NHL Hat Tricks History & Fun Facts

A hat trick is one of the NHL’s rarest achievements with only 81 during the 2017-18 season, or roughly one in 6.4 percent of games. That’s more rare than a shutout, with 144 in 2017-18, or one in 11.3 percent of games, or a shorthanded goal, of which there were 211 last season, or one in 16.6 percent of games. Of the 7,552 goals scored last season, 250, or 3.3 percent, were scored in a hat trick. The greatest player of all-time, Wayne Gretzky, had 50 regular season hat tricks in his career, or o...
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7 Holiday Kits We'll Be Scooping Up For Everyone On Our List

Ever walk into a store with a specific mission — say, to restock on toilet paper — and leave with a million other goodies? Let's be real, you have, and you've probably told yourself every excuse in the book to justify the dent to your savings account: The sale on those Chelsea boots was just too good to pass up! I totally forgot I really needed [insert thing you don't need]! I just got paid and deserve to treat myself to a new liquid lipstick!The store that takes the cake on said failed #winn...
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Pierce College ‘free speech zone’ will expand after LA Community College District settles free speech lawsuit with student

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Community College District has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a Pierce College student against the school over student free speech rights, it was announced Thursday. In the March 2017 lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles federal court, plaintiff Kevin Shaw alleged that the community college in Woodland Hills violated his civil rights when he was barred from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution because he wasn’t in the school’s “free speech” zone — an outdoor ...
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America and Cruz Azul's Apertura first-leg battle sets stage for dramatic finale on Sunday

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico City rivals Club America and Cruz Azul tied 0-0 in Estadio Azteca on Thursday in the first leg of the Liga MX's 2018 Apertura final. The second leg will be in the same venue on Sunday. Here are three thoughts from the match. 1. Marchesin comes up big for Club America The story of the 2018 Apertura title may only have a maximum of 120 minutes left to go, but there will be more twists and turns than we saw on Thursday. Perhaps the main lesson from the first leg of this f...
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NFL Week 15 questions: Can Chargers come out on top against Chiefs?

The Chiefs and Chargers provide plenty of playoff intrigue in Thursday night's matchup as they kick off what should be an eventful week in the NFL.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Flames Overcome Flyers on Gaudreau’s OT Winner

CALGARY — Johnny Gaudreau scored in overtime for the Calgary Flames in a 6-5 win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. Gaudreau scored 35 seconds into extra time. The Flames (20-10-2) regained first place in the NHL’s Western Conference vaulting over the Nashville Predators, which are at home Thursday to the Vancouver Canucks. The Flames topped the conference Saturday when they downed the Preds 5-2, but Nashville had pulled ahead with a win over the Ottawa Senators. Philadelphia (1...
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Thomas Muller's flying kick vs. Ajax was eerily accurate recreation of Bundesliga logo

Thomas Muller's flying kick was possibly the most 'on-brand' red card ever seen in football. They may have salvaged a dramatic 3-3 draw against Ajax in their final Champions League group match, but Bayern Munich had to muddle through the final stages of the game with 10 men after losing Thomas Muller to a straight red card. The forward was dismissed in fairly uncontroversial circumstances when, in attempting to bring down a high ball, he inadvertently planted his studs into the he...
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Maurizio Sarri ‘positive’ over Alvaro Morata injury

Morata’s injury vs Vidi Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has claimed he thinks Alvaro Morata’s injury isn’t too bad. The forward had to come off against Vidi in the first half. Initially, it was felt the injury could be a big one, but the Blues boss moved to reassure fans. Sarri hopeful over Morata injury: “The first impression of the doctor maybe it is not a serious injury. But of course with this situation we have to wait until tomorrow.” #CFC — Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) December 13, 2018 G...
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These are the 10 best movies of 2018, and here’s why one towered over them all

There were a lot of significant events at the movies in 2018. Perhaps the main one being that people went to the movies. Went a lot, despite dire warnings of Netflix, Amazon Prime and other such streaming services taking computerized control of all good, 21st Century citizens’ moving picture viewing habits. Instead, folks flocked to cinemas, especially for anything with Marvel superheroes in it. Disney-owned Marvel Studios registered the third and fourth highest North American grosses of all tim...
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Bird rallies with The Street Trust to get e-scooters back “as soon as possible”

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Bird, the fastest company to ever reach a $1 billion valuation, set up shop on the steps of Portland City Hall today in a bid to get their product back out on the streets. Joining them were leaders from active transportation advocacy group The Street Trust and Forth Mobility, a nonprofit that promotes electric vehicles. “Our streets are for people. Our streets should also be for e-scooters.” — Jillian Detweiler, The Street Trust Portland’s four-month ...
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Moynihan ready for walk on the wild side

Leopard Creek Gavin Moynihan is looking to end a wild 2018 on a high when goes gunning for birdies and eagles in the year-ending Alfred Dunhill Championship at spectacular Leopard Creek.The Portrane native honed his skills amongst the flora and fauna on the links at The Island.But he admits that Leopard Creek Country Club on the edge of the Kruger National Park is truly exotic and...
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Multi-Talented Tanev Boosting Jets’ Third Line

On teams as deep and offensively gifted as the Winnipeg Jets, oftentimes bottom-six players get lost in the shuffle and have minimal impact. Not Brandon Tanev, however — his one-of-a-kind game has made the spark plug forward an integral, productive member of the squad. Tanev Has a Multitude of Talents Tanev is a bit like a Swiss army knife: he possesses a number of tools all tucked into a compact package. Firstly, Tanev is tenacious and relentless. He has no setting other than overdrive ...
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How to sail on a real ship from Disney’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

Ahoy, mateys. Are you fans of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise? Well, consider this: The ship that Captain Jack Sparrow used to pursue the Black Pearl in the franchise’s first movie will soon be in Southern California — and you can ship out on it, even if only for a few hours. The ship, which portrayed the HMS Interceptor, aboard which Sparrow chased his purloined ship, the Black Pearl, in the first “Pirates” movie, is in real life the Lady Washington, a historical replica tal...
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Should the Maple Leafs Trade Mitch Marner? Not Even for Sidney Crosby

In Jim Parsons’ recent post titled “NHL Rumor Shootdown: Nugent-Hopkins, Marner Moves Unlikely”, Parsons wisely puts the kibosh on recent rumors attributed to Paul Gackle that suggest that the Toronto Maple Leafs, because they will “do everything possible to hang onto (Auston) Matthews” might create a scenario where other teams – in this case the San Jose Sharks – “could take a run at Mitch Marner, either through trade or offer sheet.” [source – ‘Sharks ramblings: Erik Karlsson, Mitch Marn...
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How and why Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer scripts plays

First-year Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer scripts six runs and six passes to begin every game. Here is exactly what goes into those decisions.
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Golden Knights Beat Islanders – Fleury Gets League-Leading Win

NEW YORK — Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the surging Vegas Golden Knights beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night. Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson also scored to help the Golden Knights win for the 10th time in 13 games. Marc-Andre Fleury, making his 11th straight start, stopped 23 shots to take over the NHL victory lead with 18. Anthony Beauvillier and Adam Pelech scored for New York. The Islanders have lost six of eight (2-4-2). Rob...
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Jon Gruden Rule? NFL makes changes to Rooney Rule in light of Raiders' process

The NFL made changes to the Rooney Rule with an eye toward making sure franchises don't circumvent the standards on diversity hiring.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Antonio Valencia comes in for hate during Valencia vs Man United

A bad showing Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia has been out of the team for the majority of this season. Manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t seem to be his biggest fan, and injuries have also hampered him. Now, with the performance of Diogo Dalot, fans want to see Valencia dropped for good. Many of them seem to think he’s not good enough for the club at all. A horror tackle on Toni Lato didn’t do much to help his case. Get notified! About the best football betting tips from indust...
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Blue Jackets Bury Kings – Panarin Scores Twice

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Artemi Panarin scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Thursday night. Lukas Sedlak and Josh Anderson also scored and Cam Atkinson had assists on both Panarin goals as the Blue Jackets snapped a two-game losing streak and held on to second place in the Metropolitan Division, three points behind Washington. Related THW Content – Blue Jackets: Contender or Pretender? Dustin Brown had the lone goal and Jonathan...
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Marco Silva responds to Tottenham interest in Andre Gomes

Will Andre Gomes stay at Everton past this season? Everton boss Marco Silva has responded to suggestions that Tottenham will challenge them for the signing of loan star Andre Gomes at the end of the season. The Barcelona man has been a revelation at Goodison Park after joining on a season-long loan deal. He has brought balance to the Toffees midfield alongside Idrissa Gueye and fans see him as the clubs heir to Mikel Arteta who was never adequately replaced. Though, the key factor about his tim...
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Manchester United in talks with Galatasaray over defender

Making moves ahead of January Manchester United are said to be in talks with Galatasaray in hope of completing a deal for one of their defenders with Jose Mourinho in the market for one. It’s no secret that many of Man United’s problems this season have been due to their defensive frailties. That was there for everyone to see when they faced Valencia on Wednesday evening. The Old Trafford side fell to a 2-1 defeat and one of the goals they conceded were of significant interest. That is because ...
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Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers: Week 15 national media predictions

The Seahawks can clinch a playoff berth with a win over the 49ers on Sunday. Based on what the experts are saying, you can start popping that Champagne in celebration of a return to the postseason.
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Petter Northug jr.; The Curtain Closes on the Champion’s Show

Northug during the 2013 men’s 4×10 k relay at the World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy.   It is accurate, the way time ticks away, to say that it was an eternity ago when Norway’s Petter Northug jr. splashed onto the Word Cup scene to the delight of fans and the paparazzi. According to the International Ski Federation (FIS) data base, Northug stepped to the top of the podium in only his eighth World Cup start. In the 2005/06 season, he placed first in Falun, Sweden’s 2 x 10-kilometer...
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Leaders Dortmund on target to finish 2018 as Germany’s ‘Autumn champions’

Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund can take a significant first step towards breaking Bayern Munich’s stranglehold on the Bundesliga title by beating Werder Bremen on Saturday to become ‘Herbstmeister’, or autumn champions. Dortmund are seven points clear in the table and a home win over Bremen at Signal Iduna Park will confirm them as the top side in the first half of the Bundesliga season which ends when the winter break starts on December 23. The unofficial title carries neither a trophy nor p...
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Encarnacion, Santana go, 3-team trade wraps winter meetings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more uncertain future. Joe Kelly joined the team he helped beat in the World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their imposing bullpen. The winter meetings wrapped up Thursday with a three-team trade involving Cleveland, Seattle and […]
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Barcelona's Jordi Alba: No dressing room issues with Ousmane Dembele

Given Inter's draw with PSV and Barcelona having nothing to play for, Craig Burley says everything lined up for Tottenham to reach the UCL last 16. Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has come out in defence of teammate Ousmane Dembele following criticism directed at the Frenchman due to his late arrivals at practices but did admit his off-field behaviour "could improve." The 21-year-old forward was reportedly fined €100,000 by Barca for indiscipline. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick yo...
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Thursday Biathlon Rundown and News from Hochfilzen, Austria; Canmore NorAm and U23/JW Trials

Dorothea Wierer of Italy won Thursday’s sprint in Hochfilzen, Austria in a time of 21:04.9 minutes. (photo: Today in Hochfilzen, Austria, Dorothea Wierer of Italy won the sprint in a time of 21:04.9 minutes. Wierer missed one shot standing for a single penalty during the race. Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland was close behind in second, 0.6 seconds back. Mäkäräinen also had one missed target standing. Third place went to Russia’s Ekaterina Yurlova-Percht , finishing 24.4 secon...
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Pop! NHL Releases

Funko has announced another round of Pop! NHL vinyl figure releases from some of your (ok..maybe not exactly your) favorite teams. The following players will be able to grab themselves in Pop! format: Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers) Taylor Hall (New Jersey Devils) Nico Hischier (New Jersey Devils) Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins) Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabres) Mats Zuccarello (New York Rangers) Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators) Zach Parise (Minnesota Wild) Patrice Ber...
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Chargers rookie Derwin James thrives in multiple roles

Los Angeles Chargers free safety Derwin James (33) celebrates during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo ) Los Angeles Chargers free safety Derwin James (33) celebrates during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo ) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Chargers Derwin James (33) celebra...
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Photos: Chargers steal victory from Chiefs with late rally

Wide receiver Mike Williams of the Chargers catches a two-point conversion with 4 seconds remaining in the game to put the Chargers up 29-28 on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – DECEMBER 13: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers catches a pass for a touchdown as defensive back Orlando Scandrick #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during the 4th quarter...
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