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Keith Ballard retires one year after last concussion

One year ago Wednesday, Keith Ballard of the Minnesota Wild needed to be taken to a hospital following a hit along the boards from Matt Martin of the …

Where are the players from Canada’s 2015 world junior team now?

Canada's 2015 gold-medal-winning world junior team could go down as one of the country's best teams in history. Canada went 7-0 and outscored opponents by 30 goals on the way to snapping a gold-medal drought and winning on home ice in Toronto.<p>Here's a look at where the players from that team are …

NHL

Dominate ‘Madden 16’ With These Pass Catching Tips

There’s a violent kind of ugly poetry to smashmouth football and blowing someone up over the middle while playing <i>Madden</i>, but as in the NFL, you almost certainly need a dominant quarterback to win a championship. The thing about having a dominant quarterback, though, is that it’s a mirage if you …

'Madden 16' Lacks Individuality

<i>Madden 16</i> has advanced the game play mechanics, making the game feel more fluid and more realistic. Except, there’s a problem. They’re still telling you how to play and what to do, as if the person who purchased the game has no say. Cattle herded towards a goal.<p>Now, let me start off by being very …

NFL

EA Sports just showed off the new Madden NFL game and it looks unbelievably realistic

Every year, EA Sports' Madden 16 game is a huge hit among NFL fans that play console games. And every year the game gets a little better.<p>Madden has taken huge steps recently on next-gen consoles Xbox One and Playstation 4. EA Sports just rolled out a new trailer with footage directly from gameplay …

Gaming Deals: $34 GTA 5, $28 Madden 16, $70 Guitar Hero Live

Star Wars Battlefront is still $50 on PS4 and Xbox One at eBay.<p>Xbox Live Gold members can get early access to the Xbox Game Store's Black Friday deals right now. You can see a full list here; highlights include Dark Souls II for $20, Mortal Kombat X for $30, Forza Horizon 2 for $25, and …

Mortal

Games/Apps: Madden NFL 16 $25, FIFA 16 $28, GTA V $34, Guitar Hero Live $70, iOS freebies, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p><b>Update (11/19 2:05pm):</b><p>Guitar Hero Live is now available at Amazon for <b>$69.99 shipped</b> across all console platforms.<br>• Amazon is now …

The Brain

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'Madden NFL 16' Predicts Big Win For Cardinals Over Green Bay

Multiple sites are reporting digital wins for the Cardinals after running simulations of tonight’s game between Arizona and the Green Bay Packers on EA Sports’ <i>Madden NFL 16.</i><p>Sports website, Revenge of the Birds, posts a 35-21 win for the Cardinals, with both Carson Palmer and Aaron Rodgers throwing …

NFL

'Madden NFL 16' Predicts Super Bowl 50 Winner

For the last twelve years, EA Sports have used a <i>Madden NFL</i> video game simulation to predict the outcome of the Super Bowl. Nine out of those twelve times, the game has accurately predicted the winner.<p>Last year was simply uncanny, with the simulation predicting not only the winning team, but the …

NFL

The Carolina Panthers will win Super Bowl 50, says Madden NFL 16

Panthers get out to a three-score lead, then have to come back against Broncos<p>The Carolina Panthers will defeat the Denver Broncos 24-20 in Super Bowl 50, <i>Madden NFL 16</i> predicts.<p>Characteristic of earlier games against Seattle and New York this year, Carolina will take a 17-0 lead into the half …

Super Bowl 50 Winner Predicted By Madden NFL 16

<b>[UPDATE]</b> The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 tonight, defeating the Carolina Panthers by the score of 24-10. After an eerily accurate prediction last year, the Madden simulation's prediction didn't get it right this year. You can watch all the movie trailers and video game ads from the big game …

NFL

The Carolina Panthers will win Super Bowl 50 (at least according to Madden NFL '16)

"The Lombardi trophy is heading to Charlotte, North Carolina," an announcer excitedly trumpets as Cam Newton and his teammates on the Carolina Panthers get ready to celebrate.<p>It's Super Bowl 50, and the Panthers manage to eke out a 24 - 20 win over the Denver Broncos.<p>At least that's what longtime …

'Madden NFL 16' Really Botched Its Super Bowl 50 Prediction

Last year, <i>Madden NFL</i> predicted the outcome of the Super Bowl down to the tiniest detail.<p>This year, not so much.<p>EA Sports’ annual football franchise went into Super Bowl 50 with a 9/12 record, or 75% accuracy. After the Broncos’ tidy victory over the Panthers last night, that ratio falls to 9/13 or …

NFL

'Madden 16': Gold Medal Master Set Highlights Newest Ultimate Team Additions

Want a 99-overall rated Barry Sanders in <i>Madden 16</i> Ultimate Team (MUT)? If you’re a MUT head, you probably do. On Wednesday, EA Sports announced two new additions/initiatives to the Ultimate Team collection.<p>The Gold Medal Master set is now available in MUT and the entire release has three parts, per …

EA Sports

Be the Playmaker and Play Madden NFL 16 Free This Weekend only on Xbox One

Now that NFL Draft Season is well underway, it’s the perfect time to play some pigskin! We are excited to announce that all Xbox Live Gold members …

Gaming Industry

'Madden 17': Predicting The Overall Ratings For Top Rookies

What will the California Golden Bears’ Jared Goff and North Dakota State Bison be rated in <i>Madden 17</i>? As <i>Madden</i> Season approaches, rookie ratings are among the compelling mysteries fans ponder before the annual release hits retailers. <i>Madden 17</i> doesn’t have an official release date as of yet, but the …

NFL

Madden NFL 16 is free this weekend on Xbox One

It's got a high motor, big upside, good Wonderlic score ...<p>If all the hype about the NFL Draft this weekend (which is still going on, by the way!) has you thinking about football, <i>Madden NFL 16</i> is free for everyone on Xbox Live this weekend.<p>The game is available for download and play all of today, …

NHL RFAs being low-balled; what is Flyers' GM up to?; more camp notes

Surely by now Ryan Johansen senses that the walls are closing in.<p>The restricted free agent fought the good fight in an effort to win the contract he …

Mirtle: Five reasons to believe in the Leafs, five more to doubt them

For those that decided to tune out some time during the Toronto Maple Leafs' 2-12 collapse last spring, here is where we left them, by season's end.<p>Eighty-four points in 82 games. Twelfth in the Eastern Conference. Twenty-third in the NHL. Right in mushy mediocrity: Out of the playoff mix by nine …

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The New Jersey Devils are running Cory Schneider into the ground

Cory Schneider did not play enough last season for the New Jersey Devils. Now they are refusing to give him a night off.<p>One of the biggest problems …

Ice Hockey

Staal's future; Semin on unconditional waivers; Blackwood handed 8-game ban (Puck Headlines)

<i>Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the</i> …

NHL shootouts rising from dead; is 3-on-3 OT still working?

On Tuesday night in the NHL, four of the nine games played were tied at the end of regulation.<p>That’s a greater percentage of overtime games than the …

Games/Apps: NHL 16 $40, FIFA 16 $40, PS4 Disney Infinity Limited Star Wars bundle $350, iOS freebies, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p><b>Update (11/16 12:50pm):</b><p>Trusted game dealer Antonline via eBay Daily deals has the PlayStation 4 500GB Star Wars Battlefront Bundle …

Table Tennis

NHL 16 Continues to Improve

When <i>NHL 16</i> was released, the reintegration of the EASHL game mode -- or at least an alternate version of what folks once knew -- got all the …

Ice Hockey

NHL 16 joins the EA Access library of free games

It's available March 29, just in time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs<p><i>NHL 16</i>, the current edition of EA Sports' ice hockey simulation, is the next title to go in the EA Access vault of games. It will join the lineup on March 29, about two weeks before the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway.<p>Of the …

'NHL 16' Now Available on EA Access For XBox One

Xbox One owners who are also subscribers to EA Access have a new title to choose from on Tuesday. The publisher/developer announced the availability of NHL 16 to its online subscriber service.<p>NHL 16 can be found in The Vault component of the service and the newest addition takes the total available …

EA Sports