Archive for February, 2014

Blackhawks Penguins could play in light snow at Soldier Field

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins take on Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night at Soldier Field in the finale of the successful NHL Stadium Series.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/blackhawks-penguins-could-play-in-light-snow-at-soldier-field-1.2555563?cmp=rss

League raises salary cap to $133 million (Reuters)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
(Reuters) - The National Football League's salary cap will be increased by nearly $10 million next year to $133 million per team, the league told teams on Friday. The rise is larger than initial estimates and gives teams a little extra breathing room under the cap, which is tied to projected revenue from all of the NFL's commercial agreements for the upcoming season and meets requirements under the Players' Association's Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The 2014 level represents the highest salary cap set by the league, though that is expected to rise in 2015 when new television contracts are factored into the equation. The 2011 CBA gives players 55 percent of revenue from TV deals, 45 percent of revenue from league properties and 40 percent of local revenue.

Franchise tag numbers are set (Comcast SportsNet New England)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
With the 2014 NFL salary cap determined, the position-by-position franchise tag numbers are set, too.

Blue Jays R A Dickey ahead of last year s spring pace

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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R.A. Dickey got off to a slow start last season, hampered by problems with his back and neck in his first season with the Blue Jays that prevented him from throwing his knuckler as hard as he wanted. Hes hoping to revert to his 2012 Cy Young form this season.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/r-a-dickey-looking-beyond-challenging-2013-with-blue-jays-1.2555068?cmp=rss

Felger: Time to move on from Wilfork? (Comcast SportsNet New England)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Could Vince Wilfork - like safety Steve Gregory on Friday - become a salary cap casualty this offseason for the Patriots? On Arbella Early Edition, Michael Felger said don't rule out the Patriots parting ways with their long-time nose tackle. You're paying Logan Mankins 7 and a half. "Let's just say Vince Wilfork was younger and playing at a high level and he wasn't injured.

Chargers sign LB Donald Butler to new contract (The Associated Press)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
The Chargers have signed their top unrestricted free agent, inside linebacker Donald Butler, to a new contract. Butler says staying in San Diego was his goal. Butler ranked second on the team with 99 tackles last season despite missing three games with a groin injury. He also had a huge play in a wild-card playoff win at Cincinnati, forcing a fumble late in the second quarter after the Bengals had driven inside the San Diego 5.

Cowboys release 4, including pair of D-linemen (The Associated Press)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have released four players, including a pair of defensive linemen added last season to shore up the injury-riddled position.

Georges St Pierre gives thumbs up to Nevada TRT ban

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Vitor Belfort dropped out of his upcoming UFC middleweight title shot on May 24, saying theres not enough time to alter a regime that has involve the now-banned testosterone replacement therapy.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/georges-st-pierre-gives-thumbs-up-to-nevada-trt-ban-1.2555010?cmp=rss

Texans Cheerleader heading to prom with Twitter fan (Comcast SportsNet Houston)

Friday, February 28th, 2014
A Texans cheerleader will be attending prom with a Twitter fan who earned the date with over 10,000 retweets.

Sabres trade Ryan Miller Ott to Blues for Jaroslav Halak

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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The Buffalo Sabres traded star goalie Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues on Friday night for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 third-round pick.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/sabres-trade-ryan-miller-ott-to-blues-for-jaroslav-halak-1.2555984?cmp=rss