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Defensemen are always in demand at this time of year, just like pitchers are before baseball's trade deadline. I'm reminded of the Vancouver Canucks going through 10 or 11 defensemen during one of their playoff runs a half-decade ago. The stretc

2017-02-21 07:07:06.373

Defensemen are always in demand at this time of year, just like pitchers are before baseball's trade deadline. I'm reminded of the Vancouver Canucks going through 10 or 11 defensemen during one of their playoff runs a half-decade ago. The stretc



Alex Rodriguez -- perhaps you've heard of him -- will roll into the spring training camp of those New York Yankees this week. And we know it will be a special time for him because it's written right into his title: "Special" spring instructor. A

2017-02-20 07:30:24.247

Alex Rodriguez -- perhaps you've heard of him -- will roll into the spring training camp of those New York Yankees this week. And we know it will be a special time for him because it's written right into his title: "Special" spring instructor. A



Which trade-deadline rental would provide the best bang for the buck in the playoffs? Craig Custance: Put me down for Kevin Shattenkirk. If you trade for the St. Louis Blues defenseman, you get a head start on the rest of league in getting a chance

2017-02-21 05:28:11.177

Which trade-deadline rental would provide the best bang for the buck in the playoffs? Craig Custance: Put me down for Kevin Shattenkirk. If you trade for the St. Louis Blues defenseman, you get a head start on the rest of league in getting a chance



The 40th anniversary of the iconic movie "Slap Shot" will be celebrated on Feb. 25 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Steve Carlson, Jeff Carlson and Dave Hanson, better known as the Hanson brothers, will host the "Boys are Back in Town" celebration on the

2017-02-20 12:05:38.183

The 40th anniversary of the iconic movie "Slap Shot" will be celebrated on Feb. 25 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Steve Carlson, Jeff Carlson and Dave Hanson, better known as the Hanson brothers, will host the "Boys are Back in Town" celebration on the



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Anyone who knows Denny Hamlin would not find it surprising at all that he, when making plans for the mansion he moved into last year, already had an area set up for a Daytona 500 trophy. Oh, and cars, too. Hamlin has a showroom

2017-02-19 14:53:25.480

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Anyone who knows Denny Hamlin would not find it surprising at all that he, when making plans for the mansion he moved into last year, already had an area set up for a Daytona 500 trophy. Oh, and cars, too. Hamlin has a showroom



Roberto Diaz, 30, has secured a spot in next week's WGC-Mexico Championship via the Official World Golf Ranking as the highest-ranked player from Mexico as of Monday. Diaz, who played college golf at the University of South Carolina-Aiken and now com

2017-02-20 08:25:11.143

Roberto Diaz, 30, has secured a spot in next week's WGC-Mexico Championship via the Official World Golf Ranking as the highest-ranked player from Mexico as of Monday. Diaz, who played college golf at the University of South Carolina-Aiken and now com



Here come the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers in an Atlantic Division that free for the taking. My top five, however, didn't change. This week's Power Rankings: 1. (Last week: 1) Washington Capitals, 39-12-7 Two weekend losses for a Cap

2017-02-20 06:31:44.080

Here come the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers in an Atlantic Division that free for the taking. My top five, however, didn't change. This week's Power Rankings: 1. (Last week: 1) Washington Capitals, 39-12-7 Two weekend losses for a Cap



This started with a crush on Starling Marte. Marte is an outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates and my favorite baseball player to watch. He's fast enough to have stolen 47 bases last year, third-most in the majors. His arm is one of the best in

2017-02-14 07:21:15.830

This started with a crush on Starling Marte. Marte is an outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates and my favorite baseball player to watch. He's fast enough to have stolen 47 bases last year, third-most in the majors. His arm is one of the best in



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Austin Dillon drives the No. 3 car and knows some fans love the fact that he wheels the car with Dale Earnhardt's signature number while others still think it shouldn't run at all. Dillon loves living part of that storyline.

2017-02-19 10:39:18.367

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Austin Dillon drives the No. 3 car and knows some fans love the fact that he wheels the car with Dale Earnhardt's signature number while others still think it shouldn't run at all. Dillon loves living part of that storyline.



What was the most impressive performance of the weekend? Craig Custance: I'm giving the nod to Auston Matthews for scoring the goal of the weekend, with that ridiculous backhand that beat Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward on Sunday night. The goal

2017-02-20 05:39:13.147

What was the most impressive performance of the weekend? Craig Custance: I'm giving the nod to Auston Matthews for scoring the goal of the weekend, with that ridiculous backhand that beat Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward on Sunday night. The goal



A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Cincinnati Adrien Broner W10 Adrian Granados -- Fight recap Welterweight Scores: 97-93, 96-94 Broner, 97-93 Granados Records: Broner (33-2, 24 KOs); Granado

2017-02-19 17:54:54.540

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Cincinnati Adrien Broner W10 Adrian Granados -- Fight recap Welterweight Scores: 97-93, 96-94 Broner, 97-93 Granados Records: Broner (33-2, 24 KOs); Granado



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will share the front row for the 2017 Daytona 500. They share something else that bonds them in Daytona 500 history. They both wrecked on their own in the race a year ago. Sure, it can happe

2017-02-19 14:48:31.947

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will share the front row for the 2017 Daytona 500. They share something else that bonds them in Daytona 500 history. They both wrecked on their own in the race a year ago. Sure, it can happe



Dustin Johnson won the Genesis Open on Sunday, and with that victory he became the 20th golfer to own the title of world No. 1, and just the sixth American. Johnson took over the ranking from Australian Jason Day, who had held the No. 1 spot for

2017-02-19 13:19:10.277

Dustin Johnson won the Genesis Open on Sunday, and with that victory he became the 20th golfer to own the title of world No. 1, and just the sixth American. Johnson took over the ranking from Australian Jason Day, who had held the No. 1 spot for



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A largely uneventful Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona came to life in the closing stages, with Team Penske's Joey Logano taking the win after Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin crashed while disputing the lead on the final lap

2017-02-19 12:00:18.547

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A largely uneventful Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona came to life in the closing stages, with Team Penske's Joey Logano taking the win after Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin crashed while disputing the lead on the final lap



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sixteen drivers didn't get too much of a feel for the new NASCAR rules for 2017 as they competed in the Clash at Daytona exhibition Sunday. And then there was Kyle Larson. Larson's car was parked with 14 laps remaining when

2017-02-19 10:53:53.387

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sixteen drivers didn't get too much of a feel for the new NASCAR rules for 2017 as they competed in the Clash at Daytona exhibition Sunday. And then there was Kyle Larson. Larson's car was parked with 14 laps remaining when



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A new racing season brings a new start and a fresh opportunity for success for drivers who may have been struggling in the Monster Energy Cup NASCAR Series. It can also bring added pressure. When a driver or a team is under f

2017-02-21 08:20:18.700

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A new racing season brings a new start and a fresh opportunity for success for drivers who may have been struggling in the Monster Energy Cup NASCAR Series. It can also bring added pressure. When a driver or a team is under f