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Decision Time Looming for Canadian Women's Hockey Team Goalie Shannon Szabados

CALGARY — Shannon Szabados is feeling squeezed between two hockey worlds. The goaltender wants to continue playing men's pro hockey this season, but not lose her status with the Canadian women's team. Szabados hasn't played for the Canadian women since her 27 saves in the Olympic women's hockey final in 2014, but remained in the national te ....

After odd win, Djokovic to face Wawrinka in US Open final

NEW YORK — For quite a while, Novak Djokovic's opponent in the U.S. Open semifinals, Gael Monfils, looked as if he didn't want to win — or even be there at all. That premeditated "great strategy" of hoping to lull the No. 1 seed and defending champion into complacency and mistakes, as Monfils described it later, worked briefly, yet did not prevent a two-set deficit. So he ....

US beats Canada 4-2 in World Cup Hockey Exhibition

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Patrick Kane and Joe Pavelski each had a goal and an assist to help the United States beat Canada 4-2 on Friday night in an exhibition game before the World Cup of Hockey. There were plenty of scrums, hard hits and bad blood. "When the U.S. plays Canada you're going to get that type of game whether it's an exhibition, preliminary game, semifinal or final," Kane ....

Safe and Free: The Advantages of Real Money Online Gaming

At the first sight, the title of this article might sound like a controversy: how can real money online gaming be free? And, for that matter, you might question its safety, too, considering its controversial nature and the recent scandals involving operators. Well, first of all, on fat land grow the foulest weeds: an industry involving so many players from so many countries is bound to have its op ....

Bautista sets contract value, won't budge

DUNEDIN – There are many days throughout the season when Jose Bautista brings it on the baseball field. There are fewer days when he brings it with the media but, as is the case annually, there are occasions when the legendary Blue Jays’ right fielder commands a gathering of microphones and recorders and delivers a message he’s considered, seemingly, well in advance. Monday was ....

Do NHL Officials try to Balance Power-Play Opportunities?

One of the biggest challenges facing officiating in the NHL is the effort to mitigate bias or persuasion as much as humanly possible. I say humanly possible because it’s critical to note that the referees calling penalties and overseeing the run of play aren’t automatons. Despite rigorous training and a wealth of experience, it’s inevitable that at some point in time, an official ....

Shapiro Negotiating Jays' Future in Dunedin

DUNEDIN, Fla. – The future of the Blue Jays in Dunedin is up in the air as new club President and CEO Mark Shapiro meets with city officials to discuss improvements to the team’s spring training and rehabilitation facilities. “There are realities that may be charming about our current situation but that charm is not going to bring wins,” Shapiro told assembled media on Thursda ....

Cavs Game More Important than Raps Letting on

TORONTO - Kyle Lowry was the first Raptors player to address the media after his team's first formal practice in their shiny, new training facility on Thursday and - with their most anticipated game of season on deck - he knew exactly what we were there for. "Cleveland Cavaliers, what else y'all want?," joked an especially chipper Lowry, hoping to speed up the proceedings by p ....

Online Sports: The World of Numerous Opportunities and Enjoyment

Online gaming has surpassed all levels of craze and excitements and you can literally find a game online according to your liking. Expert game developers and gaming companies have brought the abundance in gaming at the present moment. Starting from all the major sporting events, such as football, cricket, golf, swimming, billiards, and dodgeball, you can find an online game on topics, su ....