The American women made it look easy against Finland in the semifinal, winning 5-0.

The puck drops at 11:10 p.m. ET tonight for one of the most anticipated hockey games of the year: USA vs. Canada for Olympic women’s gold. The U.S. is seeking its first gold since Nagano in 1998. Canada is seeking its fifth straight gold in this lopsided rivalry.
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The Blue Jackets (30-26-5) rediscovered their offensive attack two weeks ago in three straight games when they took at least 50 shots on goal but since then have fallen back into a familiar pattern of struggling to score goals.

That was the case Wednesday night when the Blue Jackets blew a 1-0 lead in the third Authentic Nomar Mazara Jersey period and lost 2-1 on the road to the Philadelphia Flyers, one of the teams that is leaving Columbus behind in the Eastern Conference playoff chase.

The lone goal came from winger Artemi Panarin, whose rising shot in the second period gave him 200 career points in the NHL.

The Lions and returning offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter have to be tired of Ameer Abdullah. Theo Riddick’s value remains capped as a receiving-only back. Now there’s a Lewis connection with former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia taking over as head coach.

Detroit has less salary-cap space ($44 million-plus) than the four teams above, but general manager Bob Quinn has made a solemn vow to finally fix the team’s running game and help Matthew Stafford. Getting Lewis would be quite the solution. Patricia also should know firsthand how complementary Lewis can be to a successful defense.

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Colts keeping K Adam Vinatieri one more year

Adam Vinatieri will be spending another year in Indianapolis.
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The 45-year-old kicker and the Colts agreed to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

My anticipation is to play well this year, help our team win games and make the playoffs and if I feel good after that there’s not any anticipation of stopping there, he said.

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So that’s why your dad and Susan from accounting and that guy from your fantasy league just won’t stop saying dilly dilly. But what does this maddeningly overused phrase really mean, according to the folks behind the Bud Light campaign?

The Broncos can’t expect to get much for Siemian, 26. He is coming off an injury-plagued subpar season in which he couldn’t hold on to the starting job and then DaMarcus Beasley Womens Jersey underwent surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder. In 11 games, he completed 206 of 349 passes for 2,285 yards and 12 touchdowns with a whopping 14 interceptions (QB rating: 73.3).

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Foles has climbed to the mountaintop. Foles has also spent plenty of time in the trash heap.
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Even in his two-month path to Super Bowl 52, Foles threw four touchdowns in his first start against the Giants. Then he followed it by completing less than 50 percent of his passes with one touchdown and two interceptions in the last two weeks of the regular season.

Jon Lester is not here for your pace of play changes

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced yesterday that there would be pace of play changes for the 2018 season whether people liked it or not. That includes fans, MLBPA leadership, and of course the players.
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What people that aren’t in the game don’t understand is there’s so much technology now. There’s so many cameras on the field. Every stadium now has a camera on the catcher’s crotch, so they know signs before you even get there.

Lester did admit that he was being old school about it but he’s not alone in his attachment to the old fashioned nature of the game and adhering to tradition. Yet of course the game has changed in many ways over the last few decades and this is just another change along the line.

Not everyone will like it, and once the changes are announced, it wouldn’t be a surprise for more players to make their opinions clear. But everyone is going to have to get used to it no Greg Olsen Womens Jersey matter where they stand.

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Kurt Busch is the reigning Daytona 500 champ and on Sunday will look to be the first repeat winner of the race since Sterling Marlin in 1994-95.

Mike Joy will call the Daytona 500 for Fox alongside Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon, with in-race analysis from Larry McReynolds.
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The 6’4, 193-pound guard racked up three of his season-high 36 points via the game-winner, considering it the most memorable shot of his basketball career. He tied a season-high with eight threes as well.
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Magee’s majestic touch from behind the arc has scorched opponents all season, as he’s first in Division I in three pointers made (114). He’s even the nation’s 12th-leading scorer with 22 points per game while shooting 91.9 percent from the line 锟斤拷 tied for the fifth-highest free-throw percentage in the sport.

The Cowboys were reportedly unable to hire Jason Michael as their new tight ends coach. The Cardinals were able to seal the deal.

A source told Sporting News on Tuesday that Michael will be joining the staff of new Arizona head coach Steve Wilks. He will replace Rick Christophel, who wasn’t retained by Wilks.

Brees had his NFL career put into jeopardy in 2006 by a torn rotator cuff. That same year, Foles would suffer the same injury.

The start of Foles’ senior season was rough to begin with. One of his best friends was offensive lineman Matt Nader, who collapsed on the sideline during a game because of a previously unknown heart condition.

“His heart actually stopped,” Long said of Nader, a University of Texas recruit who was never able to play again. “They had to resuscitate him on the sideline. That was a really traumatic experience for Nick and the whole team. It took a little bit of time to work our way through that.”

After psychologically recovering from that near-tragedy, Foles himself suffered a physical setback while playing the following week against rival Austin High.

Then after Patricia officially took the job in Detroit, reported Schiano had accepted the Patriots’ defensive coordinator position. However, Wednesday, Fox Sports is reporting those rumors are false. Schiano is staying at Ohio State.

This is just another bizarre moment in hirings surrounding the Patriots in the last couple of days. Josh McDaniels now-infamously reengaged on his commitment to the Colts Tuesday and now Schiano is spurning the Patriots to stay in college.

Some would say “you reap what you sow” and the Patriots are certainly in that boat right now.

There were plenty of doubters when Nick Foles began his improbable journey to becoming a Super Bowl MVP.

Derek Long knew better.

As his head coach at Westlake (Texas) High School in Austin, Long saw first-hand the physical and mental toughness Foles exhibited during a challenging senior season in 2006. The experience helped shape the man Foles would later become and lay the character groundwork for future success.

That has been evident from Jack’s interaction with NFL teams during the combine and throughout the spring.

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The 6-foot-1, 245-pound prospect told reporters at the combine that clubs have projected him at safety, at all three linebacker spots in a 4-3 and at defensive end.
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For his part, Jack doesn’t concern himself with labels 锟斤拷 or even defined positions.

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I like the changes,” Dustin Johnson said. It’s going to space everything out a little bit more instead of it all being crammed together. It gives you a little bit more time to prepare for each event.”

Rory McIlroy called for golf to have an actual offseason, with no tournaments for a stretch, instead of the wrap-around” season the PGA Tour has. The theory being absence makes the heart grow fonder.

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I’ve always thought an offseason on golf would be good. Not just for the players to get a little bit of rest, but from a fan perspective to create a little bit of hype before the season starts again.”

Ballard Stadium on Saturday, 25, Norfolk.Stopped by Cam Talbot without a rebound.Stubbs obviously overachieved his short MLB stint.However, one of the deepest defensive back classes a time, some talent is going to fall.When you can’t score a touchdown with a wide receiver, or can’t keep other teams from doing the same, you offer myriad reasons to quiet your own crowd.

I do agree though, he’s only 25, and he doesn’t need to turn cartwheels to turn into solid value.’You are who you out with,’ I say.This would have been Shanahan’s sixth as a Devil.

How Trump could exact revenge against the NFL

There is said to be no love lost between President-elect Donald Trump and the National Football League.
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The NFL, you remember, beat Trump and the upstart USFL (Trump owned the New Jersey Generals franchise) in court in 1986 锟斤拷 in essence, putting the junior league out of business.

Trump bid more than $1 billion for the Buffalo Bills in 2014 but was not the high bidder. It is not clear if enough NFL owners would have approved him as an owner if he had been the highest bidder.

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You see, the NFL is dead set against expanding legalized sports betting beyond Las Vegas. Meanwhile, New Jersey badly wants into the lucrative game.

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Goldman did not return calls.

He joins Ed Werder as national reporter heavyweights now stripped from ESPN’s NFL coverage. Clayton’s ouster seems to align with the questions Werder posed when he announced his departure from the network.

The NFL has hurt us, Schnatter told the media Tuesday. We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.

Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership, he added. NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders.

The source behind Schnatter’s words might have been Cowboys Jerry Jones, according to recent reports, as another step in Jones’ master plan to block Goodell’s contract extension. The billionaire told the Dallas Morning News Friday he jointly owns 120 Papa John’s stores in Texas and praised Schnatter as a great American.

I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the president, Kraft said in a statement.

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Steelers-Bengals was a violent mess and ‘terrible for the NFL’

That was AFC North football and that was a problem for most.
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Shazier, who is the leading tackler in one of the NFL’s top defenses, hurt his back while making a tackle in the first quarter and was taken off the field on a cart. He got tests at a local hospital that indicated no surgery was needed at this time, the team said in a statement.

Coach Mike Tomlin visited him after the game. The Steelers were hopeful that Shazier would return to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Right now, we’re just happy that he’s getting the Derek MacKenzie Authentic Jersey necessary medical attention that he deserves, Tomlin said.

It was the most frightening injury in a game full of vicious and illegal hits. Thousands of dollars in fines will be handed out by the league later in the week.

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been in the middle of much of the ugliness in the rivalry. His hit to Antonio Brown’s head set up the Steelers’ winning field goal in the 2015 playoff and drew a three-game suspension. He’s kept up the feud on Twitter with Bell, who grabbed his facemask and pushed him down in the first half Monday, drawing a penalty.

The Cowboys defensive end, who is returning from a four-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy (relating to domestic violence), acted like an imbecile while speaking to reporters earlier in the week.

First, Hardy said he hopes to come out for his first game as a Cowboy on Sunday against the Patriots in Dallas with guns blazing.

Why? Because Rice hasn’t played since 2013, hasn’t rushed for 1,000 yards since 2012, and NFL teams don’t believe he can be an effective runner anymore.

Hardy, whom Dallas signed as a free agent in the offseason, still is employed because he is just 27 years old, has recorded 26 sacks in his past two full seasons, and the Cowboys are desperate for a pass rush.
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It’s a poor message, but no one seems to care enough to do anything about it.

Fact or fiction: LeBron James will win another title or MVP in Cleveland.

The season has, at various times, pitted owners against players, owners against the White House, an NFL sponsor against the NFL, and owners against other owners. The one missing element has been players vs. players, although there has been an element of different groups of players having varying interests as the league and players have attempted to work through issues related to players’ protests during the national anthem and players’ community activism.

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McMenamin: Fiction. L.A. is an alluring temptress. Don’t believe for a second that wins in Oklahoma City are weighted the same as the potential for wins in Southern California. We all saw the spectacle when the Thunder went to play the Lakers.

“There’s great unrest that it all went public,” said one person with knowledge of the deliberations of the owners and the league office, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the threat of litigation. The team owners “know it’s frivolous. It’s one giant bluff versus another giant bluff .?.?. But it has upset people, and it has united them. You put this log on what’s been a bonfire of a season. When you do that, you give people the right to say, ‘We didn’t need this.’ ”

With LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kevin Durant and others hitting the court, the stars will be out for ABC’s Saturday doubleheader.

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It’s a reminder of the most reliable path to the Super Bowl.

At the end of the day at this point, I think it’s important for the league to continue to try to investigate how they can provide a better vehicle for players to promote the things they’re trying to accomplish in the community as they relate to injustice, inequality and things they want to get done legislatively in their communities, Long said.
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It’s easy to get caught up in comparing quarterbacks with what they do or don’t do in the playoffs, putting too much weight in what they carry as individuals in a team game. That’s despite the fact that professional football has told us over and over again that elite defenses are the better sources of championships.
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So don’t consider Keenum vs. Foles an anomaly.

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That season, however, did produce two very competitive losses to the Eagles, who went on to notch the NFC’s best record. New York fell to Philadelphia by scores of 27-24 and 34-29, in both cases with Eli Manning producing big passing numbers.