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PITTSBURGH -- Those who have experienced it say it goes in phases. After you win a Stanley Cup, it's a summer of celebration. Then comes a regular season in which an inevitable rough patch emerges when exhaustion kicks in. "You crash sometime in Nove

2017-05-24 19:04:20.973

PITTSBURGH -- Those who have experienced it say it goes in phases. After you win a Stanley Cup, it's a summer of celebration. Then comes a regular season in which an inevitable rough patch emerges when exhaustion kicks in. "You crash sometime in Nove



More than three decades after he tried his darnedest to grow a lustrous beard during the Stanley Cup playoffs, former New York Islanders forward Bob Nystrom remains amazed at how some NHL players can sprout such lush expanses of facial hair at this t

2017-05-24 09:28:28.887

More than three decades after he tried his darnedest to grow a lustrous beard during the Stanley Cup playoffs, former New York Islanders forward Bob Nystrom remains amazed at how some NHL players can sprout such lush expanses of facial hair at this t



One of the most highly anticipated fights of 2017 is finally upon us: Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight championship. The former has won 19 of his last 20 fights (the only loss coming to Conor McGregor) and has the division belt ar

2017-05-24 08:06:12.097

One of the most highly anticipated fights of 2017 is finally upon us: Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight championship. The former has won 19 of his last 20 fights (the only loss coming to Conor McGregor) and has the division belt ar



1. Spieth's stumble Two missed cuts is certainly no reason to panic. Jordan Spieth did just that in his record-setting 2015 season to start the FedEx Cup playoffs and still went on to claim the title. It is a bit odd to see Spieth fighting his game

2017-05-24 06:50:55.410

1. Spieth's stumble Two missed cuts is certainly no reason to panic. Jordan Spieth did just that in his record-setting 2015 season to start the FedEx Cup playoffs and still went on to claim the title. It is a bit odd to see Spieth fighting his game



OTTAWA, Ontario -- Mike Condon is a goalie-union guy. Given the opportunity, the Ottawa Senators backup likes to chat with opposing netminders before games. Maybe he'll just say hello. During warm-ups, he often talks shop with other go

2017-05-24 06:24:30.940

OTTAWA, Ontario -- Mike Condon is a goalie-union guy. Given the opportunity, the Ottawa Senators backup likes to chat with opposing netminders before games. Maybe he'll just say hello. During warm-ups, he often talks shop with other go



On Friday, Jered Weaver failed to make it out of the first inning in a 10-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He allowed seven runs, and his ERA -- now at 7.44 -- has gone up for the sixth year in a row. San Diego put him on the DL with hip inflammat

2017-05-22 07:16:32.740

On Friday, Jered Weaver failed to make it out of the first inning in a 10-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He allowed seven runs, and his ERA -- now at 7.44 -- has gone up for the sixth year in a row. San Diego put him on the DL with hip inflammat



OTTAWA, Ontario -- Just when the Ottawa Senators look as if they're done, they find a way to keep going. They've plowed through injuries, deficits and blowouts just to keep their season alive another day. Facing elimination, they did it once again in

2017-05-23 17:50:16.910

OTTAWA, Ontario -- Just when the Ottawa Senators look as if they're done, they find a way to keep going. They've plowed through injuries, deficits and blowouts just to keep their season alive another day. Facing elimination, they did it once again in



There's no place like home, especially for the teams in Mark Schlabach's post-spring Top 25. What makes each stadium stand out? 1. Ohio State How much do they love football in Ohio? Well, Ohio Stadium was built near the Olentangy River and su

2017-05-23 12:10:59.163

There's no place like home, especially for the teams in Mark Schlabach's post-spring Top 25. What makes each stadium stand out? 1. Ohio State How much do they love football in Ohio? Well, Ohio Stadium was built near the Olentangy River and su



Although many are reluctant to admit it, boxing fans, by and large, are a bloodthirsty lot. How could it be otherwise? Whether by craft or crudity, the objective of the sport is to inflict bodily harm on another human being. But even in such a brut

2017-05-23 09:31:40.320

Although many are reluctant to admit it, boxing fans, by and large, are a bloodthirsty lot. How could it be otherwise? Whether by craft or crudity, the objective of the sport is to inflict bodily harm on another human being. But even in such a brut



After the Nashville Predators secured their first Stanley Cup finals berth with a 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl -- awarded to the winner of the Western Conference -- was received by a familiar combi

2017-05-23 06:53:24.387

After the Nashville Predators secured their first Stanley Cup finals berth with a 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl -- awarded to the winner of the Western Conference -- was received by a familiar combi



sports + biz + culture + life Get REDEF delivered to your inbox rantnrave:// In the old days, radio hosts and columnists would have to create straw men to prop up their nonsensical arguments. Luckily, Twitter and the rest of the internet has gi

2017-05-23 04:01:36.507

sports + biz + culture + life Get REDEF delivered to your inbox rantnrave:// In the old days, radio hosts and columnists would have to create straw men to prop up their nonsensical arguments. Luckily, Twitter and the rest of the internet has gi



VIRGINIA WATER, England -- The 17th and 18th holes on the West Course at Wentworth were never the best in European golf, but for a long time those par-5s were, alongside the final two holes at The Old Course in St. Andrews, the best known and possibl

2017-05-22 13:44:19.720

VIRGINIA WATER, England -- The 17th and 18th holes on the West Course at Wentworth were never the best in European golf, but for a long time those par-5s were, alongside the final two holes at The Old Course in St. Andrews, the best known and possibl



After their 18th season, the Nashville Predators are finally heading to the Stanley Cup finals. They eliminated the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday, thanks in large part to a timely hat trick from Colton Sissons, who entered the game

2017-05-22 19:24:44.233

After their 18th season, the Nashville Predators are finally heading to the Stanley Cup finals. They eliminated the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday, thanks in large part to a timely hat trick from Colton Sissons, who entered the game



OTTAWA, Ontario -- It was the kind of hit players who have competed with and against Ottawa Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf have seen countless times before. In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust was driv

2017-05-22 18:31:13.193

OTTAWA, Ontario -- It was the kind of hit players who have competed with and against Ottawa Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf have seen countless times before. In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust was driv



Kyle Busch is to Joe Gibbs Racing what Mariano Rivera used to be to the New York Yankees. Give Kyle the lead in the ninth inning of a race and he is more than likely going to close the deal. It's been a slow start to the 2017 Cup season for Joe Gib

2017-05-22 12:45:41.277

Kyle Busch is to Joe Gibbs Racing what Mariano Rivera used to be to the New York Yankees. Give Kyle the lead in the ninth inning of a race and he is more than likely going to close the deal. It's been a slow start to the 2017 Cup season for Joe Gib



PITTSBURGH -- As Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino was driving to PPG Paints Arena for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, his truck stopped working. The power steering went out

2017-05-22 10:02:22.570

PITTSBURGH -- As Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino was driving to PPG Paints Arena for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, his truck stopped working. The power steering went out