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The Columbus Blue Jackets faced their former star winger, Artemi Panarin, on Thursday night. On Saturday night in Sunrise, Fla., the Blue Jackets will confront their former star goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky, who now plays for the Florida Panthers. The first reunion did not go well for Columbus, which lost 3-2 to the New York Rangers …

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Tre Flowers was throwing up into trashcans and practicing with a surgical mask on at times last week as the flu had hit him and several teammates ahead of the Seahawks‘ Monday night win over the Minnesota Vikings. Flowers was determined to practice despite his illness and used the mask to …

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Note to the Colorado Avalanche as they take on the Bruins in their lone trip to Boston this season: It isn’t over until it’s over. Third-period comebacks have been a hallmark for the Bruins as they take a 13-game points streak (9-0-4) into Saturday’s tilt. Boston has scored 12 of its last 13 goals in …

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones missed his third straight practice Friday because of a sprained right ankle, making it likely Eli Manning will return as the New York Giants starting quarterback on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones was hurt Sunday in a loss to the Green Bay Packers. The sixth pick …

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller said Friday he will test his injured left knee before the Denver Broncos‘ game at Houston to see if he’ll be able to start a new streak. He sat out last week against the Chargers, ending a 95-game starting streak that dated to the 2014 opener. Miller said he’s …

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Judging by the jump start, it looks like we’re headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned. The coaching carousel began whirling earlier than usual this season with Jay Gruden getting fired by the Washington Redskins in October after an 0-5 start and Ron Rivera getting dumped …

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Jerry Jones tried ripping the coaching staff of the Dallas Cowboys after the first loss in the current three-game skid, then took the gentle approach following the second. The team’s owner and general manager just looked mad at the world on an embarrassing night in Chicago and didn’t seem to care that Dallas was still …

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There’s several reasons why the Philadelphia Eagles have been inconsistent on offense this season. Now isn’t the time for excuses. Despite an up-and-down offense that showed up last week only to see the defense collapse, the Eagles (5-7) still control their playoff hopes. They would win the NFC East if they win …

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Rob Gronkowski is enjoying life in retirement — one piece at a time. The former star tight end who helped the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls during his nine-year career uses jigsaw puzzles to lower his stress levels and to help his mental recovery. Gronkowski said in an interview with Reena Ninan for …

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will likely be without Jamal Adams and Brian Poole in their secondary against Miami. Their backfield could also be missing Le’Veon Bell, who was sent home Friday with an illness that sidelined him for two practices. Adams was officially listed as doubtful for the Jets’ game …

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