FEBRUARY 22, 2018 NEWS

2018 Olympics

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson called this move the “Oops, I Did It Again,” and it put the United States in position to win a gold medal with one more stop. Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP

USA Women’s Hockey beat Canada who had 24 straight wins going into the Gold Medal Game. The 3-2 win came in a shoot-out were goalie Maddie Rooney shut down a shot by Meghan Agosta of Canada to win gold for the USA women’s team.

Goaltender Maddie Rooney makes a save on the final shootout shot by Meghan Agosta of Canada to win gold for the United States. EPA/SRDJAN SUKI

As the Americans celebrated on the ice, the PA system in the Gangneung Hockey Centre played Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” followed by Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” You would have thought the game had been in Madison Square Garden.

 

Lindsey Vonn 33-year-old  raced to downhill bronze in her final Olympics to become the oldest female Alpine skiing medalist in Olympics history. She also is just the third American with three Olympic Alpine skiing medals. She also failed to medal in the women’s Alpine combined final after she missed a gate and could not finish the slalom portion of Thursday’s competition at Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Speaking of USA Gold and hard work did you see Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall  win Gold in Cross-Country Skiing. Diggins with will and determination held off Sweden which dominated the event for the gold medal the race down the stretch was awesome to watch!

 

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ESPN.com asks, just how much will quarterback Kirk Cousins make when he hits the open market next month, and what could the contract he signs look like? Cousins has seven free agents offers.

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined $600,000 by the league for his comments about tanking, according to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated.

When allegations came out from a Sports Illustrated report that the Mavericks had serious issues with domestic violence and sexual harassment, many wondered how this could happen under Cuban’s watch writes Chris Barnewell.

The Spurs are preparing to play without star forward Kawhi Leonard this season, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said.

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New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he believes Tim Tebow is going to play in the major leagues at some point, and the Mets want to get him there as quickly as possible.

 

Breakdown the Yankees Diamondbacks Rays Trade

  • The Yankees get infielder Brandon Drury from the Diamondbacks
  • The Diamondbacks get outfielder Steven Souza from the Rays and minor league pitcher Taylor Widener from the Yankees
  • The Rays get pitcher Anthony Banda from the Diamondbacks and minor league second baseman Nick Solak from the Yankees (plus two players to be named from Arizona)

Brandon Drury could be a mainstay at 3rd for the Yankees. Drury hit .267, 13HR, 63RBI while playing at times off the bench and battled an injury that put him on the shelf. He has great work ethic and the tools to be an everyday player.

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Former Tampa Bay Ray Steven Souza best power numbers of his career 30HR 78RBI came in 2017. Diamondbacks didn’t make the deal with JD Martinez but have seemed to get two players instead of one with the signing of Souza and Jarrod Dyson earlier in the week.

Tampa Bay gets a pitcher with some upset in Anthony Banda but a lot of serious injuries could be a concern down the road. Minor league second baseman Nick Solak from the Yankees and two players to be named from Arizona complete the deal and time will tell how this one works out for the Rays.

 

 

 

 

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