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Canada Survives Scare, Beats Germany 5-2 at World Hockey Championship

Some smart line juggling from coach Bill Peters helped Canada avoid a potential upset at the world hockey championship. Taylor Hall scored twice Thursday as Canada earned its fourth straight win at the tournament, surviving a second-period scare in a 5-2 victory over Germany. The Germans scored twice in the second to tie the game 2-2, forcing Peters to make …

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Penguins Look to Keep up Momentum Against Red-Hot Lightning

On the calendar, the gap between the last time the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning met and Friday night’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals is less than three months. Within the lifespan of a season, it seems a lot longer. When the Lightning blew past the Penguins 4-2 on Feb. 20 – a victory that earned Tampa …

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Sharks Dominate From Start in 5-0 Game 7 Win vs. Predators

Captain Joe Pavelski got San Jose off to a fast start in Game 7 with his franchise record-tying ninth goal of the playoffs to send the Sharks to their first Western Conference final in five years with a 5-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. Joel Ward, Logan Couture, Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau also scored as San …

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Russian Insider Says State-Run Doping Fuelled 2014 Olympic Gold

Dozens of Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, including at least 15 medal winners, were part of a state-run doping program, meticulously planned for years to ensure dominance at the games, according to the director of the country’s antidoping laboratory at the time. The director, Grigory Rodchenkov, who ran the laboratory that handled testing for thousands of …

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Tennis: Ana Ivanovic unsettles Serena Williams at Australian Open

The No. 14-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia downed world number one Serena Williams of USA, ending the long winning streak of the best woman player a stunning fourth-round defeat to the Australian Open on 19th January. The date is important for Williams in a negative way as she hadn’t lost a match since August, one of only four defeats in …

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Gearing up for the hockey season

(NC) — Hockey season is here. It’s time to strap on those pads, lace up those skates and head out onto the ice! Whether it’s trying the sport for the very first time or for the player who’s passed the puck around season after season, every hockey player knows that having the right gear is essential. Players and their parents …

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Home runs lead Blue Jays to 5-3 victory against Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. – It was an amazing game. Out-pitching fellow Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, Cliff Lee gave up a run in three innings. However, Adam Lind and Dan Johnson each homered for the Toronto Blue Jays in 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Dickey yielded three runs and four hits in four innings of his …

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NFL: Exciting Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In the NFL Week 8 match Carolina Panthers will face Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thurday on October 24, 2013 at 8:25 PM ET at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607. Both teams started the season 0-2 and have dealt with major injury issues and quarterback inconsistency, the difference is that the Panthers have rebounded behind …

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ESPN: Rick Reilly is done writing for ESPN

It’s a day of legends scaling back at ESPN. On the same afternoon Brent Musburger was demoted from his role as lead college football analyst, Rick Reilly announced he’ll be giving up his ESPN.com column to exclusively focus on television. He’ll write his final column on June 30. Reilly came to national prominence during his 22 years at Sports Illustrated, …

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24-minute Manhattan circling driver pleads not guilty

Remember the Canadian driver facing criminal charges over a 24-minute lap around Manhattan? Well, court documents released on Tuesday show that the driver told police he was only a ‘car fanatic’ who wanted to break unofficial records for circling the island, but the viral video of the stunt was sped up, making it appear as if he was driving faster …

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