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Merzlikins records second straight shutout, Blue Jackets blank Bruins 3-0

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) β€” Elvis the King, make way for Elvis the Wall. Elvis Merzlikins recorded his second consecutive shutout and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins 3-0 Tuesday night for their fourth win in five games. [email protected] BLANKS THE BRUINS! πŸ”₯#CBJ | @BLUEJACKETSNHL pic.twitter.com/YBK07nOyH6 β€” FOX Sports Columbus (@FOXSportsCbus) January 15, 2020 Alexander Wennberg, Kevin Stenlund and Riley Nash scored for Columbus. Merzlikins won
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Two managers gone in two days

[ad_1] The Boston Red Sox decided not to wait. A day after Alex Cora's name was mentioned 11 times in the commissioner's report on the Houston Astros ' sign-stealing scandal from 2017 when Cora was the team's bench coach -- a report that implicated Cora as the mastermind behind the entire scheme -- the two sides decided to part ways. A less nice way of putting it is that Cora
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Crosby posts goal, 3 assists in return, Pens rout Wild 7-3

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH (AP) β€” Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists in his first game back from abdominal surgery and the Pittsburgh Penguins rolled past Minnesota 7-3 on Tuesday night. Crosby needed less than eight minutes to pick up his first point since before Halloween, assisting on Evgeni Malkin’s first goal of the night 7:57 in. Crosby added his sixth goal of the season in the third period when
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Falcons plan uniform change for the first time in 17 years – Atlanta Falcons Blog

[ad_1] The Atlanta Falcons obviously are looking for a fresh start in 2020 coming off another losing season, and they'll have a new look soon to get it started.The team announced plans to unveil new uniforms in April without divulging details regarding the revised threads. In a letter to season-ticket holders, team owner Arthur Blank said the new look will reflect "Atlanta's culture, pride and unity."The team also teased the
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Gaffe on lineup card ‘all my fault’

[ad_1] Minnesota Wild defenseman Greg Pateryn suited up for his team's game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, ready to help against a returning Sidney Crosby and the Penguins -- until he was removed from the bench by the on-ice officials.Pateryn was mistakenly listed as a scratch on the lineup card submitted by Wild coach Bruce Boudreau and his staff. The on-ice officials conferred with the Minnesota bench at the start
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Matthews’ hat trick lifts Leafs past Devils 7-4

[ad_1] TORONTO (AP) β€” Auston Matthews had his first hat trick since scoring four times in his NHL debut and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New Jersey Devils 7-4 on Tuesday night. John Tavares scored as part of a three-point night for the Leafs and Rasmus Sandin had two assists in his first game since getting called up from the minors to help reinforce the injury-riddled defense corps. William
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Tua Tagovailoa to work out ahead of NFL draft, but not at combine

[ad_1] The agent for Tua Tagovailoa believes the former Alabama quarterback will be healthy enough to be able to work out for prospective NFL teams ahead of the draft on April 23.In an interview with al.com on Tuesday, Tagovailoa's agent, Leigh Steinberg, said his client would attend the NFL scouting combine on Feb. 25, but would not participate in workouts. Instead, he gave two possibilities for a 40-minute throwing session:
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What’s next for Red Sox after Alex Cora’s fall

[ad_1] On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox and skipper Alex Cora announced that they had "mutually agreed to part ways" following bombshell revelations from Major League Baseball's investigation into the Houston Astros' sign-stealing during the 2017 season, when Cora served as Houston's bench coach.Just one year removed from Boston's win in the 2018 World Series, both the president of baseball operations -- Dave Dombrowski, who was fired during a disappointing
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Nelson scores twice, Islanders pound Red Wings 8-2

[ad_1] UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) β€” Brock Nelson scored twice and the New York Islanders routed the Detroit Red Wings 8-2 Tuesday night. New York scored three times in the first eight minutes, a rousing response after a lopsided road loss to the crosstown Rangers a night earlier. The league-worst Red Wings were out of it early, and Thomas Greiss made 34 saves to back the Islanders. Jordan Eberle, Josh Bailey
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NFL responds to Luke Kuechly’s surprise retirement at age 28

[ad_1] Luke Kuechly stunned Carolina Panthers fans and players throughout the NFL with the announcement of his retirement on Tuesday night at age 28.Here's what they were saying:Words can't describe who Luke Kuechly is as a person, friend, and teammate. We have shared countless memories together both on the field and away from it. I feel honored to be his friend and I'll always appreciate the impact he has had