Archive for February, 2018

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond chases podium in women’s free skate

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond is very much in the medal hunt after posting a season-best score of 78.87 in the women's short program on Tuesday. Entering Thursday's free skate, she sits third behind Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva from the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Pirates’ Jameson Taillon a ‘different person’ after cancer surgery

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Jameson Taillon's focus from nearly the moment he received his cancer diagnosis in early May was to return to the mound as quickly as possible. Just five weeks later, he was activated from the disabled list and pitched five scoreless innings to beat the visiting Colorado Rockies.

Alabama confirms staff changes, promotes Mike Locksley to OC, Tosh Lupoi to DC

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Locksley has previously been a head coach at New Mexico and Maryland. Alabama announced Nick Saban’s finalized coaching staff for the 2018 season. Mike Locksley will replace Brian Daboll as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator after serving as the team’s co-offensive coordinator in 2017.

Charles Hamelin’s legacy will be measured in medals — but not the ones he’s won

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Canada bid an unofficial farewell to Charles Hamelin on Thursday after what will likely be his final spin around the Olympic ice. True to form, he exited the stage in style by winning his fifth-career medal, a bronze in the 5,000 relay, granting him entry into an elite club as one of Canada's most-decorated male Olympians. But it's his impact on the next generation of Canadian skaters that will be his lasting legacy.

Canadiens’ Shea Weber out for year with torn tendon in left foot

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Montreal Canadiens star defenceman Shea Weber will miss the remainder of the regular season because of a torn tendon in his left foot, the team announced Thursday.

A curling Miracle on Ice? U.S. ends Canada’s bid for gold

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Exactly 38 years to the day that the American men's hockey team stunned the Soviet Union in the gold-medal final, U.S. skip John Shuster pulled off a lesser, but still startling, upset to knock Canada out of curling title contention at the Winter Olympics.

Canadian Trail: How Canada did today at the Olympics

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Canadian women put a silver lining on Day 13 of the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea — claiming the runner-up position in both hockey and short track speed skating.

Saints, QB Brees to talk contract next week

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Drew Brees is committed to returning to the New Orleans Saints, and the feeling appears to be mutual. Brees could become a free agent next month if the two sides are unable to agree on terms of a new contract, but progress is expected to be made next week during the NFL Scouting Combine. Brees turned 39 one day after the Minnesota Vikings' improbable last-second touchdown eliminated the Saints from the playoffs.

Brian Cashman wants us to believe the Yankees are an underdog story in 2018

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

You have to feel for the New York Yankees. It’s tough to see how this scrappy group of misfits, who just added NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton because Derek Jeter now runs the Miami Marlins team that was selling Stanton for pennies on the dollar, will even compete with the Boston Red Sox this season. Just ask Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

American twins key women’s hockey gold-medal win over Canada

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Long before they scored the game-tying goal and the shootout winner in the Americans' dramatic gold-medal hockey win over Canada, twin sisters Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando played out their golden moment in street hockey battles while growing up in Grand Forks, N.D.