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Evander Kane traded to Sabres in blockbuster deal involving Tyler Myers

In an era when blockbuster moves have become scarce due to salary cap complications, this trade truly breaks the mold. The Evander Kane saga is coming to an end, Tyler Myers is being moved and Kevin Cheveldayoff has finally completed an NHL player-for-player trade. And it all came in one blockbuster move. The Buffalo Sabres have acquired controversial forward Kane ...

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After the Fall: 25 years after Mike Tyson lost to Buster Douglas, why do we still have sympathy for the devil?

I. In the Belly of the Beast “When you’re born into this world, you’re given a ticket to the freak show. If you’re born in America you get a front seat.” —George Carlin After legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach gave me Mike Tyson’s phone number at his Wild Card gym in Los Angeles in the spring of 2010, he giggled ...

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Jerry Tarkanian, legendary UNLV coach, is dead at 84

Tarkanian’s son announced the news via social media Wednesday morning. Jerry Tarkanian, the legendary UNLV coach who led the program to its greatest stretch in history, has died at age 84, his son announced Wednesday morning. Tarkanian had been fighting health issues over the past year and was recently hospitalized for the third time in 10 months. Tarkanian’s son, Danny, ...

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Watch the strangest DeMarcus Cousins media scrum you’ll ever see

Amid some drama in the Kings franchise, Boogie turns the tables on the media. DeMarcus Cousins hit a buzzer-beating game-winner to lift the Kings to a rare win on Sunday. You think that’d put him in a jovial mood for the post-game media scrum, right? Wrong. Uh … I don’t even know if he’s mad? The context here is that ...

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If any college coach was an ‘educator,’ it was Dean Smith

Smith was socially conscious in a way other modern coaches are not. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last year-plus covering lawsuits and unionizations attempts in college sports, and as a result, I’ve heard a lot about this idea of college coaches as “educators.” The NCAA and its schools claim that’s what makes college sports different — coaches ...

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Brandel Chamblee compares Tiger Woods’ ‘chipping yips’ to Charles Barkley’s hideous golf swing

Tiger Woods and Charles Barkley used to be BFFs, but Brandel Chamblee is likely the first to suggest the wedge woes of the former world No. 1 bear any resemblance to the NBA Hall of Famer’s hideous golf swing. Tiger Woods — depending on which expert you listen to — has the yips, lack of motivation, an easily correctable glitch in his ...

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2015 NBA scores: Grizzlies ground Hawks, Trail Blazers end road losing streak

Memphis did what Golden State couldn’t, a big road win for Portland and the rest of the action Sunday in the NBA. The Memphis Grizzlies may be behind the Golden State Warriors in the standings, but Sunday night they did what Stephen Curry and company couldn’t by beating the Atlanta Hawks, 94-88. Just two days after Atlanta torched the Warriors’ ...

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NHL scores 2015: Price brilliant in Boston again, Hossa lifts Blackhawks

The Habs and Hawks brought down their rivals on the road on Sunday. So Carey Price is winning the Vezina Trophy, right? We’ve all come to the same conclusion? Good. We’re all on the same page. At this point it’s getting pretty difficult to deny the Montreal Canadiens netminder’s claim to the prize, especially after another brilliant effort in Boston ...

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Gronk holding the TODAY Show puppy? Oh yes.

Rob Gronkowski was on Friday’s TODAY Show. Good times with @RobGronkowski this morning! pic.twitter.com/RrBFL38gRD — TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 6, 2015 He met the gang. Selfies! “May I call you Gronk?” –@SavannahGuthrie asks @RobGronkowski — TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 6, 2015 Oh just me and #Gronk. Fellow @UofA alum pic.twitter.com/Kbd0jHM1KA — Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) February 6, 2015 He was a fountain of ...

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Tiger Woods’ withdrawal makes Rickie Fowler and Billy Horschel feel like ‘chopped liver’

Fans quit Rickie Fowler and Billy Horschel after Tiger Woods withdrew midway through Thursday’s opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open. Tiger Woods may be well into the back nine of his career — or even skulled his last chip over a green in competition — but if the aftermath of his withdrawal from the first round of the Farmers Insurance ...

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