Rangers' Michael Sauer set to return

 

Celebrating their home opener with a revamped Madison Square Garden Thursday, the New York Rangers also will unveil an upgrade to their defense. Michael Sauer, who missed the last five games with a lingering preseason shoulder injury, said he will return to the lineup for the first time since Oct. 8.
"Most definitely. I'm ready to go. I got cleared so I'll be out there for sure," Sauer, 24, said after skating in the team's recently renovated arena for the first time Wednesday.
Sauer's return will provide a huge boost for an injury-addled defense that is without top blue-liner Marc
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Senators ship Mika Zibanejad to Sweden

 

The Ottawa Senators sent first-round draft pick Mika Zibanejad back to Swedish club team Djurgardens on Wednesday rather than burn the first year of his entry-level contract. Zibanejad appeared in nine games for the Senators this season, with one assist and a minus-3 rating. A 10th game with Ottawa would have meant the 18-year-old was sticking in the NHL. The Stockholm native played his ninth and final game with the Senators on Tuesday night in Carolina.
"I really wanted to stay but they have more experience in this stuff than I do," said Zibanejad, who was taken sixth overall at
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Three members of Congress call for hearings on HGH testing

 

Last week, NFLPA spokesman George Atallah explained to PFT the union’s ongoing concerns regarding the proposed HGH testing procedure, and he acknowledged that the NFLPA surely will be experiencing renewed pressure from Congress based on the union’s position that no agreement was reached on October 14 to commence the collection of blood samples.Three members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce have requested that public hearings be held on the issue.  Per Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the request came from Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Cal.), Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) in a
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Cavs hosting fashion show to benefit kids with cancer

 

While they wait for the NBA lockout to end, the Cleveland Cavaliers are putting their time off to good use. With the season on hold because of the labor impasse, the Cavs turned their court over to help kids fighting cancer.
On Tuesday night, the team hosted a fashion runway show at Quicken Loans Arena for "Flashes of Hope," a national nonprofit organization that raises money for pediatric cancer research and provides free photography portfolios to children fighting the disease. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, coach Byron Scott and his staff greeted more than 1,000 guests on the red carpet prior
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It's time for T.O. to face reality

 

Now that the glow of his reality-TV-show life has inevitably faded, Terrell Owens is left with this ugly truth: He’s squandered so much good will, traded in enough talent for shallow adulation and so-often exchanged your good name for fleeting press that he’s now more of an empty fraud than a famed star. I say this with no joy. I say this knowing that we all help put him there. I say this knowing that he has psychological problems that make this more tragedy than farce, more social commentary than Terrell Owens takedown.
How can you not feel sorry for
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Lewis tries to pitch Rangers into history

 

It's already been a productive postseason for Colby Lewis. Next up, a shot at the biggest prize yet. In Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday night, Lewis gets the first chance to pitch the Texas Rangers to their first title. No doubt while pitching oh-so-carefully against Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals, he'll be leaning on past October triumphs.
"Well, you definitely think when you're in a kid, you want to be in this position, be on this stage," Lewis said. "I think just being in the situation that we were last year throughout the playoffs gives
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NHL fans can understand pain of NBA fans

If you've been paying attention to the NBA's labor woes, this statement should sound familiar: "Unfortunately, we lose less money by not playing, and we know if we were to try to continue to play we would lose Wholesale Jerseys franchises and be in terrible, terrible shape. We are out of gas."
Sounds like any of a dozen comments made by NBA Commissioner David Stern and National Basketball Players Assn. President Derek Cheap NBA Jerseys Fisher since the NBA locked players out on July 1.
But those quotes came from the archives, not recent headlines. They were uttered on Sept.

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Braves lose to Marlins, drop another game in wild card race

With their NL wild-card lead dwindling, the Braves mustered only two hits against former teammate Javier Vazquez and lost Wednesday to the Florida Marlins, 4-0.
Atlanta's lead the NL wild-card race shrank when St. Louis beat the New York Mets Wholesale Jerseys 6-5 to close to within 1 games. The Cardinals were 10 back on Aug. 25, but the Braves have lost 13 of their past 20 games.
"I'm still optimistic that this club has enough in the tank to get it done," Jones said. "We've still got everybody in the rearview mirror. We've just got to go take care

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Twins catcher Mauer likely finished for season with mild pneumonia

Twins catcher Joe Mauer is likely to miss the rest of the season Cheap Jerseys after being diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia.Mauer received the diagnosis at the Mayo Clinic on Thursday and doctors recommended medication and two weeks' rest. The Twins have 14 games remaining before the Green Bay Packers Jerseys season ends on Sept. 28.
"He's really, really not happy about the situation," Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire said before Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians. "He wants to be out there. He wants to be here with the guys MLB Jerseys, so he's pretty upset." Mauer

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Rodgers outduels Newton as Pack hold off Panthers

Rodgers threw for 308 yards and two scores, while the Packers withstood a 432-yard passing day from the No. 1 overall draft pick to beat the Panthers 30-23 on Sunday. A week after throwing for 422 yards -- the most in league history by a rookie in his professional Cheap Jerseys Wholesale debut -- Newton topped himself by throwing for a franchise single-game record. He passed for one touchdown and also ran for a 4-yard score with 37 seconds left to bring Carolina (0-2) within seven, but the Packers (2-0) recovered the onside kick to seal the victory.
"I knew

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