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Night after big win, Sharks fall in Buffalo – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleBUFFALO, N.Y. – On Thursday, the Sharks looked like a refreshed bunch after the Olympic break, skating to a convincing victory in Philadelphia. A night later, it was a different story. On a day in which the Sabres were shorthanded after trading goalie Ryan …Sabres overcome emotions, Sharks after big tradeReutersSabres trade Ryan […]

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Analysis: Ryan Miller trade could set off chain reaction – NHL.com

NHL.comThe Buffalo Sabres made the 2014 NHL Trade Deadline a lot more interesting in one fell swoop Friday night. As expected, the Sabres moved one of the biggest assets on the market in goaltender and franchise icon Ryan Miller, setting off a potential feeding …Preview: Sharks at SabresReutersSabres down SharksSports NetworkNHL CapsulesWashington PostBuffalo News –New […]

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Blackhawks focused on win, not setting – NHL.com

NHL.comCHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks enjoyed themselves practicing under the lights of Soldier Field on Friday night, but they will be more businesslike Saturday. The defending Stanley Cup champions host the Pittsburgh Penguins in the final game of the …Forget outdoor pageantry, Blackhawks need 2 pointsChicago TribunePenguins warming to cold Soldier FieldTribune-ReviewChicago Blackhawks vs. Pittsburgh […]

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Rangers Re-Sign Girardi as Trade Deadline Looms – New York Times

New York TimesThe Rangers cleared one elephant from their room Friday, agreeing to terms with defenseman Dan Girardi on a six-year contract extension that keeps their solid defense corps intact. The signing of Girardi, 29, who would have been an unrestricted free agent …Dan Girardi signs six-year extension with RangersUSA TODAYKeep ‘Em Separated: Rangers can […]

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Freddy Adu shoots down rumors he’s in talks with NASL side Atlanta Silverbacks – Major League Soccer

Major League SoccerFormer MLS and US national team starlet Freddy Adu shot down rumors Friday that he is in talks to revive his career with the NASL’s Atlanta Silverbacks. Silverbacks head coach and technical director Eric Wynalda on Wednesday told SI.com that he wanted …Atlanta signs Carrillo and Burgos, sets sights on AduSoccer America all […]

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Federer knocks out defending champion Djokovic in Dubai – SI.com

SI.comRoger Federer bounced Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the Dubai semis, and will face Tomas Berdych in the final. Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Fourth-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic’s …It’s acceptable to overreact to this Roger Federer victoryUSA TODAYRoger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic to reach Dubai finalTelegraph.co.ukBerdych […]

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Federer Defeats Djokovic in Dubai Semifinal – ABC News

ABC NewsThird-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic’s chance of defending his Dubai Championships title with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 semifinal win Friday. Federer will be looking for his sixth Dubai title when he plays third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the …Six-time Slam champ combines fun, coaching change in search for more titlesESPNATP Dubai Tennis Championships: […]

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The Fundamentals: Why the Rockets are emerging as championship contenders – SI.com

SI.comHouston, next in line record-wise (along with Portland) behind those four contenders, isn’t trusted in quite the same way. Any claim of the Rockets’ potential for a winning run seems steeped in the conditional: They’re one piece away, they need Dwight …Harden’s Big Night Propels RocketsESPNUp next for the Clippers: Wednesday vs. HoustonLos Angeles TimesNBA […]

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Greg Cote: Miami Heat knows how to win; New York Knicks don’t – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comThe difference between the super-functional Heat and the dysfunctional New York Knicks who buffooned to town Thursday night is greater than the obvious answer, which is that one team is led by The Masked Wonder, LeBron James, and the other has …LeBron James’ mask is terrifyingUSA TODAYLeBron James, wearing mask, scores 31 to help Heat […]

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Comic Artist Depicted Superheroes Making Odd Decisions in Winter Olympic … – SI.com

Comic Artist Depicted Superheroes Making Odd Decisions in Winter Olympic …SI.comDuring the Sochi Games, he created a series of impressive sketches featuring the likes of Batman and Wolverine participating in the Winter Olympics. Should Batman be wearing a cape in a sport where drag is undesirable? Would the Captain America be … …read more Source: […]

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2014 NFL Mock Draft Database – SI.com

SI.comNFL draft season is upon us, and this year’s class is considered to be one of the most talented in recent memory. From Teddy Bridgewater to Jadeveon Clowney to Jake Matthews, future All Pros abound at several positions. Who will your favorite team …Texans Like Clowney at No. 1…For NowBleacher ReportNFL draft 2014: Johnny Manziel […]

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Houston Texans Mock Draft Tracker – SI.com

SI.comHouston Texans 2014 NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville. Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville (David E. Klutho/SI). What will the Houston Texans do in the 2014 NFL draft? Keep track of all the predictions made in our mock drafts leading up …Why the Houston Texans should NOT draft Johnny Manziel with the 1st PickForward TimesJadeveon Clowney […]

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Real Madrid thrashes Schalke, Mancini counters Mourinho in UCL – SI.com

SI.comReal Madrid had way too much firepower for Schalke, thrashing the German side 6-1 in the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie Wednesday. Federico Gambarini/DPA/AP. It was a matter of extremes in Wednesday’s Champions League round of 16 …Champs Lge: Galatasaray v Chelsea & Schalke v Real MadridBBC SportBenzema, Bale, Ronaldo double up […]

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NFL Combine’s winners and losers – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeINDIANAPOLIS — Two months of training and four days of testing are now in the books after the NFL Scouting Combine concluded Tuesday with defensive backs performing on-field drills. In total, approximately 330 draft prospects — including a record 102 …2014 NFL combine: 10 takeaways from IndianapolisCBSSports.comNFL Combine Day 6 NotebookBleacher ReportNFL Combine 2014: […]

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2014 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 – SI.com

SI.comBridgewater is still here because he’s the best quarterback in this draft and the one most ready to step into an NFL lineup. The Texans have the pieces in place to embark on a Chiefs-like bounceback next season — remember, this was a playoff team in …AJ McCarron’s Combine Performance Secures Day 2 Selection in […]

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Andrew Lawrence>INSIDE THE NFL – SI.com

Andrew Lawrence>INSIDE THE NFLSI.comNow the NFL figures prominently in his post-college plans. Early impressions, though, have been mixed. At the Senior Bowl coaches raved about his quick first step and passion for the game — “It really pops out,” Jaguars coach Gus Bradley gushed back … and more …read more Source: NFL Draft News Feed […]

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Bradley Roby, Phillip Gaines sprint into spotlight on NFL combine’s final day – SI.com

SI.comHere’s one way: find a cornerback like Justin Gilbert to draft. The 6-foot Oklahoma State product dominated DB drills in Indianapolis, racing through the 40 in 4.37 seconds and following that up by showing impressive fluidity elsewhere on the field …NFL combine: Big Ten corners Roby, Dennard shineAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog) all 9 news articles […]

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After all the hype, NFL prospect Michael Sam’s combine performance was … – Yahoo Canada Sports (blog)

Yahoo Canada Sports (blog)Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam previously said he wanted to be judged only by his athletic performance, not his sexual orientation. If that is the case, Sam is not going to like the reviews of his NFL scouting combine performance. Sam …Sam fails to impress on the field at CombineNew York […]

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2014 NFL Combine: Five takeaways from Monday – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comAlmost lost among the constant conversation surrounding what defensive end Jadeveon Clowney did and didn’t do at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday, were notable performances by several other defenders, including three with intriguing backgrounds …NFL Combine Monday Winners And Losers: Jadeveon Clowney, Aaron Donald …NESN.comJadeveon Clowney bench presses less than a punter at NFL CombineSportingNews.comNFL […]

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2014 NFL combine: Clowney posts 4.47-second unofficial 40 time – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comINDIANAPOLIS — Question his work ethic, but South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney put to rest any lingering doubts about his straight-line speed Monday morning with a 4.47-second unofficial time in his first 40-yard dash at Lucas Oil Stadium.NFL Combine Live: Jadeveon Clowney Runs 4.47-Second 40-Yard DashNESN.comJadeveon Clowney bench presses less than a punter at […]

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In extending Brett Gardner, Yankees get a rare bargain – SI.com

SI.comBrett Gardner slashed .273/.344/.416 in a bounce-back season for the Yankees in 2013. (Michael Dwyer/AP). When the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million free-agent deal back in December, many observers concluded that it might …Yanks, Gardner agree on $52 million, 4-year dealFOXSports.comFormer College of Charleston star Brett Gardner signs extension with New […]

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Dana White: Rousey’s next opponent unclear; Zingano, Davis favored over … – MMAjunkie.com

MMAjunkie.comLAS VEGAS – The UFC had a fight queued up for women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey immediately following her second title defense at UFC 168. But after her latest defense of the belt, her future is uncertain. Rousey (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) earned …Ronda Rousey sought body-shot TKO over Sara McMann all alongLas Vegas SunAfter […]

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With Syracuse Battling, It Is Boeheim Who Loses His Cool – New York Times

New York TimesDURHAM, N.C. — Forward C. J. Fair had never played at Cameron Indoor Stadium before Saturday night. Point guard Tyler Ennis had never dribbled on Coach K Court. Guard Trevor Cooney had never risen for a 3-pointer with the Cameron Crazies …Jim Boeheim: Call ‘worst’ of yearESPNBoeheim’s ejection helps Duke hold off SyracuseReutersNo. […]