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SIMMONS: Penguins now have enforcer on the bench

CHICAGO — Sidney Crosby didn’t ask for insurance — though somebody did. Maybe his agent, Pat Brisson, pushed for it. Maybe owners Mario Lemieux insisted things change. Maybe a coaching staff of a Pittsburgh Penguins demanded it. Whatever a case, when a Stanley Cup champions acquired bumbling winger Ryan Reaves, …

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Toronto FC shows courage in win over New England

TORONTO  –  There are gutsy performances that conclude championship teams. Major League Soccer’s revengeful report final them. These games are about Jozy Altidore, who took a violence in a gutsy 2-0 win over New England Friday night, battling adult front and winning header after header in his possess box to …

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Fantasy Fare: Cubs’ Rizzo a second baseman?

Position eligibility has once again turn a anticipation flashpoint. It customarily does when a anticipation owners gains an advantage since one of his players — interjection to series of ‘appearances’ — suddenly qualifies during a position we all know he shouldn’t. That’s what has happened, or is about to happen, …

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Blue Jays ace ‘lost’ and ‘anxious’

KANSAS CITY – Blue Jays ace reliever Roberto Osuna says he has felt “anxious” and “lost” a past integrate of days as an reason for his inability to representation here on Friday night. The 22-year-old closer was taken when a Jays gave adult 4 runs in a bottom of a …

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Leafs breeze fearsome defenceman Eemeli Rasanen in 2nd round

The Maple Leafs went large – unequivocally large – with their second turn collect as Day 2 of a NHL breeze unfolded in Chicago on Saturday. Eemeli Rasanen, who stands 6-feet-7 and some-more than 200 pounds, was a fearsome defenceman with a Kingston Frontenacs after entrance from Finland final season. …

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The winners, losers of a NHL Entry Draft

CHICAGO – When a dirt had finally settled, Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog were still members of a Colorado Avalanche, Alex Galchenyuk was still personification for a Montreal Canadiens and a Winnipeg Jets were still acid for a No. 1 goalie. No, a NHL Entry Draft did not utterly live …

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Royals disintegrate Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY – It wasn’t a bullpen that took down a Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon during Kauffman Stadium. It wasn’t a starting pitcher either, as Marco Estrada went 7 superb innings as he snapped behind into plain form.  No this time, a Dirtbag did it.  That would be Royals …

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Jays’ Osuna reveals onslaught with off-field anxiety

KANSAS CITY – When he’s during his best, Roberto Osuna gives a sense that he is as pointy mentally as he his physically, compulsory collection of a trade for one of baseball’s best service pitchers. But life has turn significantly some-more difficult for a gifted 22-year-old Blue Jays reliever as …

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Penguins now have enforcer on the bench

CHICAGO — Sidney Crosby didn’t ask for insurance — though somebody did. Maybe his agent, Pat Brisson, pushed for it. Maybe owners Mario Lemieux insisted things change. Maybe a coaching staff of a Pittsburgh Penguins demanded it. Whatever a case, when a Stanley Cup champions acquired bumbling winger Ryan Reaves, …

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