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Penguins star Sidney Crosby practices a day after being ruled out with minor injury





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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 11:56 am

The Blair Necessities



WHL Announces Rule Changes For Upcoming Season

The Western Hockey League today announced a series of rule changes for the upcoming 2014-15 WHL Season, which opens Friday evening.



Rule changes for the 2014-15 WHL Season were tested during pre-season and most of the changes adopted by the National Hockey League (NHL):



*Indicates rule adopted by the NHL

1) Overtime

· During the regular season, at the end of the third period of a tied game, there will be a two minute break prior to the start of a five (5) minute sudden-death overtime period (same as in previous seasons).

· *The Clubs must change ends for the overtime period.



2) Shootout

· Should a regular season game be tied after the five (5) minute sudden-death overtime period, the Zamboni(s) will do a dry scrape of the middle of the ice (same as in previous seasons).

· *The Clubs must change ends again for the shootout.

· *The home team shall have the choice of shooting first or second, and the Clubs shall alternate shots.

· *The spin-o-rama type move where the player completes a 360 degree turn as he approaches the goal shall not be permitted. Should a player perform such a move during the penalty shot, the shot shall be stopped immediately by the referee, and no goal shall be permitted. (This also applies on regular penalty shot situations during a game)



3) Tripping

· *A two minute minor penalty will be assessed when a defending player “dives” and trips an attacking player with his stick, body, arm or shoulder, regardless of whether the defending player is able to make initial contact with the puck.

· *In situations where a penalty shot might otherwise be appropriate, if the defending player “dives” and touches the puck first (before the trip), no penalty shot will be awarded. (In such cases, the resulting penalty will be limited to a two minute minor for tripping).



4) No Change Icing

· *When a Club commits a no change icing infraction, a face-off violation by that team will not result in the center being removed.

· *Instead, the center will be warned by the linesman that his Club has committed their first face-off violation. The linesman will then conduct the face-off as quickly as possible.

· *Any second violation by that same Club, on the same stoppage, will result in a bench minor penalty for delay of game (face-off violation) being assessed.

· *If the center attempts to arrive at the face-off spot just as the five seconds elapse to gain an advantage to win the face-off, he shall not be removed from the face-off. The center will be warned by the linesman that his Club has committed a face-off violation. In the event the center then commits a second face-off violation, or the action is actually the second face-off violation, a bench minor penalty for delay of game will be assessed.



5) Puck Out of Bounds

With respect to the attacking Club being responsible for the puck going out of play in the attacking zone, the following exceptions apply, and as a result, the face-off shall be conducted at one of the face-off spots in the attacking zone:



· *Shot at the net that deflects off the goal post or crossbar and out of play

· *Shot at the net that breaks the glass

· *Shot at the net that goes off the side of the net and out of play

· *Shot at the net that goes off the dasher boards or glass and out of play

· *Shot at the net that is tipped or deflected by a teammate out of play

· *Shot at the net that becomes wedged in or on the exterior of the goal net



6) Video Goal Judge Reviewable Situation

· When a goal has been scored and the Video Goal Judge has conclusive video evidence that the puck hit the netting (therefore out of play) and went back onto the ice surface which was undetected by the on-ice officials, this goal shall not be allowed. If the puck subsequently leaves the attacking zone after hitting the net, this play is no longer reviewable by the Video Goal Judge.


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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 5:08 pm

Metro



Another chance for USA to turn tide in Ryder Cup

Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people. All he could do was watch on the 18th green at Medinah two years ago when Martin Kaymer made the best 6-foot putt of his life that won … Continue Reading

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 10:21 am

Yahoo Sports Blog



Broncos look for revenge in Super Bowl rematch

Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 14, 2014 in San Diego, CaliforniaLos Angeles (AFP) - Revenge is a strong motivational tool, and less than seven months after being clobbered in Super Bowl 48, the Denver Broncos will get another crack at the league champion Seattle Seahawks.



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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 1:21 pm

Canada.com



Authorities file for protection order for Adrian Peterson’s son

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the four-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. In the petition, Hennepin County Human Services asked a judge to block Peterson from using corporal punishment […]

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 11:36 pm

T.S.N.



Pernice Jr. shoots 12-under 60 in Hawaii Championship

Go to TSN.ca for details. #TSN

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 10:30 pm

The Joy of Sox



G154: Red Sox at Orioles, 7 PM

Red Sox - 
Orioles -
Allen Webster / Kevin Gausman

The Orioles have clinched the AL East title - for the first time since 1997 and only the second time in the last 32 years - and currently lead the division by 14 games.
Example

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 9:44 am

The Blair Necessities



WHL Announces Rule Changes For Upcoming Season

The Western Hockey League today announced a series of rule changes for the upcoming 2014-15 WHL Season, which opens Friday evening.



Rule changes for the 2014-15 WHL Season were tested during pre-season and most of the changes adopted by the National Hockey League (NHL):



*Indicates rule adopted by the NHL

1) Overtime

· During the regular season, at the end of the third period of a tied game, there will be a two minute break prior to the start of a five (5) minute sudden-death overtime period (same as in previous seasons).

· *The Clubs must change ends for the overtime period.



2) Shootout

· Should a regular season game be tied after the five (5) minute sudden-death overtime period, the Zamboni(s) will do a dry scrape of the middle of the ice (same as in previous seasons).

· *The Clubs must change ends again for the shootout.

· *The home team shall have the choice of shooting first or second, and the Clubs shall alternate shots.

· *The spin-o-rama type move where the player completes a 360 degree turn as he approaches the goal shall not be permitted. Should a player perform such a move during the penalty shot, the shot shall be stopped immediately by the referee, and no goal shall be permitted. (This also applies on regular penalty shot situations during a game)



3) Tripping

· *A two minute minor penalty will be assessed when a defending player “dives” and trips an attacking player with his stick, body, arm or shoulder, regardless of whether the defending player is able to make initial contact with the puck.

· *In situations where a penalty shot might otherwise be appropriate, if the defending player “dives” and touches the puck first (before the trip), no penalty shot will be awarded. (In such cases, the resulting penalty will be limited to a two minute minor for tripping).



4) No Change Icing

· *When a Club commits a no change icing infraction, a face-off violation by that team will not result in the center being removed.

· *Instead, the center will be warned by the linesman that his Club has committed their first face-off violation. The linesman will then conduct the face-off as quickly as possible.

· *Any second violation by that same Club, on the same stoppage, will result in a bench minor penalty for delay of game (face-off violation) being assessed.

· *If the center attempts to arrive at the face-off spot just as the five seconds elapse to gain an advantage to win the face-off, he shall not be removed from the face-off. The center will be warned by the linesman that his Club has committed a face-off violation. In the event the center then commits a second face-off violation, or the action is actually the second face-off violation, a bench minor penalty for delay of game will be assessed.



5) Puck Out of Bounds

With respect to the attacking Club being responsible for the puck going out of play in the attacking zone, the following exceptions apply, and as a result, the face-off shall be conducted at one of the face-off spots in the attacking zone:



· *Shot at the net that deflects off the goal post or crossbar and out of play

· *Shot at the net that breaks the glass

· *Shot at the net that goes off the side of the net and out of play

· *Shot at the net that goes off the dasher boards or glass and out of play

· *Shot at the net that is tipped or deflected by a teammate out of play

· *Shot at the net that becomes wedged in or on the exterior of the goal net



6) Video Goal Judge Reviewable Situation

· When a goal has been scored and the Video Goal Judge has conclusive video evidence that the puck hit the netting (therefore out of play) and went back onto the ice surface which was undetected by the on-ice officials, this goal shall not be allowed. If the puck subsequently leaves the attacking zone after hitting the net, this play is no longer reviewable by the Video Goal Judge.


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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 5:08 pm

Roto Rob



Podcast: Mike Wallace Finally Earning His Contract

On this week’s episode of RotoRob Fantasy Football Weekly Podcast, heard every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. EST on Blogtalkradio, Nick Wagner and Josh Johnson were joined by Shawn Stewart of Sports4fanz.com.

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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 11:06 pm

Rider Prophet



Are You Smarter Than A Toddler - Week 13 Picks

Here are the Prophet family picks for week 13.

Prophet Jr - BC, Hamilton, Calgary, Saskatchewan
Rider Prophet - BC, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatchewan
Mrs Prophet - Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary, Saskatchewan
Step-Prophet - Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatchewan
Momma Prophet - BC, Hamilton, Calgary, Saskatchewan

Be sure to have your picks in by kickoff Friday

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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 10:06 pm

Buzzing the Net Junior Hockey



NHL draft finally here: the coast-to-coast

WHL

Leon Draisaitl to the Edmonton Oilers at No. 3 overall seems a lock, eh? (Edmonton Journal)

You wanted a comprehensive draft preview that would help kill two hours at work today? You got one! Thank you. (The Pipeline Show)

Guy Flaming has a mock draft that will knock your socks off. (Coming Down The Pipe!)

Philadelphia Flyers beat writer Frank Seravilli also has an extremely cromulent mock that projects Sam Reinhart to join the Calgary Flames. (Philly.com)

Ken Warren has a rundown on the top 10 available prospects. (Postmedia)

Moose Jaw Warriors beat reporter Katie Brickman explains why teams will look past centre Brayden Point's lack of size. (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

Edmonton Oil Kings defender Dysin Mayo figures the long playoff run goosed his draft stock. Did it do the same for his teammate, left wing Brett Pollock? (Victoria Times-Colonist)

Tim Hunter is interviewing again about the Vancouver Giants coaching job, writes Steve Ewen. (Vancouver Province)

Comeback story for this season ahead: Kootenay's Tanner Faith coming back from shoulder surgery. (Cranbrook Daily Townsman)

OHL

The Florida Panthers still have the No. 1 pick on the table, apparently. (USA Today)

Today's should-read: how Michael Dal Colle has come out stronger due to his family's challenges. (CBC Sports)

Josh Ho-Sang to the Habs? Why not? (A Winning Habit)

Bob Duff takes the long view, comparing Aaron Ekblad to another Windsor-area defenceman who went No. 1 overall 20 years ago, Ed Jovanoski. (Windsor Star)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a checkered draft history? That explains so, so much. (National Post)

Sam Bennett says people "don't know why" the draft class lacks a potential superstar. Far be it to suggest it has to do with who does the analysis. (Columbus Dispatch)

This is more like it: a mock draft with Peterborough's Nick Ritchie in the top five. (SBN College Hockey)

Sault Ste. Marie's intuitive defender, Kyle Jenkins, is an intriguing possibility as a Day 2 pick. (Sault Star)

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads GM Cam Russell predicts speedy striker Nikolaj Ehlers will go "very high" on Friday. Like No. 6 overall to Vancouver high? Who knows? How about No. 7 overall to Carolina? (Metro Halifax)

Damn right Charlottetown goalie Mason McDonald is stoked for the draft. (Charlottetown Guardian)

Cape Breton's Julien Pelletier should become the first player from Thurso, Que., to be drafted in 21 years. (Le Droit)

Quebec Remparts overage goalie François Brassard is working toward getting a free-agent shot after being put back in the draft pool by his hometown Ottawa Senators. (Le Soleil)

Feel-good story: Rimouski grad Jimmy Oligny, a rugged rearguard, has signed an AHL deal with the Milwaukee Admirals. (hockeyfights.com)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.


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Posted on 27 June 2014 | 11:06 am

Sports on the Web



Allsports view, a black eye for the NFL

  There are a few topics in the sports news and sports on the web that Allsports could talk about today, so where should we start? How about the National Football League, due to the fact that there has been so much ink used about a couple of players recently. It’s too bad when the […]

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 7:09 pm

Vancouver Sun



UEFA president Michel Platini slams FIFA, will donate money to charity instead of returning luxury watch

GENEVA — UEFA president Michel Platini has criticized FIFA for publicly rebuking football executives who accepted luxury gifts at the World Cup, saying he will donate around $27,000 to charity rather than return a watch. A FIFA statement on Thursday […]

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 2:24 pm

Rod Pederson



CORNISH OUT FOR SUNDAY

CALGARY - Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish won't play Sunday in Montreal against the Alouettes to ``help recovery from nagging injuries.''

The Stampeders announced on their Twitter account Friday that Cornish will sit out.

Calgary leads the West Division standings with a CFL-best 10-1 record.

Cornish missed six games in July and August with concussion-like symptoms, but has been on a tear in the four contests since his return.

The CFL's most outstanding player and top rusher last season ranks third in league rushing with 587 in five games.

(The Canadian Press)

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 3:58 pm

Yahoo Sports



Kings of the NHL: Los Angeles loves that winning feeling, take poised approach to Stanley Cup repeat bid (Yahoo Sports)

The Kings want to host another Stanley Cup parade, and they're confident they can pull it off. (AP)

NHL: The Los Angeles Kings know it's a tall order to win back-to-back Stanley Cups, but believe they're up for the challenge.



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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 8:48 pm

Toronto Sports Media



Sunday Night Musings Euro Style

By TSM Greetings from jolly old England!!! Funny watching nfl games on sky- the UK cable company with USA play by play guys and uk studio guys. Surprised this model hadn’t been given more consideration in Canada. Spent the afternoon at a kids bday party. […]

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Posted on 14 September 2014 | 2:34 pm

Star Sports



University of Toronto scientist wins prize for ‘Jesus in toast’ study


Praise Jesus! Or praise the long-haired dude whose outline you can totally see in that piece of burnt rye if you squint, man.

That’s what University of Toronto professor Kang Lee was saying on Thursday after winning an Ig Nobel Prize for a study on “face pareidolia,” the scientific term for when people see the mugs of famous people in clouds, rock formations and the like.

The paper, “Seeing Jesus in toast: Neural and behavioural correlates of face pareidolia,” was written by Kang and a group of researchers, along with partner institutions in China, and published in the journal Cortex.

Ig Noble winners of past years:

Bra that turns into gas mask wins Ig Nobel Prize

Beer bottle brawl study brings Ig Nobel prize

Lee and his team found that seeing the Son of God in everyday places was not an indication of nuttiness but a normal part of human perception.

A 2013 BuzzFeed listicle called “22 People Who Found Jesus in Their Food” — documenting Lord-and-Saviour sightings in edibles ranging from bananas to breakfast tacos — suggests how common the illusion can be.

“I saw several reports in the media of people seeing Jesus, or the Virgin Mary, or Elvis. And people tended to laugh at these kinds of people,” Kang told the Star on Friday. “The reason people laughed at them was because they thought they were crazy.”

The professor could sympathize. As a boy, he saw generic faces in his bed sheets “all the time.”

“If I was religious, I probably would have seen Jesus,” he quipped.

The Ig Nobel Prizes — a spoof of the better-known Scandinavian awards in literature, peace and other fields — have been given out annually since 1991 and are presented by the humorous science magazine Annals of Improbable Research.

Winners are meant to have done research that “makes people laugh and then think,” the journal’s website says.


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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 9:41 pm

Ottawa Citizen Sports



Fury FC scores four in first away win in its history

Ottawa Fury FC collected the first away win in its history Saturday night

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Posted on 20 May 2014 | 2:10 am