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 Comedian Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host when Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson provided comic fodder during the 1990s, has died.

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The prize was Sidney Crosby, one of the greatest prospects anyone had seen since Wayne Gretzky. And the method to determine who got him, as best as then-Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Doug MacLean can recall, was hashed out over a few meetings as the NHL negotiated a new labor agreement to end the 2004-05 lockout. MacLean's Blue Jackets had the fourth-worst record the year before the ...

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PITTSBURGH - We are going to attempt to talk about hockey today, with a disclaimer that there are more important things to worry about in our world than whether or not Gary Bettman hands somebody the Stanley Cup this spring or summer. Another disclaimer: There is a legit chance that isn't going to happen. Based on the latest recommendation from the Center for Disease Control, that all events ...

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PHILADELPHIA - Chris Greenwell took his boy Brandon to the Wells Fargo Center one night in November to meet the most famous person on the Philadelphia Flyers payroll: Gritty. The Flyers had invited Greenwell and his 13-year-old son to get a photo and some face time with the fuzzy, googly-eyed mascot, all part of an exclusive event for season ticket-holders. But after waiting in line for about ...

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Words were a most dangerous game in 2019. Baseball traded its “disabled list” for the “injured list,” saying it doesn’t want to support the “misconception that people with disabilities are injured and therefore are not able to participate or compete.”

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - The first rule about having superstitions is to not to refer to them as being superstitions. They're called routines, in case you were curious. "Superstition has this stigma about it," Sharks winger Evander Kane said. "Superstitions are fine. Everybody has them, whether they admit it or not." The Sharks have won six straight going into Tuesday's home game against the ...

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SEATTLE - When we spoke over the summer, Sportsnet commentator Don Cherry discussed how he hoped to work a game in Seattle during the 2021-22 season when the city's NHL expansion team makes its debut. That won't be happening now as Cherry's near-four-decade run on Hockey Night in Canada ended Monday following some seismic weekend events even he couldn't talk his way out of. Cherry was fired ...