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Watch: Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant calls Sharks’ Peter DeBoer ‘clown’

Watch: Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant calls Sharks’ Peter DeBoer ‘clown’

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April 23 (UPI) -- Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant called San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer a "clown" after DeBoer accused Gallant of trash-talking Sharks players from the bench during the teams' first-round playoff series. Reporters asked DeBoer on Monday if the trash-talking between players had gradually decreased as the series went on. The Sharks coach responded with a jab at Gallant. "There's still chatter," DeBoer told reporters. "Their coach is probably doing the most chatter. He's talking to our players constantly, which is something that I haven't seen before. That's probably where most of the chatter is coming from now. The players are playing." DeBoer said one of the recipients of Gallant's alleged taunts was Sharks center Logan Couture, labeling Gallant's behavi...
Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has elbow surgery

Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has elbow surgery

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April 23 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi will miss about six weeks after having surgery on his elbow Tuesday. The team announced that Eovaldi had surgery to remove a loose body in his right elbow. The 29-year-old was placed on the injured list Saturday. He pitched against the New York Yankees on Wednesday for six innings and allowed one run. This season, Eovaldi made four starts without a decision and a 6.00 ERA. He has allowed 14 runs in 21 innings, striking out 16 and walking 11. The 29-year-old said Thursday he felt discomfort in his right elbow, and it was determined after an examination with Dr. Christopher Ahmad in New York that he should have the surgery. It is the same procedure Eovaldi had in March 2018, when he was on the Tampa Bay Rays. Eovaldi signed a...
Atlanta Falcons’ Grady Jarrett signs $15.2 million franchise tag

Atlanta Falcons’ Grady Jarrett signs $15.2 million franchise tag

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April 22 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Grady Jarrett signed his franchise tag tender, the team announced Monday. If the Falcons and the defensive tackle can't reach a long-term extension, Jarrett will play the upcoming season on a one-year deal worth about $ 15.2 million. The franchise has until the July 15 deadline to sign Jarrett to a multiyear contract. "As we have said since the end of the season, getting a deal done with Grady is our priority," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in March. "Applying the franchise tag to him does not change that in any way. Our aim is for Grady to be an integral part of our plan for many years to come and this allows us to extend our negotiating window." The Falcons originally placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jarrett i...
Chelsea 2-2 Burnley: Blues up to fourth after draw with Clarets

Chelsea 2-2 Burnley: Blues up to fourth after draw with Clarets

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Chelsea moved above Arsenal into fourth position in the Premier League as they were held by Burnley in a thrilling game at Stamford Bridge.With rivals Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United all losing over the weekend, Chelsea will be frustrated that they could not take full advantage - a win would have lifted them into third, two points ahead of Spurs.All the goals were scored in the opening 24 minutes with Jeff Hendrick giving Burnley an eighth-minute lead before N'Golo Kante equalised after wonderful skill by Eden Hazard. Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea in front six minutes and 14 seconds after Burnley's opener.However, the visitors were level when Ashley Barnes scored from close range, his ...
Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie likely out for playoffs with broken collarbone

Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie likely out for playoffs with broken collarbone

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April 21 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie underwent successful surgery on a fractured right clavicle, the team announced Sunday. The team said Oshie is out indefinitely due to the injury. Sources told the Washington Post that Oshie is "almost certain" to miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup playoffs after he had surgery Friday. Carolina Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele boarded Oshie during the third period of Game 4 in the first-round series Thursday. Oshie remained on the ice for several minutes after the hit. He eventually went to the locker room, clutching his right arm. Foegele received a minor penalty for the hit. Oshie didn't play during the Capitals' 6-0 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. He had two points (one goal, one assist) in the series. "He's back home an...