Lions add LB Brandon Smith

Penn State’s run in the Class of 2019 continued Monday, as four-star linebacker Brandon Smith verbally committed to head coach James Franklin and his staff. A 6-foot-3, 218 pound prospect from Mineral, Va., Smith has been a regular in State College over the past year, visiting on five occasions, including last July’s Lasch Bash barbecue […]

Red Wings sign goalie Patrik Rybar to entry-level contract

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Jupiter’s backward-flying asteroid from another star system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Just months after the discovery of our first known interstellar visitor, it turns out there’s another asteroid from yet another star system residing in our cosmic club in plain view. Scientists reported Monday that this interstellar resident is an asteroid sharing Jupiter’s orbit but circling in the opposite direction. The asteroid, […]

Blackhawks sign defenceman Darren Raddysh to two-year contract

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Olafioye slams Alouettes GM after getting cut

MONTREAL — Offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye took some parting shots at the Montreal Alouettes on social media after he was released from camp, only to return to his former club the B.C. Lions. Olafioye asked on Twitter on Monday why the Alouettes made him drive 10 hours to Montreal only to ask him to take […]

The run home – part 1: the June window

It may not actually have been the first time this year, but Round 14 felt like the first time this season where all seven games have been really interesting contests – and in which the result was far from certain well into the second half of each game. I made the point last week that […]

Lightning-Capitals Notebook: Both teams taking do-or-die approach

ARLINGTON, V.A. — Alex Ovechkin was wearing his usual interview garb following this morning’s skate when he greeted media at the Capitals’ practice rink: A dry-fit shirt and red underwear. And though his game-day outfit was the same, No. 8 admits there’s something a little different about today. “Yeah, probably,” Ovechkin replied, when asked if […]