Category Archives: Hockey

Carolina Hurricane Win 3-2 Despite Injured Goalie

Dan Ellis, goalie for the Carolina Hurricane, didn’t start in yesterday’s game against the Florida Panthers. He did end up playing though, and helped his team earn a 3-2 victory with 19 saves. Ellis explained that his initial reluctance to play was due to an illness. “Just wasn’t feeling well,” Ellis said. “Some type of…

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Sidney Crosby Signs with Pittsburgh Penguins for a Decade

To the relief of many Pittsburgh Penguins fans, Sidney Crosby recently agreed to a 12 year, $104.4 million contract to continue playing. While some worry about what will happen if Crosby gets hurt again, Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle of Los Angeles were clearly comfortable enough with the matter to extend their captain’s…

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Devastation in Hockey World

The plane transporting the Kontinental Hockey League’s Lokomotiv team crashed, leaving devastation in its wake, with over 40 deaths. Many of these were ex-NHL players and coaches including: Karlis Skrastins, Ruslan Salei, Josef Vasicek, Alexander Vasyunov, Karel Rachunek, Igor Korolev, Alexander Karpovtsev and coach Brad McCrimmon. There was one survivor from the Lokomotiv team: Alexander…

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Bruin’s Michael Ryder Dents Stanley Cup

This is a video from Boston Bruin’s Michael Ryder’s visit to Canada with the Stanley Cup. Though worse has happened, the trophy still ended up with a big dent.

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Rick Rypien Found Dead

Rick Rypien, the Winnipeg Jets player, was found dead at his home in Alberta earlier this week. According to the team, Rypien had been dealing with depression for nearly a decade, though none had thought to look for signs of suicidal notions. “Certainly there were no drug and alcohol issues. Depression is the one word…

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Ryan Smyth Returns to Edmonton

The L.A. Kings have traded left wing Ryan Smyth for the Edmonton Oilers’ forward Colin Fraser and a seventh-round pick in the upcoming draft. Smyth was initially drafted by Edmonton in 1994, where he became a fan favorite. When the teams were unable to reach a contract in 2007, however, he was traded to the…

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Miami Heat Secures Second Seed; Chicago Blackhawks Make the Playoffs

The Miami Heat scorched the Boston Celtics with a 100-77 win on Sunday, securing the Eastern Conference’s second seed. The Heat’s suffocating defensive effort kept Boston at 37 second-half points. LeBron James scored the game-high 27 points and seven assists, while Dwayne Wade added 14 of his own. After the game, James told reporters: “They…

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Nicks Make the Playoffs; Stars Victorious Over Anaheim Ducks

In an interesting twist, the Nicks closed a spot in the playoffs with their 123-107 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday. This is their first post-season opportunity in seven years. Amare Stoudemire scored 28, and Carmelo Anthony added 25. The win, which was their third in a row, as well as Charlotte’s loss to Washington,…

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Houston Rockets Past the Jazz; Ducks Tied for Eighth Playoff Spot

The Houston Rockets won a tough battle against the Utah Jazz on Sunday, coming out victorious with a close score of 110-108. With what was their 11th win of the last 14 days, Houston closed on the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. Kyle Lowry scored a triple double of 28 points, had 11…

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The Bruins’ Unbelievable Comeback; Bryant and the Lakers Sweep New York

The Boston Bruins made an incredible comeback against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, scoring four goals in the final four minutes of the game, ending it with a 4-2 win. Zdeno Chara, Brad Marchand, Mark Recchi and Gregory Campbell all contributed goals to the final score. This was Boston’s second consecutive victory over the penguins….

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Petrosie to Join the Academy of Art University

In exciting news for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, former Dixie High School pitcher, Chris Petrosie, has committed to join the Academy of Art University in the fall. Petrosie has shown his skills at the Yakima Valley Community College in Washington for the last two years. He posted a 15-6 overall record…

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NFL Changes: Natalie Ravitz Becomes VP of Communications

Certainly, there is something new happening in the NFL all the time, and someone needs to manage that information. The NFL has recently announced a new hire, as Natalie Ravitz will serve as their senior VP of communications. Ravitz comes from an impressive PR background, having served as Rupert Murdoch’s Chief of Staff at News…

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For the Love of the Wallabies: Geoff Richards

Even though Geoff Richards only got to play for the Wallabies due to injury toll the team faced in 2010, he still had an impressive professional rugby career. Internationally speaking, the former rugby union player and coach got around. For example, although born and raised in England, very early on in his career, Richards was…

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Seattle Seahawks Obliterate Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII

In a shocking showdown, the Seattle Seahawks blew over the Denver Broncos for a 43-8 Super Bowl win. This is the team’s first NFL title, and while their season was undeniably impressive, the Seahawks’ outcome against the legendary Peyton Manning was especially extraordinary. The franchise dominated from the very first play of the game, and…

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NFL’s Week 16

Week 16 of the NFL featured several big plays and injuries that will have a lasting impact on this year’s playoffs. Learn more with Mike Garafolo:  

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Baseball VS Football

Forbes contributor Maury Brown recently shared his opinion that Major League Baseball is better than the NFL, explaining that while the NFL rules in television ratings, he prefers baseball, alongside many others. He lists ten reasons why: It’s played in the summer. It’s played daily. Every ballpark is different. MLB.com, MLB.TV, and MLB “At Bat”…

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Denver Broncos Trample Baltimore Ravens

In the NFL season opener, QB Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos to a 49-27 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Here are some of the highlights from Thursday, September 5th:  

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Chip Kelly Names Michael Vick Starting QB for the Eagles

Chip Kelly, new coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, recently named Michael Vick the starting quarterback for this year’s NFL season. Though the announcement isn’t shocking, there has been a degree of suspense among the team’s fans since Vick had to compete for his job after suffering a pay-cut. Earlier this summer, the leading QB and…

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Regis Philbin Returns to Television

Regis Philbin has returned to full-time television this summer with Fox Sports 1 network’s “Crowd Goes Wild.” He discusses the show on WSJ’s Lunch Break while trying out the new Google Glass.  

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Patrick Ewing to Become Associate Head Coach for Charlotte Bobcats

Sources have confirmed that Patrick Ewing, Hall of Fame center, will become the associate head coach for the Charlotte Bobcats in what many will see as a ‘Space Jam’ reunion. Ewing and Charlotte owner Michael Jordan appeared in the 1996 classic that featured other famous stars including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and other Looney…

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