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NHL plans platform for whistleblowers of abuse, training program

[ad_1] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The NHL will create a platform for whistleblowers and an annual training program on diversity and inclusion in response to recent abuse scandals in its coaching community, commissioner Gary Bettman announced at the league's Board of Governors meeting in Pebble Beach on Monday."Our message is unequivocal: We will not tolerate abusive behavior of any kind," he said.The resignation of Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters was
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Varlamov, Nelson lead Islanders past Lightning 5-1

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 31 shots, Brock Nelson scored twice in the third period, and the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Monday night. Ross Johnston, Josh Bailey and Anders Lee also scored for the Islanders, who are 18-0-1 when scoring three or more goals. Tampa Bay got a goal from Steven Stamkos. Curtis McElhinney stopped 19 shots. Article continues below ...
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The NHL’s best and worst this week

[ad_1] On Nov. 17, the Minnesota Wild fell to last place in the NHL. With just seven wins in their first 20 games, no team had fewer points (16) than Minnesota.The Wild were looking like a veteran team weighed down by too many bloated (and regrettable) contacts. Their big free-agent acquisition, Mats Zuccarello, wasn't producing. Goaltending looked suspect. It appeared Minnesota was much closer to entering a rebuild than it
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Blue Jackets snap skid, end Capitals’ winning streak at six

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off sweeping a four-game road trip, the NHL-leading Washington Capitals fell flat in a 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night that snapped their winning streak at six. Washington hadn’t lost in regulation since Nov. 20. The Capitals had their seven-game point streak end two days before facing the Boston Bruins in a showdown of the league’s top two teams. Goaltender Braden
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WWE to honor nWo with Hall of Fame induction

[ad_1] The New World Order's invasion of WCW in 1996 is one of the most iconic moments in the history of professional wrestling. The group's fourth-wall-breaking grittiness stood out in a world with cartoonish characters and soap-operatic melodrama.Most importantly, the nWo was a shot across the bow in a heated wrestling war that elevated the industry into the mainstream and made WCW a true competitor for WWE.WCW ultimately collapsed, but
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Picks, predictions for every college football bowl game, including the national championship

[ad_1] The College Football Playoff field is set, along with the rest of the bowl matchups, so let's not waste any time and get picky.That's right, I'm predicting all 41 bowl matchups just hours after the matchups were finalized. There are several factors to consider: motivation level, coaching changes, location and style of play. While several NFL draft declarations have been made, the availability of key players for games is
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NFL head coach firings, hirings and openings

[ad_1] There are just three more weeks of the NFL regular season, and head coach hiring-and-firing season is off and running for the 2019-20 cycle. The Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers each fired their coach, and there are more firings on the way soon.When we rated the job security for every coach in early December, there were four coaches squarely on the hot seat and a few more inching closer
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Juve finally fall in Serie A

[ad_1] Missed any of the action around Europe this weekend? Have no fear: Gab Marcotti is here to catch you up with all the talking points in the latest Monday Musings.Jump to: Manchester derby lessons | City handle Fred abuse | Juve finally lose in Serie A | Bayern undone by 'Gladbach | Messi, Suarez magical | Liverpool keep winning | Leicester still chasing LFC | PSG are rolling |
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Lamar Jackson limited in Ravens practice with quad injury

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was limited in Monday's practice with a quad injury.Jackson, the frontrunner for the NFL's Most Valuable Player award, leads the league with 28 touchdown passes and tops all quarterbacks with 1,017 yards rushing. He has never been sidelined since taking over as Baltimore's starting quarterback, playing in 20 straight games.Ravens coach John Harbaugh indicated Jackson was hurt during the game
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QB Joe Burrow, QB Justin Fields, QB Jalen Hurts, DE Chase Young are finalists for Heisman Trophy

[ad_1] LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young are headed to New York this weekend as finalists for the Heisman Trophy.The 85th edition of the award for the most outstanding college football player will be announced Saturday in a ceremony televised on ESPN beginning at 8 p.m. ET.Burrow, who spent the first three years of his career