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Dewi Griffiths: Welshman sets quickest British marathon time for three years

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Rookie Watch: Top seasons by defensemen in past 30 years

The play of several high-profile rookies, including forwards Jack Hughes of the New Jersey Devils and Kaapo Kakko of the New York Rangers, the No. 1 and No. 2 picks of the 2019 NHL Draft, respectively, is one of the major storylines of the 2019-20 season. Each Monday, NHL.com will examine topics related to this…

Color of Hockey: Saunders wants to spread diversity message

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Bernie Saunders, who was the fifth black player to reach the NHL. Bernie Saunders wants to get back into the game.Saunders, who…

Greatest Moments of NHL Season … So Far: second round, matchup 9

The 2019-20 NHL season had many incredible moments before it was paused on March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, and now fans can decide which one was the best.The Greatest Moments of the NHL season … So Far is down to 32 entries from the original bracket of 64 with the first round…

Romanov aims to play for Canadiens this season after agreeing to contract

Alexander Romanov said he wants to play in the NHL this season if permitted after the defenseman agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Friday.The NHL season was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. The start of Romanov’s contract has not been determined.”It’s my dream to…

Nick Saban sees ‘easy transition’ for S Xavier McKinney

One has to surmise there’s a bit of bias when it comes to Alabama head coach Nick Saban giving an assessment of safety Xavier McKinney’s NFL prospects. Then again, Saban’s track record of producing NFL-ready players is noted — Josh Jacobs, Rashaan Evans and safeties Eddie Jackson and Minkah Fitzpatrick are some of the more…

Five No. 1 vs. No. 1 offerings highlight 2020 slate

Expectations aplenty, heaps of hype and a lifelong tag accompany a No. 1 overall pick. This year there’s also five matchups scheduled to feature No. 1 selections facing off, beginning in the second week of the season. Week 2 will see the 2020 No. 1 choice Joe Burrow and 2018 No. 1 Baker Mayfield on…

Rivers, Brady will start ’20 season making history

New blood is flowing through the NFL quarterback ranks with excitement personified by young stars such as Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott. However, there is likewise an abundance of future Hall of Famers who can continue to climb all-time record books, defy time and sling it like few before…

On this day in 1969, a brand-new NFL took shape

As the younger generation of NFL fan awakes into the world today, it does so with an AFC North of Bengals, Browns, Ravens and Steelers. It’s a division rich in success, history and fierce rivalry. Perhaps more than any other division in the league, though, it houses a collection of NFL franchises that has gone…

Zac Taylor ‘set’ with Burrow, 2 more youngsters at QB

Twenty-three-year-old Joe Burrow is leading a new age in Cincinnati and his 36-year-old coach doesn’t see the quarterback room getting any older. As it stands now, Burrow, the 2020 No. 1 overall pick, Ryan Finley, 26, and Jake Dolegala, 23, are the Bengals quarterbacks and as it looks going forward, Taylor has no initiative to…

Can Patriots start, finish as winners sans Tom Brady?

Just what will become of the Patriots — who have become the most consistently stellar franchise perhaps in NFL history over these last two decades — without Tom Brady? Is Jared Stidham New England’s quarterback of the future or does the addition of another signal-caller lay ahead? These are storylines of speculation that have been…