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Anaheim Ducks deal defenseman Bryan Allen for left wing Rene Bourque

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the team has acquired veteran left wing Rene Bourque from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Bryan Allen.Bourque, 32, has appeared in 573 career NHL games with Montreal, Calgary, and Chicago, collecting 142-136=278 points with 474 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-2, 214-pound wing also has significant postseason experience, playing...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots sign running back LeGarrette Blount

The New England Patriots today officially announced that they have signed free agent running back LeGarrette Blount, adding another weapon to quarterback Tom Brady's arsenal. Blount, a big, physical runner, was released by Pittsburgh on November 18. Other outlets reported that the Steelers' move was prompted by Blount's decision to leave the playing field and locker room...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

DSH Weekly Boxing Notebook: Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri prepare for battle

On November 23, boxing fans will see a version of the classic "Rocky" storyline play out as superstar Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) will take on the relatively unknown Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) in a title bout in Macao.A Pacquiao win keeps the hopeful flame of a Floyd Mayweather bout still burning, so long as he does not overlook his seemingly outmatched opponent...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC love in college football playoff rankings continues to raise questions

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee announced its fourth set of top 25 rankings on Tuesday.Unfortunately, despite the lone SEC team in last week's top 4, Mississippi State, suffering a loss this past weekend, we now have two SEC teams in the top 4: Alabama (who jumped from #5 to #1) and Mississippi State (who fell from #1 to #4). Funny how that works.The logic behind...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders-Kansas City Chiefs Week 12 NFL Thursday Game Preview

Week 12 in the NFL will begin with a Thursday night matchup featuring two traditional AFC West rivals headed in opposite directions, as the Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) will visit the Oakland Raiders (0-10) at 5:25 PT.Kansas City enters Week 12 as winners of seven of its past eight games, including a 24-20 victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks last week.“The team is...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks sign 4-star basketball recruit Trevor Manuel

Trevor Manuel, a four-star power forward from Lansing, Michigan, who played his junior season at prep basketball factory Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team next season, head coach Dana Altman announced.“Trevor is a very talented young man who will not only fill one of our needs in the front court...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Middleweight champ Demetrius Andrade cancels bout with Jermell Charlo

The stacked Amir Khan-Devon Alexander fight card scheduled for December 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas just became a little less interesting, as Golden Boy Promotions has announced that WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Demetrius Andrade is "unavailable" for his scheduled title defense against Jermell Charlo.Other outlets have reported that Andrade,...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Beliefs and Reality – Why the Los Angeles Lakers are 1-9

The Lakers were crushed by the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, 136-115, and fell to 1-9 on the season. It is the worst 10-game start in franchise history.The game was far less close than the lopsided final score indicated. At the end of three quarters, Kobe Bryant had scored his 44 points already but the team was losing by 37.Let’s break down where we are simply as possible...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Men's Basketball signs top 100 recruit Kendall Small

Kendall Small, an ESPN top 100 recruit and a local product from Anaheim, California, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Oregon men’s basketball team next season, head coach Dana Altman announced.“It’s always exciting to be able to bring a player of Kendall’s caliber into your program,” said Altman. “Our staff did a great job identifying Kendall as someone...
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DSH's Weekly Boxing Notebook: Kovalev defeats B-Hop, Khan-Alexander announce fight

The sweet science lately has been filled with a host of news and happenings, ranging from the announcement of a stacked December fight card, to the symbolic passing of the torch in the light heavyweight division from a legend to a rising star.  All the recent developments can be found below, in the DSH's latest version of its Boxing Notebook:Bernard Hopkins suffers unanimous...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL 2014 Rookie Watch

The NFL's 2014 Draft Class has produced several standout rookies thus far, and with the second half of the season well underway and playoff berths on the line, many of these young players could play an important role in their teams' respective playoff success, or lack thereof.In the NFC, the crop of rookie wide receivers has been particularly impressive, as seven rooks have...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pepperdine Women's Basketball lands six recruits

Pepperdine women’s basketball head coach Ryan Weisenberg announced the signing of six incoming recruits to National Letters of Intent, including the 22nd-ranked guard in the nation.“This is an amazing recruiting class for our program,” said Weisenberg, who enters his second season at the helm for the Waves. “These six student-athletes are going to come in and compete for...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Mike Trout named 2014 American League MVP

Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout today was named the 2014 American League Most Valuable Player in an announcement made by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.“Mike has had an incredible start to his career," said Angels Manager Mike Scioscia.  "His play this year totally embodies what an MVP is all about.  His terrific performance, along with...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw adds NL MVP award to his resume

Just add another award to Clayton Kershaw's collection.The Los Angeles Dodgers ace was named the 2014 National League Most Valuable Player today, earning 18 of 30 first place votes. The 26-year old left=hander is the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award since Bob Gibson did in 1968.“An individual player is part of a greater whole--a player is part of a team. So...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw earns 2014 NL Cy Young Award

Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw was unanimously named the National League Cy Young Award winner for the third time on Wednesday. Kershaw also won the award in 2011 and 2013.Only nine pitchers in MLB history have won three or more Cy Youngs, and Kershaw is the first to ever to earn the recognition three times before the age of 27.Kershaw went 21-3 in 2014,...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Galaxy sign defender Robbie Rogers to extension

The Los Angeles  Galaxy announced in a press release issued today that the club has signed defender Robbie Rogers to a multi-year contract extension.  Terms were not disclosed. “We are excited that Robbie will remain a part of our organization going forward,” LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena said. “He has proven to be a dynamic player in our League and...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pepperdine Men's Basketball Program lands local recruit Kameron Edwards

Pepperdine men’s basketball coach Marty Wilson will add another talented player to his youth-oriented program next season, as he announced the signing of 6-foot-6 forward Kameron Edwards of Etiwanda High School to a national letter-of-intent.Pepperdine's 2014-2015 team will feature zero seniors this season, as the Waves’ 16-man roster includes 12 freshmen or sophomores.  Edwards...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills-Miami Dolphins NFL Week 11 Thursday Game Preview

A competitive AFC East Division clash featuring two excellent defensive units will kick off Week 11 in the NFL on Thursday night when the Miami Dolphins (5-4) host the Buffalo Bills (5-4) in Miami.Both teams are currently tied for second in the division, marking the first time both clubs have met this late in a season with winning records since 2000.Buffalo earned a 29-10 victory...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy destroys Real Salt Lake 5-0 to advance to MLS Western Conference Championship

Carson, Calif. -- After a hard fought game last weekend in Real Salt Lake that featured goalkeepers Jaime Penedo and Nick Rimando making top level saves, the two teams faced off in Carson on Sunday night with the series tied 0-0 on aggregate.With the season on the line, Galaxy coach Bruce Arena made two changes to the starting lineup, inserting defender Leonardo in place of Dan Gargan...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig to play for MLB All-Star Team in 2014 Japan All-Star Series

Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Yasiel Puig has been named to the MLB All-Star Team that will participate in the upcoming Japan All-Star Series 2014, it was announced by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association.  The Dodgers also will be represented in Japan by catcher Drew Butera and Director of Team Travel Scott Akasaki.The MLB All-Stars will...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Dodgers hire Gabe Kapler to lead Player Development

In the last 24 hours, the Los Angeles Dodgers have made multiple additions to their front office brain trust, the most recent being former 12-year Major League veteran Gabe Kapler.  Today, Dodger President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman announced that Kapler has been named Director, Player Development, and that Billy Gasparino has been hired as the team's Director, Amateur...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers name Farhan Zaidi as GM; Clayton Kershaw and Adrian Gonzalez earn honors

The Los Angeles Dodgers continued to solidify their new front office by adding more analytics-friendly executives, as the team named Farhan Zaidi as General Manager and Josh Byrnes as Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations.Zaidi (pronounced FAR-hahn ZY-dee) becomes the 11th general manager in Los Angeles Dodgers history and in that role his primary focus will be on the Major...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels make two trades for pitching and deal away catcher Hank Conger

The Angels today acquired right-handed pitcher Nick Tropeano and catcher Carlos Perez from the Houston Astros in exchange for local product and catcher Hank Conger.  In a second deal also executed today, the Angels acquired lefty pitcher Cesar Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for righty pitcher Mark Sappington.  Today’s announcements were made by General Manager Jerry...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Young San Francisco 49ers Running Back Marcus Lattimore Retires

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore announced his retirement today, signalling an end to a career that sadly never got started.“After prayer and careful consideration, I have decided it’s time to end my professional football career,” said Lattimore. “I have given my heart and soul to the game that I love, and it’s time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns-Cincinnati Bengals NFL Week 10 Thursday Game Preview

An AFC North Division battle will kick off Week 10 in the NFL on Thursday night, as Cincinnati hosts Cleveland with first place in the division on the line. Earning a division win will be vital as all four teams in the AFC North – the Baltimore Ravens (5-4), the Cincinnati Bengals (5-2-1), the Cleveland Browns (5-3), and the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) – have winning records. Only...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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