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Hart Trophy is Patrick Kane’s to lose

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The offseason was a rocky one for Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks. Despite winning their third Stanley Cup championship since 2010, the doubters began coming out in full force to declare them dead as contenders. Patrick Sharp, a key cog in the offense, was moved to Dallas. Kris Versteeg was sent to Carolina. Huge contracts given to Kane, Jonathan ...

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Cavaliers GM: Kevin Love is not on the trade block

Kevin Love

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said Monday that the team is not interested in trading Kevin Love. “You’d have to go a long way to convince me that we’re a better team winning in the Finals without a player like Kevin on our team,” Griffin said in an interview on ESPN 850 AM in Cleveland. “We’ve never once put together an ...

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Lightning finally make contract offer to Steven Stamkos


It took a little longer than anyone on either side may have liked, but the Tampa Bay Lightning have finally extended a contract offer to franchise center Steven Stamkos. Elliotte Friedman reports that the Lightning have offered Stamkos an eight-year pact worth $68 million total. That’s a yearly salary cap hit of $8.5 million. He is in the final season of ...

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Cam Newton: ‘Yeah, we are going to the Super Bowl’

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The Carolina Panthers are headed to Super Bowl 50 after beating the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game 49-15. “Yeah, we are going to the Super Bowl. We are not going just to take pictures,” Cam Newton said Sunday. “We are trying to finish this thing off.” Newton and the Panthers will face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in two weeks. “Playing the sheriff,” Newton ...

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Peyton Manning on AFC Championship: ‘This was a sweet victory’

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The Denver Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 after beating the New England Patriots 20-18 in the AFC Championship game. “There is no question this is a sweet day, this was a sweet victory,” Peyton Manning said. “To me, this victory is a great example of what this entire season has been like. It hasn’t been ...

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Denver Broncos advance to Super Bowl 50

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The Denver Broncos jumped out to a 17-9 lead at halftime and held it for the duration of the second half, defeating the Patriots 20-18 to claim the AFC Championship and a spot in Super Bowl 50. After the Broncos stopped a  potent Patriots offense on its opening drive, the Broncos offense came out with an 83-yard drive that ended with a 21-yard ...

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Cavs GM: ‘LeBron doesn’t run this organization’

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Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said Friday that he only consulted with owner Dan Gilbert and not with his team’s superstar, LeBron James, before firing coach David Blatt on Friday. Griffin fielded a question regarding James potentially being labeled a “coach killer” for his perceived involvement in the move. “I certainly can [answer that],” Griffin said. “So, I’ve got a problem in ...

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Cavaliers fire David Blatt, name Tyronn Lue head coach

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Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin announced Friday that David Blatt has been released from his duties as head coach. Associate head coach Tyronn Lue has been named head coach. “On behalf of the organization, I would like to thank David Blatt for his efforts and commitment to this franchise,” said Griffin. “He spent the last year and a half ...

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New York Mets agree to deal with Yoenis Cespedes

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The New York Mets and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes have agreed to a three-year, $75 million deal, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. mets and cespedes have a deal. 3 years guaranteed. opt out after 1. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 23, 2016 Cespedes’ contract makes him the highest paid position player with a $25 million average annual value, surpassing Jason ...

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Matt Hendricks stops slapshot with worst part of his body


Hockey is a dangerous sport. How could it not be? Sticks, pucks, skates, grown men hitting each other at high speeds against unforgiving boards. Bad things happen. But typically speaking, a man’s sacred area isn’t usually something that has to be worried about while on the ice. Unfortunately for Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks, that just happened to be the ...

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