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Emily Cave has special gifts for late husband’s teammatesBy Faceoffsports

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Emily Cave will have special gifts waiting for players when the Edmonton Oilers wrap up training camp. She will be in attendance Saturday when Edmonton concludes camp with an intrasquad scrimmage, paying tribute to her late husband, Oilers forward Colby Cave. He died in April after suffering a brain bleed. Emily won’t …

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Penguins star Crosby misses practice with undisclosed issue. Faceoffsports

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby did not practice on Sunday, a day after leaving a team scrimmage with an undisclosed health issue. The team captain and two-time NHL MVP scored during an organized scrimmage on Saturday. Head coach Mike Sullivan declined to offer specifics on what happened to Crosby in the immediate aftermath, saying he …

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Kobe Bryant championship ring given to his father to be auctioned offBy Faceoffsports

Kobe Bryant championship ring given to his father to be auctioned offBy   When the Lakers won their first title of the Kobe Bryant/Shaquille O’Neal era in 2000, Kobe paid for two extra full-sized championship rings to be made. He gave one ring to his father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, and one to his mother, Pamela. …

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Mike McCarthy: Aldon Smith “bigger and stronger” than he was with 49ers

Robert Quinn, playing opposite DeMarcus Lawrence, led the Cowboys in sacks last season with 11.5. Quinn signed with the Bears in free agency, leaving a hole. The Cowboys have filled it by signing Aldon Smith while hoping NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstates Randy Gregory. Goodell recently gave Smith the approval to return from his suspension. Smith, 30, was as …

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Hall of Fame could push back induction of Kobe, Duncan, Garnett due to coronavirus

It’s the deepest and (arguably) greatest Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class in its history: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett lead it. Enshrinement is scheduled for Aug. 29, but the Hall of Fame in Massachusets is looking at potentially pushing back that date if large gatherings are not yet allowed, reports Gary Washburn at the …

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Report: Cavaliers, Trail Blazers, Nuggets to open facilities on Friday

  The NBA is planning to allow teams – where permitted by local governments – to open facilities Friday. So far, we’ve heard mostly about teams that can’t or won’t. There’s still plenty of caution amid the coronavirus epidemic. But a few teams will welcome players. Jeff Zillgitt and Mark Medina of USA Today: Even though the NBA targeted Friday …

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Wayne Gretzky’s advice to top NHL prospects: ‘Embrace every moment it

There will be an 2020 NHL Draft at some point, but for now the top hockey prospects will have to wait. As they continue training at home, five of the potential early-round picks joined Wayne Gretzky for a conversation during the latest #HockeyAtHome episode. Alexis Lafreniere, Jamie Drysdale, Jake Sanderson, Quinton Byfield, and Tim Stutzle …

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Patriots are betting favorites to sign Cam NewtonBy Charean Williams | Apr 27, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

The Patriots didn’t select a quarterback in the three-day draft, but signed undrafted free agent Brian Lewerke of Michigan State afterward. That leaves the Patriots with Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer and Lewerke as the quarterbacks on their roster. It’s no wonder, after the Chargers drafted Justin Herbert, that the Patriots are the favorites to sign Cam Newton. FanDuel Sportsbook …

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Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love talk on the phone by lets_play

Aaron Rodgers has been on the other side of this. He was the heir apparent in 2005 when the Packers drafted him with the 35-year-old Brett Favre still playing well.  The two had a rocky relationship for the three seasons they were together. Now, the 36-year-old Rodgers has first-round draft choice Jordan Love behind him. The big question …

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