIA) licence," said Whiting, in Sochi with an inspection team from the world…

  • Olympics-Australia win women's rugby, France take men's gold

    Unbeaten Australia claimed women's rugby sevens gold in the sport's debut at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday after a hat-trick from flying winger Dominique du Toit helped them to a 38-10 win over Canada. In the men's tournament, France scored three late tries to record a comfortable 45-22 win…

  • PRESS BOX: Edwards moves to Joe Gibbs Racing

    Carl Edwards will join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, owner and founder Joe Gibbs announced at a press conference Tuesday morning. Edwards joins the JGR NASCAR Sprint Cup stable that includes Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin. Edwards, who is eighth in the 2014 Sprint standings, will be in the…

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  • The time when Mikael Granlund saved Minnesota's season

    Mikael Granlund beat a goalie who was unbeatable that night, and the overtime winner saved Minnesota's season. It's also good enough for the No. 6 spot on our list of the 10 best goals of the 2013-14 NHL season. The Minnesota Wild lived its playoff life on the edge this past postseason.

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  • New York Islanders sale announced; new owners to take majority control in 2016

    After months (or even years?) of speculation, Charles Wang has finally come to an agreement to sell the New York Islanders. New York Islanders owner Charles Wang has reached an agreement to sell his ownership of the team to former Washington Capitals co-owner Jonathan Ledecky and London investor…

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  • Here's the full 2014 NHL preseason schedule

    The NHL officially released the entire 2014 preseason schedule, which includes 105 games played by all 30 NHL teams across 15 days. Most games are held at NHL rinks in the United States and Canada, but there are a number of neutral-site or unusual-site games as well. Las Vegas, Quebec City,…

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  • Todd Bertuzzi, Steve Moore reportedly reach settlement after 10 years of tumult

    Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore have finally come to a reported settlement in civil litigation that has dragged on more than a decade. If you're anything other than a diehard hockey fan, you might not even know that the Steve Moore-Todd Bertuzzi incident has gone a decade without being resolved. It…

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  • Meilutyte gears up for gold at Youth Olympics, China top table

    London Games gold medalist Ruta Meilutyte cruised through to the women's 100 meters breaststroke final at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday, while China surged to the top of the medals table on the third day of competition in Nanjing. Lithuanian Meilutyte, the world record holder over 50m in the…

  • After Early Retirement, David Wilson Turns Focus From Football To Olympics

    The former national champion triple jumper has his sights set on Rio 2016. Keywords: David Wilson, Football, New York Giants, NFL, Olympics, Rio 2016, Maurice Clarett, Jeff Demps, London 2012,

  • World record holder Meilutyte wins gold at Youth Games

    Big things are expected of world record holder and Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing and the Lithuanian did not disappoint on Monday, cruising to gold in the women's 50 meters breaststroke final. The 17-year-old, who won 100m breaststroke gold at the London…

  • IRB vow to do everything to grow women's rugby

    World rugby union's governing body, the IRB, has vowed to do "everything" to grow the women's game in the wake of a highly successful World Cup won by England. Such fervour in a country known for particularly fickle fans has been a major boost for the International Rugby Board (IRB) as it looks…

  • Beach boy Bolt wins Copacabana 100m

    Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt won his first 100m of 2014 on Sunday in an exhibition race run on Rio's iconic Copacabana beach, two years out from the 2016 Olympics. Britain's Mark Lewis Francis (10.42sec) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44sec) shared the podium with Bolt…

  • Youth Games action starts without Ebola-struck nations

    Australian triathlete Brittany Dutton won the first gold of the Youth Olympics as competition kicked-off on Sunday without Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria who withdrew because of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday they had banned three west…

  • Samsung extends deal as Olympics top sponsor to 2020

    South Korea's Samsung has extended its top sponsorship contract as an Olympics worldwide partner to 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday. Samsung, who first signed up as a top sponsor with the IOC in 1998 and was a local sponsor at the 1988 Seoul Olympics as well, will…

  • Second Youth Games open in wet Nanjing

    The second Youth Olympics opened in a wet Nanjing on Saturday with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach encouraging the teenage athletes to have fun and embrace social media. "You are here to experience and promote the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship. …

  • Youth Olympics open in China amid Ebola worries

    Fears of the Ebola virus cast a cloud over Saturday's opening of the second Youth Olympics in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, after three athletes were barred from competition because of the risk of infection. The entire delegations from three nations affected by the virus - Liberia, Nigeria…

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  • Sponsors persuade Bolt to run until 2017

    Sprint superstar Usain Bolt revealed Friday that he will put back his planned retirement until 2017 at the request of his sponsors. The six-time Olympic gold medallist and 100m and 200m world record holder had intended to retire from the track after the 2016 Rio Olympics, but he told a news…