Chicago Blackhawks: Saying goodbye to Scott Darling

For goaltender Scott Darling, playing in the NHL was a dream come true and he reached the utmost top of that dream when he raised the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015. After fighting alcoholism and bouncing from team to team, playing for the Blackhawks was a big win and Darling knew it completely. He played in 75 games throughout his three seasons with the Blackhawks...
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Getaway Day: The Nationals may be a bonafide powerhouse

It is hard to believe that there already is a month in the books for the Major League Baseball season. It seems like just yesterday that the rampant predictions that the spring brings were all we had, as we continue to temper those ideas with the fact that it is 'only the spring'.Well, as the spring quickly evolves into the summer, there are a few things that we expected to see that...
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Jazz booked flight to Bay Area before Game 7 against Clippers

It may not quite have been Babe Ruth’s called shot, but the Utah Jazz were apparently pretty confident that they would come out victorious in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers.Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reported before Sunday’s game that Utah had already made flight plans to go to the Bay Area, where the Golden State Warriors were...
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Manny Ramirez crushed a home run in Japanese League game, announcer goes nuts calling it

Manny Ramirez seems to be enjoying life after Major League Baseball. Ramirez is now playing for the Kochi Island Fighting Dogs, in the Japanese independent Shikoku Island League. The terms of his contract provide for unlimited sushi, which seems to be a pretty sweet perk. The food will keep on coming, as long as Man-Ram keeps hitting dingers. And judging by what happened on Sunday...
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Texas QB Shane Buechele, hot cheerleader girlfriend shine at formal (PHOTOS)

Rising sophomore Shane Buechele will likely be operating under center for the Texas Longhorns football team this upcoming season, so there’s a lot of pressure on the young kid. Life is treating him pretty well right now, though, especially off the football field. Buechele has been dating Longhorns cheerleader Paige Loren for roughly a year now, and the two recently posted some...
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Edmonton crowd sings Star-Spangled Banner after mic malfunction

Many Canadian hockey arenas have the crowd participate in singing at least part of the Canadian national anthem. Singing the whole American national anthem, though? That’s something different, but that’s what fans in Edmonton did Sunday night before a game against the Anaheim Ducks after anthem singer Brett Kissel (a Canadian country artist) had his microphone unexpectedly cut...
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WATCH: Chris Paul tries to kick Joe Ingles in the face

Frustration could be seen on the faces of multiple Clippers players on Sunday, when the team lost at home against the Jazz in Game 7 of their playoff series.The loss not only eliminated the team from the postseason, but also created a ripple effect in that the Clippers may elect to do a complete roster overhaul over the summer. Blake Griffin could be on the outs, as well as possibly...
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NBA playoffs: Rivalries to rematches, stories to follow in the second round

There’s always a sense that the second round of the NBA Playoffs (a.k.a the Conference Semifinals) weeds out teams that were only in the playoffs to fill up some television time. The first round has been to watch, but the intensity is going to ratchet up a little bit more in Round 2. In the East, we have a budding northeastern rivalry and a rematch of a conference final from a...
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Anthony Rendon just put up one of the best stat lines in MLB history

With 30 MLB teams each playing 162 games a year, there aren’t many statistical feats we don’t see often. Washington Nationals’ third baseman Anthony Rendon accomplished one Sunday with a performance for the ages, though, going six-for-six with three home runs and 10 RBI in a 23-5 rout of the New York Mets (who lost starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard in the second inning with...
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Mets' Terry Collins pretty upset with Syndergaard's injury

The New York Mets’ horrendous April continued Sunday with the loss of star pitcher Noah Syndergaard in the second inning against the Nationals, which led to a 23-5 rout and an amazing meltdown from manager Terry Collins. After the game, Collins gave some terse answers to reporters asking about several aspects of the injury, including Syndergaard’s decision to decline a MRI after...
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JJ Redick has to fight back tears after Game 7 loss to Jazz

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will get all the headlines, but J.J. Redick is another player who may have played his final game in a Clippers uniform.After the Clippers’ season ended with a Game 7 loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday, the veteran shooting guard had to fight back tears as he addressed the media, per Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. Redick, who will turn 33 in June...
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Dalvin Cook on Vikings: ‘I’m Just Going to Come In and Work My Tail Off’

Dalvin Cook was considered to be one of the top offensive players in the 2017 NFL Draft class, but suffered a serious draft day fall. Not only did he fall late into the first round, he fell all the way to the No. 41 overall pick. Being drafted in the second round was humbling and Cook plans to prove that teams should have picked him sooner. After letting Adrian Peterson walk this...
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Manziel not planning bachelor party, focused on NFL comeback

Could Johnny Manziel truly be finished with his partying ways? Based on what he told TMZ Sports, the former Cleveland Browns quarterback just might be.Manziel, engaged to Bre Tiesi, says he is solely focused on a return to the NFL and that he will not have a bachelor party before he and Tiesi say their vows. According to TMZ, Manziel and Tiesi don’t have a date yet but are looking...
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Olynk cracks funny joke about Thomas' missing tooth

Isaiah Thomas’s teammates couldn’t help but offer some commentary regarding his tooth situation Sunday.Thomas lost a front tooth in the first quarter of Sunday’s win over the Washington Wizards, and though the tooth was ultimately put back into place, there was a brief period where a toothless Thomas led Boston’s charge.Teammate Kelly Olynyk admitted that it was definitely...
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NFL exec: Bears GM Ryan Pace 'just got fired with this draft'

The Chicago Bears pulled off a draft-day trade that had the rest of the NFL world in awe of the move, and not the good kind. General manager Ryan Pace’s decision to move up one spot at the top of the draft in an expensive trade (details here) with the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Mitch Trubisky was one that ended up being ridiculed by many, including the 49ers via social...
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Tactical Quandaries: Celtics Vs. Wizards Series Preview

While the regular season is a grueling slog that forces teams to think big picture, the NBA playoffs are a different beast. Each game becomes a chess match, where little strategic nuances can be the difference between success and failure. In these previews, we'll take a look at one intriguing tactical quandary facing each team. Washington Wizards: - The Isaiah Thomas-Al Horford...
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Joe Johnson: One Of Basketball's Timeless Classics

The play of Joe Johnson has never been flashy or otherworldly like many other playoff heroes of the past decade. He lacks breakaway speed. He doesn’t possess a tremendous vertical. Instead, he likes to square off in one-on-one matchups, like a heavyweight boxing match. Johnson would prefer to stare down his defender, then free up space by taking a dribble before executing a stepback...
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