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Alex Ovechkin Takes Over NHL Goal Lead With Second-Period Hat Trick (Video)

NHL fans should really appreciate Alexander Ovechkin because it’s possible we might never see a better goal scorer in our lifetime. The Washington Capitals captain scored a hat trick in the second period of his team’s 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. It was his 14th career hat trick, and it moved him ahead of Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane for the league...
Via NESN.com
27 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Chris Harris: Von Miller deserves to be paid more than JJ Watt

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller destroyed everyone and everything in his path in the AFC Championship game and Super Bowl 50. It’s no wonder why he won MVP in the big game, recording 2.5 sacks (forcing fumbles on two of those), and another 2.5 sacks in the AFCCG. Teammate Chris Harris believes Miller has earned a raise — a big one, in fact. Harris appeared on Thursday...
Via The Sports Daily
27 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Kristen Wiig perfectly imitates Peyton Manning on ‘The Tonight Show’

If you’re a celebrity or pop culture icon, there’s a good chance Kristen Wiig has impersonated you on live television. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was Wiig’s latest victim on Thursday night, as she appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” dressed as the two-time Super Bowl winner. Fallon asked her a bunch of questions, which she answered in the...
Via The Sports Daily
38 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: Hat tricks; McDavid; Raiders; Mario Kart flash mob

We had a crazy hockey night that featured three hat tricks (so basically a hat trick of hat tricks) and a phenom recording five points. Plus, the Raiders are going to stay in Oakland (for at least one more year) after all. We get to that and much more (like a Mario Kart flash mob) here at the Friday Cheat Sheet… There were 3 hat tricks in the NHL last night, and Conor McDavid...
Via The Comeback
51 minutes ago  |  Discuss

‘Batman v Superman’ final trailer released

Nevermind all the criticism you’ve been hearing about “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The final trailer has just hit the Web, and it looks pretty damn good. We were finally given the opportunity to hear Wonder Woman speak, and Lex Luthor (played by Jesse Eisenberg) finally revealed his menacing side, rather than Eisenberg’s usual playful/giddy demeanor. I don’t think...
Via The Sports Daily
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for February 12, 2016

All Times Eastern BaseballWorld Baseball Classic Qualifier1st Round, Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia South Africa vs. Australia — MLB Network, 3:30 a.m. Bundesliga F.S.V. Mainz vs. Schalke — FS1, 2:30 p.m. Bundesliga Match Day — FS1, 2 p.m. Bundesliga Report: Bundesliga World Tour Special Show — FS2, 2 p.m. College BasketballMen’s...
Via Awful Announcing
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Super Bowl referee says Cotchery play could have been a catch

One of the more controversial plays in Super Bowl 50 came on a first quarter review of what the Carolina Panthers thought was a catch by Jerricho Cotchery. Cotchery appeared to catch a pass on first down from Cam Newton, but the officials ruled it incomplete. Head coach Ron Rivera challenged the ruling, which was upheld, costing Carolina a timeout. Two plays later, Newton was strip...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan: It will be ‘pretty tough’ for me to leave Raptors

DeMar DeRozan will be one of the more coveted free agents after the season, but it sounds like he has no intention of leaving Toronto. The Raptors guard, now in his seventh NBA season out of USC, has emerged into an All-Star and franchise cornerstone. Though teams will want him — and a report said the Lakers were planning to offer him max money — DeRozan says his heart is with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

The NBA is one step closer to putting ads on jerseys

Do you hate the idea of ads going on NBA jerseys? Well, too bad, because the league is getting closer to making it happen. Darren Rovell and Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com report the league sent a memo out to owners this week saying they’ll discuss putting logos on uniforms at an owners meeting. Sources said the NBA’s planning committee is seeking comments from teams in advance...
Via The Comeback
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penn State the latest to offer generic football jerseys for sale

It used to be at Penn State you could walk into the Student Book Store on a gameday and do some shopping to pick up a football jersey with your favorite player’s number on it. Penn State has traditionally not worn names on their uniforms, but you knew in 1994 if you were buying a jersey with the No. 12 on it, it was Kerry Collins’ uniform you were buying. Picking up a No. 32...
Via The Comeback
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

If you haven’t noticed, the NHL has a new look on its digital properties. The reaction has been poor to say the least, but it goes beyond the usual criticisms that come with a major redesign. As fans struggle to find features they used to use and adapt to the new look, Gary Bettman is more than pleased while ignoring the obvious flaws. Gary Bettman's full answer when I asked...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

It was just this past summer that the Milwaukee Bucks were on a clear upward trajectory. The signing of Greg Monroe was supposed to push a young, 41-win team toward the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference. Yet here we are in February and Milwaukee sits ahead of two biggest sad-sacks in the East, Philadelphia and Brooklyn. As the trade deadline approaches, the Bucks' clear and...
Via RealGM - NBA
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN, Stephen A. Smith and Little League International sued by parents of Jackie Robinson West

The 2014 Little League World Series run by Jackie Robinson West from Chicago exhibited both the best and worst of what the Little League World Series has become. The South Siders slugged their way to the United States title but had their championship stripped in 2015 for violations involving the use of ineligible players. In a lawsuit filed Thursday by the parents of that team and...
Via Awful Announcing
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

4 likeliest Dwight Howard trade scenarios

Now that we know Houston Rockets center and eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard is on the trade block, there promises to be a ton of speculation regarding his status leading up to next week’s trade deadline. The primary issues for Houston is that his average annual salary of $22.4 million will make it hard for teams that might otherwise want him to get in on the action. In addition...
Via Sportsnaut
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri fined $5,000 for throat-slashing gesture

Nazem Kadri has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for making a throat-slashing gesture towards Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano during Tuesday night’s game in Calgary. Kadri's reaction to the hit from Giordano (s/t @Fan960Wills) pic.twitter.com/JjRETZZaxE — Stephanie (@myregularface) February 10, 2016   Nazem Kadri said following the game, he didn’t remember the incident...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texans owner wants team to draft a top quarterback

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair may be tipping his hand a bit too much, too early, but he’s just stating the obvious when he said his team needs better play at the quarterback position to succeed. Speaking with media at a Super Bowl LI press conference Wednesday, McNair made it clear the Texans cannot continue with the status quo, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle: ...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

When Kobe Bryant entered the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers wore uniforms accented in black and electric blue. The seats at The Q were blue. There was no fire-breathing jumbotron. He was guarded by the likes of Chris Mills and the late Bobby Phills, and later it was Wesley Person getting crossed up, leaving poor Cedric Henderson to go flying by, biting on a pump fake in attempt to...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Subban undergoes larynx surgery, out at least eight weeks

Malcolm Subban will miss at least two months of the AHL and NHL seasons, but he’s on the road to recovery. The Boston Bruins goaltender fractured his larynx after getting hit in the throat with a puck on Feb. 6 while playing with the Providence Bruins. The team originally said Subban would be out indefinitely, but now there’s a little more information on how the 22-year-old...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The 16 best NBA All-Star Game sneakers ever

Growing up, watching the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities was one of my favorite experiences each and every season. The festivities were always a sight to see, and watching the game’s biggest stars show off their talent was always entertaining. One thing that always stuck out in my mind was the type of shoes the players wore. Being into sneakers, it was something that was captivating...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Fassel takes issue with Cam Newton's warmup MVP cleats

Jim Fassel has a rather weird explanation as to why Carolina lost the Super Bowl, and it has to do with the cleats Cam Newton wore warming up. Newton wore gold shoes with “MVP” on them as he was warming up for the game, which you can see here: What's written on Cam Newton's gold shoes? M-V-P #KeepPounding #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/k6eMaJgur2 — News 19 WLTX (@WLTX) February...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

Before getting into the list of each team's most notable unrestricted free agent, first we must distinguish between what it means to be restricted and unrestricted. Essentially an unrestricted free agent is a player who isn't attached to a single team; they have the option to discuss deals with any teams with or without the intention to actually play for them in the future. Meanwhile...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft compares Tom Brady to Peyton, Eli Manning

With the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 win, the Manning brothers finally have caught up to Tom Brady. Peyton and Eli Manning each have two Super Bowl wins, while Brady won his fourth last season. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was quick to point that out Wednesday in a one-on-one interview with WCVB-TV’s Maria Stephanos. “I happened to see Archie (Manning) there...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes coyly denies IG post was shot at Derek Fisher

The timing of an Instagram post in which a nattily attired Matt Barnes smirks at the camera gave all the appearances that it was intended to be a smarmy and snarky reaction to the news that bitter nemesis Derek Fisher had been fired by the New York Knicks. Not so, says Barnes. “I liked what I was wearing,” he said before his Memphis Grizzlies squad beat the Brooklyn Nets...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The most and least improved MLB teams this offseason

Pitchers and catchers start reporting for Spring Training next week. We’re only a couple more weeks away live exhibition games. Baseball is almost back! So we felt it was a good time to take a look back at this offseason to see how teams have improved themselves–or in some cases didn’t. Here are the most – and least – improved teams in each league. Most Improved AL...
Via The Outside Corner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant gives LeBron James his game-worn Kobe 11s

LeBron James is the latest member of the NBA to get a farewell gift from Kobe Bryant. Following the Cavaliers’ 120-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, Bryant—who is retiring at the end of this season—stopped by the Cavs’ locker room to deliver a pair of autographed Kobe 11s, the pair that the future Hall of Famer wore during his final game at The Q...
Via Waiting For Next Year
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jones: I ‘scream in my pillow’ being at Super Bowl, not in it

It’s been 20 years since Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys actually competed in a Super Bowl. But the team’s owner/general manager was in attendance for last weekend’s festivities surrounding Super Bowl 50 and he candidly revealed just how much it tears him up to be at the NFL’s final game of the season but not in it. “I hate it. I scream in my pillow when I go home...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 hours ago  |  Discuss
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