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Professional Hockey | February 9, 2016
Crosby, Penguins stay hot
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby felt Cam Fowler’s stick desperately tugging at his jersey and kept right on skating. Breaking in all alone against Anaheim goaltender John Gibson, Crosby kept Fowler at bay long enough to rip a wrist shot over Gibson’s glove and into the net, the most elaborate display of a hot streak that shows no signs of slowing.
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Professional Football | February 9, 2016
Bills’ McCoy investigated for assault
PHILADELPHIA — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over the alleged assault of two off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub.
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Professional Hockey | February 9, 2016
Manziel’s troubles persist in Texas
DALLAS — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear.
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Professional Football | February 8, 2016
Broncos’ Miller named MVP
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Back in the locker room after earning Super Bowl MVP honors, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller danced and sang along to “Big Rings” by Drake and Future: “`Cause I got a really big team! And they need some really big rings!”
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | February 8, 2016
Defense leaves Carolina blue
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — With his prolific passing and complete control of the game at the line of scrimmage, Peyton Manning helped usher in the NFL’s wide-open era of high-scoring offenses and pass-happy game plans.
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Professional Hockey | February 8, 2016
Penguins pull one out
SUNRISE, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Penguins’ star players came through for a comeback win.
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Professional Golf | February 8, 2016
Matsuyama wins Phoenix Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The par-3 16th hole is the centerpiece of the golf extravaganza known as the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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Professional Football | February 6, 2016
Peyton or Cam? QBs will likely decide who will win Super Bowl
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning’s last game? Cam Newton’s finest moment?
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Professional Hockey | February 6, 2016
Pens can’t strike against Lightning
TAMPA, Fla. — The surging Tampa Bay Lightning are piling up goals and victories.
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Professional Football | February 6, 2016
Prop bets big business
Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning’s head for a Seattle safety.
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Professional Football | February 6, 2016
NHL concussion case has 105 former players
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | February 6, 2016
Manziel’s dad fears for his son’s safety
CLEVELAND — With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for the troubled quarterback’s safety.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | February 6, 2016
Joe Cool tops list of best passing performances
The face of most successful NFL teams nowadays is the quarterback, so it should come as no surprise that seven of the past eight league MVPs played that position.
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Professional Football | February 6, 2016
Goodell proposes what might be called Odell Beckham Jr. Rule
SAN FRANCISCO — Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | February 6, 2016
Panthers are veteran team
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Carolina Panthers are older than you think.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | February 6, 2016
Getting a grip
SAN FRANCISCO — Peyton Manning has always done things few quarterbacks do, including wearing a glove on his passing hand.
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Professional Football | February 5, 2016
Broncos, Panthers getting healthy
The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers had full participation at practice from all 53 players on their respective rosters on Thursday.
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Professional Football | February 5, 2016
Brown wary of foes’ ugly intentions
In his first public comments since he sustained a concussion in the Steelers’ 18-16 victory against Cincinnati in an AFC wild-card game, Steelers All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown had some strong words for Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals when he joined the Cook and Poni Show on 93.7 The Fan Thursday morning.
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Professional Hockey | February 5, 2016
Malkin will miss road trip
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is dealing with a lower-body injury and will miss a two-game road trip through Florida this weekend.
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Professional Baseball | February 5, 2016
Kelly joins Marlin camp
MIAMI — Infielder Don Kelly has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins, with an invitation to major league spring training.
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Professional Football | February 5, 2016
NFL downplaying concussion issue?
SAN FRANCISCO — An uninvited guest at the NFL’s pre-Super Bowl news conference about health and safety, Chris Nowinski listened Thursday as one of the league’s chief advisers about concussions declined to acknowledge a link between football and the brain disease called CTE.
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Professional Auto Racing | February 5, 2016
Stewart’s back surgery will cost him Daytona
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday.
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Professional Baseball | February 4, 2016
Bucs get pitching prospect from Phils
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired pitching prospect Jesse Biddle from the Philadelphia Phillies.
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Professional Basketball | February 4, 2016
Curry scores 51 as Warriors beat Wizards
WASHINGTON — Following one of his worst offensive games this season, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry stopped thinking about basketball and recalibrated his mind. It worked out just fine.
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Professional Hockey | February 4, 2016
Flames’ Wideman gets 20-game suspension
NEW YORK — The NHL barred Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games on Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman last week, the second-longest suspension in NHL history for abusing an official.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | February 3, 2016
Crosby’s hat trick does in Senators
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby is back to doing Sidney Crosby things. The Pittsburgh Penguins are winning.
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Professional Football | February 3, 2016
Browns ready to release troubled QB Manziel
CLEVELAND — Johnny Manziel famously made his entrance into the NFL by putting on a Browns baseball cap and strutting onto the stage of New York’s Radio City Music Hall while rubbing his fingers together.
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Professional Auto Racing | February 3, 2016
Stewart injures back
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week before he is expected in Daytona to prepare for his final season in Sprint Cup.
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