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10 draft picks give New York Rangers options in unfamiliar rebuild

NEW YORK — The Rangers face an unfamiliar challenge after stockpiling picks for the June draft: maximizing a franchise-record 10 selections, including three in the first round. Rebuilding means keeping options open for trades while also targeting players who best fit the team’s goals. Assistant general manager Chris Drury says the team’s priorities are adding young, competitive players with speed and skill and “a premium on high character.” “It’s one thing to have all these great picks … you have to be ready and be prepared to make the right…

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Atletico Madrid 4-0 Leganes – BBC Sport

Antoine Griezmann is the first Atletico player to score hat-tricks in consecutive La Liga appearances in the 21st century Antoine Griezmann scored four goals, to add to a hat-trick at the weekend, as Atletico Madrid thrashed Leganes for an eighth win in a row heading into their game at title rivals Barcelona. The France striker slid in an opener from Koke’s pass, curled home a free-kick, headed another and mis-hit Diego Costa’s cross for his fourth. He also hit the woodwork and had a goal disallowed. Atletico are four points…

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Eddie Jones says he was ‘physically and verbally abused’ after Calcutta Cup defeat

Six Nations: Scotland 25-13 England highlights England head coach Eddie Jones says he will no longer travel by public transport after claiming he was physically and verbally abused on his way back from Scotland on Sunday. The Australian travelled alone by train via standard class from Edinburgh to Manchester on the morning after England’s 25-13 defeat at Murrayfield. “I’ll make sure I won’t in future. It’s as simple as that,” said Jones. Jones claims comments made by Scotland great Gavin Hastings did not help. Former Scotland and Lions captain Hastings,…

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Track Cycling World Championships: Jason Kenny helps GB land silver

GB settle for silver in team sprint UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2018 Venue: Omnisport Apeldoorn, Netherlands Dates: 28 February to 4 March Coverage: Live on BBC Red Button, connected TV and online Six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny returned to international competition to help Great Britain to silver in the men’s team sprint at the Track Cycling World Championships. Kenny, who took a break from the sport after the 2016 Olympics, was joined by Jack Carlin and Ryan Owens, as Netherlands edged a thrilling final. The hosts’ time of 42.72…

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Brock Lesnar may be nearing UFC return, according to Dana White

WWE superstar Brock Lesnar may be nearing a return to UFC, according to promotion president Dana White. Appearing on Kevin Harvick‘s SiriusXM NASCAR Radio show Tuesday night, White said the chances of bringing back the former heavyweight champion are “very, very, very good.” White posted a photo on social media over the weekend with Lesnar, who was wearing a UFC T-shirt. Lesnar was in Las Vegas for WWE’s Elimination Chamber event. 😃 pic.twitter.com/2AVR6HmAjR — Dana White (@danawhite) February 26, 2018 Last week, White told TMZ, “I’d like to see him…

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Amazon Prime to air UFC pay-per-views beginning with UFC 222

Amazon Prime announced Wednesday that it will begin carrying UFC pay-per-view events for its domestic audience, beginning with this weekend’s UFC 222 in Las Vegas. UFC 222 on Saturday features two of the more intriguing fights of the year — Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya and Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega — and others that have long-term implications. What storylines should you watch? Everything you need to know about UFC 222, which takes place Saturday, headlined by a featherweight title fight between Cris Cyborg and Yana Kunitskaya. 1 Related According…

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NHL ownership group for potential Seattle expansion floats idea of bringing NBA team back

3:34 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The ownership group that applied to bring the NHL to Seattle is optimistic as it begins a season-ticket drive Thursday. It is also leaving the door open for another feat: bringing an NBA franchise back to the city. “The answer is absolutely,” investment banker David Bonderman told ESPN. “If there is a franchise to be had from the NBA, we want to be up there fighting for it for Seattle.” Bonderman joins longtime sports executive Tim Leiweke and Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer as leads for…

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Dave Martinez calls in camels to get Washington Nationals over playoff hump

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hump day had a more tangible meaning for the Washington Nationals. New manager Dave Martinez had a trio of camels brought to spring training camp Wednesday, four-legged visual aids to help players launch a journey aimed at getting over the franchise’s playoff hump. “I don’t know if it’s so much as embrace it, but just not worry about it because so much has been made about it,” first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said. “It’s fair for people to write about it, but making the playoffs every…

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