News: Sports

DeRozan rips Skip Bayless for his reaction to Hayward's injury

Wednesday  05:31,   18 october 2017
theScore

DeMar DeRozan wants to remind everyone - including Skip Bayless - that some things are bigger than basketball. After Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a fractured left ankle during the NBA's season opener Tuesday night against[...]

Cowboys' Elliott gets another reprieve, will play vs 49ers

Wednesday  05:20,   18 october 2017
MSN

Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve Tuesday night in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. A New York federal judge issued a temporary restraining[...]

Auston Matthews a 'young Mario Lemieux,' says Capitals coach

Wednesday  05:07,   18 october 2017
CBC

Auston Matthews is drawing comparisons to Mario Lemieux and getting noticed by Bryce Harper amid a hot start to his second NHL season. Last season's Calder Trophy winner as rookie of the year, Matthews went into training camp seeking to be more[...]

Celtics’ Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury

Wednesday  05:07,   18 october 2017
Sportsnet

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a grotesque ankle injury in his season debut and had to be helped off the court. Cleveland’s crowd gave Hayward a roaring ovation as he left.The Celtics later confirmed that Hawyard’s left ankle was[...]

Kucherov's season-opening scoring streak puts him among game's greats

Wednesday  05:06,   18 october 2017
theScore

Nikita Kucherov is on one heck of a roll to start the season. The Tampa Bay Lightning winger scored Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils, keeping his early-season goal streak alive and putting himself alongside one of the greatest in[...]

Canucks' Eriksson out 4-6 weeks with knee sprain

Wednesday  04:21,   18 october 2017
theScore

Vancouver Canucks winger Loui Eriksson will miss four-to-six weeks with a knee sprain, head coach Travis Green announced. Eriksson was forced to leave Saturday's game against Calgary after being bumped into the net by Tanner Glass. He[...]

Splitting up Marner from Bozak and van Riemsdyk makes sense

Wednesday  01:46,   18 october 2017
Toronto Star

What if it turns out Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk were demoted off Mitch Marner's line?It was an interesting and probably required development to break up those three, the three that start the most in the opponent's end and yet get[...]

Why the ‘anti-analytics’ Senators are set up for another surprising season

Tuesday  22:31,   17 october 2017
Sportsnet

Despite terrible underlying numbers once again, the Ottawa Senators have continued on as the league’s most confusing team. Now that they have Erik Karlsson back, we should expect them to exceed expectations again.And yet, when you look a little[...]

Malignaggi says his team is pursuing McGregor bout

Tuesday  21:37,   17 october 2017
theScore

Don't tell Paulie Malignaggi to move on from his beef with Conor McGregor. Months after McGregor drew his ire over some unflattering photos taken during a sparring session ahead of the Irishman's boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, the[...]

Capitals’ Barry Trotz compares Leafs’ Auston Matthews to Mario Lemieux

Tuesday  21:37,   17 october 2017
Sportsnet

The Washington Capitals host the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday, which means the Auston Matthews show rolls through town. Barry Trotz saw first hand what the young American is capable of when his team faced the Maple Leafs in the playoffs this past[...]

Norman, Jenkins among 13 players attending NFL anthem meeting

Tuesday  21:37,   17 october 2017
theScore

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent will meet with 11 owners and 13 players at Tuesday's league meeting to discuss a variety of issues, including the peaceful protests held by several[...]

Why Maple Leafs-Capitals is a ‘measuring stick’ game for both teams

Tuesday  21:36,   17 october 2017
Sportsnet

In a rematch of last year’s first-round playoff series, the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs are sing each other a measuring stick in this young season.Since then, the Washington Capitals lost some key players, namely Justin Williams and[...]

Stars GM: ‘I know our big guns are going to start to score’

Tuesday  21:36,   17 october 2017
Sportsnet

Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill is observing tangible signs of improvement and believes a breakthrough is near for his club.However, the team has struggled to find its footing in the early stages of the 2017-18 campaign, losing three of five[...]

Down Goes Brown: Five NHL coaches on the coldest seats

Tuesday  19:37,   17 october 2017
Sportsnet

We’re barely into the season, and people are already talking about hot seats. But not us. Today we look at the five coaches with the coldest seats in the NHL. For now. Hearing about the hot seat is a fact of life for NHL coaches. From pretty much[...]

The Warriors Want Steve Nash in Their Ring Ceremony. He’d Rather Pass.

Tuesday  19:36,   17 october 2017
The New York Times

Nash, who is a player development consultant with the Warriors, says he would prefer to be out of the spotlight when the team gets its title rings on Tuesday.Nash aggressively challenges Golden State’s Kevin Durant on building core strength and[...]