Rangers’ Glen Sather a finalist for GM of the Year award

nypost.com - 9 hours ago

TAMPA — The reward for the work of Glen Sather is seen on the ice, but a little personal recognition won’t be turned away. The Rangers general manager was named...

Lundqvist, Rangers even series with 5-1 win over Lightning

nydailynews.com - 10 hours ago

Rangers desperately needed Henrik Lundqvist to bounce back after he allowed six goals in each of the previous two games, and he did so.

Henrik Lundqvist "The last 48 hours or so has been pretty tough mentally to not overanalyze or complicate things,"
Henrik Lundqvist "It was a little soul-searching and also talking about my game, what I could do to have a better result, I made a few adjustments and it really paid off."
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Tim Jennings wants a role in Bears secondary, not a secondary role

chicagotribune.com - 10 hours ago

Tim Jennings gasped and bent forward, a series of post-practice sprints leaving him spent. The Bears' voluntary April minicamp had just finished and the 31-year-old cornerback was intent on getting in some extra conditioning.

tim jennings "It is still a little awkward at times, But that just comes from being in (another) scheme for so long."
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The one ‘huge’ friendship Alain Vigneault is putting on hold

nypost.com - 10 hours ago

TAMPA — Rick Bowness was prepared for a long season after being hired as the first head coach of the Senators, thus, connecting with the members of his coaching staff...

Former D-Back Montero in right place with Cubs

azcentral.com - 11 hours ago

Former Diamondbacks Miguel Montero hopes he gets a warm welcome when he gets announced in the lineup for the first time in a Cubs uniform at Chase Field.         

miguel montero "I think I treated everybody right and I deserve that, I guess, I wouldn't doubt it. Maybe a boo if I hit a homer after."
miguel montero "The Diamondbacks always treated me right, I loved the time being in the Diamondbacks organization. I had that feeling that one, I was going to get traded, and two, that I kind of wanted to. Looking back, I think it was the best thing that could happen to me at this time."

Report: Roger Goodell will hear appeal

bostonherald.com - 12 hours ago

The bitter feelings around Tom Brady’s suspension continued to escalate yesterday as the NFL Players Association took aim at Roger Goodell.NFL lawyers recommended that Goodell should not recuse himself from hearing Brady’s appeal, sources told the Associated Press. League spokesman Greg Aiello said no final decision had been made, but Goodell does not intend to yield his right to judge Brady,

Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu feels 'free' after year of injuries

azcentral.com - 12 hours ago

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is convinced he's returned to his physical peak.         

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O's go on offensive to surge past Marlins, 8-5

baltimoresun.com - 12 hours ago

The Orioles received a subpar performance from starter Ubaldo Jimenez, made a key defensive lapse early on and needed an error on a rare two-strike bunt to jumpstart the offense Friday night.

ubaldo jimenez "That's great because you know what he's been doing since last year, it's not only this year, He takes every at-bat like it's his last and that is paying off."
ubaldo jimenez "I just worry about making good pitches. I made some good pitches and they find a way to get on base, They hit the ball a couple times hard, but some of the other times they just find the hole. There's nothing you can do about that."

Bernie: Expect mixed results from NFL study

stltoday.com - 12 hours ago

Study is predicted to show good Rams support from fans — less so from corporations.

D-Backs' Reed encouraged by recent outings

azcentral.com - 14 hours ago

The Addison Reed that returned to Chase Field on Friday is working on becoming a completely different pitcher, and so far the results are encouraging.         

MASN attorneys call commissioner's comments on fee dispute 'shocking,' 'prejudicial'

baltimoresun.com - 15 hours ago

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made "shocking statements" that are "highly prejudicial" regarding the television-rights fee dispute between the Orioles and Washington Nationals, lawyers for the Orioles-controlled network said Friday.

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Mike Babcock praises Jeff Blashill, his certain successor as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings

mlive.com - 17 hours ago

Red Wings not expected to make Blashill's hiring official until after Griffins' AHL playoff run.

mike babcock "I should keep my mouth shut, shouldn't I? That's one of those things that you said 'Have you done anything that you shouldn't do?' There's one of them right there."
ken holland "I think the best CEOs of companies have a succession plan. I think that's what Ken Holland's done is just keep building people, developing people, giving people opportunities. This guy's ready to be an NHL coach. If he's not in Detroit he's going to be somewhere else for sure. He's trained all of these guys that are his kids."
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Vance Walker brings value, versatility in attempt to rebound with Broncos

denverpost.com - 19 hours ago

Vance Walker didn't play much for Kansas City, unable to supplant Allen Bailey or Jaye Howard. But his versatility should help the Denver Broncos.

vance walker "I dealt with that when it happened. It's an unfortunate situation. I can complain about it, but I've let it go months ago,"
vance walker "The nose has a lot of versatility in this system, The biggest thing is really getting after the quarterback. That's something that I like to do. I'm just looking forward to it."
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Steelers interested in playing internationally again

triblive.com - 19 hours ago

Steelers president Art Rooney II said he is interested in having the Steelers play a regular-season game in Mexico or Germany in the near future. ...

Rookies Begin Community Outreach With Fuel Up To Play 60 Event

redskins.com - 19 hours ago

All of the Redskins rookies participated in their first community event, a Fuel Up To Play 60 mini-combine, featuring six local elementary schools, held at Redskins Park.

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To move forward, we need Chargers' plan

utsandiego.com - 20 hours ago

Time for team to say what can be done, for city and county to act to get stadium built.

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All signs point to Alex Burmistrov returning to NHL where Jets hold his rights

winnipegsun.com - 21 hours ago

All signs point to Alex Burmistrov returning to the NHL next season.

DC Sports Bog: Former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says injuries aren’t to blame for RGIII’s regression

washingtonpost.com - 22 hours ago

Three months after his revealing, hour-plus-long appearance on ESPN 980, former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was back on local radio Friday. Shanahan discussed all manner of things from his four seasons in Washington during a 30-minute interview with 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier, including his relationship with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and Robert Griffin III’s developmen

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan aims to be first jackpot winner on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

blog.seattlepi.com - 22 hours ago

Could Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan be the first big winner of “American Ninja Warrior”? Seahawks punter Jon Ryan will compete on the TV show “American Ninja Warrior.” The new season starts on May 25. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Ryan will be one of more than 700 contestants competing to win $1 million in prize money on the televised competition. Testing his skills away the football

jon ryan "We do a full body workout in football, but for this I’ve been training more with pull-ups and just some more ninja-specific type things, So we do some things a little different than what my normal training would have me doing this time of year."
jon ryan "On the football field I know what I’m doing; out here I don’t know what I’m doing, It’s a little bit different nerves, you know?"
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Desire for different challenge led to Mike Babcock's 'gut-wrenching' decision to leave Red Wings

mlive.com - 22 hours ago

Babcock said change is exciting, but it's also scary -- especially considering where he is going.

mike babcock "It's been real special, As you can see just as I talk, (I'm) emotionally involved with the franchise, with the city, with the people. It gives me great pride for what we accomplished in my 10 years here."
mike babcock "In the end, the Ilitches were fantastic to me. It's not like I was going to be on food stamps, They made it hard (to leave). I respected everything, the same with the Buffalo Sabres (a finalist for his services). The other teams I talked to, I got out of the mix before ever getting to that point, so in the end is it about money? There was enough money in every place it didn't have a factor in any of the decisions. Once you got to a certain point ... I already have enough suits, I'm good."
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