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  • IOC: Flexible rules could allow baseball's return

    The adoption of a more flexible approach to the Olympic program could allow for the return of baseball and other sports that have been dropped from the games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday. Asked on the sidelines of meetings at the Asian Games, Bach declined…

    The Associated Press
  • David Leroux's Homage To Calvin & Hobbes, In Mask Form

    This would be really useful in Calvinball. Via the Calvin & Hobbes subreddit comes this fantastic goaltender mask picturing a grown up Hobbes and Spaceman Spiff on the back.  I think a shot of The Hideous Blob on the back with Spiff would be even better, but this mask it great as is. The mask was…

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  • Clukey wins again at USA Luge start championships

    Julia Clukey and Chris Mazdzer have their luge seasons off to winning starts. Clukey won the women's title for the seventh time, Mazdzer took the men's race, and the doubles team of Justin Krewson and Tristan Jeskanen all prevailed Friday night at USA Luge's annual start championships, held on the…

    The Associated Press
  • Leafs' Clarkson Injured, Misses First Day Of Camp

    Clarkson missed the first day of Leafs' training camp with an undisclosed injury, according to Sportsnet 590TheFAN.There was no word of the type of injury, but it is considered day to day.

    CBS Sports
  • Detroit Red Wings Training Camp: Day One Impressions, Thoughts, & More

    This morning was pretty surreal.. Nice chilly morning in Traverse City, Michigan, walking into Centre Ice, getting checked in, and setting up right along outside the half-boards.. Off in the distance you can hear Griffins equipment manager Brad Thompson diligently sharpening skates, and you see…

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  • Updated look at the Sharks lineup following Day 1 of camp

    A look at the line combinations and defense pairings the Sharks are running to open training camp.

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  • Dallas Stars 2014 Training Camp Observations: Jason Spezza, Radek Faksa Impress in Scrimmage

    The Stars had a scrimmage on Friday, and we have some observations to share. The Dallas Stars hit the ice on Friday officially for the first time since the Game 6 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in April, in what was a rather lively and energetic practice for Group A that then rolled into a scrimmage…

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  • Preds Invite Free Agent Lee To Camp

    The Predators have invited Lee to training camp on a tryout basis, according to the team's official website.The odds of Lee cracking the Preds' roster are slim, since he missed the entire 2013-14 season due to a knee injury, and has never played a full 82-game season in his entire career. However,…

    CBS Sports
  • New York Islanders Training Camp: Five forwards sign PTOs

    With the opening of training camp Thursday -- physicals and media today, skating tomorrow -- the New York Islanders also announced five additional names to fill out the camp roster. The following five have signed professional tryout contracts -- some are already on minor-league deals -- and can…

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  • Five for Fantasizing: Join the pack

    Training camps are underway and it's time for a new year of fantasy hockey. Now that the preseason is less than a week from getting underway, it's time for fantasy hockey to begin. With that in mind, there will be an official Five for Howling fantasy league this season.

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  • Nurse, Draisaitl, and Roster Battles At Training Camp

    If Darnell Nurse is unsteady or his play is unven, but he's a better overall player than Andrew Ference, Nurse deserves the minutes ahead of Ference. If any player, be it Oscar Klefbom, Martin Gernat, Dillon Simpson or David Musil is better than Ference, he should play no matter his proclivity for…

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  • Top 25 Under 25: Mario Lucia

    Lucia, the son of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach, Don Lucia, decided to play at his dad's alma mater at Notre Dame. In two seasons, spanning 72 games, Lucia has scored 28 goals, helped on 26 other ones, for a total of 54 points. A speedy winger with some good size already,…

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  • Keith Yandle prepares for another year on the Coyotes blueline

    With three days to go until our first preseason game, we look at how Keith Yandle is preparing for another season with the Arizona Coyotes. Keith Yandle is going to need to find someone else to carpool with this season. Yandle said of the departure of blueline partner Derek Morris, adding…

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  • Our favorite reader returns for another year of Flyers Hockey™

    It's a quiet offseason. No hockey news to speak of for months, no reasons to be happy or sad or angry. But man, it sure happens quickly when hockey does come back, doesn't it?

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  • Day 1 Update: Crosby returns, Johnston has a fast day

    Sidney Crosby makes a surprise appearance on the ice for coach Mike Johnston's grand debut. The Pittsburgh Penguins set off alarms yesterday when they announced that Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin would be out at the beginning of training camp due to minor injuries, and it came (halfway) without…

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  • Claude Giroux injury will keep him out for entire preseason

    Ron Hextall and the Flyers announced that Giroux will miss two weeks with a lower-body injury suffered early on the first day of camp Friday morning. It appeared as though he tweaked his groin, but of course the Flyers will not confirm specifics.

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  • A Tale of Two Phenoms -- Part II

    Note: Back in the summer of 2009, Peerless penned a four-part fantasy tale of what the Washington Capitals might look like if they did not win the 2004 draft lottery and the right to select Alex Ovechkin with the first overall pick. Now, we thought it might be an entertaining diversion to…

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  • WTE: What can we expect from Joe Colborne?

    Colborne was a surprise break-out player from last season, but can he take the next step? First up will be the cheaply-acquired, Joe Colborne who was conveniently traded us from the Leafs for a fourth round pick in late September last year. Ironically though, Toronto got hit with the injury bug…

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  • The Noon Countdown: First Things First

    Counting down the days until the 2014-15 season with a look at the Caps' first-strike capabilities

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  • It took 15 minutes for Claude Giroux to get injured at training camp

    Claude Giroux is hurt and he left the ice shortly after the first day of training camp began. Claude Giroux has a lower-body injury, perhaps something wrong with his groin or leg, and he left practice just a few minutes into the first day of Flyers training camp Friday. Ron Hextall announced that…

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