Seattle NHL group unveils $70 million training center plan

SEATTLE — The ownership group looking to bring an expansion NHL team to Seattle unveiled plans Monday for a $70 million training facility in the northern part of the city. NHL Seattle CEO Tod Lewieke announced the plans, which include three full-sized rinks and office space to serve as the headquarters for the proposed new franchise. The facility will have 180,000 square feet total and be located near Seattle’s Northgate Mall, which is being redeveloped. The location is a short walk from a new light-rail station set to open in…

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Packers sticking with Mason Crosby after 5-miss game

GREEN BAY, Wis. — One of the worst days by an NFL kicker in more than two decades won’t cost Mason Crosby his job. The Green Bay Packers are sticking with the 12th-year veteran, the team’s franchise scoring leader. During Sunday’s 31-23 loss at Detroit, Crosby became the first kicker to miss four field goals and an extra point in the same game since the Raiders’ Cole Ford in 1997, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Crosby missed three field goals in the first half alone. After a change…

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Tour of Turkey team presentation – Gallery

With the 54th Presidential Tour of Turkey set to start Tuesday in Konya, Central Anatolia, the riders and teams gathered on stage Monday evening for the annual team presentation, where the race honoured Jimmy Duquennoy, who sadly passed away on Friday at the age of 23, and his WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic team dedicated a moment of silence to his memory. Related Articles The Tour of Turkey, the penultimate stage race on the 2018 WorldTour calendar, appears to be back on solid footing with nine top-tier teams in attendance after a low of…

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Djokovic Opens Shanghai Campaign Tuesday | ATP World Tour

Novak Djokovic begins his quest for a record fourth Rolex Shanghai Masters championship when he meets familiar foe Jeremy Chardy on Tuesday. Djokovic is 11-0 in matches and 26-0 in sets against Chardy, including a 7-6(5), 6-4 win in the London/Queen’s Club semi-finals on 23 June. The World No. 3 would pass Roger Federer for No. 2 in the ATP Rankings by reaching Sunday’s final, among other scenarios. With each victory this week, Djokovic will also gain ground on Rafael Nadal in the ATP Race to London, which ultimately determines…

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A Shutout for Robin Lehner in His Islanders’ Debut

Robin Lehner stopped 35 shots for his ninth career shutout in his Islanders’ debut, leading the team to a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday. Anders Lee, Scott Mayfield, Matt Martin and Casey Cizikas scored to help Islanders get their new coach, Barry Trotz, his first win at home. The Islanders, who opened the season with an overtime win at Carolina last Thursday, then lost their home opener to Nashville two nights later. Lehner, who signed with the Islanders in July, played for the first time since…

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Red Sox swap out four batters for Game 3; Aaron Hicks not starting for Yankees

The Boston Red Sox will have four new faces in the starting lineup for Monday night’s Game 3 as their AL Division Series against the Yankees, who will begin without injured center fielder Aaron Hicks. Rafael Devers, Steve Pearce and Brock Holt will move into the infield as the series shifts to Yankee Stadium, replacing Eduardo Nunez, Mitch Moreland and Ian Kinsler. Christian Vazquez will start behind the plate over Sandy Leon, who went 0-for-5 as the teams split the first two games at Fenway Park. Nunez was also held…

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Lotto Soudal and Paul De Geyter part ways

The Belgian Lotto Soudal team and General Manager Paul De Geyter have parted ways. De Geyter was hired less than a year ago, but his contract has been terminated by ‘mutual agreement’ after a period of consultation. The team announced the news on Monday evening, just hours after Quick-Step Floors announced that they had found a new title sponsor for 2019. Lotto Soudal’s apparent plan to bury their own news in Belgium came in the form of a short press release. “The Lotto Soudal WorldTour team and Paul De Geyter,…

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Sharks center Joe Thornton has knee infection

After Joe Thornton was put on injured reserve with discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee, the San Jose Sharks got some good news on Monday. Coach Peter DeBoer said the center has an infection in the knee and nothing worse. “Nothing structurally. It looks like an infection, put him on antibiotics,” DeBoer said, according to The Mercury News. “He should be fine.” The 39-year-old Thornton flew to San Jose Saturday while the rest of the team departed on an East Coast swing. Thornton, who had experienced swelling in the…

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Miami Marlins part with pitching coach Juan Nieves, 3 other coaches

MIAMI — The Miami Marlins are parting with pitching coach Juan Nieves and three other coaches after their 98-loss season. Also not returning in 2019 will be first-base coach Perry Hill, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino, and strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill. All were on the staff of manager Don Mattingly, who will be back for a fourth season. The Marlins finished last in the majors in runs and OPS, and last in the National League in ERA and pitching strikeouts. Source link

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