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NHL Rumors: Holland, Yzerman, Penguins, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates in Detroit where the team made big changes. Steve Yzerman was hired as the new GM, but Ken Holland will be sticking around. What’s their plan both short-term and long-term? There are also reports the Pittsburgh Penguins might look at moving Kris Letang and/or Phil Kessel. What is their value around the league? What’s Next for Ken Holland? Darren Dreger tweeted that it is believed that Ken Holland has withdrawn his name from being an option...
Tags: Usa, Uncategorized, Sport, Getty Images, Chicago, Wings, Gm, Holland, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Detroit, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, United Center


Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods' comeback is 'the greatest I've ever seen'

Michael Jordan, who famously came back from retirement to add to his haul of NBA titles, has paid tribute to Tiger Woods's return to the peak of golf. Jordan and Woods forged a friendship through their shared experiences as two of the most famous athletes in the world, although the relationship has been strained in recent years. “I never thought he'd get back physically,” Jordan told the Athletic after Woods won his first major since 2008.
Tags: News, Golf, Michael Jordan, Nba, Jordan, Woods, Athletic


NHL Rumors: Lightning, Penguins, Bobrovsky, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is a lot of talk surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning after losing to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 4-0 series sweep on Tuesday. There is also chatter in Pittsburgh where the Penguins got swept in four. Finally, is Bobrovsky cementing himself with a nice payday and is Evan Bouchard going to get some additional playing time with the Edmonton Oilers AHL team? Don’t Expect Drastic Change in Tampa Joe Smith of The Athletic wrote an article almost immediate...
Tags: Sport, Gm, Dallas, Espn, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Columbus, Tampa, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh, Edmonton Oilers, Steve Yzerman, Anton Stralman, TSN


9 Reasons for the Blackhawks to be Optimistic Next Season

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is underway, but the Chicago Blackhawks once again are not in the mix. After winning three Stanley Cups in six years, the Hawks haven’t made the postseason in two years. It’s been disheartening for everyone. After an uneventful offseason last summer and after firing future Hall of Fame coach Joel Quenneville, 33-year-old Jeremy Colliton took the helm in November. Things got even uglier as the new coach tried to implement a new system on the fly. ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, Arizona, Finland, Hockey, NHL, Hall of Fame, Chicago Blackhawks, Kane, Keith, Edmonton Oilers, Blackhawks, Hawks, Joel Quenneville, Patrick Kane


NHL Rumors: Lucic, Duchene, Senators, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are some questions surrounding Milan Lucic’s mysterious injury, Matt Duchene is loving the experience in Columbus and is rethinking a future he thought he had all planned out and the Ottawa Senators are talking to two pending free agents and it looks like things are going well in that regard. Milan Lucic in Breach of Contract? Ryan Rishaug of TSN was on TSN1260 Monday and when speaking with host Jason Gregor said that for all the uncertainty surroundi...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, RFA, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, TSN, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Milan Lucic


NHL Rumors: Kadri, Zucker, Panthers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown the Ottawa Senators are hopeful when it comes to the signing of one of their prospects, Nazem Kadri is about to be suspended and there are questions in Toronto as to whether or not this could be the writing on the wall for him being traded, Jason Zucker wants to stay in Minnesota but knows he might be on the move, and the Florida Panthers might have a lot going on with Joel Quenneville now in town. Did Kadri Seal His Fate With the Maple Leafs? After cross-c...
Tags: Florida, Minnesota, Nbc, Toronto, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Joel Quenneville, Ottawa Senators


Clippers tabbed as biggest NBA playoff underdog in 30 years

Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari, center, looks to pass away from Golden State Warriors’ Kevon Looney (5) and Draymond Green (23) during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams, center, shoots between Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, left, Stephen Curry, and Kevon Looney (5) during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff ser...
Tags: Utah, Sports, DeMarcus Cousins, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Oakland, Rivers, Los-angeles-clippers, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, Andre Iguodala, Steph Curry, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant


Report: Lakers halted unauthorized Lonzo Ball surgery during Magic Johnson's final weeks

One of the final bits of drama during Magic Johnson's tenure as president of the Los Angeles Lakers involved the team nixing unauthorized surgery on Lonzo Ball's ankle arranged by Ball's former business partner Alan Foster, The Athletic reports. Ball, who sat most of the second half of the season with an ankle injury, was slated to have surgery without the Lakers' knowledge, the report states. Report: Ball traveled to Ohio to have procedure Ball reportedly traveled to Ohio in...
Tags: News, Ohio, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Ball, Lakers, Athletic, Alan Foster, Lonzo Ball, Big Baller Brand, Foster Ball


Lakers coach Luke Walton out after three seasons

LOS ANGELES — Luke Walton, the man the Lakers once hoped would guide them out of the franchise’s longest stretch of futility, is done as head coach. The team announced Walton and the team agreed to “mutually part ways” on Friday afternoon, closing a tumultuous week in which the franchise has been rocked by the surprise departure of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Johnson said while announcing his resignation Tuesday that he had gained the authority from team owner Jeanie Buss t...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Johnson, Magic Johnson, Ball, James, Lakers, The Lakers


NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Canucks, Kings, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are whispers out of Montreal that the Canadiens could be aggressive this summer, the Vancouver Canucks are starting to think about their goaltending situation, and the Los Angeles Kings feel stuck with a certain forward not named Ilya Kovalchuk who didn’t produce. Canadiens to Be Aggressive Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette is writing that the Montreal Canadiens may look to spend to the salary cap this coming season despite being $8 million under it ov...
Tags: Usa, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Gm, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Seattle, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Carter, Oilers


Lori Loughlin indicted on money-laundering charge in college admissions scandal

LOS ANGELES — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband found themselves in deeper legal trouble Tuesday when they were indicted along with 14 other parents across the country on conspiracy and money-laundering charges stemming from a college-admissions cheating scandal. Loughlin, 54, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, 55, were originally charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for allegedly paying $500,000 to have their daughters ad...
Tags: News, Boston, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Usc, Ucla, Georgetown, Athletic, Huffman, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Calabasas, Newport Coast, USC UCLA


The Athletic has launched more than 20 podcasts, but you won't be able to listen to them just anywhere

The Athletic, a subscription-based digital sports media company, is launching over 20 exclusive, ad-free podcasts behind the company's subscription paywall today. The programming strategy is to leverage The Athletic's 300+ sports reporters around the country and in Canada to create local and national podcasts, varying in topics and cadence. Most podcasts will range from 15-40 minutes long. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. The Athletic, a subscription-based digital sports media co...
Tags: Utah, NFL, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Canada, Nba, Mlb, Espn, NHL, Bay Area, Athletic, David Locke, Fox Sports, SB Nation, Ding


NBA player poll: Kevin Durant to leave Warriors for Knicks next season

NBA player poll: Kevin Durant to leave Warriors for Knicks next season originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Have you ever wondered what NBA players think Kevin Durant is going to do this summer? Well, you don't have to wonder anymore. On Monday morning, The Athletic released its first annual "Anonymous Player Poll," and one of the questions was: "Where will Kevin Durant be playing next season?"
Tags: News, Nba, Kevin Durant, Athletic, Warriors for Knicks


Jayson Tatum overrated? NBA player poll yields notable Celtics results

Want to know how NBA players really feel? The Athletic published its 2019 NBA player poll Monday morning, the result of its 30 NBA beat writers asking a total of 127 players a number of questions about the best and worst the league has to offer. If you're a Boston Celtics fan, some of the results weren't surprising: Kyrie Irving was named the league's best ballhandler (with a whopping 77.1 percent of all votes), while Brad Stevens (10 percent of votes) ranked second behind only Sa...
Tags: News, Nba, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving, Athletic, Gregg Popovich, Jayson Tatum


NHL Rumors: Kings, Panthers, McDavid More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is potentially good news on Connor McDavid’s injury, news on Jonathan Quick out of LA and joel Quenneville landing in Florida. McDavid’s Injury Not as Serious as Thought While there’s little yet to go on with Connor McDavid’s nasty run into the goal post last night, it looks like the best news possible is coming out of Edmonton. McDavid walks in, no crutches. pic.twitter.com/el2TvKuFtm— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) April 7, 2019 He wa...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, Usa, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Kings, Philadelphia, Espn, Jordan, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings


NHL Rumors: Kunitz, Edler, Boeser, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on Chris Kunitz in Chicago and whether or not he’ll keep playing while the Vancouver Canucks need to make a couple of important decisions on two fairly key players. Kunitz Calling it Quits? Chicago Blackhawks winger Chris Kunitz has yet to decide whether or not he wants to play another NHL, notes Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago. At his age and lack of production, retirement might make sense. Chris Kunitz has lost a step th...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Chicago, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Athletic, Panthers, Roberto Luongo, Luongo


NHL Rumors: Krug, Kessel, Wild, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on Torey Krug out of Boston and Phil Kessel out of Pittsburgh. How much does it matter what they do in the playoffs and how will their production determine if they stay or go? Will Bruce Boudreau be on the chopping black in Minnesota? There seem to be differing opinions. Torey Krug Too Expensive For Bruins? Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic is reporting he believes Torey Krug may be a victim of numbers squeeze in Boston and asks how many sala...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Wild, Boston, Sport, Espn, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Pittsburgh, Boston Bruins, Michael Russo, Bruins, Bruce Boudreau, Chris Peters, Athletic


Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni says there's no debate, James Harden is the MVP

In a shocking revelation, Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni believes his star player deserves to win the MVP award. D'Antoni told Sam Amick of The Athletic he not only believes James Harden is the MVP, but that he doesn't think it's particularly close. D'Antoni didn't even wait for the subject to come up naturally, he brings up the issue after Amick's first question, which focused on the Rockets' turnaround.
Tags: News, Rockets, Sam Amick, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Mike, Athletic, Mike D Antoni, Antoni, Amick


Jets Looking Listless, Lifeless Down the Stretch

Since the Winnipeg Jets’ 5-0 evisceration of the Nashville Predators on March 23 — an inspired, dominant, and complete effort that clinched the team a playoff spot, got Bell MTS Place fired up, and made it appear the squad was amped up for the return of the Winnipeg Whiteout — the Jets have gone 1-4-0. What’s more alarming than that record, however, is the complete lack of desire, compete, and effort they’ve exhibited in those games. Jets’ Last 5 Have Been Lackadaisical, Lethargic Si...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Wheeler, Dallas, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, St Paul, TSN, Central Division, Blackhawks, Patrik Laine


NHL Rumors: Turris, Schuldt, Dubinsky, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on Kyle Turris out of Nashville and how he might be connected to Matt Duchene, college free agent Jimmy Schuldt and his narrowing down of viable NHL options and what will the Columbus Blue Jackets do with Brandon Dubinsky’s contract? Kyle Turris Unhappy in Nashville? Adam Vingan of The Athletic said during his mailbag segment that he’s heard from multiple sources Kyle Turris is unhappy with his situation in Nashville and that it doesn’t ap...
Tags: New York Post, Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Rangers, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild, Michael Russo, Columbus Blue Jackets, Athletic, Matt Duchene, Chris Kreider


Matthew Boldy – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Matthew Boldy 2018-19 Team: USNTDP (#9) Date of Birth: April 5, 2001 Place of Birth: Millie, MA, USA Ht: 6’ 2” Wt: 187 lbs Shoots: Left Position: LW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 6th (among NA skaters) Future Considerations: 9th HockeyProspect.com: 9th McKeen’s Hockey: 11th ISS: 7th DobberProspects: 9th Playing on a line with a player like the highly-touted Jack Hughes is sure to raise any young prospects stock, but what sets Boldy apart is t...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Team USA, Boston College, Athletic, Hughes, Cam Robinson, NHL Entry Draft, Jack Hughes, NHL Draft Prospect Profile, Prospects, Scott Wheeler, Caufield, USNTDP


NHL Rumors: Skinner, Canucks, Blackhawks, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on Jeff Skinner wanting to test free agency, the Carolina Hurricanes feeling like its best to trade Adam Fox, and the Vancouver Canucks want to re-sign a defensemen the rest of the NHL seemingly threw away. Jeff Skinner to Test Free Agency One of the stories to watch this season has been the relationship status of Jeff Skinner and the Buffalo Sabres. He came over in a trade from the Carolina Hurricanes, who seemingly dumped him, started out of...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Fox, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Powers, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Blackhawks, Hawks, Vancouver Canucks


Calipari reportedly turns down UCLA offer, extends deal with Kentucky

After Kentucky’s John Calipari reportedly turned down a lucrative offer from UCLA, UK has inked the 60-year-old Hall of Fame coach to a long-term contract extension that would allow him to finish his career in Lexington, according to multiple reports. The offer was first reported by The Athletic on Monday, with USA Today and ESPN confirming that afternoon that Calipari and Kentucky had agreed to terms in light of advances from UCLA. The Athletic reported that UCLA, which has been searching for a...
Tags: Kentucky, Virginia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Watson, Auburn, Espn, Usa Today, Ohio State, UConn, Hall of Fame, Ucla


Jordan Bell reveals his side of why Warriors suspended him, how he'll move on

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nothing seems to be easy for Jordan Bell thus far in his NBA career. During his brief Warriors tenure, Bell's on- and off-court inconsistencies have been a reason he's occasionally fallen out of favor with the coaching staff. The Athletic first reported what Bell had done.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Basketball, Nba, Bell, Warriors, Athletic, Jordan Bell


App State hires Presbyterian’s Kerns as basketball coach

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State has hired Presbyterian’s Dustin Kerns as its basketball coach. Athletic director Doug Gillin announced Kerns’ hiring Thursday, pending approval of the school’s Board of Trustees and the North Carolina Board of Governors. Kerns led Presbyterian to a 31-37 record in two seasons and guided the Blue Hose to a […]
Tags: News, Sports, Board of Trustees, Athletic, Kerns, App State, BOONE N C AP, Dustin Kerns, Doug Gillin, North Carolina Board of Governors Kerns


UCLA football mailbag: Mid-spring check point

UCLA’s two-week break from spring practice is nearly over. The Bruins return to the field on Tuesday for three weeks of practice before the April 20 spring game. Before we get back into the swing of practice, let’s answer some of your questions in a special spring practice edition of the Q&A. Thoughts on next season's potential breakout players? — Paul Mohme (@pmohme) March 26, 2019 Jaylen Erwin, the junior college wide receiver, has really caught my eye. He’s been the most impressive ne...
Tags: Washington, Stanford, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Seattle, Usc, Sean Parker, Ucla, Cincinnati, Wilson, Huskies, Chip Kelly, Petersen


THW Podcast – Ep. 17 – Oilers Talk w/ The Athletic’s Jonathan Willis

On the 17th episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, Brandon Share-Cohen stops in to chat the news of the week in the NHL and we take a few minutes with Jonathan Willis of The Athletic to talk the Edmonton Oilers, their hopes for the playoffs, an 8-4 victory over the LA Kings and future franchise decisions. On This Week’s THW Podcast Brandon and I chat the Paul Byron fight that resulted in what looks to be a pretty serious concussion. Is this the way the NHL code really works?...
Tags: Podcasts, Sport, Canada, Gm, Hockey, NHL, Byron, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, LA Kings, Brandon, Athletic, Paul Byron, Willis, Ken Hitchcock, Tobias Rieder


Morning Line- J.P. Barry

“This wasn’t a hockey fight, Paul knew he had to deal with it then or likely later. “Paul probably gives up five inches and 50 pounds to a very tough player – how is this the code?” -JP Barry, agent for Paul Bryon.  More from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic (paid). Watch the fight here if you missed it last night.
Tags: Sport, Barry, PAUL, Athletic, Pierre Lebrun, JP Barry, Paul Bryon


Player Poll: Bryce Harper is the most overrated, Manny Machado is the dirtiest

For the second year in a row, The Athletic has published the results of a 30-team survey in which players were asked all manner of questions, ranging from who are the most overrated players, who are the most underrated, who is the dirtiest and who would they least like to fight if fisticuffs broke out in a game. There are also all manner of questions about baseball labor and money, the DH, which managers guys would want to play for the most and the least, which cities they most and least like to...
Tags: News, Sports, Athletic, Manny Machado, Bryce Harper


All Brian Murphy, NHL Linesman

It was the Rangers (vs.) Boston playoff series in 2013. The series went five games, and Game 4 at Madison Square Garden went to overtime. What was interesting about that game, with about five minutes to go in that game my partner called an icing play that (Rangers coach John) Tortorella didn’t like, and he was really giving it to my partner, like over the top. My partner was a younger guy, so I stepped in and started giving it back to Tortorella. Unfortunately, Brian Engblom is between the ...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Rangers, John, NHL, Madison Square Garden, Murphy, Athletic, John Tortorella, Tortorella, Brian Murphy, Murph, Brian Engblom, NHL Linesman, Brian Murphy Joe McDonald