Blue Jackets’ Domi eager to fill key role in Tortorella’s lineup


General manager Jarmo Kekalainen thinks the 25-year old forward will be a perfect fit: ‘He already plays like a Blue Jacket.’

Brian Hedger
 
| The Columbus Dispatch

It didn’t take long for his phone to start buzzing. 

After being traded to the Blue Jackets on Oct. 9 in a deal that sent Josh Anderson to the Montreal Canadians, Max Domi began to receive a lot of calls and texts.

Anderson, a close friend, was the first, followed by calls from Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and then coach John Tortorella. 

“We were both on the golf course when we found out,” Domi, 25, said of him and Anderson. “Kind of crazy. We weren’t expecting it.” 

Both players were restricted free agents and each quickly agreed to contract extensions. Domi signed a two-year deal worth $10.6 million with Columbus, which will take him to unrestricted free agency, and Montreal inked

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This outdoor puffy jacket isn’t just weather-proof, it’s fireproof too!

Most weatherproof jackets fail to consider the one element that’s often key to the outdoor experience… fire. Imagine this – you’re outdoors on a trek, and you’ve made it to your campsite. Craving some food or even a coffee, you build yourself a campfire, and a rogue spark or ember flies into the air, making it onto the sleeve of your jacket. You immediately brush it off, but it does manage to burn a small hole through the outer fabric of your jacket, not just ruining it aesthetically, but also compromising its ability to keep you protected in the rain or bad weather.

Being campfire-proof is arguably as integral to outdoor apparel as is being weatherproof, and that’s what the Trekka Element Jacket promises. Designed like any high-performance outdoor-wear, the Elements Jacket is waterproof, windproof, warm, breathable, and moisture-wicking, but the fact that it’s also fire-resistant gives it an edge

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WVSU basketball: 3 Jackets named to Division II preseason team | MEC Sports

The start of the season is on hold until January, but preseason accolades are rolling in for the West Virginia State University men’s basketball team.

WVSU’s Anthony Pittman, a former Capital High School standout, and Glen Abram were named Thursday to the Black College Sports Network’s HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) NCAA Division II preseason first team.

A third Yellow Jacket, Jeremiah Moore, was named to the second team.

WVSU coach Bryan Poore said the recognition comes at a good time for the Yellow Jackets.

“It’s really nice, good for the guys, good for the team, they needed a positive, uplifting note,” said Poore, who enters his 22nd season at State’s head coach. “They’re all leery, there’s so much uncertainty to the season, and with this coming out it gives us the feeling that we’re really gonna play.”

That wasn’t a sure thing as the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the

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Lebron James, Dustin Johnson and Katie Taylor among World Sport Star BBC SPOTY nominees

Basketball superstar Lebron James and golf’s Masters champion Dustin Johnson are among six nominees for the World Sports Star prize at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year awards.

The US pair are joined by Irish boxing world champion Katie Taylor, pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis, France and Lyon captain Wendie Renard and the recently retired UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov.

James led the LA Lakers to a poignant NBA Championship win following the death of franchise legend Kobe Bryant at the start of the year, and in doing so became the first man to be named NBA Finals MVP with three different teams.

Johnson won his first green jacket at Augusta National last month, breaking the record for the lowest ever score at the Masters in the process, while Taylor twice defended her four lightweight world titles to extend her unbeaten professional record to 17-0.

Duplantis broke the

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Black athletes in Ohio tell stories of racism in sports

The two youth hockey teams sharing a bus for a tournament in Canada were all white except for Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre.

That was nothing new for the 13-year-old from Montreal. He was used to being one of very few players of color on the ice.

But when he stepped off the bus that day, he experienced something so ugly that it has stuck with him for the past 30 years.

Retired Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre, the first Black player to join the franchise, recalls experiencing numerous instances of racism on the ice while growing up in Canada.

Retired Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre, the first Black player to join the franchise, recalls experiencing numerous instances of racism on the ice while growing up in Canada.
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The Black Out series: Stories on the impacts of racism felt by Black Ohioans

One of the opposing players shouted at his team: “Hey, we can’t wait to play you. We are going to kick your ass and kick your (N-word) ass, too.”

Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre, first Black player for
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Porter Gaud basketball coach, 20/20 Youth Organization hosting Coat Drive, Winter Festival

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – From dropping dimes on the court to assisting their community, three local men are looking to impact the younger generation in the Charleston area through the game of basketball.

Travis Smith is the Head Junior Varsity and Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at Porter Gaud High School.

When Coach Smith isn’t on the court, he is out volunteering with the 20/20 Youth Organization, a non-profit he helped co-found alongside Tre McLean, a West Ashley high school alum who currently plays basketball overseas in Greece, and Delonza Simmons, who is heavily involved in youth sports in the Downtown Charleston area.

20/20 is dedicated to “guiding Lowcountry athletes to become unconditional champions,” according to the mission statement.

“We wanted to come up with a plan to help middle school children in the Charleston area reach their full potential,” said Smith. “Kids that don’t necessarily have the whole gamut when

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Jenny Powell sports a camouflage coat for dog walk



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Britain is expected to get its first proper taste of winter at the end of this week, with temperatures plunging towards zero.

And Jenny Powell looked ready for the chilly weather as she stayed warm in a camouflage coat on Friday while joining former Real Housewives of Cheshire star Leanne Brown for a dog walk. 

While TV presenter, 52, is frequently spotted out, it comes as a rare public outing for Leanne 43, who exited the Real Housewives show in 2018 after she accused her co-star Dawn Ward of failing to repay a £500k debt.



Jenny Powell et al. walking in the snow: Fresh air: Jenny Powell stayed warm in a camouflage coat with a faux fur collar as she joined former Real Housewives of Cheshire star, Leanne Brown, for a dog walk on Friday


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Fresh air: Jenny Powell stayed warm in a camouflage coat with a faux fur collar as she joined former Real Housewives of Cheshire star, Leanne Brown, for a dog walk on Friday

Leanne turned heads in an electric blue padded jacket which she

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Carol Alt is 60! The Sports Illustrated model shows off her toned legs

Carol Alt turned 60-years-old on Tuesday.

And the Vogue model celebrated in New York City with a friend as they had a socially distanced dinner at Cipriani Downtown at 55 Wall Street.

The knockout showed off her legs in a mini dress just after she told DailyMail.com that she stays trim eating good fats and exercising at least one minute every day.

Still a siren at 60: Carol Alt turned 60-years-old on Tuesday. And the Vogue model celebrated in New York City with a friend as they had a socially distanced dinner at Cipriani Downtown at 55 Wall Stree

The star, who was on the cover of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar regularly for over a decade and also made the front of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, had on a colorful and skintight dress.

The TV and movie star added a long black and gray coat that split in the

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COVID-19 testing stations, outdoor lounges

Harriet Baskas, Special to USA TODAY
Published 7:01 a.m. ET Dec. 2, 2020

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As cases soar, the CDC issued a warning urging Americans not to travel this Thanksgiving to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

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While air travel in the United States has been ticking up a bit since record low days in April, it has been an incredibly tough year for airlines and airports.

Still, throughout the year, airports have pressed forward introducing new features, new art, new technology and new amenities for passengers. The goal: to make being in the terminals less stressful, more enjoyable and, by necessity, safer.

For example, back in January, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), went smoke-free, making it one of last major U.S. airports to do so. And in February, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) introduced a coat-check service.

Here are some other new amenities airports introduced in 2020, although some may

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