Archive for December, 2016

Penguins rally to defeat Canadiens with Malkin’s OT winner

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

?Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal 1:54 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

Reports: 49ers to clean house, will fire GM Trent Baalke and coach Chip Kelly (Shutdown Corner)

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
As 2013 dawned, then-Oregon Ducks coach Chip Kelly was the hottest name on the market. Now, he may never be a head coach in the NFL again. According to Saturday night reports by NFL Network and ESPN, the San Francisco 49ers are firing both Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke, in a housecleaning Niners’ top brass must hope will turn around a franchise that has gone from NFC Champion and Super Bowl XLVII appearance to a three-win season at best in just five years.

Blue Jackets beat Wild in battle of red-hot teams

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Cam Atkinson scored twice and the Columbus Blue Jackets stretched their winning streak to 15 games by stopping Minnesota's 12-game run with a 4-2 victory over the Wild on Saturday night.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Dec 31 (The Sports Xchange) - Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, already shut down for Sunday's season finale against the Baltimore Ravens, was officially placed on injured reserve Saturday. Six-time Pro Bowler Green, 28, will miss the last six games with a hamstring injury suffered during the first series against the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 20. Green was elected to the Pro Bowl this season despite playing in just nine full games, catching 66 passes for 964 yards and four touchdowns. -- The Detroit Lions placed running back Theo Riddick on injured reserve due to a wrist injury. ...

U.S. deals Canada 1st loss at world juniors

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

The United States scored two quick power-play goals for a lead they wouldn't relinquish in a 3-1 victory over Canada on Saturday afternoon at the world junior hockey championship.

Bears LB McPhee to miss finale because of shoulder injury (The Associated Press)

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago linebacker Pernell McPhee will miss the Bears' season-finale Sunday at Minnesota because of a shoulder injury.

Lions' Riddick on injured reserve on eve of Packers game (The Associated Press)

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have put running back Theo Riddick on injured reserve with a wrist injury.

WJC: Senators prospect Dahlen nets hat trick for Sweden in win

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Sweden World Juniors Jonathan Dahlen

Jonathan Dahlen scored three goals as Sweden downed the Czech Republic 5-2 in the final preliminary round game for both teams Saturday at the world junior hockey championship.

Olympians look back on 2016 before ringing in the new year

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Olympics new year

As 2017 approaches, Canadian Olympians look back at the moments that made this past year so special and the memories gained from the Rio Olympics.

Get rich in 2017! Take Tiger at 20-1 to win the Masters (The Associated Press)

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Things get interesting when you bump into Floyd ''Money'' Mayweather leaving the betting window. Like the conversation above, or disgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte trying to sneak into the world championships in Budapest with a fake mustache and new dye job, Mayweather vs. McGregor would be loads of fun. It will mark 50 years since the NFL's biggest game was first played - even though this one is technically Super Bowl LI.