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Calgary Flames acquire Dalton Prout from New Jersey Devils for Eddie Lack

CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Dalton Prout from the New Jersey Devils on Saturday in exchange for goalie Eddie Lack. Prout has played 242 career NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Devils. He has appeared in four games with the Devils this season, accumulating 13 penalty minutes. Prout will report to Calgary’s American Hockey League team in Stockton, California. Lack was 1-2-0 with a 5.29 goals-against average in four games for the Flames this season. He’s 55-53-18 with a 2.60 GAA in 140 NHL…

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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert to have left knee reevaluated in two weeks

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will have his left knee reevaluated in two weeks after suffering a strained posterior cruciate ligament and a bone bruise two weeks ago in Boston, the team announced. Gobert was checked on Saturday by the Jazz medical staff and is showing progress to make a return. He suffered the injury during a 107-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Dec. 15, going to the floor awkwardly after appearing to get rolled into by teammate Derrick Favors early in the first quarter. As he tried to…

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Sweden wraps up Group B in world junior hockey championship

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Brett Howden scored twice and Canada rebounded from a snowy loss to the United States to beat Denmark 8-0 on Saturday night and win Group A in the world junior hockey championship. Robert Thomas, Sam Steel, Cale Makar, Alex Formenton, Michael McLeod and Drake Batherson also scored and Carter Hart made 18 saves for Canada, which was coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to the Americans on Friday in an outdoor game at the Buffalo Bills’ New Era Field. The United States was off Saturday. The Americans…

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Nashville Predators place Filip Forsberg on injured reserve with upper-body injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, the team announced Saturday before its home game against the Minnesota Wild. Forsberg had 15:04 of ice time Friday night in a loss in Minnesota. His last shift ended with 8:40 remaining in the third period. The Predators did not offer a timetable for Forsberg’s return. As a result of being placed on injured reserve, which is at least one week in length, Forsberg will miss at least three games. The…

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Gossip: Bale, Kane, Ronaldo, Coutinho, Sturridge, Remy, Schurrle, N’Zonzi, Gaitan

Transfer news Real Madrid will offer Gareth Bale in a £150m player-plus-cash deal for Tottenham’s 24-year-old striker Harry Kane. (Star) Manchester United have been put on alert by claims Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, wants to quit Real Madrid after the forward asked for his £900million buy-out clause to be dropped to £90m. (Mirror) Former Chelsea, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and QPR striker Loic Remy, 30, could be set for a return to the Premier League after being told by La Liga side Las Palmas he can leave. (Independent) Barcelona will make a…

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Roy Jones Jr. sets final fight against opponent to be determined in hometown Pensacola

Roy Jones Jr., one of boxing’s all-time greats, is going home to say goodbye to the ring. Jones has announced that he will fight what he claims will be his final fight, a cruiserweight bout against an opponent to be determined, on Feb. 8 at the Pensacola Bay Center in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida. Jones will headline the Island Fights 46 card that will include a mixture of boxing and MMA matches. “You should call it my last day at the Bay. It’s my last one for the Bayfront,…

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Naoya Inoue beats Yoan Boyeaux to retain junior bantamweight world title

Naoya “Monster” Inoue easily retained his junior bantamweight world title in a third-round demolition of Yoan Boyeaux on Saturday at the Bunka Gym in Yokohama, Japan. Inoue retained his 115-pound belt for the seventh time in a one-sided destruction as he knocked Boyeaux down four times overall to record a lopsided victory that probably will be his final title defense. Inoue, who also won a world title at junior flyweight before moving up two divisions to win his current belt, would like to unify junior bantamweight titles. But since he…

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Hellas Verona 1-3 Juventus – BBC Sport

Paulo Dybala has scored in each of his last four Serie A appearances against Verona Paulo Dybala scored twice as Juventus beat Verona to move back to within a point of Serie A leaders Napoli. Blaise Matuidi put Juve ahead, firing in the rebound after Gonzalo Higuain’s shot was tipped onto the post. Martin Caceres hit a fine equaliser from 25 yards – the first goal his former side had conceded in nine games. But Dybala scored twice in the final 18 minutes, converting Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross and then adding…

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Matt Forte of New York Jets placed on injured reserve

The New York Jets have placed running back Matt Forte on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury amid a series of roster moves that were announced Saturday. The Jets also placed running back Akeem Judd (ankle) on injured reserve while activating running back Jahad Thomas and wide receiver Lucky Whitehead from the practice squad. Forte, 32, rushed for 381 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games this season, his second with the Jets. Forte admitted this week the season has been a struggle, but he hopes to play next…

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Marcus Smith: Teenage Harlequins fly-half set be rested, says John Kingston

Marcus Smith has played 727 minutes in the Premiership, out of a possible 960, this season Teenage Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith could be dropped soon, despite having a hand in five tries in Saturday’s win over Northampton. The 18-year-old, named as an apprentice in England’s training squad, has made 11 Premiership appearances this season. “We have to take it stage by stage,” director of rugby John Kingston said. “I’m not going to say to Marcus we’re bringing in a player ahead of him, it’s more about making sure you put…

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