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TORONTO -- A well-established narrative in these parts is that at some point the Toronto Maple Leafs will upgrade their blue-line corps, an area that obviously needs help. Whether that's before the March 1 trade deadline, sometime this summer or over

2017-01-24 09:18:58.933

TORONTO -- A well-established narrative in these parts is that at some point the Toronto Maple Leafs will upgrade their blue-line corps, an area that obviously needs help. Whether that's before the March 1 trade deadline, sometime this summer or over



How do you prevent a tragedy? What can you do? What can you say? What can you teach at a time when all of baseball is mourning? Twice in the past four months -- first following the death of Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, then again

2017-01-24 06:16:09.677

How do you prevent a tragedy? What can you do? What can you say? What can you teach at a time when all of baseball is mourning? Twice in the past four months -- first following the death of Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, then again



The world runs on mutual options. If you go on a first date, it comes with a mutual option to go on a second if you both so desire. In fact, right now, you and I have a mutual option to go on a date tomorrow. What will you wear to our date? No need t

2017-01-20 12:10:44.437

The world runs on mutual options. If you go on a first date, it comes with a mutual option to go on a second if you both so desire. In fact, right now, you and I have a mutual option to go on a date tomorrow. What will you wear to our date? No need t



Which players' trade stock has changed the most in the last week and why? Craig Custance: At the trade deadline, there's not a contending team that won't want to add reinforcements on defense. Because of the lack of sellers, there just aren't a lot

2017-01-24 05:19:06.527

Which players' trade stock has changed the most in the last week and why? Craig Custance: At the trade deadline, there's not a contending team that won't want to add reinforcements on defense. Because of the lack of sellers, there just aren't a lot



It was what you would expect a matchup between the two best teams in the SEC to look like: thrilling, intense, momentum-shifting and exhilarating. Were there some mistakes? Of course. Some big makes but also missed shots? Sure. Some officiating issue

2017-01-23 19:10:06.273

It was what you would expect a matchup between the two best teams in the SEC to look like: thrilling, intense, momentum-shifting and exhilarating. Were there some mistakes? Of course. Some big makes but also missed shots? Sure. Some officiating issue



CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Racers, start your abaci. On Monday evening, NASCAR kicked off its 2017 preseason media tour with what now happens so often, it is close to being labeled a tradition, like spraying champagne in Victory Lane. The sanctioning bod

2017-01-23 19:08:31.197

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Racers, start your abaci. On Monday evening, NASCAR kicked off its 2017 preseason media tour with what now happens so often, it is close to being labeled a tradition, like spraying champagne in Victory Lane. The sanctioning bod



MIAMI -- No teammate? No problem for Sebastian Vettel. The four-time Formula One World Champion was Germany's sole representative in Sunday's Race of Champions Nation's Cup competition, after teammate Pascal Wehrlein was withdrawn as a precaution aft

2017-01-23 12:57:48.933

MIAMI -- No teammate? No problem for Sebastian Vettel. The four-time Formula One World Champion was Germany's sole representative in Sunday's Race of Champions Nation's Cup competition, after teammate Pascal Wehrlein was withdrawn as a precaution aft



On Sept. 17, 2013, a rookie pitcher for the Kansas City Royals named Yordano Ventura stared in at Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes. Ventura was ahead in the count 1-2, and as Gomes backed out of the batter's box, the pitcher stood still on the mou

2017-01-23 08:44:24.847

On Sept. 17, 2013, a rookie pitcher for the Kansas City Royals named Yordano Ventura stared in at Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes. Ventura was ahead in the count 1-2, and as Gomes backed out of the batter's box, the pitcher stood still on the mou



Back in 1977, on a humid Friday in Memphis, Al Geiberger became golf's Neil Armstrong -- or at least its Roger Bannister. Geiberger shot 59 that day, then held his reign as the most recent (and only) player to accomplish that feat for 14 years. By co

2017-01-23 11:11:17.497

Back in 1977, on a humid Friday in Memphis, Al Geiberger became golf's Neil Armstrong -- or at least its Roger Bannister. Geiberger shot 59 that day, then held his reign as the most recent (and only) player to accomplish that feat for 14 years. By co



At first glance, the Eclipse Awards ceremonies held at Gulfstream Park last Saturday night were a very traditional, by-the-numbers replay of dinners gone by. There was the gracious, personable host juggling introductions with a handful of thin jokes.

2017-01-23 12:38:01.940

At first glance, the Eclipse Awards ceremonies held at Gulfstream Park last Saturday night were a very traditional, by-the-numbers replay of dinners gone by. There was the gracious, personable host juggling introductions with a handful of thin jokes.



LAS VEGAS -- When Sage Northcutt looks at his 3-2 record in the UFC, one major detail jumps out. He's 3-0 as a lightweight and 0-2 as a welterweight. Perhaps those numbers are telling him something. Following a 1-2 campaign in 2016, Northcutt, 20, sa

2017-01-23 08:32:26.003

LAS VEGAS -- When Sage Northcutt looks at his 3-2 record in the UFC, one major detail jumps out. He's 3-0 as a lightweight and 0-2 as a welterweight. Perhaps those numbers are telling him something. Following a 1-2 campaign in 2016, Northcutt, 20, sa



A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Trenton, N.J. Zab Judah TKO2 Jorge Luis Munguia Welterweight Records: Judah (43-9, 30 KOs); Munguia (12-8, 4 KOs) Rafael's remarks: Judah, 39, the former u

2017-01-23 07:17:58.123

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Trenton, N.J. Zab Judah TKO2 Jorge Luis Munguia Welterweight Records: Judah (43-9, 30 KOs); Munguia (12-8, 4 KOs) Rafael's remarks: Judah, 39, the former u



LAS VEGAS -- Khabib Nurmagomedov has big plans in mind for 2017 -- and they include turning down a big-money fight against Conor McGregor at some point. Nurmagomedov (24-0) is currently booked to one of the most anticipated matchups of the first quar

2017-01-23 07:08:11.740

LAS VEGAS -- Khabib Nurmagomedov has big plans in mind for 2017 -- and they include turning down a big-money fight against Conor McGregor at some point. Nurmagomedov (24-0) is currently booked to one of the most anticipated matchups of the first quar



What's the secret to the best time to bring recruits to campus for official visits? The secret is that there aren't any secrets, as coaches at schools from coast-to-coast will tell you there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution for the timing of offici

2017-01-22 12:28:59.300

What's the secret to the best time to bring recruits to campus for official visits? The secret is that there aren't any secrets, as coaches at schools from coast-to-coast will tell you there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution for the timing of offici



What performance from the weekend impressed you the most and why? Joe McDonald: If you're a New York Rangers fan, you have to be pleased with the performance of goalie Henrik Lundqvist in Sunday's 1-0 overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings. He m

2017-01-22 18:45:42.670

What performance from the weekend impressed you the most and why? Joe McDonald: If you're a New York Rangers fan, you have to be pleased with the performance of goalie Henrik Lundqvist in Sunday's 1-0 overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings. He m



INDIANAPOLIS -- There's a definite air of optimism surrounding the IndyCar Series. Whether it was from drivers passing through INDYCAR's headquarters across 16th Street from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for preseason physicals and media activiti

2017-01-21 14:06:25.443

INDIANAPOLIS -- There's a definite air of optimism surrounding the IndyCar Series. Whether it was from drivers passing through INDYCAR's headquarters across 16th Street from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for preseason physicals and media activiti