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Wild trades center and fan favorite Eric Staal to Buffalo – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Eric Staal has played 16 NHL seasons, including the past four in Minnesota. He was traded to the Sabres for Marcus Johansson, a 10-year veteran who had nine goa…

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The search for a top center in an already busy offseason isn’t over for the Wild, but the team might end up relying on depth up the middle.
That’s because the Wild made a surprising trade Wednesday, sending first-line center and six-time All-Star Eric Staal to the Buffalo Sabres for Marcus Johansson, a center/wing hybrid who will help the by-committee approach up the middle for which the Wild seems headed.
“It’s very hard to acquire true No. 1 centers, and we might have to do it with all hands…

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Seahawks Injury Updates Following Sunday Night’s 35-30 Win Over New England – Seahawks.com

The Seahawks lost safety Marquise Blair to what Pete Carroll fears could be a significant knee injury.

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The Seahawks pulled off a thrilling 35-30 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday night, but the victory didn’t come without a cost. 
Safety Marquise Blair, Seattle’s nickel defensive back and also backup free safety, left the game with a second-quarter knee injury that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said looks to be a “fairly serious” injury. 
Blair began the game in his usual nickel role, but switched to free safety late in the first quarter when Quandre Diggs was ejected for a helmet-to-he…

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QB Cam Newton nearly leads New England Patriots to fourth-quarter comeback win – ESPN

Patriots quarterback Cam Newton nearly led the team to a comeback win on Sunday but fell short against the Seahawks.

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Quarterback Cam Newton nearly led the visiting New England Patriots on a vintage fourth-quarter comeback Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks, but he was stopped on a designed run at the 1-yard line on the final play of a 35-30 loss at CenturyLink Field.
Newton was remarkable, finishing 30-of-44 for 397 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He added 47 yards rushing on 11 carries and two touchdowns.
His performance kept the Patriots in the game until the final play, in which he t…

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Anthony Davis Delivers in the Moment He Wanted with Los Angeles Lakers – Bleacher Report

Even with LeBron James on the court, there was no way anyone but Anthony Davis was taking the last shot in Sunday’s 105-103 Game 2 victory…

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Even with LeBron James on the court, there was no way anyone but Anthony Davis was taking the last shot in Sunday’s 105-103 Game 2 victory.
It was Davis who had stabilized the Los Angeles Lakers after the Denver Nuggets erased a 16-point lead in the second half. Leading into the final possession, it was Davis who had scored the Lakers’ last seven points in a mano-a-mano battle with Nikola Jokic, who had Denver’s last 12.
So when Lakers head coach Frank Vogel …

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