Archive for February, 2017

What is the NHL Trade Deadline?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
What is the NHL Trade Deadline?

CBC Sports' Rob Pizzo tells us about the history of the Trade Deadline

AP Source: Chiefs, Berry finalizing $78M, 6-year contract (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
The Chiefs are finalizing a $78 million, six-year deal with Eric Berry that will make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The Chiefs tried to sign Berry to an extension last season but never came close to an agreement, ultimately giving him the franchise tag. Berry responded to the one-year deal worth more than $10 million by having one of his best seasons, making 77 tackles and four interceptions with two touchdowns.

Contract signed, Steelers star Brown focused on Super Bowl (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Art Rooney II began the groundwork on making Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown a part of the organization ''for life'' last summer. The team's longtime president pulled his occasionally eccentric star aside and promised that rewarding Brown for his record-breaking work would be a top priority in 2017. ''Once he gives you his word, he sticks to his word,'' Brown said.

Adrian Peterson a free agent after Vikings decline $18M US option

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Adrian Peterson, Minnesota's all-time leading rusher, will be an unrestricted free agent when the market opens next week. He is coming off a meniscus tear in his right knee that limited him to 72 yards on 37 carries over parts of three games.

Peterson facing Vikings exit (AFP)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Star running back Adrian Peterson could leave the Minnesota Vikings this year after the club announced Tuesday they would not exercise a contract option for next season. The Vikings' move means Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent on March 9, allowing him to listen to offers from other NFL teams. Minnesota however have left open the possibility of negotiating a new deal with Peterson under different terms.

Canadian soccer veteran Diana Matheson to miss 2017 NWSL season

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Veteran Canadian midfielder Diana Matheson will miss the entire 2017 National Women’s Soccer League season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.

Chiefs cut Charles to sign Berry, Duvernay-Tardif to deals (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
The Kansas City Chiefs had to release one of the greatest players in franchise history so they could retain the heart and soul of their defense and solidify the future of their offensive line. The Chiefs parted ways with four-time Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles on Tuesday, clearing more than $6 million in salary cap space by drawing the curtain on an unforgettable era. The flurry of roster moves also gives Kansas City flexibility to use the franchise tag on defensive tackle Dontari Poe.

NHL 100: Gretzky, Patrick Roy among memorable trades

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Ahead of Wednesday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, the latest edition of NHL 100 takes a look at some of the league's most memorable, and infamous, swaps.

QB Kirk Cousins gets exclusive franchise tag from Redskins (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
In a move that seemed the most likely at this point in the odd dance between Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins, the team placed the exclusive franchise tag on the starting quarterback on Tuesday. The Redskins announced the news one day before the deadline for assigning tags to players. Coming off a pair of statistically impressive seasons, and a nearly $20 million salary under the franchise tag last season, Cousins is now in line for a one-year salary of about $24 million.

AP Source: Chiefs release 4-time Pro Bowl RB Jamaal Charles (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
The Chiefs have released four-time Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles, clearing more than $6 million in salary cap space, a person familiar with the move tells The Associated Press. Charles missed the start of last season after having surgery to repair a second torn ACL. The Chiefs needed to release Charles to create salary cap space to sign safety Eric Berry and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to contract extensions.