Pavel Buchnevich will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for “high-sticking” Anthony Mantha during Wednesday’s game. In a feisty affair, Buchnevich was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for cross-checking Mantha up high early in the second period. Mantha remained in the game, and Buchnevich added to the game’s penalty minutes total, which ended up at 141 combined. The game opened with both sets of forwards squaring off and 72 penalty minutes assessed in the opening four minutes of the first period. All the tough stuff happened a day after Wilson was fined $5,000 by the NHL for punching Pavel Buchnevich while the Ranger was on the ice during a post-whistle scrum. Wilson then tied up with Artemi Panarin and threw him to the ice. Wilson went unpunished for that and Panarin will miss the rest of the regular season with a lower-body injury. The lack of discipline for that resulted in the Rangers releasing a statement calling for NHL Player … [Read more...] about Rangers’ Buchnevich to have hearing for high-sticking Mantha
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Getty Images By all appearances, the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have set up shop on the other side of a thick line in the sand, and no one is budging. Unless the two sides reach a compromise (if there was a compromise to be had, it arguably would have already happened), someone will have to blink. Will it be Rodgers? Based on the world-class grudges he has held in the past, that’s highly unlikely. Will it be the Packers? There has been no indication that they’ll give in, which obviously could be aimed at maximizing whatever someone else offers for him. There’s another angle worth considering, and it traces to the fact that the Packers don’t have a traditional owner. If the team had an owner who couldn’t be fired, the owner could/would survive making a mistake in the handling of Rodgers. CEO Mark Murphy is the closest thing the team has to an owner, and he risks eventual accountability based on the manner in which the Rodgers saga unfolds. The options for the … [Read more...] about Do Packers prefer an Aaron Rodgers retirement to a trade?
Getty Images The Packers only have two quarterbacks on their roster, so they were obviously going to add at least one before the start of training camp. But the Aaron Rodgers situation may have given them a sense of urgency. Given the expectation that Rodgers will not participate in Organized Team Activities, the Packers are looking to add quarterbacks to their roster, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Obviously, no one available right now is remotely close to being good enough to replace Rodgers, but some of the free agents currently available include Brian Hoyer , Matt Barkley , Nick Mullens , Blake Bortles and Robert Griffin III . Colin Kaepernick remains an option for any team willing to sign him, but it appears that no team is willing to sign him. If Rodgers is not on the Packers this season, 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love would be the presumed starter. But they’ll need a veteran backup for Love, and there aren’t a lot of great options available. … [Read more...] about Packers looking to add QBs, with only Jordan Love likely to show up to OTAs
CONTRACTS by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on Share Tweet All 15 players offered a contract last season have been retained this year with three more players added to that list. © Getty A record number of eighteen women cricketers have been offered a contract for the 2021-22 season by Cricket West Indies, it was announced on Thursday (May 6). All 15 players offered a contract last season have been retained this year as well with the board opting to add three more players to that list. Youngsters Kaysia Schultz and Qiana Joseph have received a contract for the first time. While Schultz has never played for the national side, Joseph played a couple of games in the 2017 Women's World Cup. Shawnisha Hector, who played a solitary ODI in November 2019 against India, is the third addition. "The last contract period did not see many international matches as we only played five T20I matches against England," CWI's Lead Selector for … [Read more...] about CWI expands women contracts list for 2021-22
As per an ESPNCricinfo report, "The MCC, Surrey, Warwickshire and Lancashire, who are based at Lord's, The Kia Oval (both London), Edgbaston (Birmingham) and Emirates Old Trafford (Manchester) respectively are understood to be part of the group who wrote to the ECB inviting them to extend the opportunity to the BCCI. The plans would see the tournament completed in around two weeks in the second half of September." IPL 2021 Postponed: Bio-bubble wasn't breached, travel might have infected players, says Sourav Ganguly The matter is likely to come up at a virtual ICC meeting of the national chief executives scheduled for Thursday (May 6). The counties are of the opinion that hosting the remainder of the IPL 2021 would help top players to high-quality cricket heading into the T20 World Cup. The move would also ensure that pitches in the UAE - where the T20 World Cup could be played if it is moved from India - are fresh ahead of the global tournament. It might also broaden … [Read more...] about IPL 2021: English counties wish to host remainder of tournament in September, write to ECB