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Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment On his first shot at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Teemu Selanne has scored, not surprising for someone who scored 684 NHL goals. The 46-year-old headlined the class announced on Monday. Joining the 10-time All-Star in Toronto are Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Danielle Goyette, and in the builders category Clare Drake and Jeremy Jacobs. Selanne, nicknamed the Finnish Flash, was the 10th overall pick of the Winnipeg Jets in the 1988 draft. In 1993, he won the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie after he scored a league-leading 76 goals and added 56 assists. He holds NHL records for most goals and points by a rookie. Selanne never matched that goal total again, but he did lead the league in goals two more times. Selanne was a fan favorite of the Anaheim franchise, playing for the team from 1996-2001 and again from 2005 until …

Read about the latest sports tech news, innovations, ideas and products that impact players, fans and the sports industry at SportTechie.com. DailyPay, a tech company that aims to reduce employee turnover, announced investments by Dontari Poe, defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons and a two-time Pro Bowler, and Jalen Mills, cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles. DailyPay helps reduce employee turnover by granting workers instant access to wages. Seventy percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, according to the company. For many, waiting for wages can result in dire consequences. From prohibitive interest payments on debts to undue late fees, not having enough money on hand can cause terrible heartache and hardship. This is a life that Poe and Mills know well. Each grew up in a single mother household before being drafted into the NFL. Apple Watch To Sync With Cardio Machines At The Gym Two NBA Experts Pioneer A New Way To Watch Sports From The …

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment If Ohio State is interested in Sean Miller as its next men’s basketball coach, the Buckeyes are going to have a battle to bring him in from Arizona. “The Ohio State University is great university, but they are not going to get Coach Miller,” university president Dr. Robert Robbins told The Arizona Republic on Tuesday. “They will have to come over me to get him, as the saying goes, over my dead body.” Miller’s name was one of many floated after the Buckeyes cut ties with Thad Matta on Monday and are beginning a national search at a relatively late time in the offseason. Whom should Ohio State hire to replace Thad Matta? Ohio State abruptly parted ways with Thad Matta on Monday, leaving the Buckeyes with a big hole to fill at an odd time. Who could wind up in Columbus? There are likely some big …

1:29 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NEW YORK — It was the sort of situation — two men out and one man on, two-run lead in the seventh inning and the biggest, baddest slugger in baseball taking aim at the bleachers — that inspired New York’s own Billy Joel to write a song. Pressure? For most pitchers, sure. But Boston Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly routinely throws a fastball in excess of 100 mph, and given the circumstance Tuesday night, he reached back for another tick or two of velocity to strike out New York Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge in an eventual 5-4 victory in the opener of a three-game showdown at Yankee Stadium. Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly preserved a two-run lead in the seventh inning with a critical strikeout of Yankees phenom Aaron Judge. Mike Stobe/Getty Images Kelly uncorked six pitches to Judge, three of which were clocked …

11:57 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Not wanting to miss a voluntary practice Monday, veteran Buffalo Bills cornerback Shareece Wright took about a 550-mile and over eight-hour Uber trip from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to the team’s practice facility in Orchard Park, New York. Wright later tweeted that the ride, which began Sunday night around 11 p.m., cost $632.08. One of Wright’s representatives, Tamerat Berhe, tweeted that Wright also gave a $300 tip for a total cost of $932.08. The cost of an @uber from Chicago to Buffalo $632.08 fare + $300 tip = $932.08 https://t.co/Esxgt9OeK8 — Tamerat Berhe, Esq. (@TamBerhe) June 6, 2017 It is unclear if Wright’s flight from Chicago was canceled. Uber is available in Chicago but the ride-sharing service will not be allowed to operate in Buffalo until June 29, making Wright’s mode of transportation rare for the region. Wright, 30, signed with the Bills last month …

7:50 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BOSTON — Markelle Fultz, the potential No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft, capped a two-day visit with the Boston Celtics with an on-court workout Tuesday then visited TD Garden, where he marveled at the championship banners and suggested he could envision himself trying to add to Boston’s storied history. “It almost feels like I belong here,” Fultz told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman during a tour of the arena that included a stop outside the Celtics’ locker room, where Fultz studied the pictures of Boston legends that line the hallways. The Celtics, an Eastern Conference finalist after earning the top seed in the conference following a 53-win campaign, own the No. 1 pick in this month’s draft thanks to the 2013 trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics already turned two previous first-round picks from the Nets …

4:06 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CLEVELAND — While the Golden State Warriors are sitting on a postseason record 14 straight wins, it has left basketball fans to wonder whether the team is capable of going a perfect 16-0. The outspoken Draymond Green attempted to diffuse that commentary prior to Tuesday’s practice, saying the Warriors learned their lesson from a year ago. “We made that mistake of circling 73 [wins] and worrying about the wrong thing before,” Green said. “It doesn’t matter. It would be great, a great story. … If we were able to do that, I don’t think when I talk about a championship I’d say we were the only team to go 16-0. I think I’d say we won a championship. That’s all that matters.” The Warriors took Game 2 in impressive fashion. We have you covered with the latest news and analysis entering Game 3 (Wed., …

7:45 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Jared Goff stepped up in the pocket and fired a bullet, roughly 30 yards down the field, right into the hands of Robert Woods on a post route. Earlier, he hit Nelson Spruce for a long touchdown. And leading up to that impressive throw to Woods, he made crisp, accurate passes to Tyler Higbee and Cooper Kupp as part of a two-minute drill. It’s only organized team activities, which means players are not in pads and live contact is not permitted, but Goff looked good on Monday. Rams rookie head coach Sean McVay is nonetheless reserving judgement. Jared Goff has immersed himself in Sean McVay’s offense, which is very pleasing to the new Rams coach. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill “Until you’re actually live as a quarterback, that’s when you truly get challenged,” McVay said. “You’re having to move with the rush, …

J.J. Watt’s fellow NFL players voted him the No. 35 player in the league for the 2016 season. Watt thinks that’s a load of crap.  The latest segment of the NFL Top 100 was revealed Monday night and although Watt dropped 32 spots from last year’s ranking he still felt he came in too high.  Though Watt’s talent is undeniable, the list is about who the best players were last year. Watt certainly wasn’t among the top third of NFL players in a year where he only played three games.  Watt had surgery last summer to repair a herniated disk and sat out the entire preseason before returning in time for Week 1. He re-injured the same disk, though, and had season-ending surgery in September after recording 1.5 sacks and eight total tackles.  Watt hadn’t missed a single game of football since his sophomore year of high school. The injury broke his streak of 83 consecutive …

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs, who has faced intense criticism for spending public money on a 2015 golf trip to Scotland that included athletics officials and private donors, abruptly announced Friday that he is stepping down. In a letter to acting school President Chaouki Abdallah, Krebs requested approval for retirement and said he wanted to step down for a while. ”However, I believe my retirement at this time is in my best interest and the University’s,” Krebs wrote without directly mentioning the spending controversy. His last day will be June 30. The move follows weeks of criticism and the announcement of two state investigations into the trip that has drawn scrutiny from New Mexico fans, elected officials and administrators. State Auditor Tim Keller said late Thursday that he has designated the university for a special audit and that it was important to get to the bottom of questions raised about expenses, …

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