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Breaking Down the Biggest Trade Rumors Around the NHL

Link to Media<p>Two months into the NHL schedule, several struggling teams are shopping around hoping to find deals to address their respective roster deficiencies. That's sparked an increase in media speculation over which teams are talking trades and which players could be available.<p>Most of the …

NHL

Confirmed World Cup finals draw pots in full. http://t.co/DhBQk6nWiv

2014 World Cup Draw: FIFA sets pots for Friday's draw

A wildcard European team could throw a kicker into the World Cup draw. Click here for the full results.<p>The pots for the 2014 World Cup draw have been confirmed by FIFA, and they are exactly as expected. The seeded teams are in Pot 1, the African and South American teams are in Pot 2, the CONCACAF …

Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks Results: GSP Wins by Split Decision

Link to Media<p>Georges St-Pierre was faced with his toughest opponent in recent memory on Saturday night as he took on Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks, but GSP's dominance over the welterweight division continued as he won his 12th straight fight and retained the UFC Welterweight title via split decision.<p>…

Georges St-Pierre

NHL Teams That Will Improve Drastically After Getting Healthy

Link to Media<p>The 2013-14 NHL season has been riddled with injuries to players all over the league. While big guns like Sidney Crosby have managed to avoid the injury bug so far, entire teams have been unraveled by a few unlucky trips to the injured reserve.<p>Injuries are the greatest variable in any …

NHL

Kobe Bryant returns to practice for first time since Achilles injury

Kobe Bryantreturned to the practice court Saturday for the first time since tearing his left Achilles' tendon in mid-April.<p>The practice consisted of some contact drills, shooting and strategy work.<p>Players were supposed to go at half speed in drills but it “turned into 100% real fast. And Kobe was …

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Columbus Blue Jackets Combine to Score NHL's Wackiest Goal of the Year

Link to Media<p>The Columbus Blue Jackets have struggled to win games this season, but they caught a huge break when they scored the wackiest goal of the season against the Montreal Canadiens Friday night.<p>Check out the wild play:<p>Link to Media<p>First, Nikita Nikitin somehow couldn't get a shot off and …

Ice Hockey

Marc Carpentier Rallies in Event 3

<b>Toronto-based pro overcomes massive chip deficit to earn $19,477 at Casino Lac-Leamy.</b><p><b>Gatineau, QC (November 16, 2013)</b> — An unlikely finalist emerged …

Chicago Blackhawks: How Should We React to Fans' Misbehavior?

Link to Media<p>The Chicago Blackhawks front office took the time to apologize to the visiting Winnipeg Jets for an incident that occurred Wednesday night in Chicago's 4-1 victory. Is an apology enough following what could have turned out to be more than just ill-advised actions of some nonthinking …

Ice Hockey

Florida Panthers fire head coach Kevin Dineen

Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon takes losses extremely hard and after another third-period collapse in Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Bruins, he begrudgingly fired coach Kevin Dineen and his assistant coaches following a dismal 3-9-4 start.<p>“I've been stewing on it for a long time. It's never …

Police report details Incognito's alleged 'inappropriate behavior' with golf club volunteer

Richie Incognito was accused of harassing a woman during the 2012 Fins Weekend Golf Tournament at the Turnberry Resort & Club, according to a police report.<p>In the report, the woman says she was approached by Incognito, who “had been drinking and was acting very inappropriate towards her.”<p><i>Via the</i> …

Early Favorites and Dark Horses for the 2013-14 NHL All-Rookie Team

Link to Media<p>The 2013-14 NHL All-Rookie team could be one of the best ones in the past decade. There have been some young players that have not simply held their own, but are quickly evolving into leaders on their respective teams.<p>Some teams, such as the Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks, can boast …

NHL

PGA Championship and Players Championship Will Have $10 Million Purses in 2014

Link to Media<p>The PGA Championship and the Players Championship, with the strongest fields all season, will both have $10 million purses in 2014 according to PGA of America president Ted Bishop and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem.<p>"This is a major purse increase for the PGA Championship," Bishop …

Golf

Cristiano Ronaldo News Blog

7 days ago<p>Trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Munich, Bayern suffered their fifth straight Champions League exit to a La Liga side after a tumultuous …

Soccer

Intercontinental Cup News and Scores

Why Aren't the New York Rangers Saying Anything About Rick Nash's Injury?

Link to Media<p>When it comes to the health status of Rick Nash, all remains quiet on the Eastern front, except for the seemingly robotic team statement of “no update.” The New York Rangers elite winger has been out of commission for over a month now, and it has been speculated that he is dealing with …

NHL

Nervous Spurs; trophy-hunting Eto'o

<i>If you have any questions on football facts, statistics or trivia, please send them to ESPN's team of football anoraks at askespnfc@outlook.com and</i> …

The 10 NHL Players Most Likely to Be Traded in 2013-14 Season

Link to Media<p>The recent NHL trade action—Buffalo Sabres shipping Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders for Matt Moulson and draft picks; the Colorado Avalanche shipping Steve Downie to the Philadelphia Flyers for Max Talbot—has fans buzzing over the possibility of more big deals to come.<p>The salary …

NHL

Which Goalie Is Winning the Race for Team USA's Olympic Starting Job?

Link to Media<p>There really wasn't supposed to even be a race for the American starting job at the Sochi Games. Jonathan Quick, despite a mediocre 2012-13, had established himself as the clear front-runner with two brilliant postseason runs in two years and was the consensus choice as Team USA's No. …

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Adidas Unveil Garish 'Samba' Range of Boots Ahead of 2014 World Cup

Link to Media<p>At the 2010 World Cup it was vuvuzelas, but at the 2014 iteration, it seems it might just be <i>extremely</i> vivid football boots that garner widespread media attention.<p>Doing their bit for this unlikely cause is German sports manufacturer Adidas, who have revealed a few bright new colours for …

Soccer

Ashley Young Is a Worse Diver Than Luis Suarez, Says Dietmar Hamann

Link to Media<p>Dietmar Hamann believes Ashley Young should be hounded as a bigger cheat than Luis Suarez.<p>The former Liverpool midfielder spoke in light of Young’s alleged dive during Manchester United’s recent 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad in the Champions League, per talkSPORT and via Nick Lustig of …

Soccer

New report claims Miami coaches told Incognito to 'toughen up' Martin

Miami Dolphins coaches reportedly told suspended lineman Richie Incognito to "toughen up" teammate Jonathan Martin after the latter player missed part of the team's offseason workout program, a new report claims.<p>The South Florida Sun Sentinel, citing team sources, reported that Incognito was …

ESPN FC United Blog Blog - ESPN FC

21 hours ago<p><i>The 2017-18 season has seen several top leagues use video assistant referee (VAR) in a bid to refine the refereeing process and cut down</i> …

Could the New Jersey Devils Actually Trade Martin Brodeur?

Link to Media<p>The idea of Martin Brodeur as, say, a San Jose Shark or a Pittsburgh Penguin almost seems sacrilegious. But on Monday, Brodeur opened the door to exactly that possibility.<p>The legendary New Jersey Devils goalie has a no-trade clause, but he told the <i>Star-Ledger</i>’s Rick Chere that later in …

NHL

Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks Visit President Obama at the White House

Link to Media<p>The Chicago Blackhawks have a couple of days off before facing the Winnipeg Jets, so it was a perfect opportunity to head to the nation's capital to visit President Barack Obama for a celebration of the franchise's latest NHL championship.<p>Brian Stubits of CBS Sports passed along some …

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2013 Season Overview for the Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Yokohama

RT @PSG_inside: H-1: La compo / The squad #PSGRSCA http://t.co/W6GtcO3Uhv