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Play Ball

On July 24, 2014 By

Booming over the loud speaker is the announcer, “Everyone please rise for the National Anthem.”  The song surrounds the baseball field as players and fans show respect for the flag.  “… For the land of the free, and the home of the brave… Play ball!”  The moment everyone’s been anticipating is finally [...]

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The Colorado Avalanche and center Ryan O’Reilly avoided salary arbitration on Wednesday, agreeing to terms on a two-year $12 million contract.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the deal pays O’Reilly $5.8 million next season and $6.2 million in 2015-16 with annual average value of $6 million against the salary cap.

“We are [...]

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Via Canadian Press

Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers avoided arbitration on Wednesday, agreeing to two-year deal, reportedly worth $4.95 million, according to the New York Post’s Larry Brooks.

Kreider scored 17 goals and added 20 assists in 66 games with the Rangers in 2013-14. He scored five goals and 13 points in 15 playoff [...]

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Via Canadian Press

The Dallas Stars have avoided arbitration with forward Antoine Roussel, inking the 24-year-old to a four-year deal.

The deal carries an annual average value of $2 million. Roussel will earn $1.6 million in 2013-14 and will get a $200,000 raise in each subsequent year of the contract.

“Since coming into the NHL, Antoine has [...]

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Via Canadian Press

Restricted free agent Mats Zuccarello and the New York Rangers avoided arbitration on Tuesday when the Norwegian Olympian agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million.

The 26-year-old Norwegian Olympian was scheduled for a July 25th arbitration hearing and was reportedly seeking a deal in the $4.5 million-range.

Zuccarello is entering his [...]

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Via Associated Press

Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and resurgent play.

No man has won tennis’ oldest major tournament more often than Federer, and he was not about to let it go easily. Djokovic went from being [...]

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