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&OTTAWA, CANADA - MAY 5: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the Ottawa Senators bends down to retrieve his tooth after the got a high stick in the face after scoring a second period goal against the Montreal Canadiens as team mates Colin Greening #14, Chris Neil #25, Sergei Gonchar #55 and Marc Methot #3 of the Ottawa Senators celebrate in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Place, on May 5, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

MAY 5: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the Ottawa Senators bends down to retrieve his tooth after the got a high stick in the face after scoring a second period goal against the Montreal Canadiens as team mates Colin Greening #14, Chris Neil #25, Sergei Gonchar #55 and Marc Methot #3 of the Ottawa Senators celebrate in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Place, on May 5, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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  • Lewis Hamilton ignites F1 title fightback with comfortable USGP victory

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  • Report: Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen could return to the Dodgers in 2017

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    It only seems like Matthew Stafford has been quarterback of the Detroit Lions forever. Stafford is still fairly young. He’s 28. Sunday’s game was his 100th NFL start. We expect instant results from our quarterbacks, but players are still allowed to improve

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