Archive for February, 2017

Defense: Killer of 2 is star witness, not Aaron Hernandez (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
The real killer of two men in a hail of gunfire at a stoplight was not former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez but rather the government's star witness in the double murder trial, Hernandez's attorney alleged Wednesday in opening statements, revealing the defense strategy for the first time. Attorney Jose Baez, known for winning an acquittal for Florida mom Casey Anthony in the death of her daughter, said prosecutors want to convict his client so badly that they made ''a deal with the devil,'' referring to Hernandez's former friend, Alexander Bradley. Bradley has said he was with Hernandez the night of the shooting and is scheduled to testify against him.

Feds seek ex-NFL player's pension for charity restitution (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker owes more than $110,000 for stealing from two charities, and they want to garnish his earnings from the NFL for restitution.

Flames spoil Bishop’s debut with Kings

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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TJ Brodie's breakaway goal 1:47 into overtime Tuesday night gave the Calgary Flames a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

Canucks trade Jannik Hansen to Sharks for Nikolay Goldobin

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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The Vancouver Canucks traded forward Jannik Hansen to the San Jose Shark early Wednesday morning in exchange for forward Nikolay Goldobin and a fourth-round pick in 2017.

Oilers end road trip with victory over Blues

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Milan Lucic and Mark Letestu scored and Cam Talbot made 25 saves to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

Galchenyuk scores OT winner again as Habs blank Blue Jackets

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Alex Galchenyuk scored in overtime and Carey Price made 26 saves for the shutout as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 on Tuesday to extend their winning streak to three games.

Jets add former Pro Bowl DT La'Roi Glover to coaching staff (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets have hired former Pro Bowl defensive tackle La'Roi Glover as an assistant defensive line coach.

Miller ejected as Burmistrov leaves game on a stretcher

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Arizona Coyotes centre Alexander Burmistrov was wheeled off on a stretcher after being hit by Boston Bruins defenceman Colin Miller.

Jets confirm release of cornerback Revis (Reuters)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
(Reuters) - The New York Jets have informed cornerback Darrelle Revis that they will be releasing him to become a free agent before March 9, the team announced Tuesday. Arguably the best defensive back in the history of the franchise, Revis had a sub-par year in 2016 and was recently arraigned on five counts of assault stemming from an altercation in Pittsburgh on Feb. 12. The expected move saves the Jets some $9.3 million in salary-cap space.

NFL-Jets confirm release of cornerback Revis (Reuters)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
The New York Jets have informed cornerback Darrelle Revis that they will be releasing him to become a free agent before March 9, the team announced Tuesday. Arguably the best defensive back in the history of the franchise, Revis had a sub-par year in 2016 and was recently arraigned on five counts of assault stemming from an altercation in Pittsburgh on Feb. 12. The expected move saves the Jets some $9.3 million in salary-cap space.