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Flyers hire NHL veteran Fletcher as GM

The Philadelphia Flyers hired Chuck Fletcher as their executive vice president and general manager on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher (L) stands with Mike Yeo (R) after Yeo is named the new head coach of the Minnesota Wild NHL team in St. Paul, Minnesota June 17, …

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Soccer: Modric wins 2018 Ballon d'Or, breaks Messi-Ronaldo dominance

Soccer Football – 63rd Ballon d’Or – The Grand Palais, Paris, France – December 3, 2018 Real Madrid’s Luka Modric with the Ballon d’Or award REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS (Reuters) – Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or on Monday, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s …

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NHL board expected to approve Seattle expansion team

FILE PHOTO: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during an event in Beijing, China, March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer The NHL Board of Governors is expected to approve Seattle’s bid to become the league’s 32nd franchise on Tuesday. The team would begin play as early as the 2020-21 season, depending on the …

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NHL roundup: Ducks rally from 4 down, edge Caps

Pontus Aberg scored the tiebreaker with 5:05 remaining and finished with two goals and one assist as the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a four-goal, second-period deficit and stunned the host Washington Capitals 6-5 on Sunday. Dec 2, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) skates with the …

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Olympics: 2020 organizers vow to guard against complacency

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo 2020 organizers vowed no let-up in their drive to host a successful Summer Games on Monday as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach once again heaped praise on the city’s preparations. FILE PHOTO: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach poses for a group photo …

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Patriots QB Brady finally joins 1,000-yard rushing club

Tom Brady has five Super Bowl championships, the NFL’s all-time mark for passing yards (regular season and playoffs) and three league Most Valuable Player awards. On Sunday, he reached the mark that has eluded him for so long: the 1,000-yard-rusher club. Dec 2, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots …

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Soccer: Berhalter appointed U.S. men's national team coach

(Reuters) – Gregg Berhalter will be the first U.S. World Cup player to coach the men’s national team, U.S. Soccer said on Sunday as it announced the 45-year-old’s appointment to the top job. FILE PHOTO: Nov 11, 2018; Harrison, NJ, USA; Columbus Crew SC head coach Gregg Berhalter stands on …

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Berhalter named coach of USMNT

FILE PHOTO: Nov 4, 2018; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Crew SC head coach Gregg Berhalter celebrates after a goal by forward Gyasi Zardes (11) (not pictured) against New York Red Bulls at Mapfre Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports Former Columbus Crew manager Gregg Berhalter was officially named the …

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