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An oral history of John Carlson’s 2010 World Juniors-winning goal for Team USA, 10 years later

[ad_1] Before he won the Stanley Cup, before he became one of the NHL's most productive defensemen on an annual basis and before he entered the Norris Trophy discussion, John Carlson was just another 19-year-old hockey player trying his best to prove he belonged with the big club.A 2008 first-round draft choice of the Washington Capitals, Carlson was assigned to the team's AHL affiliate Hershey Bears to start the 2009-10

2010 champ McDowell on the upswing on return to Pebble Beach

[ad_1] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Instead of winning more majors, Graeme McDowell has been focused on qualifying for them. And instead of enjoying what could have been the prime of his playing days on cruise control, McDowell has had to buckle down simply to keep his career going. It was nine years ago that the up-and-comer from Northern Ireland donned his grey cardigan on Sunday at Pebble Beach, then