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NHL Rumor Mill – July 29, 2017

Can the Detroit Red Wings afford to bring back Thomas Vanek?<p><b>Another look at Sportnet’s list of the top-10 remaining UFAs in your NHL rumor</b> …

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Han Solo Spin-off Stars Donald Glover, Alden Ehrenreich Already Mastering the Art of Saying Nothing about Star Wars

These are not the spoilers you're looking for.<p>It's the beginning of a long, spoiler-free journey for stars of the upcoming Han Solo prequel film. <b>Alden Ehrenreich</b> and <b>Donald Glover</b>, who will play younger versions of Solo and Lando Calrissian, respectively, are slowly wading back out into the media …

Has JJ Abrams ruined plans to expand the Star Wars universe?

Is it any wonder Rogue One lacks The Force Awakens hype when Abrams recently confirmed franchise isn’t the same without Skywalker and Solo clans?<p>You might think the worst Star Wars movie of all time has to be The Phantom Menace, the film that introduced Jar Jar Binks, midichloreans and the tedious …

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Ten unsigned NHLers who could contribute

With NHL training camps just a few weeks away, there are still several serviceable players without contracts for 2016-17. Here are 10 experienced …

Star Wars’ New Villain Is An Old Adversary

The <i>Star Wars</i> universe has existed beyond the original movie trilogy for decades, primarily in books. Dozens of best-selling authors have taken up the …

The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impact

There’s still almost three months to go until the start of the 2016-17 campaign, but some of the acquisitions made early in the off-season project to …

Jamie Benn’s contract sets the bar for John Tavares’ next deal with Islanders

Jamie Benn’s eight-year extension that will pay him $9.5 million per season should be music to John Tavares’ ears. The Islanders captain is due for …

Carrie Fisher Accidentally Revealed a Tragic Star Wars: Episode VIII Spoiler

Sorry, Han.<p>At the end of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, Han Solo is killed by his son, Kylo Ren. And if you didn't know that already and are reading this post, then shame on you. But even though Solo was one of the most beloved film characters of all time—and, in the <i>Star Wars</i> universe, a decorated …

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Lena Headey is plotting Cersei's death just like everyone in Westeros

Plenty of Cersei's enemies have ideas about how the queen should die, and Lena Heady is down to help them out.<p>Headey and some of her <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

There was beard-pulling in the San Jose-St. Louis game last night!

Sharks cornerstone Joe Thornton has grown one of the most impressive beards in playoff history, but that earned him no respect in Game 1 when he got …

Fifteen players who are making great cases for the World Cup of Hockey

It's crunch time for the people putting together the eight rosters for the World Cup of Hockey and, with two weeks left before the deadline, there …

Babcock, Boudreau and Tippett prove NHL coaches should be all for salary disclosure

Bruce Boudreau signed a four-year deal with the Minnesota Wild worth about $3 million a year, not long after Dave Tippett received increased …

Panthers captain Willie Mitchell likely to retire after latest battle with concussion

Willie Mitchell may have played his final game in the NHL. The Florida Panthers captain has been fighting through a concussion that cost him the …

Rumor Roundup: Buyouts could be coming for Wild, Flyers after first-round exit

The Minnesota Wild and Philadelphia Flyers could respond to their early summers with buyouts. Minnesota could seek to cut ties with Thomas Vanek, …

Netflix's Fraud On Wireless Consumers

Last week, the poster child for net neutrality admitted to throttling its own videos for AT&T’s and Verizon’s mobile customers, but not doing the same for videos watched by Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s customers. According to Netflix’s mea culpa, the company has been selectively throttling its videos on …

Lady Gaga's Style Evolution Proves There's No Fashion Risk She Isn't Willing To Take

She was born this way.<p>We dare you to find a celebrity who takes as many style risks as Lady Gaga. Go ahead, try and think of a few. We'll just wait here.<p>Couldn't think of anyone? Yeah, that's because Gaga pretty much stands in a category by herself. The Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated star has …

Robert De Niro Defends Anti-Vaxxer Film for Tribeca Film Fest

The upcoming Tribeca Film Festival has come under heat for its screening of a documentary that promotes the anti-vaccination movement. In a …

The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation

The Reputation Institute sorts companies according to the public's perception of their performance in seven areas: products and services, innovation, workplace, governance, citizenship, leadership, and performance.<p>The chocolate maker The Hershey Company is the most reputable brand in the US, but …

Nikita Tryamkin and Vancouver's "hot tub" rebuild

The Canucks are bringing over the massive Russian defenseman for the rest of the campaign and those are the kinds of draft picks that GM Jim Benning …

“Deadpool” gets cancer right: Debunking the “hero” survivor myth, one smart-aleck joke at a time

Cancer didn’t make me a hero, it just made me angry, sad and sick—and now I feel like an undeserving survivor, too<p>There’s not a moment of my day where I don’t feel like a failed superhero. Unlike your more “inspirational” types of cancer survivor, I’m more focused on feeding my sweet tooth than my …

With Stamkos staying, Lightning must go for broke at the trade deadline

The Lightning are taking a big risk retaining Steven Stamkos through the trade deadline. Now they have to go all the way with that risk and try to …

Norway's 2 biggest banks have stopped handling cash

Note the ominous implication of this absurd statement: any large or even moderate-sized financial transaction that people manage to keep private must involve criminal activity. Indeed, in 2013, a Norwegian man had his home ransacked by police after he purchased a PC, TVs and a washing machine for …

Jonathan Drouin making it difficult to sympathize with his plight

Jonathan Drouin refused to report to a Syracuse Crunch game in the American League Wednesday night and was subsequently suspended indefinitely by the …

Rumor Roundup: Oilers still shopping Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Multiple sources claim the Oilers offered up the 22-year-old center to the Predators for defenseman Seth Jones before he was eventually dealt to the …

A deleted scene from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' reveals a new character's awesome power

In an interview with Collider, "Star Wars" SFX supervisor Chris Corbould reveals that Maz has abilities that ultimately didn't make the film's final cut.<p>The motion-capture character, played by Lupita Nyong'o, tells Rey (Daisy Ridley) that she knows the Force, though she's not a Jedi.<p>In a cut scene, …

J.J. Abrams Has Solid Advice For Whoever Plays Young Han Solo

Have your whip and fedora ready.<p>No, <b>J.J. Abrams</b> doesn’t know who’s going to play the young Han Solo in the spin-off movie. And even if he did, he’s not going to tell you. Haven’t you seen how good this guy is at keeping secrets?<p>All the same, he did have some pretty good advice for whoever <i>does</i> wind …