Archive for January, 2017

Beyond politicians: Goofy Super Bowl bets (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
BOSTON (AP) -- Mayors and governors long have made friendly wagers over Super Bowls, usually putting up a crate of local delicacies against whatever goodies the opposing team's home is famous for.

Goldman Sachs joins Adelson exiting Raiders to Vegas deal (AFP)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Prominent investment bank Goldman Sachs followed casino magnate Sheldon Adelson in backing out of the deal to build a Las Vegas stadium to lure the NFL's Oakland Raiders. The setbacks, detailed by newspaper reports in California and Las Vegas, raise doubts if the NFL club will ever call the US gambling hotbed home despite filing a request to that end with NFL owners. The proposed $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat venue was to have had $650 million in financing from 83-year-old billionaire Adelson, $750 million in revenue from a Clark County room tax and $1.15 billion from private partners, with the Raiders and NFL contributing $500 million.

Graovac’s 2-goal night powers Wild past Oilers

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Tyler Graovac scored twice as the Minnesota Wild won their third game in a row, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday.

Rocky 1st period sinks Leafs in Dallas

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Kari Lehtonen made 40 saves and five Dallas players scored in the first period to send the Stars past the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Max ‘Hat-cioretty’ sends chapeaus flying in Montreal

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty scored his sixth career hat trick in a win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

Condon miscue costs Senators in Florida

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Jonathan Marchessault scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lift the Florida Panthers over the Ottawa Senators 6-5 on Tuesday night.

Jets down Blues to extend dominance over Central rivals

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Mark Scheifele had a goal and an assist, Jacob Trouba scored a key third-period goal, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Max Pacioretty’s hat trick leads Canadiens over Sabres

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Max Pacioretty scored a hat trick as the Montreal Canadiens beat the visiting Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Tuesday night in the first game back for both teams since the NHL all-star break.

Falcons’ Tevin Coleman shows his strength through enduring premature birth, sickle cell trait (Shutdown Corner)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
HOUSTON — Almost four years ago, the Indiana Hoosiers football had a team-bonding event in which players went head-to-head in a good old battle of tug of war. “Yeah, it was a scary moment,” Coleman said Tuesday. Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman has endured health problems and gained strength from them.

Pats' Brady hungry for much more, with no 'end in sight' (Reuters)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
By Steve Keating HOUSTON (Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had some bad news for the National Football League's 31 other teams as one of the most prolific passers of all-time said he has no plans to hang up his cleats anytime soon. Brady, who turns 40 in August, is the NFL's oldest starting quarterback and will play in a record seventh Super Bowl when the Patriots face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.