Seattle Seahawks fans have been touted as some of the loudest and most dedicated in the NFL. The team even retired jersey No. 12 in honor of its devoted “12th Man” in the stands. But they certainly didn’t live up to that reputation Sunday. Seattle fans already had begun to leave CenturyLink Field in droves, with …

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The Gillette Stadium crowd was an orchestra, and Tom Brady was its conductor. Facing a third down late in the first half of Sunday night’s AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots quarterback took off for a rather impressive 9-yard run to the Colts’ 4. Brady’s Barry Sanders-esque jukes left New …

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Big Vince brought some nastiness to the AFC Championship Game. New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was flagged for unnecessary roughness in the second quarter of Sunday night’s playoff showdown after delivering a forearm to the back of Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle’s helmet. Wilfork was penalized for a late hit, as he …

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs say new Wrigley Field bleachers won’t be ready for the April 5 season opener. The left- and right-field bleachers are being replaced as part of a five-year overhaul of the ballpark that turned 100 last season. President of business operations Crane Kenney said Saturday that the left-field bleachers won’t be ready …

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo will be offered an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for cross-checking Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault in a game Friday. Carcillo is offered the opportunity for an in-… Powered by WPeMatico

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BUFFALO — The blood clot in the lungs of Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen has cleared up, but the one in his leg has not, general manager Ron Hextall said Saturday. “We have to get more doctors reports and then we’re going to huddl… Powered by WPeMatico

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FRIDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps NY ISLANDERS 6, Pittsburgh 3 Vancouver 3, CAROLINA 0 NY Rangers 2, COLUMBUS 1 NASHVILLE 4, Washington 3 Winnipeg 4, CHICAGO 2 ANAHEIM 5, New Jersey 1 OKPOSO SCORES FOUR, ISLANDERS WIN BATTLE FOR FIRST I… Powered by WPeMatico

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ANAHEIM — New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider left the game against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday with an upper-body injury. He did not return. Schneider was replaced by Keith Kinkaid to start the second period. Schneider may have been injur… Powered by WPeMatico

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EDMONTON – Lane Bauer had a hat trick as the Edmonton Oil Kings scored six-straight in a 6-2 rout over the Regina Pats on Friday night in Western Hockey League play. Brayden Brown, Luke Bertolucci and Dysin Mayo also found the back of the net… Powered by WPeMatico

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CHICAGO – Just when the Winnipeg Jets could have started tiring, they shifted into a higher gear against the Chicago Blackhawks. Bryan Little and Chris Thorburn scored 28 seconds apart midway through the third period to snap a tie, and the Je… Powered by WPeMatico

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