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Calgary Flames fire coach Geoff Ward, hire two-time Stanley Cup winner Darryl Sutter
Darryl Sutter, 62, who replaced fired Geoff Ward, took the Calgary Flames to the 2004 Stanley Cup Final and won two titles with the Los Angeles Kings.      
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Carolina Hurricanes win the battle of the Svechnikov brothers vs. Detroit Red Wings
Evgeny and Andrei Svechnikov, who have been waiting to play each other in the NHL for nearly three years. Andrei had more points and the win.      
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NBA All-Star Game draft: LeBron James, Kevin Durant select Jazz's Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert last
LeBron James insisted there was "no slander to the Utah Jazz," but he and Kevin Durant picked Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert last in the draft.     
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NCAA Tournament men's Final Four will include fan cutouts interspersed with limited-capacity crowd
The NCAA unveiled a fan cutout plan Thursday, allowing college basketball supporters to be represented during the Final Four in Indianapolis.      
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Opinion: Banning transgender girls from sports doesn't protect anyone, it promotes hate
Of 71 legislative bills that would allow discrimination of transgender people, Human Rights Campaign says 35 are over participation in sports.      
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'I felt pretty darn good': Madison Bumgarner happy with strong first outing after 2020 struggles
Arizona Diamondbacks ace Madison Bumgarner, coming off a horrific season, strikes out six Angels players while relying less on fastball.
DeChambeau back to hitting bombs, opens with 67
Bryson DeChambeau carded six birdies at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to trail Rory McIlroy by one stroke.
Fighter shares video of being kicked off flight over son's mask
UFC's Cody Garbrandt indicated the issue arose on the Southwest flight because his 2-year-old son "wouldn't put his mask over his face."
Jackie Bradley Jr. is Brewers' latest surprise - and another sign the club cares about winning
The Brewers are just one of six teams to reach the playoffs in each of the last three seasons. Just how do they keep doing it?
COVID-19 study of professional athletes finds few serious cardiac abnormalities
Of 789 pro athletes from North American sports leagues who tested positive for COVID and had cardiac screening, five had inflammatory heart disease.
Major League Baseball to hold annual Lou Gehrig Day on June 2
MLB announced that they will hold Lou Gehrig Day on June 2 beginning this season to commemorate the former Yankee first baseman's battle with ALS.
'Not knowing details': Brett Favre walks back criticism of Deshaun Watson's trade request
Brett Favre had previously been critical of Deshaun Watson's trade request from the Houston Texans but walked back his comments.
NCAA Tournament bracketology: Which No. 2 seeds can steal a No. 1 seed on Selection Sunday?
The most dangerous contenders to steal a top seed March 14 are Ohio State, Iowa and Alabama. Florida State and Villanova long shots to play spoiler.
Milwaukee Brewers agree to deal with former all-star outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., per reports
The Milwaukee Brewers made another free-agency splash by agreeing to a deal with former all-star and Gold Glove outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.
'We're in a new year:' Blake Snell focused on Padres, not dwelling on World Series nightmare
Blake Snell, now with the Padres, wants to let it go, and certainly, the Rays would gladly reciprocate, but no one will let them.
NHL debate: Should struggling Buffalo Sabres trade franchise cornerstone Jack Eichel?
The Buffalo Sabres sit at 6-11-3, their 15 points the fewest in the NHL. Is it time for them to consider trading star Jack Eichel?
Mississippi House passes limits on transgender athletes. Governor expected to make it law
The Mississippi House voted to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls' or women's sports teams in the state's schools and universities.
Pelicans' Zion Williamson returns to court for more shots following loss, missed free throws
Not long after his New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, Zion Williamson was back on the court working on his shot.
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell says officials were '(expletive) ridiculous' in loss to 76ers
After the Utah Jazz's overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Donovan Mitchell ripped the referees and called on the NBA to address the situation.
Defendant in murder of Michael Jordan's father seeks new trial as Amazon readies TV documentary
Co-defendant to recant testimony that helped convict Daniel Green of killing Michael Jordan's dad. Amazon releases details on Moment of Truth series.
'I just wanted to come out here and give them a show': James Harden records triple-double in return to Houston
James Harden's return to Houston drew a mixed response from Rockets fans as they watched him record a triple-double against their reeling team.      
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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin and Bruins' Trent Frederic grab the spotlight in Zdeno Chara's return to Boston
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin wanted nothing to do with challenge from Boston Bruins' Trent Frederic. But he later delivered some stickwork.      
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UFC parts ways with former heavyweight champ, top contender
Former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos and perennial contender Alistair Overeem are no longer on the UFC roster.      
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Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow II sentenced to 14 years for rape and sex crimes against women
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II faced final judgment in court and was rebuked by the judge and women he violated.      
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Tiger Woods told deputies after car crash he did not remember driving
Tiger Woods was unconscious after the crash when found trapped in a loaner car and with blood on his face, according to search warrant affidavit.     
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Spieth on the rebound heading into Arnold Palmer debut
Once-sliding Jordan Spieth has two recent Top 5 finishes and will play in Arnold Palmer Invitational for first time in bid to keep momentum humming.      
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Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow II rebuked in court by victims, judge
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II faced final judgment in court Wednesday and was rebuked by the judge and women he violated.     
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Health officials say Super Bowl 55 events were not a COVID-19 super spreader in Tampa
Health officials say the events held around Super Bowl 55 resulted in 57 total COVID-19 cases, despite the crowd of fans who traveled to Tampa.      
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Chasing 700: Albert Pujols could extend career to join exclusive home run club
What I'm Hearing: Bob Nightengale had a 90-minute sit down with Albert Pujols and discussed his ultimate legacy to the game of baseball. One goal in particular of Pujols could lead him to extend his career beyond this season.      
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Half of SEC basketball teams are coached by Black women: 'It looks like what it's supposed to look like'
The SEC has more Black women at the helm of its programs than the other Power 5 conferences combined, starting with Dawn Staley at South Carolina.      
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