Alexander Romanov’s thunderous strike helped the Islanders achieve their most impressive victory of the season

NEWARK, NJ – It’s one of the most used phrases in all of hockey, uttered in locker rooms countless times over the course of a season. When one team loses a key piece or two, that’s how it goes, the others need to “move on”. Now the Islanders are still missing arguably their most important defensive player, as Adam Bellick was unable to play in Friday’s game in New Jersey due to what appears to be a head injury. It’s anyone’s guess how long he’ll be out. And in a…

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‘Only Croatia can do this’ — breaking down the comeback that stunned Brazil

Croatia celebrated “one of the greatest wins” after coming from 1-0 down in extra-time to beat Brazil on penalties in the World Cup quarter-final. “We conceded a goal but came back and demonstrated our character,” said Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic. “We beat the country with the greatest World Cup record. Only Croats can do this. We have incredible strength. We shall not surrender.” Neymar scored a brilliant goal for Brazil after 106 minutes but, with 15 minutes of extra-time remaining to salvage their World Cup, Croatia pulled off a remarkable…

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Celtics’ Rob Williams is close to making his season debut after knee surgery, and has been promoted to day-to-day

SAN FRANCISCO — Boston Celtics center Rob Williams has been promoted to D-Day as he nears his return from offseason knee surgery, both Williams and head coach Joe Mazzola said Friday. Here’s what you need to know: Williams tore the meniscus in his left knee in March and had a partial meniscus resection on March 30. Continuing to play through significant swelling and fluid draining from his knee, he missed seven of Boston’s 24 playoff games. Williams and Chief of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens said after the NBA Finals that…

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Louisville QB Malik Cunningham declared for the 2023 NFL Draft, skipping the Fenway Bowl

Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham is entering the 2023 NFL Draft, he announced Friday. Here’s what you need to know: Cunningham skips the Cardinals’ Fenway Bowl game against Cincinnati. He is the second Louisville player to enter the 2023 draft after running back Teun Evans. The 6-foot-1 Cunningham was the Cardinals’ all-time leader with 120. the background Cunningham raised 1,568 yards on 62.4 percent passing this season, adding 560 yards on the ground. He had 12,839 yards in his college career, second only to NFL MVP Lamar Jackson in his time…

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Why Wilson Contreras signed with the Cardinals: ‘It’s an honor to have the Hall of Famer behind the plate’

Street. Lewis – There were times throughout the 2022 season when Wilson Contreras would sit back, close his eyes and imagine where he would end up next. The three-time All-Star was nearing free agency, and even though he’d spent his entire career with the Cubs organization, he knew that in the fall, he would likely scout the open waters of a relatively weak catch market. When the Chicago season ended, he began imagining himself with several different teams. This is the nature of a player approaching free agency for the…

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Explanation: Manchester United’s quarterly accounts

Manchester United’s quarterly financial accounts for the three months to September 2022 were released on Thursday. The main news was that the Board of Directors did not agree to pay a semi-annual dividend for fiscal year 2023. There have been increases in United’s match revenue and commercial revenue, while their broadcasting income has been hurt by losing out in the UEFA Champions League. The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo was highlighted by mutual consent in November in the accounts, and they detailed how much his departure would save the club during…

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Thoughts on Ducks’ John Gibson, Dallas Eakins, Mason McTavish and more: Mailbag

The call to fill up Ducks mailbag was put out some time ago. I’ll guess that you’re not in the mood for excuses and I’ll save you from attempting to offer any. I do wish there were 36 hours to work with each day instead of 24. Enough of that. You asked questions and let’s get to the answers. I didn’t get to all of them but feel free to ask again when it’s time to open up the mailbag again. Or bring some different inquiries next time. Just try…

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Can the Giants pull off an upset against Howie Roseman’s ‘star-studded’ Eagles roster?

The Giants and Eagles will play a football game on Sunday. Presumably — hopefully — there will be a winner. Here are 10 thoughts on the matchup: Credit where credit is due Giants coach Brian Daboll has repeatedly praised Eagles general manager Howie Roseman for the roster he’s assembled in Philadelphia. Daboll’s game-week commentary is typically focused on opposing coaches and players, but as he has studied tape of the Eagles, the abundance of talent and lack of weaknesses has driven an appreciation for Roseman’s roster-building. It’s easy to be…

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