Archive for February, 2016

Leafs bring up the kids, lose to the Lightning

Monday, February 29th, 2016
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Tyler Johnson scored twice as the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their win streak to seven games with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Monday night

Saints formally release receiver Colston (The Associated Press)

Monday, February 29th, 2016
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints have formally released the franchise's career receiving leader Marques Colston.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Monday, February 29th, 2016
The New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season when he will be 42. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini, Brady's salary-cap charge for 2016 was scheduled to be a team-high $15 million and the extension would lower that number. - - The New Orleans Saints released wide receiver Marques Colston, the team's all-time leading receiver.

Anthony Bennett: A fall from great heights

Monday, February 29th, 2016
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Anthony Bennett, the first Canadian player chosen No. 1 in the NBA draft in 2013, was released by the Toronto Raptors on Monday after spending most of the current season with Raptors 905, their development league team.

Jets' Giacomini, Browns' Barnidge bringing football overseas (The Associated Press)

Monday, February 29th, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) -- A spirited brainstorming session over some noodles, vegetables and rice.

Jets' Giacomini, Browns' Barnidge bringing football overseas (The Associated Press)

Monday, February 29th, 2016
''We kind of just sat down at P.F. Chang's and started talking about what was going to be our next thing to help out the community,'' Giacomini recalled of that game-changing dinner in Kentucky in 2011. The impassioned idea developed into American Football Without Barriers, a nonprofit organization that educates disadvantaged children in the United States and overseas about the sport. Giacomini, an offensive lineman for the New York Jets, and Barnidge, a tight end for the Cleveland Browns, are taking the field in the Middle East this week for AFWB's latest international trip after holding camps in China, Brazil and Turkey the previous three years.

Key players stay put on NHL trade deadline day

Monday, February 29th, 2016
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The 2016 edition of the NHL's trade deadline day was less about the secondary deals that happened than the expected trades - for players like Loui Eriksson, Nail Yakupov, and Dan Hamhuis - that never came.

Former NFL offensive lineman David Douglas dies at 52 (The Associated Press)

Monday, February 29th, 2016
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- David Douglas, a former offensive lineman who played five seasons in the NFL, has died. He was 52 years old.

Check out Marshawn Lynch riding a camel and rapping about it (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, February 29th, 2016
Well, Marshawn Lynch is enjoying retirement. The Seattle Seahawks posted a video of their former star running back in Egypt, where he's participating in the American Football Without Barriers camp, riding a camel and rapping.  "I'm ghost riding a camel right now, you feel me?" #BeastMode ghost riding his new whip with @AFWBCamp in Egypt. https://t.co/vaKnoVKNms — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) February 29, 2016 And yet, this can only be the second-most famous ride for Lynch. First place was locked up long ago: So while it seemed like we heard the last of Lynch when he tweeted ( during the Super Bowl! ) a photo of his cleats hanging on a wire, which was his way of announcing his great career was over, he might keep entertaining us into retirement. Still, it'll be tough to top his camel-riding video. - - - - - - - Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab

Judge dismisses part of Romo-linked firm's claim against NFL (The Associated Press)

Monday, February 29th, 2016
DALLAS (AP) -- A judge has dismissed a major element of a lawsuit filed against the NFL by a company partly owned by Tony Romo over a canceled fantasy football event.