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New York Daily News

Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius deliver eighth-inning offensive explosion against Rays after benches clear

This race may not be getting tighter, but it is getting heated. In a game where tempers flared and benches cleared, Aaron Judge sparked a two-out, eighth-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run homer off Rays’ right hander Colin Poche to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead. With Gleyber Torres on first,...

Vancouver Courier

What can Elias Pettersson do for an encore?

Elias Pettersson had a fantastic rookie season that blew expectations out of the water, but it arguably could have gone a lot better. Sure, Pettersson led all NHL rookies in scoring by a wide margin. Sure, he broke Pavel Bure’s and Ivan Hlinka’s franchise record for points from a Canucks rookie. Sure, he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year. But he also suffered a couple injuries that limited him to just 71 games and saw his scoring slow down in the back half of the season, with just 2 goals in his last 23 games. There was a distinct sense that Pettersson was capable...

New York Daily News

After 50 hours of surgery, twins conjoined at the head are successfully separated

It takes a village — literally. Conjoined craniopagus Pakistani twins Safa and Marwa Ullah can finally lead their own individual lives after a team of 100 British medical experts spent 50 hours of complex surgery to separate them. The 2-year-olds came into the world in January 2017, unbeknownst...

New York Daily News

Raised carbon monoxide levels at NYC church sickens 17 people

Seventeen people were treated for exposure to carbon monoxide at a church near Times Square Tuesday morning, the FDNY said. Three of the patients were taken to the hospital but were not badly hurt after they were overcome at St. Malachy’s The Actors’ Chapel on 49th St. near Eighth Ave. about 10:15...

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs: What Do You Think? – Injuries

The Toronto Maple Leafs will begin the 2019-20 season shorthanded. No, not because of Mitch Marner and his continued contract negotiation saga that literally will never reach an end. Rather, injuries to Travis Dermott and Zach Hyman will keep the Maple Leafs’ lineup at less than full strength for roughly the first month of the […] Toronto Maple Leafs: What Do You Think? – Injuries - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Daily News

Yankees aren’t counting out Rays (or Red Sox) just yet

Last October, Aaron Judge felt it. The pressure and strain of chasing the Red Sox all season built and weighed on the Yankees just as they got into the playoffs for a do-or-die game against the A’s. The Yankees slugger does not want to go through that again this year. Judge made that clear to his...

All About The Jersey

How Much Depth Should the New Jersey Devils Plan For in 2019-20?

The 2018-19 New Jersey Devils were heavily impacted by injuries and used 41 different players at some point in the season. How much should they plan for in 2019-20? This post explores the question and highlights how many players other NHL teams used last season. Throughout an 82-game season, it is a near-guarantee that players will get injured, players will have poor enough performances to see the press box or a demotion, and players who have earned an opportunity will force their way to get a look at the NHL. Before considering any transactions that can remove and/or add players, teams are...

The Hockey Writers

Theo Fleury – It’s the Size of the Heart That Matters!

  Theo Fleury, born in Saskatchewan, Canada, was one of three sons.  His father, Wally, also played hockey but an injury prevented him from reaching the professional ranks.  As with most young children in Canada, Fleury grew up skating and playing hockey at every opportunity, often traveling to the rink with his father.   Even as […] The post Theo Fleury – It’s the Size of the Heart That Matters! appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Los Angeles Times

Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy will have surgery to repair broken nose

In the week since being knocked unconscious in a home plate collision in Houston, Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy has walked around sporting a shiner and spoken as though plagued by a cold. He will address one issue Tuesday. He is scheduled to undergo a closed reduction surgery on his broken nose,...

New York Daily News

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. Maj. James G. “Ryan” Sartor, a Special Forces company sergeant major, was killed in Afghanistan Saturday, according to the Department of Defense. Sartor, 40, was killed in Faryab Province from injuries sustained from enemy fire during a combat operation, officials said in a statement Sunday...

The Hockey Writers

Blues Extend Robby Fabbri for One Season

The St. Louis Blues locked down one of their remaining restricted free agents (RFAs) by signing Robby Fabbri to a one-year, $900,000 contract, avoiding arbitration in the process. A former first round pick of the Blues, Fabbri’s young career showed a lot of promise before it was drastically altered by consecutive devastating knee injuries. This […] The post Blues Extend Robby Fabbri for One Season appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Los Angeles Times

UCLA softball player Stevie Wisz on her way to ‘being healthy again’ after heart surgery

For former UCLA softball player Stevie Wisz, the thought of being healthy again is an awesome feeling, but a difficult process. “Each day is different. I didn’t think I would struggle with recovery,” she said Friday, three weeks after her third heart surgery. “I think I was so excited to get it...

New York Daily News

Man shot in the face, dies on Lower East Side

A man was shot in the face on the Lower East Side early Saturday and died before help arrived, police said. The 35-year-old victim was found behind an apartment building on Ave. D near E. Third St., part of the Lillian Wald Houses, at about 2:45 a.m. cops said. Medics rushed him to Bellevue Hospital,...

The Hockey Writers

Stars’ Offseason Additions and Subtractions

The Dallas Stars’ roster will see a surprising turnover after finishing the season one goal shy of their first Western Conference Final appearance since 2008. Only considering players who played at least 20 NHL games in 2018-19 (Marc Methot’s injury-riddled year being the one exception), there are three new arrivals and six confirmed departures with […] The post Stars’ Offseason Additions and Subtractions appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Eyes On The Prize

Links: Jayden Struble will miss the World Junior Summer Showcase

In today’s links, an injury at Habs development camp will force Struble out of the WJSS, the Canadiens lock up Joel Armia and Artturi Lehkonen, and looking at the best and worst contracts in the NHL. Montreal Canadiens news and notes A groin injury suffered during Canadiens’ development camp will keep Jayden Strauble out of the World Junion Summer Showcase. A groin injury that happened in Montreal's development camp is what's keeping Jayden Struble out of the World Junior Summer Showcase, per source. Look for Struble at Northeastern this season if he takes care of academic business...

New York Daily News

Drunk driver avoids injury after crashing into large cactus

Cacti 1, Cars 0. A man in Pima County, Ariz., was arrested and charged with DUI Wednesday after he drove his black sports car over a median and slammed into a saguaro cactus which splintered and went through the vehicle’s windshield. The man avoided serious injury but was disoriented when Pima...

Vancouver Courier

Can one of the Canucks’ wealth of middle-six wingers emerge as a first-line forward?

Though three of their young players came painfully close, the Canucks didn’t have a single 30-goal scorer last season. Elias Pettersson led the team with 28 goals and surely would have reached 30 if not for injuries. The same is true for Brock Boeser, who tallied 26 goals in 69 games. Bo Horvat stayed healthy — he was the only Canuck that played in all 82 games last season — and he scored a career-high 27 goals. While Pettersson and Boeser will surely reach 30 goals at some point, and possibly Horvat too, it’s somewhat troubling that the Canucks only have one player on their roster...

Broad Street Hockey

2018-19 Player Review: Philippe Myers, at long last

More prospects getting their chance. This year was finally the year, gang. After hyping up Philippe Myers for years, for hearing about him as this highly touted prospect and waiting for him to finally be ready to break into the NHL, this season, he finally got his chance. He came in to training camp and started strong but sort of lost some steam, and Andrew MacDonald coming back from injury much, much earlier than anticipated all but pushed him back to the Phantoms to start the season. But after a strong first half of the season, he worked himself into the “first call-up” position, And...

New York Daily News

NYC correction officer hospitalized after inmate assault on Rikers Island

A correction officer at Rikers Island suffered a broken jaw Wednesday after being choked and punched in the face by an inmate, union officials said. The officer, who has eight years on the job, was taken to a hospital in Queens for emergency surgery after the alleged attack by 20-year-old Daquan...

New York Daily News

Two men in critical condition after being shot in Brooklyn

Two men were shot on a Brooklyn street early Wednesday, leaving them critically wounded at the hospital, police said. Cops called to E. 104th St. near Farragut Road in Canarsie just before 3 a.m. found both victims lying on the pavement with gunshot wounds. One 27-year-old man was shot in the head....

New York Daily News

L.I. charity chief convicted of embezzling nearly $1 million meant for disabled

The former director of a Long Island charity for the developmentally disabled was convicted Tuesday of stealing nearly a million dollars to bankroll trips, Broadway tickets, cosmetic surgery and pampering at spas and pricey beauty parlors. After a two-week trial in Brooklyn Federal Court, Wafa...

Sportsnet.ca

Lupul opens up on injuries, relationship with Leafs, thoughts on Babcock

Retired and living well, former NHLer Joffrey Lupul is living the life. The ex-Maple Leaf spoke to the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast recently about the end of his time in Toronto, his thoughts on Mike Babcock, and a number of other topics. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Fear The Fin

2018-19 Season Review: Tim Heed provides solid defensive depth

With Erik Karlsson sidelined by injury, the Sharks’ depth on defense was tested. Despite being 28 years old, Tim Heed’s NHL career is relatively young. Although the Swedish blueliner heard his name called at the 2010 NHL Draft, going 132nd overall to the Anaheim Ducks, he didn’t see North American ice until over six years later, after signing as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks in May of 2016. Heed spent those interim years playing in his native Sweden, highlighted by winning a Swedish championship as a member of the SHL’s Skellefteå AIK in the 2013-14 season and earning SHL...

Eyes On The Prize

Analyzing Victor Mete’s role as a top-pairing defenceman

New players came and went this season, but Mete and Shea Weber found themselves back together once again. Victor Mete had a very good rookie season, starting the 2017-18 campaign alongside Shea Weber because ... well, there wasn’t really anyone else do it. His speed and steady defensive game complemented Weber’s abilities well, so it was a mutual relationship for the Montreal Canadiens’ top defenceman. Mete played just 49 games in his first year, heading off to the World Juniors in December and missing NHL time after sustaining an injury while playing in the tournament. Weber dealt...

New York Daily News

Veterinarians save gull that was completely covered in curry powder

This bird came prepared. Veterinarians at England’s Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital were surprised when good Samaritans brought in a bird they say was covered in an Indian spice identified as either curry or turmeric. “When they called to say they had picked up an orange bird, we had no idea what...

Tampa Bay Times

Face of Tampa Bay sports? Steven Stamkos fulfilled his destiny.

TAMPA - Once upon a time, they were all the rage around here. A precocious trio of stars, already teasing the possibility of memories yet to be made.A third baseman who had his big league debut in April, took the Rays to the World Series in October and won the American League

Sportsnet.ca

Cozens, Krebs to miss Hockey Canada’s summer World Junior camp

Buffalo Sabres first-round pick Dylan Cozens and Vegas Golden Knights first-rounder Peyton Krebs will miss Hockey Canada’s summer World Junior camp with injuries. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

New York Daily News

Running of the bulls in Spain leaves five people hospitalized, including two Americans who were gored

The annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain left five people hospitalized Sunday, according to authorities. Among them were two Americans who were gored during the event’s opening run. One man ― a 46-year-old from San Francisco ― needed surgery after being gored in the neck, regional officials...

NISSAN Morning Drive: Don Sweeney And Bruce Cassidy On Pastrnak Injury

NESN.com's Courtney Cox recaps Bruins GM Don Sweeney and Head Coach Bruce Cassidy adjusting to David Pastrnak's thumb injury that will leave him out for at least two weeks in the Nissan Morning Drive. For More: http://nesn.com/?p=917652

Ford F-150 Final Five Facts: Bruins Drop To Rangers At Home

NESN.com's Michaela Vernava breaks down the Bruins 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday Night where Tuukka Rask left the game early with a concussion.  Here are the Ford F-150 Final Five Facts from the game: http://nesn.com/?p=910526.

Rick Nash announces retirement from Hockey

NHL winger Rick Nash who played from the Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins announced Friday morning that he will be retiring due to unresolved issues with a concussion. NESN.com's Michaela Vernava has more.