Dmitry Samorukov Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #77

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Nikita Popugaev Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #48

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Alexei Lipanov Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #34

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


OTPP: World Cup of Hockey Preview

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. Ben and Dave are back, and they are looking ahead […] READ MORE


Forgotten Idols: Andrei Kanchelskis

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by Phillip Meese, Last Word on Football The quality of competition that Manchester United had for places in the 1990’s meant that their squads regularly featured several world class players. Players such as Giggs, Cantona, Keane, Beckham and Scholes are among the legends from that era. So much so that it is easy to forget […] READ MORE


Sacha Kljestan on USMNT: Why He is Needed

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Sacha Kljestan has had an absolutely fantastic year so far for the New York Red Bulls.  The central attacking midfielder has been the foundation of the New York’s offensive success this season.  Don’t believe me, just have a look here   Five times this year he has put the ball in the back of the […] READ MORE


WADA report: Russia covered up doping for four years

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A World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) commissioned report has discovered that Russia “directed, controlled and oversaw” manipulation of urine samples provided by its athletes. The report was commissioned after former director of anti-doping Dr Grigory Rodchenkov made allegations of doping. He claimed that at least fifteen Russian medallists in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi were part of the […] READ MORE



Dublin Sevens: Women’s Global Repechage Takes Center Stage

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The Olympic dream is so close for one of these teams competing at the Dublin Sevens Olympic repechage tournament this weekend, they can all ‘taste it’. The players only have to perform now over the round-robin matches and qualifying stages to achieve that goal–a Golden  opportunity. For the female athletes competing, the Women’s Global Repechage Takes […] READ MORE