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New York Daily News

Judge denies class-action status for NHL concussion lawsuit

Former hockey players seeking to unify their concussion fights against the NHL were dealt a significant blow last week. A Minnesota judge denied class-action status to a group of more than 100 individual players who accuse the NHL of not making them aware of the dangers of head injuries while promoting...

New York Daily News

MGM Resorts International sues more than 1,000 victims from Las Vegas mass shooting, denying any liability

MGM Resorts International claimed in a new lawsuit that it has no liability in any of the injuries or deaths in the October mass shooting in Las Vegas. The company, which owns Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival venue, argued that its security vendor took all necessary precautions, approved...

Matchsticks and Gasoline

Flames Top 25 Under 25: #22- Hunter Shinkaruk

Is he good or does he get a pass because he’s from Calgary? #22: Hunter Shinkaruk Position: Centre/Wing Age: 23 Team: Stockton Heat (AHL) Drafted in 2013, 1st Round, Pick 24 (Vancouver Canucks) Voting Points: 441 Oh Hunter Shinkaruk. Who are you really? Well for one, he’s unsigned. The 23 year old is a RFA so the Flames hold all the cards here, but what are they holding. See, that’s 2 questions right off the bat and that’s the problem with Shinkaruk: he’s done little to get you excited. Last season the Flames had injuries and they called up ANYONE, yet Shinkaruk never got the...

Canes Country

Meet The New Guy: What to Expect from Calvin de Haan

The Hurricanes signed the defenseman in free agency, adding to a strong defense. What can they expect from their marquee signing? The Carolina Hurricanes were not expected to be a major player in NHL free agency but, to the surprise of the league, landed one of the top free agent defensemen on the market, signing former Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan to a four year deal with a $4.55 million average annual value. De Haan’s 2017-18 went off the rails after he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury and had to get surgery. De Haan played in just 33 games, accumulating one goal and 11...

The Hockey Writers

Can Ouellet Crack the Canadiens’ Top-Six?

It’s almost mid-July and a number of questions remain about the Montreal Canadiens’ roster for the coming season. One pressing issue is the team’s defense. With the news that Shea Weber has undergone surgery on his knee, head coach Claude Julien will be starting the 2018-19 season with a variety of defensive pairings until his star […] The post Can Ouellet Crack the Canadiens’ Top-Six? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Eyes On The Prize

Anatomy of a Goal: Scherbak’s dazzling power-play effort

The young Russian created one of the nicest goals of the year against Dallas late in the season. Nikita Scherbak’s time in professional hockey is marked by high-end skill with highlight-reel goals or assists, but also by some inconsistencies and injuries. This year showed fans a glimpse of what his top level can be. He played at a point-per-game pace on an awful AHL club, and at the NHL level he showed off his dynamic skills several times. His skating is smooth, and lets him get up to top speed quickly. His hands are slick, and the combination of those things make him a dangerous player...

New York Daily News

Gleyber Torres feels like he's ready to return to Yankees 'right now'

WASHINGTON — Gleyber Torres did some baserunning on Monday, and thinks he’s ready to return to the Yankees “right now” from his hip injury. “I’m just waiting for more (rehab) games,” Torres said. “If everything is all right, I’m back to play.” Torres will run the bases again on Tuesday and then...

Matchsticks and Gasoline

Flames Top 25 Under 25: #23- Ryan Lomberg

Lomberg got some NHL ice time last season and climbed into the Top 25. #23: Ryan Lomberg Position: Left Wing Age: 23 Team: Stockton heat (AHL) Undrafted Voting Points: 415 Admit it, you were excited and intrigued when the Flames called Lomberg up last season. He came as advertised and did what he was supposed to do: bring energy, get in the corners and well, fight. Lomberg saw 7 games with Calgary last year, notching his first NHL point (an assist) and collecting 15 PIM. Lomberg seems like he’ll be stuck in the call up rotation when there’s an injury or if the Flames are desperetly...

New York Daily News

Jets releasing perpetually injured wide receiver Devin Smith: report

Devin Smith’s injury-ridden Jets tenure is over. The Jets are releasing the former second-round pick, according to ESPN. Smith suffered two torn ACLs in the same knee after the Jets selected him with the No. 37 overall pick in 2015. The 6-1 wide receiver caught just 10 passes for 31 yards in 14...

New York Daily News

Police officer in Massachusetts critically wounded while in foot chase with suspect

A police officer in Massachusetts was shot several times and critically wounded early Sunday while in a foot chase with a suspect following a car crash. The Weymouth officer's injuries have been described as "life-threatening." He is being treated at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. A suspect...

New York Daily News

Teen killed in shooting near Brooklyn housing development

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot on a Brooklyn street corner Sunday evening, police said. Cops found the victim at the corner of Blake Ave. and Pine St. in East New York, about a block away from the Cypress Hills Houses, at about 5:10 p.m. Medics rushed the victim to Brookdale University Hospital,...


Saturday: Bellerive recovering, WWE’s Elias roasts Philadelphia and the Flyers

Pens prospect Jordy Bellerive is recovering There was a scary situation last month when Penguins prospect Jordy Bellerive got injured in a fire accident in Canada. He’s out of the hospital and back to training with this update from Jon Stea, his fitness coach. About a month ago @penguins prospect @bellerive16 was involved in a serious bonfire accident. Fortunately, all those involved survived, with one still in hospital. Jordy’s recovery is weeks ahead of schedule due to his commitment to his nutrition. His progress in the gym has been incredible. From bodyweight exercise 12 day’s...

New York Daily News

Rays' minor league affiliate plans 'Millennial Night' filled with selfies and avocados

OMG, seriously? The Tampa Bay Rays’ Double-A affiliate is causing quite the rift on social media after posting a promotion for its “Millennial Night.” “Want free things without doing much work? Well you’re in luck,” read a tweet from the Montgomery Biscuits on Wednesday. “Riverwalk Stadium will...

New York Daily News

Soccer team stranded in Thai cave thank rescuers while they dream of home cooked meals and KFC

The 12 boys rescued from a flooded cave in Northern Thailand showed little sign of their 18-day underwater nightmare while they thanked their rescuers on Saturday, speaking out on video for the first time from their hospital beds. “Now I am very fine,” 14-year-old Adul-Sam-on tells the camera,...

New York Daily News

Botte: Mets need Dom Smith to zip it and just focus on his development

Another lost season and a few more injuries should serve as the perfect opportunity for the Mets to find out if Dom Smith can be a regular contributor at the major-league level, so in that sense, they continue to mishandle his development by playing him so sporadically since arriving in Flushing...

Eyes On The Prize

Signing Cody Franson would have little downside

An analytics darling, Cody Franson sits unsigned on the free agent market, and could be a great add for a team desperately in need of help. As the dog days of summer approach, the free-agent market has gone relatively quiet, with most, if not all of its stars being signed on July 1 (sorry Rick Nash). With Shea Weber out for an extended period due to knee surgery, Montreal might have to dip into the murk of the free-agent pool to find a low-cost veteran to help round out their NHL lineup. While it isn’t necessary to do so, Claude Julien and Marc Bergevin value having veteran players both...

Eyes On The Prize

Links: Geoff Molson holds Q&A with fans

Here are your daily links including Molson answers fans’ questions, the Pacioretty situation could get very ugly, and Deslauriers’ summer regime Montreal Canadiens news and notes Geoff Molson answers questions about team transparency and injuries in the latest fan Q&A. [Montreal Gazette] The Pacioretty contract situation could get really ugly in Montreal. [Sportsnet] Nicolas Deslauriers is pushing himself extra hard and putting in some serious work this summer. [NHL] Check out his Bulgarian squat! Nicolas Deslauriers Bulgarian Squat @ 240x4/jambe Ça augure bien pour la...


Judge: No class-action status for ex-NHLer concussion case

The federal judge overseeing the NHL concussion case has denied class-action status for the former players suing the league over head injuries. The post Judge: No class-action status for ex-NHLer concussion case appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

New York Daily News

Firefighters pull seriously injured construction worker from hole

A construction worker fell down a hole at a Brooklyn worksite and was pulled out by firefighters, police said. The FDNY rushed to the scene on Union Ave. near Metropolitan Ave. in Williamsburg just after 9 a.m. Medics took the worker to Bellevue Hospital with serious injuries. He was expected to...

New York Daily News

Man struck by SUV near his Bronx home dies

A 66-year-old man mowed down by a car while he crossed a Bronx street on the block where he lived has died, police said. Valentin Laureano of the Bronx was hit by a silver Hyundai Sante Fe about 3:45 p.m. Sunday on Hoe Ave. near E. 167th St. in Foxhurst. Medics rushed him to Lincoln Hospital where...

Montreal Gazette

Geoff Molson answers fan questioning the Canadiens' transparency

"Why was (Weber's surgery) kept a secret when we were told the team would be transparent?" fan asks.

Knights On Ice

Golden Knights sign Marc-Andre Fleury to 3-year extension

After a career season, Fleury’s new deal will pay him an AAV of $7 million through 2021-22. Next season is no longer a contract year for Marc-Andre Fleury. He will be in Vegas for a while. The Golden Knights have signed Fleury to a three-year contract extension worth an AAV of $7 million that will run through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Friday. Fleury will meet with the media at noon today, per the team. The 33-year-old goaltender is coming off, arguably, the best season of his career despite missing two months due to a concussion. Fleury went 29-13-4 with a goals-against...

New York Daily News

Two children dead in New Jersey blaze

A horrific fire in Union City, N.J., has left two children dead and many others injured. The blaze started Friday morning at the multi-home home on 25th St. and spread to a neighboring house, Hudson County officials said. Fourteen people were injured, eight of them firefighters. None of their injuries...

New York Daily News

Truck driver falls asleep, hits school bus in Colorado; multiple students injured

HUDSON, Colo. — The driver of a flatbed truck fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a school bus Thursday, injuring multiple Colorado high school students, investigators said. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said the truck drifted...

All About The Jersey

7/13/18: Hungry Edition

Here are your links for today: Devils Links Ray lives! A few notes from the big man out of Devils Development Camp. The tweets below give a good summary of his comments, but here’s a more complete listing of what he had to say: [NHL] Ray Shero talked to the media after today’s 3 on 3. Says Cory Schneider is showing good progress following off-season surgery but still not clear if he’ll be ready for the start of camp. pic.twitter.com/VItLP9TR9k— Matt Loughlin (@MattLoug) July 11, 2018 Shero says both Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier will be ready for camp.— Matt Loughlin...

Mile High Hockey

Vladislav Kamenev speaks about preparing for the upcoming season with the Colorado Avalanche

As a key part of the Matt Duchene trade, Vladislav Kamenev hopes to have a big impact on the Avalanche this season Last month, Colorado Avalanche forward Vladislav Kamenev spoke with Russian site Sports Express about his time in Nashville, and how he hopes to contribute to the Avalanche this season. We would like to think Igor from Raw Charge for translating the conversation for us. What was your reaction when the Avalanche traded for Brooks Orpik? This is the person who caused your injury with the big hit. Vladislav Kamenev: Yes, I was surprised. But, they don’t ask players about such...

Second City Hockey

Kruger says he’ll be ready for training camp after having surgery

The Swedish center is looking forward to his return to Chicago. Marcus Kruger will be back with the Chicago Blackhawks this fall after the team re-acquired him in a seven-player trade Thursday with the Arizona Coyotes. Kruger told reporters during a conference call that he expects to be ready to go for the team’s training camp after undergoing a sports hernia surgery two weeks ago. Marcus Kruger said he'll be ready to go for training camp. Said it was a tough year last year. "I’m really excited to show what I can do and how I can play."— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) July 12,...

New York Daily News

Yankee catcher Gary Sanchez, out with groin injury, could begin rehab assignment on Sunday, manager Aaron Boone says

CLEVELAND – Aaron Boone doesn’t know an exact date when Gary Sanchez will begin his minor-league rehab assignment from his groin injury, but the manager said Sunday is a possibility. Sanchez did some baserunning prior to Thursday’s game against the Indians at Progressive Field. “He’s doing well,”...

Visor saves Tom Wilson by stopping deflection to face

A shot was tipped up and caught Tom Wilson right in the visor, saving the Capitals forward from a gruesome injury.

NHL Game Highlights | Islanders vs. Maple Leafs - Feb. 22, 2018

Auston Matthews scored the tying goal late in the third but left with an injury as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Islanders 4-3 in a shootout. ----------------------------------------------

Scheifele taking the idea of Jets being a Stanley Cup threat in stride

Mark Scheifele joins Prime Time Sports to talk about sitting out some of the season with injury and the Winnipeg Jets being on a remarkable run this season.