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  • Kings select Gabriel Vilardi in first round of the NHL Entry Draft

    Kings select Gabriel Vilardi in first round of the NHL Entry Draft

    The Los Angeles Kings selected center Gabriel Vilardi of Kingston, Ontario with their first round draft pick, 11th overall, in the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft on Friday. This past season with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League, Vilardi led the Spitfires in points with 6...
  • Yamamoto makes hockey history by becoming shortest NHL first round draft pick

    Yamamoto makes hockey history by becoming shortest NHL first round draft pick

    Kailer Yamamoto of Spokane, Washington made National Hockey League history on Friday by becoming the shortest first round draft pick in National Hockey League history. The Edmonton Oilers selected Yamamoto, who is only five feet and seven inches, 22nd overall.  Yamamoto had a great season in 2016-1...
  • Professional Bull Riders to compete in Colorado Springs

    Professional Bull Riders to compete in Colorado Springs

    The best professional bull riders will be competing at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Sat. Sept. 30 and Sun. Oct. 1. The event is simply being promoted as the Rumble in the Rockies. Saturday's competition starts at 6:45 p.m. mountain time and Sunday's competition starts...
  • Nico Hischier 

    Swiss hockey history made in the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft

    It was a gigantic night in the history of Switzerland hockey on Friday. For the first time ever a player from Switzerland was selected first overall in the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Nico Hischier, a center from Naters, Switzerland, was selected first overall by the New Jersey Devils...
  • Ryan Reaves 

    Blues trade Ryan Reaves to Penguins

    The St. Louis Blues traded right winger Ryan Reaves of Winnipeg, Manitoba to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday. In addition to Reaves, the Penguins received a second round draft pick in the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The Blues meanwhile got center Oskar Sundqvist of Boden, Sweden and a...
  • Brayden Schenn 

    Flyers trade Schenn to the Blues for Lehtera and draft picks

    The Philadelphia Flyers traded center Brayden Schenn to the St. Louis Blues for center Jori Lehtera, a first round draft pick in the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft and a conditional first round draft pick in the 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The conditions for the conditional...
  • Derek Stepan 

    Rangers trade Raanta and Stepan to Coyotes

    The New York Rangers traded goaltender Antti Raanta and center Derek Stepan to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday for defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and the Coyotes first round pick in the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft. With the pick, the Rangers selected Swedish center Lias Andersson who played...
  • Artemi Panarin 

    Blackhawks trade Panarin to Blue Jackets for Saad

    The Chicago Blackhawks made a blockbuster trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. The Blackhawks traded Artemi Panarin, Tyler Motte and a sixth round pick in the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft to the Blue Jackets for Brandon Saad, goaltender Anton Forsberg and a fifth round draft...
  • Connor Murphy 

    Blackhawks trade Hjalmarsson to Coyotes for Murphy and Dauphin

    The Chicago Blackhawks traded defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday for defenseman Connor Murphy and center Laurent Dauphin on Friday. At first glance, one might think that the Coyotes got the edge in the deal because Hjalmarsson is a three-time Stanley Cup champion as he...
  • Johnny Gaudreau 

    Gaudreau wins 2017 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

    Calgary Flames left winger Johnny Gaudreau of Salem, New Jersey has won the 2017 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. The award is presented to the player in the National Hockey League that shows the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct, along with a high standard of ability.  Gaudreau only took four...
  • Tom Wilhelmsen 

    Wilhelmsen joins Colorado Springs after signing with the Brewers

    Tom Wilhelmsen of Tucson, Arizona is now a member of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Pacific Coast League after signing a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. Wilhelmsen made his Sky Sox debut on Thursday and despite giving up three hits, had zero earned runs in two...
  • Vegas Golden Knights select four Americans in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft

    Vegas Golden Knights select four Americans in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft

    The Vegas Golden Knights selected four Americans in the 2017 National Hockey League Expansion Draft on Wednesday. They are defenseman Jon Merrill of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, center Connor Brickley of Everett, Massachusetts, defenseman Trevor Van Riemsdyk of Middletown, New Jersey and defenseman Nate...
  • John Tortorella 

    Tortorella makes American hockey history

    John Tortorella of Boston, Massachusetts made American hockey history on Wednesday. Tortorella became the first American ever to win the Jack Adams Award (presented to the National Hockey League's coach of the year) twice.  Tortorella won the award this past season in 2017, as the head coach of the...
  • Auston Matthews 

    Auston Matthews wins 2017 Calder Trophy

    Auston Matthews of San Ramon, California won the 2017 National Hockey League Calder Trophy on Wednesday. The award is presented to the National Hockey League rookie of the year.  It was an outstanding rookie season for Matthews. In 82 games, Matthews notched 40 goals and 29 assists for 69 points. He...
  • Markelle Fultz 

    Markelle Fultz makes University of Washington Huskies basketball history

    Markelle Fultz of Upper Marlboro, Maryland made University of Washington Huskies basketball history on Thursday. Fultz became the first Huskies player ever to be selected first overall in the National Basketball Association draft. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.  A point guard, Fultz...
  • Corey Knebel sets MLB record for relievers

    Corey Knebel sets MLB record for relievers

    Corey Knebel of Denton, Texas set a Major League Baseball record for relief pitchers on Thursday.  When Knebel struck out Pirates first baseman Josh Bell in the top of the ninth inning in a 4-2 Milwaukee win, Knebel set the Major League Baseball record for most consecutive games to start a regular...
  • Reilly Smith 

    Vegas Golden Knights acquire four key NHL players via trade

    The Vegas Golden Knights acquired four key National Hockey League players via trade on the day of the 2017 National Hockey League award ceremony and expansion draft in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday. The Golden Knights acquired right winger Reilly Smith from the Florida Panthers, David Clarkson from...
  • Brayden McNabb 

    Kings lose defenseman Brayden McNabb to the Golden Knights

    The Los Angeles Kings lost defenseman Brayden McNabb of Davidson, Saskatchewan to the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 National Hockey League Expansion Draft in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday. McNabb has spent the last three seasons with the Kings and had two goals and two assists in four points in...
  • Jeremy Abbott 

    Jeremy Abbott retires from figure skating

    Olympic bronze medalist Jeremy Abbott of Aspen, Colorado has retired from competitive figure skating at the age of 32 on Thursday. Abbott has decided not to attempt to make the American national men's singles figure skating team for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang in February.  Abbott...
  • American volleyball coach Marv Dunphy retires

    American volleyball coach Marv Dunphy retires

    The former head coach of the United States men's volleyball team has announced his retirement.  Marv Dunphy, who was the head coach for the United States men's volleyball program at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and won an Olympic gold medal, had been a consultant and scouting coach for the United...
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