Sammy Blais’ return to Rangers for NHL playoffs still possible

RALIEGH, NC – Sammy Blais, who tore his ACL in mid-November, was back on the ice with the Rangers for their optional morning skate on Wednesday before Game 1 of their second-round series against the Hurricanes. “It’s a great sign,” head coach Gerard Gallant said. “He’s worked hard and he’s at that stage where he … Read more

Canada’s sport integrity commissioner vows urgent action amid athlete complaints – National

Sarah-Eve Pelletier calls this a pivotal moment in Canadian sport. The lawyer and former artistic swimmer opened shop as Canada’s first sport integrity commissioner two weeks ago and, in what feels like not a moment too soon, she now faces the daunting task of trying to clean up Canadian sport amid a flurry of maltreatment … Read more

Dan Orlovsky in ESPN No. Fox Sports pursuit after 2 NFL booths

Dan Orlovsky will join Steve Levy and Louis Riddick Jr. as the NFL TV free-agency carousel moves on on ESPN’s No. 2 NFL TV booth, The Post has learned. ESPN declined comment. The position is significant. While ESPN has signed Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as its no. 1 team, Levy and Riddick will call … Read more

New Soccer Team Vermont Green FC Aims for Social and Environmental Justice | Outdoors & Recreation | Seven Days

click to enlarge Luke Awtry Vermont Green FC players at practice The sun beat down on the soccer pitch, and the sounds rose in a cacophony familiar to anyone who has played the game: players calling for passes; teammates warning one another as a defender closed in; coaches barking instructions as they watched with calculating, … Read more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Bishop, East win soccer playoff openers | Newsletters

KERNERSVILLE – Second-seeded Bishop McGuinness rolled past 31st-seeded Blue Ridge 11-2 on Monday at Bishop in the first round of the NCHSAA 1A West girls soccer playoffs. Justine Grimsley had four goals and an assist to lead the Villains (16-4), who will host 15th-seeded Gray Stone Day in the second round Tuesday. Anna Krawczyk added … Read more

Blues vs. Avalanche Game 1 odds, prediction

The Colorado Avalanche are the best team in the NHL. There’s no arguing it. The bookmakers have basically had the Avalanche as the Stanley Cup favorites since last season ended and Colorado gave them no reason to doubt that decision. But just because a team is the clear favorite does not mean it will win. … Read more

Lights, cameras, action… and more besides, at the Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo

RIYADH: The Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo and Summit began in Riyadh on Monday, alongside the Saudi Light and Sound Expo, the first dedicated event in the Kingdom for professional lighting and audio equipment. The three-day dual event at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center showcases thousands of cutting-edge products and solutions for the … Read more

Sooner or later, the South African soccer star leaving Boothbay for pro career

In recent months, Enock Citenga has been a familiar sight in the Boothbay Region YMCA. The 21-year-old South African spends his mornings there training for what he hopes will become a successful professional soccer career. Citenga was born in England and at 4 moved with his family to Johannesburg, South Africa. There, he attended a … Read more

Lynden girls tennis enters postseason after first-ever league title Sports

Lions post strong showing in districts after historic achievement LYNDEN – After 40 seasons coaching Lynden tennis, with both the girls and boys teams, head coach Trey Ballard and the Lions’ girls team secured their first Northwest Conference title in school history. “It was exciting because it’s so hard to do,” Ballard said. “You can … Read more