Chris Tierney scores 2 in Senators’ win over Red Wings

DETROIT — Mark Stone scored midway through the third period and Chris Tierney’s second goal went into an empty net, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Stone had a goal overturned by video review in the first period, but there was no disputing his go-ahead goal that he sent into the net after the puck was loose in the crease behind goaltender Jimmy Howard. Tierney and Thomas Chabot gave Ottawa a 2-0 lead in the first period. Craig Anderson finished with 23 saves for the Senators. Howard stopped 25 shots. Detroit’s Luke Glendening scored late in the first period and… Read More

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Another Olympics in Utah? Salt Lake City selected as possible 2030 U.S. bid pick

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is closer to getting another Olympics Friday after the U.S. Olympic Committee selected Salt Lake City to bid on behalf of the United States for a future Winter Games, potentially in 2030. Salt Lake City, the host of the 2002 Winter Games, beat out Denver. Reno-Tahoe dropped out of the running recently in the competition. The decision was made by the USOC at a closed-door meeting in San Francisco. It will be the International Olympic Committee that chooses the 2030 host city — but not until 2023. Other cities currently in the mix include Sapporo, Japan, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Even before the USOC’s decision was… Read More

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Laine goes top shelf on Crawford for 23rd goal

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Joseph, Ratcliffe among latest cuts from Canada’s world junior team

COLWOOD, B.C. — Hockey Canada has made six more cuts to Canada’s world junior team roster after completing a three-game pre-tournament series against a team of Canadian university hockey players on Friday. Goaltender Matthew Villalta, defencemen Jacob Bernard-Docker, Pierre-Olivier Joseph and Nicolas Beaudin, and forwards Liam Foudy and Isaac Ratcliffe were released late Friday evening. Thirty-four players were invited to the national junior selection camp, and the team must have its roster down to 22 players by Saturday. Four players were released Thursday, including defencemen Cam Crotty and Calen Addison and forwards Raphael Lavoie and Ty Dellandrea. Michael DiPietro and Ian Scott will be Canada’s goalies. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca… Read More

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Stelton: There’s more on the line than playoffs for Seahawks vs 49ers now

When Frank Clark declared the “Richard Sherman era” is over for the Seahawks after Monday’s win over the Vikings, he wasn’t just pointing out that the team has moved on from the days of the Legion of Boom. He was also showing that he’s emerged not just as a leader on the field, but as the new face of Seattle’s defense. Seahawks-49ers rivalry heats up with Sherman’s response to Clark When Sherman responded on Thursday to Clark’s comments by saying it was “like ‘Kids say the darnedest things,’” it added some extra incentive for Sunday’s Seahawks-49ers matchup that already is an opportunity for the 8-5 Hawks to clinch a return… Read More

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Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas at ‘maximum’ disappointment following injury

Standing in a track suit with his left thumb encased in a massive cast, Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas was asked to gauge his disappointment at having his thumb dislocated, the surgery that followed and the prospect of a recovery that could stretch to mid-February. “Maximum,” he said. “We were rolling, we were doing good. I’m not saying we’re not going to do it right now, but it’s always fun to kick ass.” Valanciunas was in the midst of perhaps his best professional season even though the seven-year veteran was being used largely off the bench for the first time in his career. Through 30 games – 20 coming off… Read More

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NBA gifts Utah Jazz players with authentic Lucha Libre Wrestling masks in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — As Utah Jazz players arrived in their hotel, a special gift was waiting for them on behalf of NBA Mexico. Each member of the Utah Jazz organization received an authentic Lucha Libre wrestling mask in green, gold and navy blue team colors on the eve of Saturday’s Mexico City contest against the Orlando Magic. All of the players were surprised with their own individual numbers on the masks, with others from the staff receiving more standard ones, as they were homemade in Mexico City. The masks are revered in Mexican culture as the wrestlers are like superheroes in the community. Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls players also… Read More

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