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Dallas Stars officially introduce Ken Hitchcock as head coach

Dallas Stars officially introduce Ken Hitchcock as head coach Stars GM Jim Nill decided not to renew former coach Lindy Ruff's contract at the end of a dismal 2016-17 campaign that saw the Stars go 34-37-11. The 65-year-old Hitchcock has a 781-474-88 career record - his wins rank fourth in National Hockey League history - in 20 National Hockey League seasons with the Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Blues. [Full Article...]

Donaldson leaves game after aggravating sore right calf

The blast made a victor of closer Roberto Osuna (1-0), who gave up the tying run in the top half of the frame. Unfortunately Welington Castillo 's ground ball hit Osuna's leg, and he reached on the play. He avoided missing any games, although he did not start the home opener. The Blue Jays have yet to announce a corresponding roster move, since Coghlan needed to be added to the 40-man roster an... [Full Article...]

Detroit Tigers 8 Observations From 4-1 Win Against Boston Red Sox

BOSTON KEY TRENDS: The Red Sox are 5-2 in Rodriguez's last seven road starts versus a team with a winning record but they're just 2-5 in his last seven outings after scoring five or more runs in their previous game. He will be making his third career start against the Tigers. "I don't work around anybody", Sale said after the game. Things started off just fine, too. [Full Article...]

N'western's Friday games pushed to Saturdays

N'western's Friday games pushed to Saturdays Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin will all play Friday night games in 2017, although only two of those will be conference games. So, because of that, I want as few Big Ten games on Friday nights as possible. Other said they were willing to play on weeknights prior to Labor Day, but not later in the season. [Full Article...]

Pep takes aim at Chelsea over tunnel spat

Pep takes aim at Chelsea over tunnel spat Antonio Conte says he is pleased with his side's response to defeat at Crystal Palace over the weekend, after they beat Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Hazard saw a penalty saved by Caballero, but tucked in the follow-up to give Chelsea a 2-1 half-time lead which they would not relinquish. Manchester City's season has hit a bump at a bad time, and a victory at home over Hull City today i... [Full Article...]

Billy Donovan: Russell Westbrook likely to see increased playoff workload

That's obviously unrealistic because his efficiency would drop, but let's see how valuable those extra 5.8 shots Westbrook takes really are. A year ago the Spurs swept the Grizzlies in the playoffs. Maybe not as good, but still competent. He's the best defender in the National Basketball Association on the team with the second-best record. He's also the first to do so since Tim Duncan in 2001-02 s... [Full Article...]

Rangers get early advantage on Canadiens

Rangers get early advantage on Canadiens The Blueshirts were fueled in Game 1 by the goaltending heroics of Henrik Lundqvist , who continues his solid playoff career despite a mediocre 56-59 record. "It was pretty good", NY winger Rick Nash said of his team's play. "I think in [the] playoffs depth that all positions is real important, and we're fortunate that we have some depth there". [Full Article...]

Harry Kane: 'I'm glad to be back playing'

Harry Kane: 'I'm glad to be back playing' Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has played down reaching the 20-goal mark in the Premier League this season after making a successful return to the starting lineup. The Black Cats twice came from behind to level things Wahbi Khazri scoring from a corner to cancel out Andre Ayew's opener before Fabio Borini levelled again on 90 minutes after James Collins had again put West Ham ahead on 47 m... [Full Article...]

IPL: Hyderabad elect to field against Kolkata

The first ball which Uthappa played was edged to wicketkeeper Naman Ojha but despite appeals from SRH fielders and the bowler, the umpire gave it a not out. The original decision of OUT was overturned and Uthappa got a second life-line, this time a legitimate one. The Sunrisers team is just behind the KKR squad with the same 4 points. [Full Article...]

Bruins Come Back to Win First Game of Playoffs

As predicted, the Bruins had a mighty tough time generating quality offense against the smothering team defense of the Sens, who from late in the first period to early in the third held the B's without a single shot-on-goal for a 25:03. I thought about passing that one and I said I might as well flip this in and hope for the best. "We were lucky to win that one". Tuukka played well in the second. [Full Article...]

Paul Ince: Forget this Chelsea duo, Man United star deserves PFA award

A title victor with Leicester last season, the 26-year-old continues to light up the Premier League with lung-busting displays that this week saw him shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year award. "They have a manager who pushes them and they have players who want to show the world that Chelsea are still alive..." While that's a 2015 thing, Pogba turned the clock back to 2012 yesterday and did ... [Full Article...]

Conte: United Will Finish In Top Four

Sunday's Old Trafford encounter promises to be a mouth-watering clash as the Blues home in on the title and Jose Mourinho's side looks to kick-start their top-four tilt. Didier Drogba was sent off in extra time and in a thrilling penalty shoot-out, John Terry missed the chance to seal victory for Chelsea before Edwin van der Sar saved from Nicolas Anelka to secure United's win. [Full Article...]

New claim over Dortmund attack linked to far-right

Shortly after the attack media reported that the far-left Antifa movement (Antifascistisk Aktion) allegedly claimed responsibility for the attack. Links to Islamic extremism and left-wing radicals are also being probed. They also demanded that Germany stop its Tornado reconnaissance missions in the worldwide anti-IS coalition and close the United States air base at Ramstein in western Germ... [Full Article...]

Kompany ends 20-month City goal drought in Southampton win

Kompany ends 20-month City goal drought in Southampton win Two became three soon afterwards when De Bruyne looped in a cross from the right and Aguero thumped home a header. It was an especially cathartic moment for Kompany, who was making only his fourth league start in yet another injury-plagued campaign for the Belgium defender. [Full Article...]

Carrick: We won't give up on top-four hopes

Carrick: We won't give up on top-four hopes Phil Jagielka scored in the first half, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a penalty in stoppage time . In the modern Premier League it is really hard to do it but we need to score goals to win matches. Can Chelsea help us tomorrow (when they face Manchester City)? The Portuguese said Shaw - who has made just two appearances for United in the past four months - was "a long way behind" his team-mat... [Full Article...]

House Democrats Call For Suspension Of Jared Kushner's Security Clearance

A group of House Democrats led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today wrote to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) requesting that they suspend White House Senior Advisor and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's security clearance, citing his admission that he " omitted " required details about meetings with foreign officials from an Federal Bureau of I... [Full Article...]

Button to replace Alonso for Monaco Grand Prix

Alonso's motivation is part of a wider ambition that also includes the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race. It's a win-win situation. "It is a bigger picture than this", said Boullier, when asked about what not having Alonso in Monaco could cost the team. [Full Article...]

IN PICS: Pollard and Krunal guide Mumbai to comeback win

Even as about 40,000 fans were wondering if RCB could defend their modest total of 142/5 against the two-time IPL champions, Badree's sensational bowling feat in the second over of his first IPL match set the stands on fire, as Mumbai was reduced to 7/4 in three balls. [Full Article...]

Pep Guardiola: I wish I had this Manchester City star at Barcelona

Pep Guardiola: I wish I had this Manchester City star at Barcelona But Guardiola was delighted with the second - a brilliant team goal that saw every player touch the ball before Sergio Aguero finished Raheem Sterling's well effort trickled past Claudio Bravo, who was making his first Premier League start since January 21. [Full Article...]

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare not willing to risk Wes Morgan

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare not willing to risk Wes Morgan Albrighton said of the questionable decision: "I asked the ref about the decision after the game and he said the foul was on the line". We can't afford to dwell on it and we have to put it out of our minds as soon as possible. "I thought him working with Sammy and me was going to be a really good combination [for England]". The result lifts Leicester up to 12th in the table, now nine point... [Full Article...]


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