NHL players have to decide to pay now or later

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman warned players Wednesday they are likely going to have to pay one way or another to make up for the league’s projected lost revenue whenever the 2020-21 season gets underway.

Speaking on a Sports Business Journal panel, Bettman stressed the NHL is not attempting to reopen the collective bargaining agreement some five months after it was extended. Instead, he said, the fiscal realities amid the pandemic mean the 50-50 revenue-sharing split between owners and players will be affected for at least the near future.

And that means players will have to bear the brunt of any shortfall to owners.

The question then becomes, Bettman said, whether it’s in their best interest to pay the money back in the short-term — by deferring a higher percentage of their salaries as the NHL has raised in discussions — or face the potential of having the salary cap stay

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Serie C player’s front door set on fire in attack

A player at Italian third tier side Foggia was sitting on his sofa with his daughters when his front door was set on fire, the club’s president said on Wednesday.

“A tragedy could have taken place last night, but fortunately neighbours intervened with buckets of water and put out the blaze,” Roberto Felleca told the ANSA news agency.

“It’s the umpteenth intimidation that this club has been subjected to,” Felleca said. “I’m convinced that these are not the true Foggia fans, but it is time to demonstrate that and not to remain silent.

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“Federico [Gentile] was on the sofa with his little daughters when he saw the smoke get into the house.”

In a statement on their website, Foggia condemned a “cowardly act of intimidation” against the 35-year-old

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Real Madrid players, directors back under-pressure Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has the backing of Real Madrid’s board and players, sources have told ESPN, but the coach’s future could be determined by the team’s next three, crucial games against Sevilla, Borussia Monchengladbach and Atletico Madrid.

A 2-0 Champions League group stage defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday had led to speculation that Zidane could be sacked, but multiple club sources have told ESPN that “there is no debate around the manager.”

Those same sources, however, admitted that there is unhappiness at senior level with Zidane’s apparent lack of faith in the squad’s youngsters, and his management of players such as Martin Odegaard and, above all, Vinicius Junior.

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The club have high hopes for the Brazil international, 20, and there is a feeling that Zidane does not share that confidence.

Vinicius started Real Madrid’s last four games

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Top 10 state championship performances from Ann Arbor-area football players in last 30 years

ANN ARBOR – Only four high school football teams from the Ann Arbor area in the past 30 years have competed for a state championship.

And while none of those teams ended the season with a state title, there were still some memorable performances from players on the biggest stage.

MLive has highlighted 10 players who had standout individual showings during their state championship games spanning the past three decades.

Without further ado, here are the Top 10 most memorable state championship performances from Ann Arbor-area football players.

MHSAA Football Finals: Orchard Lake St. Mary's vs. Chelsea - Nov. 28, 2015

Chelsea’s Jack Bush (2) looks to pass in the first quarter of their 2015 MHSAA Division 3 state final game against Orchard Lake St. Mary’s at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, November 28, 2015. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com) Mike MulhollandMike Mulholland

Jack Bush, Chelsea, 2015

Chelsea’s offense didn’t have its best showing against Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in 2015, but

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Chaminade football players head to Arizona for club tournament

Bullhead City, Ariz., is becoming a favorite sports destination for Southland families hoping to have their sons and daughters participate in youth sports competitions while California is in lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday morning, close to two dozen West Hills Chaminade High football players were scheduled to play in a seven-on-seven passing tournament while playing for the newly formed club team West Hills Hawks.

They left on Tuesday with support from head coach Ed Croson, who has several assistants running the team.

“It’s all about the kids,” Croson said. “The things they have been denied they won’t get back.”

With high school sports on lockdown until at least January 2021, club teams have been formed in a variety of sports.

“This is the only opportunity we have to compete,” Chaminade quarterback Jaylen Henderson said Tuesday night while driving to Arizona for a game scheduled at 8 a.m.

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Global Snow Sports Apparel Market 2020 Key Players, SWOT Analysis, Key Indicators, Forecast and COVID-19 Impact Analysis 2025

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Dec 01, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
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The report delivers a deep analysis of historical and future market scenarios to get an understanding of market competition. The report exhaustively studies

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2 Syracuse women’s basketball players on Wooden Award watch list

Syracuse, N.Y. — The talented backcourt of the Syracuse women’s basketball team had its spotlight turned up even more on Tuesday.

Guards Kiara Lewis and Tiana Mangakahia were both named to the 30-player Wooden Award women’s preseason watch list. That puts them in the running for the Wooden Award All-America Team and Most Outstanding Player Award.

The honor is the latest in a string of accolades for the pair. Both are among the 50 players named to the 2020-21 Naismith Award watch list.

Mangakahia is one of 20 players nominated for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the nation’s best point guard in Division I women’s basketball. Lewis was nominated for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, which recognizes the nation’s best shooting guard.

The Wooden Award All-America Team will be announced the week of the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner of the 2021 John R. Wooden

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Points criteria for players moving to England after Brexit


West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen, rigt, scores his side’s second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Aston Villa at the London stadium in London, England, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.


The Premier League has been unable to secure the continuation of the free movement of players from Europe after Brexit, with a new points system being adopted for all international transfers.

After an 11-month transition, Britain’s departure from the European Union is being finalized and the free movement of people between the UK and the EU will end on Jan. 1.

The British government has approved the criteria for requirements that all overseas players will be assessed by after a proposal from the Football Association, the Premier League and the English Football League.

Players will be assessed based on senior and youth international appearances, club appearances and the quality of

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Rockstar Is Surprised At How Many Red Dead Online Players Embrace The Gritty Old West Lifestyle

A year and a half after it debuted as an online companion to Red Dead Dead Redemption 2, Red Dead Online has managed to create a unique identity for itself in the competitive online gaming space as a gritty and realistic cowboy simulator that offers a more meditative experience.

While you can play Red Dead Online as an outlaw roaming the Wild West in pursuit of a high noon shootout, many of the game’s players prefer to eke out a living as naturalists and moonshiners, enjoying a more pacifistic approach to the old frontier that Rockstar created.

“With Red Dead Online, we’re trying to deliver every aspect of what it might be like to live in frontier America in the late 1800s, so it offers a huge variety of options for players to create the experience they want within that world,” Tarek Hamad, director of design production at Rockstar North,

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Early look at Michigan’s next opponent, Maryland, which was without several key players in loss to Indiana

Maryland’s football team felt the effect of missing several key offensive players in its 27-11 loss to No. 12 Indiana on Saturday.

The Terrapins (2-2), who had their previous two games canceled because of a COVID-19 outbreak, turned the ball over three times and finished with 300 yards of offense. They were without starting offensive linemen, Johnny Jordan and Marcus Minor; two of its top wide receivers in Rakim Jarrett and Jeshaun Jones; and lead running back Jake Funk.

“On offense, when you turn it over three times and score points for the other team with the safety, and then you have eight penalties, that’s just bad, poor execution all game long,” head coach Mike Locksley said after the game. “We did not give ourselves a chance on that phase of our team, and that is on me to get it fixed.

“We will get it fixed. Looking forward to

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