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Sullivan Mum on Goalie Decision, Letang Off Top Power Play? – Pittsburgh Hockey Now

Loose lips sink ships. Or so the Pittsburgh Penguins believe. As coaches across the league pledged to reveal their practice and gameday line rushes and discussed other decisions related to their preparation for the 24-team NHL Stanley Cup tournament, Penguins…

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MAQB: The Cost of Extended Training for NFL Combine; How ‘Hard Knocks’ Will Look This Season – Sports Illustrated

News and notes from around the NFL, including how trainers are preparing for extended combine prep for players opting out of the 2020 season, what we can expect from this season’s ‘Hard Knocks,’ how Joey Bosa’s big payday could help his brother and more.

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• To me, part of the issue opt-out guys face is purely financial. Normally, it’d cost an agent upwards around $30,000 to get a player housed, fed and trained in the eight weeks leading into the scouting combine—a cost that’s gone up over the years and become increasingly vital to any player’s pre-draft process. Now, rather than eight weeks, we…

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How Alexis Lafreniere fits with the New York Rangers and his impact on their contention chances – ESPN

After winning the 2020 NHL draft lottery, the Rangers are poised to select the dynamic scoring winger at No. 1 overall in October.

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The New York Rangers won the second lottery for the 2020 NHL draft, which determined which team would have the opportunity to pick at No. 1 overall. That first selection is widely expected to be phenom Alexis Lafreniere of Rimouski Oceanic in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
In June, a placeholder won the first lottery, which means that one of the eight teams eliminated from the playoffs via the qualification play-in round would have the honor of drafting first overall. The Rangers were s…

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Mike Clevinger Violates Coronavirus Protocols – MLB Trade Rumors

Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger has violated their coronavirus protocols, the team announced (via Ryan Lewis of Ohio.com). Clevinger was scheduled …

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Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger has violated their coronavirus protocols, the team announced (via Ryan Lewis of Ohio.com). Clevinger was scheduled to start for the Indians against the Cubs on Tuesday, but they’ll go with fellow righty Adam Plutko instead.
Clevinger’s violations came on the road against the White Sox over the weekend, as did fellow starter Zach Plesac’s. It turns out that the two were out on the town in Chicago together, Jeff Passan of ESPN tweets. The Indians ended up dismi…

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