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Sharks vs. Canucks Game 48: Dear Milk Hot Dogs, Welcome!

Karma Is Upset It’s been about three weeks since Kevin Bieksa cracked the whip on the San Jose Sharks by calling them, “milk hot dogs.” The Canucks record since then is somewhat of a miracle given their play of late. At 5-3-2 in those 10 games, you might say the Nuckleheads are suffering from a little bit of karma. They did have a 60 minute effort against Boston which was...
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January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | January 19th

Canucks All Access The Vancouver Canucks currently sit second overall in the Western Conference but noticed an increase in competition over the past week, earning only three of a possible six points against the Blues, Ducks and Kings. The Canucks emerged victorious in a battle for temporary Western Conference supremacy last Thursday but were immediately humbled by the Ducks in a...
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January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA All Star Voting LaMarcus Aldridge 6th Among West Forwards

The NBA released the first edition of votes last week and LaMarcus Aldridge was the only one of the 6 Portland Trail Blazers to make it on the list of leaders. West: Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Andrew Bynum East: Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard GO to NBA.com to vote now!
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

More Walking Wounded in Portland

Is this team jinxed or what? Greg Oden, Brandon Roy, Marcus Camby and now Nicolas Batum. Portland Trail Blazers forward Batum exited Wednesday's game at Atlanta due to an eye injury. He only played nine minutes and did not score before he was hurt. X-rays came back negative. He entered the game averaging 12.4 points and 4.6 rebounds on the season. AFter the game...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Darvish agrees to six-year, $60 million

Great news in the AL West today for Mariners fans eh? The Texas Rangers beat the deadline to sign Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish, agreeing to terms on a six-year, $60 million contract with the righthander Wednesday. Darvish is expected to bolster a rotation that lost its ace in each of the past two seasons in lefthanders Cliff Lee and C.J. Wilson. The 26-year-old Darvish...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex Seahawks In the Titans Front Office

Today we learned that the Tennessee Titans promoted Ruston Webster to GM. Webster will succeed Mike Reinfeldt, who was elevated to senior executive vice president and chief operating office of the team. In another front office move, Tennessee named Lake Dawson to vice president of player personnel. Tennessee went 9-7 this season in Mike Munchak's first year as head coach.
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Robinson late addition to the 2012 NFC Pro Bowl Roster

And then there were two. Today the NFL announced that Seattle Seahawks fullback and Pro Bowl alternate Michael Robinson will indeed be heading over to Hawaii to participate in the 2012 Pro Bowl as a member of the NFC team. Robinson joins safety Earl Thomas. Green Bay fullback John Kuhn pulled out due to injury. It was reported bY NWSB this week that the Seahawks have to RESIGN...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks Fans Give Dustin Penner The Syrup

Syrup Can Be Kept In  Fridge For UP To 1 Year Four or five days ago ESPN first broke the story about LA Kings forward Dustin Penner and his now famous PANCAKE injury. I had no idea a stack of pancakes could cause such a slick mess, but it has, and on Tuesday the Vancouver Canucks fans let him have it. Allegedly Penner and his weak back went out while “eating” pancakes. At least...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Canucks Jannik Hansen grabs Gene Simmons autograph

Family What? Sunday night in the pre game warm up Canucks winger Jannik Hansen grabbed himself a pen and brought his stick over to legendary KISS front man Gene Simmons for an autograph signing. Gene, Shannon Tweed and daughter (19 year old) Sophie took in pre-game warm-up Sunday from the penalty box and Jannik Hansen, typically the one asked for his autograph, put the shoe on...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Whitecaps Add 4 new faces in Supplemental Draft

Brad Knighton, Greg Klazura, Andrew Fontein, and Mark Fetrow were all added to the Whitecaps roster this week. Knighton, 26, joins Whitecaps FC after a solid season with Carolina RailHawks of the second-tier North American Soccer League (NASL). The product of Richmond, Virginia, played every minute for the NASL regular season champions. A four-year starter in college, Knighton...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Jun Marques Davidson Added to Vancouver Roster

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the acquisition of midfielder Jun Marques Davidson - pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and Visa. Jun Marques has nearly a decade's worth of playing experience in Japan’s top two divisions. Davidson has played 133 matches in the J.League. He played one season under Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie when he...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Oliver Perez Signs With Seattle

Left-handed pitcher Oliver Perez, who won 15 games for the New York Mets in 2007, signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Wednesday. Perez, 30, was invited to major-league spring training. This past offseason, Perez pitched in relief for the Tomateros de Culiacan in the Mexican Winter League. In 23 games, he was 0-2 with a 0.63 ERA, striking out 19 in 14-1/3...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Rob Lowe - NFL Insider

Pretty funny news this week coming out of all places...HOLLYWOOD. Rob Lowe NFL Handicapping specialist has released his first 2012 NFL predictions. The actor lit up social media Wednesday when he tweeted that Peyton Manning was done. No official word yet from Manning, the 35-year-old star who missed this season with a neck injury. Quote: But ESPN&...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospects From Oregon

NFLDraftScout.com has done their due diligence this week and have released their draft prospects. Quote: “For a lot of these guys it will come down to how well they run for scouts,” NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang said. The record for draft picks from Oregon and Oregon state in the same year is 13. The year was 2009. The Beavers...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Timbers add four in the MLS Supplemental Draft

With the Number 8 pick in the first round, they chose Ryan Kawulok, a defender from the University of Portland who has played on the U-23s for the past two years. Kawulok joins current Timbers first teamers Jake Gleeson, Freddie Braun and Brent Richards on the roster. WIth their next pick they chose UC Irvine midfielder Miguel Ibarra. In round three they grabbed St. Mary’s...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

C.J. Wilcox Update

Wilcox had his left hip X-rayed this week, and the prognosis is a stress fracture in his femur. It won’t require surgery, just rest, including missing games this week. Coach Romar isn’t expecting to have Wilcox for today's game against Cal or Saturday’s game against Stanford. Quote: “I feel like I can play right now,” Wilcox said. “I’m just trying...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

College Basketball Odds: Blemished Baylor Meets Mighty Missouri

Upstart Baylor suffered their first loss of the season this week but won’t have time to drown their sorrows before picking up action on Saturday. Can the No. 3 Bears bounce back in time for a run-in with the No. 5 Missouri Tigers? Though Baylor had been undefeated up until their Monday night loss to Kansas, the crack in their armor has now been exposed. If the Tigers can capitalize...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Oregon vs. USC and UCLA this week

Oregon Weekly The University of Oregon men’s basketball team (13-5, 4-2) will host Pac-12 Conference games this week against USC (5-13, 0-5) and UCLA (10-7, 3-2). The Ducks take on the Trojans on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (PT) before closing the weekend against the Bruins on Saturday at 1 p.m. These are the only regular-season games UO will play against USC and UCLA as there...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Sounders Add Five Players To Roster This Week

This week the Sounders added five to the camp roster through Tuesday's MLS Supplemental Draft and a trade. With its four picks, Seattle drafted UC Santa Barbara defender Tim Pontius (33rd overall), English midfielder Jason Banton (34th), Washington forward Abdul Aman (53rd) and Cal Poly defender Wes Feighner (72nd). Quote: "All of these players are...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson & Dan Wilson inducted into the Mariners Hall Of Fame

M’s Add Legends Randy Johnson is headed to Cooperstown in 4 years, but this week the former five-time Cy Young winner is going into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame first. During his 22-year-career, Johnson won 303 games. The Mariners had just one winning season before Wilson arrived, and enjoyed their greatest success with him. Johnson finished his career first in strikeouts...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Huskies, Golden Bears Aim To Extend Streaks

College Basketball Betting Current odds are - PK NO Total Posted yet NBA fans should be keeping their eye on the college game as well, and on Thursday the action shifts to the Pac-12, where Washington will look to extend their winning streak to four when they head to the University of California to take on the Golden Bears, who are rolling as well. Washington California Odds...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Estridge will make the Vancouver Whitecaps a better team

Whitecaps Superdraft analysis (Part 2) Last week we looked at the good fortune that saw Darren Mattocks, the most talented player available, falling into the lap of the Vancouver Whitecaps at the number two selection, after the Montreal Impact opted to choose Andrew Wenger first overall. What got lost a little amid the glamour at the top of the draft was another fine pick by the...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The five players I wish still played for my Vancouver Whitecaps

White Is The Colour While new head coach Martin Rennie is working hard to bring better talent to the current Vancouver Whitecaps squad, his job would be so much easier if he were able to access the DeLorean and head back in time at a rate of 1.21 Gigawatts to pick up a useful player or five. Were it possible, here are five names to consider. Bobby Lenarduzzi Bobby was a hometown...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwest Coach Profiles: Lou Piniella

MLB Baseball: Lou Piniella Seattle sports fans have a lot of respect for Lou Piniella.  After all he is the ONLY Mariners manager to take the team into the post season in their 35 year history. Born: August 28, 1943 Place of birth: Tampa, Florida Championships: 3× World Series champion (1977, 1978, 1990) Lou was born, raised and educated in Tampa Florida, those that were the closest...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks Bow to Kings in Shootout

Can’t win in Cali The Los Angeles Kings took a rough road game to the Vancouver Canucks last night, controlling play and pushing the pace in a 3-2 shootout victory at Rogers Arena. The loss to the Kings was the second straight game given up to a visiting California team after the Anaheim Ducks took it to Vancouver in a two-goal loss over the weekend. The Hat Trick Luongo Loses...
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January 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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