Clayton: No trades, but still plenty of midseason Seahawks roster intrigue

The Seahawks didn’t make any trades as the NFL reached the trade deadline. Huard’s Chalk Talk: Lockett’s TD catch in win over Lions No surprise. They only have four draft choices for next season, missing a second-rounder, a sixth and a seventh. While it could have been tempting to acquire Bruce Irvin from the Oakland Raiders, the price might have been a little too high and the Seahawks would have had a tough time fitting half of his $8 million salary under the cap. Still, it was interesting roster day for the Seahawks. Let’s review what happened Tuesday. • The Seahawks released wide receiver Brandon Marshall. I sensed that was… Read More

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Ed Dickson’s Seahawks debut couldn’t have gone better

Ed Dickson didn’t get his first game action as a Seahawks player until Week 8 in Detroit, but he made it well worth the wait for both him and his teammates. Ed Dickson would ‘much rather see my teammates shine’ Coming off a quad injury before training camp, the veteran tight end had been patiently putting in the work to get healthy and return to action. Talking about his debut in Tuesday’s Player Spotlight on Danny, Dave and Moore, it was clear that it didn’t take long to shake off those initial nerves. “[It] felt good being back with my guys, with teammates – little nervous, so to say. Anxious… Read More

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Oilers’ strong outing sullied by poor special teams performance

EDMONTON — There are some nights where you wonder, ‘Damn, we led that game three times but lost, somehow. How did that happen?’ This game, a 4-3 Edmonton Oilers loss at the hands of the Minnesota Wild, was not one of those. Edmonton’s power play went 0-for-5 while the Wild’s went 3-for-3. End of story. “Five-on-five, we were the better team throughout the game. We created more, I thought,” said Leon Draisaitl. Connor McDavid concurred: “We were the better team, five-on-five.” So what happened? “This is the easiest question to answer, because it’s so obvious,” said head coach Todd McLellan. “You give up three on the penalty kill and get… Read More

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Sharks’ Tomas Hertl sends game to overtime with 1.3 seconds left

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Special teams the difference as Thunderbirds lose in Spokane

Coming into Tuesday’s game in Spokane, the Seattle Thunderbirds had killed off 19 straight power-play chances by their opponents. That streak would not last against the Chiefs as Spokane used the power play to hand Seattle a road loss at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. While the Chiefs were converting on the power play, Seattle failed on its attempts as special teams ended up being the difference. “It’s always a key important part of the game, special teams,” Seattle head coach Matt O’Dette said after. “They got two on us, one was kind of an unfortunate bounce to spring their guy there. I thought our power play was OK with… Read More

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Federal, provincial governments agree to consider Calgary 2026 funding

Calgary’s Olympic bid has received a major boost from the Canadian federal and Alberta provincial governments. The Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation have announced an agreement between the organization and federal and provincial governments to consider a funding proposal that would provide the money needed to put on the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Calgary. “This is a proposal that makes sense and is a good deal for Calgarians. I’m confident we and our government partners can agree to move forward and reach an agreement in principle,” Scott Hutcheson, board chair for the Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation said in a statement. “I know city council understands how important this is… Read More

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High school football: 3A semifinal preview, Morgan vs. North Sanpete

Morgan (8-2) vs. North Sanpete (6-4) 3A state tournament semifinal Saturday, 11 a.m. (at Provo High School) Parry’s Power Guide: Morgan by 6 All-time series: Morgan leads 10-3 Coach vs. coach: North Sanpete’s Rhett Bird leads Morgan’s Kovi Christiansen, 1-0 Last meeting: Oct. 19, 2016 — North Sanpete 34, Morgan 18 Just one season ago, North Sanpete went winless, finishing the 2017 season 0-10. A year later, the Hawks will play for a trip to the 3A championship game and currently hold a 6-4 record. What changed for North Sanpete to turn the program around? Buy-in from the coaches, and a more disciplined football team. “After we went 0-10, we… Read More

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One-and-done chances sink Canadiens in loss to Stars

MONTREAL—If you were only looking at the stat sheet, you’d call it a high-event night for Joel Armia and the Montreal Canadiens. In truth, Armia, who led the Canadiens with five shots on net, eight total attempts, five hits, and was their second-most used forward, didn’t generate any real chances worthy of goals. And the Canadiens, who notched 35 shots on net and lost 4-1, played hard but didn’t deserve a better fate. Sure, they hit the post three times, and Artturi Lehkonen missed a golden opportunity to put them up 1-0 when he earned a second-period penalty shot and booted it into Ben Bishop’s pads. But just like those… Read More

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Granlund scores winner as Wild rally to beat Oilers

EDMONTON — On the front end of their longest road trip in franchise history, the Minnesota Wild managed to bounce back from a loss in Vancouver despite playing for the second night in a row. Eric Staal had a goal and two assists as the Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Tuesday. “We have good players and we have a good team,” Staal said. “We feel like we can come back any time and if we stay with our game and our structure, we have the talent to be able to cash in on opportunities. You don’t want to give up the first goal, but it happens and you… Read More

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76ers’ status as contender hurt by poor 3-point shooting

TORONTO — It was ‘Halloween night’ at Scotiabank Arena and the Philadelphia 76ers came dressed as contenders. Like a kid who drapes a bed sheet over their head and says they’re a ghost, the costume wasn’t very convincing. The Sixers entered the 2018-19 season as a bona fide threat for the East’s top seed and a real championship contender. When betting lines were first released earlier this summer — before the Raptors traded for Kawhi Leonard — the Sixers were given the third-best odds to win it all. Despite featuring a young core centered around 22-year-old Ben Simmons and 24-year-old Joel Embiid — two players with less than 200 games… Read More

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