PHILADELPHIA -- Sam Bennett couldnt do a pull-up at the NHL scouting combine, but that didnt prevent him from being the Calgary Flames fourth overall pick in the draft. Bennett, ranked as the top North American skater by NHL Central Scouting, becomes a centre for the Flames to build around. Hes the first pick of new general manager Brad Treliving as Calgary continues its retooling effort. Bennett, a native of Holland Landing, Ont., had 91 points this past season for the OHLs Kingston Frontenacs, where he played for ex-Flames centre Doug Gilmour.
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Odell Beckham Jr visited Sky Sports to discuss next season’s game in London, so what should we expect from the NFL thrill-seeker? He will star when the New York Giants face the Los Angeles Rams on October 23 at Twickenham, bringing his unique style of offence to these shores for the first time.So we have dug out Beckham Jrs most exciting moments so far… OBJ on Sky Sports News Interview on playing in London...
Austin, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Myles Turner scored 16 points while Jonathan Holmes turned in 12 points and 10 rebounds as No. 11 Texas topped Rice by a 66-55 count at Erwin Center. Javan Felix contributed 10 points for the Longhorns (11-2), who recovered from a three-point overtime loss to Stanford on Tuesday. Seth Gearharts game-best 24 points werent nearly enough for the Owls (3-8), who have lost two straight since winning two in a row. Marcus Jackson totaled 10 points in a losing cause. JJ Redick Jersey.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Penguins will take the ice minus their captain again on Monday when they battle the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning without the services of Sidney Crosby. Crosby is the latest NHL player stricken with the mumps and he will miss a third straight game with the illness tonight. Although the Penguins didnt officially announce their star forward had the mumps until Sunday, he was held out of games on Friday and Saturday for what the club deemed a precautionary measure. Pittsburgh said Crosby should be through the infectious period by Monday.
There is a split of fixtures this weekend as the Premier League continues in tandem with the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. In the top flight, Manchester City will look to reignite their title challenge at Norwich, live on Sky Sports 1HD on Saturday afternoon, with the Canaries in need of a win to boost their survival hopes.Tottenhams bid to put pressure on leaders Leicester continues at Aston Villa while Bournemouth and Swansea meet as they look for points that will keep them up.
CRANBROOK, B.C. -- Linemates Jaedon Descheneau and Sam Reinhart have picked up exactly where they left off last season. Descheneau scored three times and Reinhart assisted on each of them as the Kootenay Ice downed the visiting Regina Pats 3-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action. Descheneau, who was second in team scoring last year behind Reinhart, has produced six points in his last two outings and now has three goals and five assists in four contests. Reinhart leads all Ice (2-2-0) skaters with three goals and 10 points in four games, which is good for third in league scoring.
Wayne Gretzky and long-time Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia might have a cool story to tell. Today, their baseball playing sons were reportedly traded for each other. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Cubs dealt minor league outfield Trevor Gretzky to the Angels for catcher Matt Scioscia. The Cubs have yet to confirm the deal. Gretzky, son of the "The Great One," has a .280 batting average with one home run in 250 at-bats as a 21-year-old. Scioscia, 25, is hitting .222 over three minor league seasons.
MADRID - Real Madrid will aim to focus on its Spanish league campaign after losing its Copa del Rey defence to a dominant Atletico Madrid when it hosts another local team — Getafe.Coach Carlo Ancelotti will seek to bolster Madrids league lead on Sunday against Quique Sanchez Flores 14th-placed team that has won just four matches in 18 rounds.Atletico, meanwhile, faces bottom of the league Granada that has managed to win two matches all season.Barcelona travels to lowly Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.Here are some things to know about this weekends matches as La Liga reaches its midpoint:___P
FORTALEZA, Brazil -- Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and equaled the World Cup scoring record in the process. Germany was held to an entertaining 2-2 draw by Ghana on Saturday and needed Kloses second-half equalizer to avoid another second-game letdown that has plagued the team in recent tournaments. Klose now has 15 career World Cup goals, equaling the mark set by former Brazil star Ronaldo. He celebrated the goal with his trademark somersault. "It wasnt perfect, but I cant remember the last time I did it," Klose said.
MIAMI - This is why Dwyane Wade rested. This is why the Miami Heat opted to go without their longtime franchise player for so many nights this season, why teammates hoped their frustrations about playing without him for 28 regular-season games would ultimately be rewarded, why he often seemed more comfortable in a suit than a uniform. News flash: The regular season didnt mean all that much to Wade and the Heat. Everything about the Miami franchise revolves around chasing more titles, and Wade is doing his part.