Friday, April 13, 2018

What Did You Miss on Thursday?

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--The NHL is suspending Kings defenceman Drew Doughty for a hit to the head of Vegas' William Carrier in Game 1 of their series Wednesday.  Doughty will miss one game.   Meanwhile, Toronto's Nazem Kadri is expected to meet with the NHL Department of Player Safety after a play where he left his feet and hit Boston's Tommy Wingels in the head while Wingels was on his hands and knees. Boston won the game 5-1.  Other games had Nashville beat Colorado 5-2 as Filip Forsberg had a pair, Artemi Panarin scored in OT as Columbus beat Washington 4-3, Tampa topped New Jersey 5-2 and San Jose downed Anaheim 3-0.

--Canada's roster at the World Hockey Championship is starting to form.  Saskatoon's Brayden Schenn and Wilcox's Jaden Schwartz ---both from the Blues  are on the team as is another Blue---former Moose Jaw Warrior Joel Edmondson. Former Pat and current New York Islander Jordan Eberle is also on the squad that begins play in Denmark May 3.

--The GoFundMe campaign to support the Humboldt Broncos in the wake of the tragic bus crash last week surpassed the 10 million dollar mark ($7.3 million US) on Thursday.  It is now the fourth largest GoFundMe campaign in history.

--Johnny Manziel finished his stay in the Spring League on Thursday, and after two solid showings he's headed back to the drawing board as he ponders his future in football.

"I'm straight back to working out and doing what I did when I came here," Manziel said after the Spring League game, according to ESPN. "Everything else will sort itself out. I'm trying to do what I can do to come back to playing football whatever capacity that is."

Manziel went 10-for-16 with 188 yards and an interceptions in Thursday's contest, while adding 27 yards and two touchdowns rushing. His next step could involve going to the Canadian Football League, where he has an offer from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

--Kent Austin will transition into a new role with the team as a consultant for the football club.

“Kent’s made a great contribution to a very successful period for the Tiger-Cats,” said Mitchell. “When you lead the team to three straight Eastern Finals and two Grey Cup appearances, and play some of the most exciting playoff games in Tiger-Cats history, it’s a period of time that fans will never forget. We think we’re poised for another run and Kent has been a very important part of that architecture. We’re looking forward to his continued contribution, albeit in a new role.”

In over four seasons as a head coach in Hamilton, Austin led the Tiger-Cats to two East Division titles, three Eastern Final appearances, and Grey Cup games in 2013 and 2014.

--Brett Favre says he might have had "thousands" of concussions during his Hall of Fame career.

The three-time NFL MVP who played from 1992-2010 and was known for his aggressive approach to football said Thursday on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today" that he is experiencing short-term memory issues.

Favre, 48, has become an advocate for concussion research and said he had three or four known concussions during his lengthy career, which spanned 302 regular-season games and 24 in the postseason.

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