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  • Manning warns teammates not to let chance slip by

    January 25, 2014 1:38 AM 19

    Must-see photos of the week So, he knows both the elation of putting his fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy and the anguish of watching it slip through his grasp, and he admonished his Denver Broncos teammates not to cut corners as they prepare to face the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2. “I think the biggest thing he’s said is eliminate distractions, making

  • Canadiens coach dealing with dressing room rumblings

    January 25, 2014 12:24 AM 9

    There are lots of rumblings about disgruntled players in Montreal, unhappy with the environment under coach Michel Therrien. The approach of Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has been longterm; his plan is not about today, but making the Habs a contender in another couple of years. It would be tough to see Bergevin undermining his plan by making

  • Lawyers fight over settlement details

    January 24, 2014 10:45 PM 12

    One week after a federal judge refused to grant preliminary approval of the NFL concussion settlement, the lead negotiator for the players is engaged in an increasingly bitter campaign to beat back opposition to the $765 million deal. In conversations and private meetings, Chris Seeger, one of the settlement's main architects, has clashed with his own clients

  • Goalie tussle sparks fun memory

    January 24, 2014 10:34 PM 13

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  • Too hot for hockey: NHL may play at 80 degrees

    January 24, 2014 9:16 PM 7

       Text Size   Published: Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 4:04 PM ET "Prices for the LA outdoor game are the lowest of any of the outdoor games," said Jesse Lawrence, CEO of ticket vendor TiqIQ. "The most expensive ticket is the Black Hawks game at Soldier Field; that's got an average price of over $400. The Dodger Stadium game is right around $200, so it's comparatively

  • Slump over, Flames anxious to gain momentum

    January 24, 2014 6:23 PM 10

    The record-setting home-ice slump is over, thanks to Wednesday’s 3-2 decision over the Phoenix Coyotes (which halted that ugly seven-game slide). So that’s good news for the Calgary Flames. “I think it started on the road,” the Flames coach said of the team’s turnaround — hard-fought losses in Vancouver and San Jose. “I felt that in our defensive-zone

  • Sharks sign Thornton, Marleau to 3-year deals

    January 24, 2014 5:49 PM 15

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks have signed franchise cornerstones Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau to three-year contract extensions. Thornton receives US$20.25 million for an average of $6.75 million per season, his agent, brother John Thornton, confirmed. Marleau will get $20 million for an average of $6.66 million per season, according to ESPN.com. The move ensures

  • Kelly Murumets named president and CEO of Tennis Canada

    January 24, 2014 5:02 PM 20

    MONTREAL - Kelly Murumets is the new president and chief executive officer of Tennis Canada. The Toronto resident is the former head of the federal government sports and fitness program ParticipAction. Murumets replaces Michael Downey, who left in December to become chief executive of Britain's Lawn Tennis Association.

  • Power play falters again as Vancouver Canucks fall 2-1 to Nashville Predators

    January 24, 2014 2:52 PM 12

    VANCOUVER — A feeble power play has sucked the life out of the Vancouver Canucks at times this season. Another night of missed chances left the door open for the Nashville Predators to capitalize on a man advantage of their own. Nick Spaling scored the winner on the power play midway through the third period Thursday as the Predators defeated the Canucks

  • Pavelski’s goal leads Sharks to 1-0 win over Jets

    January 24, 2014 6:15 AM 19

    Stalock, who got his first career shutout with 24 saves last Thursday in Florida, was just as stingy against the Jets and has allowed only four goals in winning his last four starts. Ondrej Pavelec made 31 saves for the Jets, who had won four straight since Maurice took over for Claude Noel. Winnipeg scored 16 goals in those four games but couldn’t break