Archive for April, 2018

Martin Jones leads Sharks to sweep of Ducks

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Tomas Hertl scored the tiebreaking goal 9:09 into the third period, Martin Jones was spectacular in goal yet again, and the San Jose Sharks completed a first-round sweep of the rival Anaheim Ducks with a 2-1 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

Predators withstand late flurry to take control of series against Avalanche

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Nashville Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win in Game 4 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.

Ryan Kerrigan: Loss of Jonathan Allen was “huge” for Washington defense last year

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

The Washington Redskins had high hopes for first-round pick Jonathan Allen last season. The unanimous All-American and SEC Defensive Player of the Year at Alabama was off to a strong start in his first five games in D.C. before a Lisfranc injury ended his season in mid-October. In retrospect, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan called the loss of Allen a massive blow to the team’s defense last year.

Lightning edge Devils as Nikita Kucherov scores pair

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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A feisty Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey's top defenceman out of the game with a big hit, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a game of making the Devils' first trip to the playoffs in six years a short one with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night.

LeBron James powers Cavaliers past Pacers to tie series

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece.

Penguins dominate again to put Flyers on the brink

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins' career post-season points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

Wife of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich dies

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday. The team didn't provide further details.

Hip Check: Is your playoff beard not working? Try these superstitions instead!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Hip Check: Is your playoff beard not working? Try these superstitions instead!

Sometimes it takes a little more than just facial hair to help your team win.?

Jays ‘share’ the wealth, ‘like’ result of Facebook-only win over Royals

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Teoscar Hernandez had four hits, including a two-run home run, Curtis Granderson hit his ninth career grand slam and the Toronto Blue Jays routed Kansas City 15-5 on Wednesday in the Facebook-exclusive game to complete the series sweep of the Royals, losers of eight straight.

Fred Jackson cherishes chance to retire with Buffalo Bills

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Fred Jackson was so strapped for cash while playing professional football in Germany, he and his wife had to rely on their poker winnings to afford going out for fancy dinners. ''I was broke,'' the former Buffalo Bills running back said, laughing while reflecting back to his 2006 season with the now-defunct NFL Europa Rhein Fire. The formality brought closure to a nine-season NFL playing career Jackson built on both a powerful running style and sheer perseverance.