Rangers' Derek Stepan has surgery on jaw; Dan Carcillo suspended

newsday.com - May 23, 2014

Whoever can best survive the war of attrition in the grueling NHL playoffs has a real shot at the Stanley Cup. Right now, the Rangers are losing battles.

alain vigneault "We'll have an idea of the time frame [Saturday],"
alain vigneault "The four [officials] missed the call, The same player [Prust] that called the hit on Price 'accidental but on purpose.' Late hit, everything you want to get out of the game, and what saddens me is that if the call was made on the ice, we're on a five-minute power play and what happened to Dan Carcillo -- and what Dan did was inexcusable and he's going to pay a big price for it -- but if the call is made on the ice, he's not put in that position."

Eagles' Spear gets kick out of 'Murderleg' persona

philly.com - May 23, 2014

Carey Spear is a hard-hitting placekicker out of Vanderbilt, who doesn't shy away from contact.

Jack Todd: Tokarski has given Canadiens hope

montrealgazette.com - May 23, 2014

It’s a long way from Watson, Sask., to New York City in every sense. In terms of sheer distance, it’s 3,325 kilometres as the Winnebago flies.

Prust's hit on Stepan adds to animosity between Rangers and Canadiens

newsday.com - May 23, 2014

Let the hate begin.

Lars Eller "Naturally, maybe there is not that rivalry or that hatred for each other the same way that we have with Boston. You have to hate them, yeah, you have to hate them, It shouldn't be hard to get motivation for the conference finals, but it is a little different. There's no problem getting motivation now."
David Desharnais "I thought it was a good hit, You never want to see a guy injured like that. But like I said, we were fighting for our lives yesterday and wanted to set the tone."
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Manny Machado out of starting lineup with groin stiffness, but Orioles optimistic he can avoid DL stint

baltimoresun.com - May 23, 2014

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was not in the starting lineup for Friday’s game against the Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards, but manager Buck Showalter said the team believes Machado can avoid going on the disabled list.

Jim Benning's first day: What we learned

blogs.theprovince.com - May 23, 2014

If you read between the lines, you got some answers to questions that have been on the minds of Canuck fans.

New Canucks GM Jim Benning believes in team's core, but club needs 'more depth … the right coach'

vancouversun.com - May 23, 2014

New general manager Jim Benning says he believes in the Vancouver Canucks' core players and thinks the team can be turned around in a hurry.

NFL's Super Bowl decision not a good sign for Eagles

philly.com - May 23, 2014

The NFL announced on Tuesday that Minneapolis and the Minnesota Vikings' as-yet-unfinished football stadium would host Super Bowl LII in 2018, and this created two potential problems, one of which affects the Eagles.

NFL players treated like 'livestock,' former Bear Dent says

chicagotribune.com - May 23, 2014

Chicago Bears Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent referred to the plight of NFL players as “livestock” when it comes to the league’s treatment of its players.

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Ravens RB Ray Rice apologizes to family, fans in first public comments since incident

baltimoresun.com - May 23, 2014

Admitting that he’s failed but he’s working his way back up, an emotional Ray Rice apologized to his family, his fans and the Ravens’ organization for “30 seconds” of his life that he would like to have back.

ray rice "Every day wasn’t easy, but through all things, we were able to get through this, There was a lot of tears shed but me and Janay can truly say that we’re in a better place. Hopefully, one day, we’ll gain back everyone’s trust to let you all know that we’re still the same people, I’m still the same person. I really treat my job as a very special job and I failed miserably. But I wouldn’t call myself a failure because I’m working my way back up."
ray rice "I know many of my supporters, sponsors who have acted as so to not want to be in partnership with me. That’s my fault, I take full responsibility for that. One thing that I do know is that I’m working every day to be a better father, a better husband and just a better role model."
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Tough guy Brad McCrimmon provided physicality during Stanley Cup run

calgarysun.com - May 23, 2014

As the Calgary Flames hugged and high- fived immediately after the buzzer sounded on their Stanley Cup-clinching victory at the Montreal Forum, the TV cameras captured footage of Brad McCrimmon wiping blood from the bridge of his nose.

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Broncos' T. J. Ward wanted for misdemeanor assault

denverpost.com - May 23, 2014

Two months after signing with the Broncos, T.J. Ward is a wanted man. The Denver Police issued an arrest warrant for the safety on suspicion of misdemeanor assault stemming from an incident at a strip club.

Former Blackhawk Carcillo suspended 10 games

chicagotribune.com - May 23, 2014

NEW YORK -- Things were going so well for Daniel Carcillo with the Rangers. 

Wide receiver Stephen Hill knows he still has to prove himself to Jets' coaches

nj.com - May 23, 2014

The 2012 second-round pick battled injuries his first two seasons. This year is a big one for him.

stephen hill "I'm excited about it, I have no issues, so I'm definitely excited about that. It's definitely a plus."
stephen hill "a learning experience."
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Detroit Lions' Michael Williams sees brighter future at OT as NFL moves away from blocking TEs

mlive.com - May 23, 2014

Williams has never been an offensive lineman, at any level, but there have been multiple players who have converted from tight end and gone on to become a Pro Bowl tackle.

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Prust gets 2 games for breaking Stepan’s jaw as Vigneault vents

nypost.com - May 23, 2014

Two suspensions, another injury, a war of words and … suddenly, this has become a series. Friday was a day off the ice for both the Rangers and Canadiens in...

alain vigneault "What saddens me about that hit, if the call is made on the ice, we’re on a five-minute power play, And what happened to Dan Carcillo — and what Dan did is inexcusable and he is going to pay a big price for it — but if the call is made on the ice, he’s not put in that position."
alain vigneault "Obviously every game has their moments, every game has their incidences where sometimes blood can boil on one side or the other."

Chargers rookie NT may be timely addition

utsandiego.com - May 23, 2014

Nose tackle Ryan Carrethers had 16 tackles in a game for Arkansas State last year.

Rangers’ Carcillo gets 10-game ban

nypost.com - May 23, 2014

The NHL’s wheel of justice is spinning Friday as the league issued a lengthy suspension to the Rangers’ Dan Carcillo and was set to address separate charges pending against the...

Botchford: Canucks scouting numbers paint a bleak picture

theprovince.com - May 23, 2014

If a vote of confidence is sports’ version of a death rattle, the Canucks’ chief amateur scout is as good as gone. Still-new club president Trevor Linden pushed back at some of his organization’s fiercest critics this week by defending what appears to be indefensible: the Canucks’ spotty drafting record.

mike gillis "in a much different way in what we’re looking for and what’s important."

Mark Cuban is honestly offensive in his words on black kids in hoodies

latimes.com - May 23, 2014

The words were filled with context and steeped with insight. The words came from a respected businessman with no documented history of bias.

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