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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- The 40th anniversary celebration of the movie "Slap Shot" did not disappoint. Steve Carlson, Jeff Carlson and Dave Hanson, better known as the Hanson brothers, captured the spirit of the event. Along with original cast members

2017-02-26 07:05:28.460

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- The 40th anniversary celebration of the movie "Slap Shot" did not disappoint. Steve Carlson, Jeff Carlson and Dave Hanson, better known as the Hanson brothers, captured the spirit of the event. Along with original cast members



JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- We put on the foil with the Hansons and other cast members to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of "Slap Shot." What a wild ride.

2017-02-26 07:39:55.477

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- We put on the foil with the Hansons and other cast members to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of "Slap Shot." What a wild ride.



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jarrett Hurd, bigger and stronger than Tony Harrison, walked Harrison down, roughed him up and knocked him out in the ninth round to win a vacant junior middleweight world title on Saturday night. Hurd had a few problems with th

2017-02-25 16:27:32.280

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jarrett Hurd, bigger and stronger than Tony Harrison, walked Harrison down, roughed him up and knocked him out in the ninth round to win a vacant junior middleweight world title on Saturday night. Hurd had a few problems with th



Driving at Daytona International Speedway wouldn't rank among the most difficult things a driver experiences. Winning the Daytona 500, may be! No race on this year's schedule dominates a driver's mind the way this one does. Sure, the playoff race

2017-02-25 12:58:29.907

Driving at Daytona International Speedway wouldn't rank among the most difficult things a driver experiences. Winning the Daytona 500, may be! No race on this year's schedule dominates a driver's mind the way this one does. Sure, the playoff race



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Chase Elliott can remember something special about Daytona International Speedway. It has nothing to do with his father racing cars at NASCAR's most famous track. "The biggest thing I remember about Daytona is they had the

2017-02-24 19:20:24.140

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Chase Elliott can remember something special about Daytona International Speedway. It has nothing to do with his father racing cars at NASCAR's most famous track. "The biggest thing I remember about Daytona is they had the



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When you or I say the word "fast," it sounds like, well, "fast." When Bill Elliott says fast, it sounds more like "phaste." There are two reasons for that. First, he's from Dawsonville, Georgia, and people from the southern edg

2017-02-25 10:31:31.817

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When you or I say the word "fast," it sounds like, well, "fast." When Bill Elliott says fast, it sounds more like "phaste." There are two reasons for that. First, he's from Dawsonville, Georgia, and people from the southern edg



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson ignores the phone call, but the look on his face suggests he shouldn't. The expression is part confusion, part concern. In moments like this, when Johnson's mind begins to buffer toward the download of an answe

2017-02-24 18:39:55.080

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson ignores the phone call, but the look on his face suggests he shouldn't. The expression is part confusion, part concern. In moments like this, when Johnson's mind begins to buffer toward the download of an answe



PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- After months of traveling the globe, Anirban Lahiri finds it nice to be home. Not the home he has in his native India. The one he has in Florida. Right here at PGA National. Who knew? "I'm sleeping in my own bed," Lahiri

2017-02-24 15:15:47.570

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- After months of traveling the globe, Anirban Lahiri finds it nice to be home. Not the home he has in his native India. The one he has in Florida. Right here at PGA National. Who knew? "I'm sleeping in my own bed," Lahiri



PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- If there is frustration, Rickie Fowler rarely shows it. He goes about his business with a positive attitude, even if the results do not always add up. He is active on social media and engages with fans -- such as on Friday

2017-02-24 10:24:55.543

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- If there is frustration, Rickie Fowler rarely shows it. He goes about his business with a positive attitude, even if the results do not always add up. He is active on social media and engages with fans -- such as on Friday



It figures that Charismatic would not go quietly into that good night. From his noble birth in Kentucky to his roller coaster of a career to his shocking death last week at Old Friends Equine because of a pelvic fracture, the shimmering chestnut spen

2017-02-24 14:26:40.853

It figures that Charismatic would not go quietly into that good night. From his noble birth in Kentucky to his roller coaster of a career to his shocking death last week at Old Friends Equine because of a pelvic fracture, the shimmering chestnut spen



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s health doesn't just affect Dale Earnhardt Jr. It affects Hendrick Motorsports. It affects JR Motorsports. It affects Nationwide and his other sponsors. It shapes the sport as the health of not just anothe

2017-02-24 09:12:34.827

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s health doesn't just affect Dale Earnhardt Jr. It affects Hendrick Motorsports. It affects JR Motorsports. It affects Nationwide and his other sponsors. It shapes the sport as the health of not just anothe



Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal, a pending unrestricted free agent, could potentially be dealt before the end of the weekend as Coyotes GM John Chayka dials in on the ramped-up offers he has received. Arizona is down to a handful of teams from t

2017-02-24 08:40:00.617

Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal, a pending unrestricted free agent, could potentially be dealt before the end of the weekend as Coyotes GM John Chayka dials in on the ramped-up offers he has received. Arizona is down to a handful of teams from t



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Injuries and surgeries. An unexpected layoff. A change of opponents twice. A week in a courtroom rather than training camp. Welcome to Deontay Wilder's world. Through it all, the heavyweight world titleholder has been upbeat,

2017-02-24 07:41:33.267

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Injuries and surgeries. An unexpected layoff. A change of opponents twice. A week in a courtroom rather than training camp. Welcome to Deontay Wilder's world. Through it all, the heavyweight world titleholder has been upbeat,



Mark Schlabach's 2017 Way-Too-Early Top 25 has Alabama and Florida State in the top two spots, but each faces some big questions to answer this spring. Using those rankings, here are other questions that need answers for each of our top 25 teams.

2017-02-23 09:24:27.037

Mark Schlabach's 2017 Way-Too-Early Top 25 has Alabama and Florida State in the top two spots, but each faces some big questions to answer this spring. Using those rankings, here are other questions that need answers for each of our top 25 teams.



Here's our weekly look at the fortunes of some of the game's brightest young stars -- including the remarkable rookie duo leading this year's Calder Trophy chase. Hot Patrik Laine, RW, Winnipeg Jets How great is this year's rookie race? It looks lik

2017-02-24 06:23:17.677

Here's our weekly look at the fortunes of some of the game's brightest young stars -- including the remarkable rookie duo leading this year's Calder Trophy chase. Hot Patrik Laine, RW, Winnipeg Jets How great is this year's rookie race? It looks lik



With exhibition play starting in Florida and Arizona, our senses are alert for the familiar sounds and sights of our favorite game. The games themselves don't count for anything, of course, and for the most part, they will hold little information abo

2017-02-23 14:56:38.167

With exhibition play starting in Florida and Arizona, our senses are alert for the familiar sounds and sights of our favorite game. The games themselves don't count for anything, of course, and for the most part, they will hold little information abo