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despite myriad challenges, catholic school administrators remain hopeful about f


mcgrath, who was having trouble finding a science teacher at leo a couple years ago, said he contacted burns, who had just filled a science opening, to ask for candidate suggestions.burns provided him the resumes of three candidates he really liked but couldn't hire, and mcgrath selected one of them, who remains at the school today."i think there's a real appreciation on all sides that, if we don't help one another, it's going to hurt all of us," burns said.in spite of the myriad challenges, burns said he's hopeful about the future of catholic education in the southland and said he expects a larger freshman cl at brother rice next year."i still think there's a strong commitment here," burns said. "i believe it in my heart that there's a strong commitment to catholic education on the south






sharks' brent burns cherishes meeting nhl legend bobby orr


san jose — brent burns, joe pavelski and sharks coach pete deboer all felt fortunate to meet some of their childhood idols during the nhl’s all-star weekend in los angeles.burns said and his family got a chance to talk with bobby orr after sunday’s games. burns said orr, widely considered the greatest defenseman of all time in the nhl, spent about a half hour talking with burns’ family.orr and several of the nhl’s all-time legends were in los angeles as the league officially named and honored its 100 greatest players at a ceremony on friday night.“my dad was a kid in a candy store,” burns said. “my father in law is not a big hockey guy, growing up in oklahoma and texas. he said, ‘that’s the one guy i knew, was bobby orr.’ he got a picture with him and he was so great with us.“that was prob






giving away the farm: woman holds 200-word essay contest


bennett, n.c. — a north carolina woman wants to give her farm away to a couple who wins her essay contest.news outlets report that architect-turned-farmer norma burns is the owner of bluebird hill farm in bennett.burns has run the farm for 18 years, but says she is ready to return to raleigh. before she does so, she wants to leave her farm in the hands of a "committed couple," which is why she is calling for 200-word essays from people about why they want to own the 12.88 acre organic farm. the deadline is june 1.the winning couple will get the title to the farm, worth about $450,000. a $300 entry fee is required and a panel of judges will choose the winners.more information is available at http://www.bluebirdhillfarmessaycontest.com/ .






giving away the farm: woman holds 200-word essay contest


bennett, n.c. (ap) — a north carolina woman wants to give her farm away to a couple who wins her essay contest.news outlets report that architect-turned-farmer norma burns is the owner of bluebird hill farm in bennett.burns has run the farm for 18 years, but says she is ready to return to raleigh. before she does so, she wants to leave her farm in the hands of a “committed couple,” which is why she is calling for 200-word essays from people about why they want to own the 12.88 acre organic farm. the deadline is june 1.the winning couple will get the title to the farm, worth about $450,000. a $300 entry fee is required and a panel of judges will choose the winners.more information is available at http://www.bluebirdhillfarmessaycontest.com/ .






metropolitan stars edge pacific team 4-3 in final


the pacific division team with sharks players brent burns, joe pavelski and martin jones didn’t get the result it wanted sunday in the final of the 3-on-3 tournament at the 2017 nhl all-star game.but for the second straight year, the game e right down to the final seconds.goals by atkinson of the columbus blue jackets and wayne simmonds of the philadephia flyers just five seconds apart gave the metropolitan division a lead that it would never relinquish in a 4-3 win over the pacific all-stars at staples center in los angeles.simmonds, who scored the winning goal with 4:58 left in the second 10-minute half, was named the game’s mvp. by winning the tournament, the 11 metropolitan division players split $1 million.last season, the first time the all-star game featured the 3-on-3 format, the p






metropolitan stars edge pacific team 4-3 in final


sharks players brent burns, joe pavelski and martin jones didn’t get the result they wanted sunday as the pacific division team lost to the metropolitan division team 4-3 in the final of the 3-on-3 tournament at the 2017 nhl all-star game.but for the second straight year, the game e right down to the final seconds.goals by atkinson of the columbus blue jackets and wayne simmonds of the philadephia flyers just five seconds apart in the second 10-minute half gave the metropolitan all-stars a lead over the pacific all-stars it would never relinquish at staples center in los angeles.simmonds, who scored the winning goal with 4:58 left in the second 10-minute half, was named the game’s mvp. by winning the tournament, the 11 metropolitan division players split $1 million.last season, the first t






deaf pooch in need of home comes with money for sign-language training – the den


it’s not every day that you can adopt a dog who comes with a grant to help train her.but then, not every dog is deaf.p o provided by foothills animal shelterred, a 2-year-old cattle dog mix, is up for adoption at the foothills animal shelter. she’s deaf, so she comes with a $1,000 grant from a local nonprofit so her new family can learn hand signals to help her get along at home.foothills animal shelter is looking for a special home for red, a 2-year-old australian cattle dog mix, who arrived at the foothills animal shelter in early january, and was almost immediately adopted.shelter personnel didn’t realize that the dog was deaf, and neither did her adoptive family.her new owners noticed that she didn’t respond to noise when sleeping and was startled by their touch when they woke her.the






15 times drew carey got s ed on "whose line"


over the years, drew carey has gotten burned many, many times on “whose line is it anyway?” but the fifteen in this video are the best burns.full story at youtube.more great humor. posted by josh urich






the nhl hasn't seen anything like brent burns in decades


san joseforget any warriors. forget any raiders or gaels or potential shanahans.right now, no one in bay area sports is having more fun than brent burns. no one.i know this because of a scientific study that i recently conducted. in this study, i used the following parameters: whenever i see brent burns, is he having fun or is he not having fun?so far, every time i have checked, brent burns is having fun. and not just because he is having the sort of hockey season that no nhl defenseman has sniffed in the past 25 years, a season that deserves far more attention than it has generally received around here. burns is not merely among the league’s top offensive talents. he could become the first defenseman to lead the league in  scoring since bobby orr in 1974-1975.all while having too much fun






woman is charged with murder after a man was attacked with acid


image copyrightvan dongen familyimage caption mark van dongen was attacked in the westbury park area of bristol a woman has been charged with murder following the death of a man who was attacked with acid.mark van dongen, 29, a dutch national, lost a leg, an eye and movement from the neck down after suffering 80% burns when he was attacked in bristol in september 2015.he died in belgium on 2 january.berlinah wallace, 47, of ladysmith road, westbury park, bristol, appeared at bristol crown court and has been remanded in custody until 27 march. she was previously charged with throwing/casting a corrosive fluid with intent, but the charge was changed to murder during the court hearing, avon and somerset police said.mr van dongen was from the netherlands but had been working in bristol as a ci






woman is charged with murder after a man was attacked with acid


image copyrightvan dongen familyimage caption mark van dongen was attacked in the westbury park area of bristol a woman has been charged with murder following the death of a man who was attacked with acid.mark van dongen, 29, a dutch national, lost a leg, an eye and movement from the neck down after suffering 80% burns when he was attacked in bristol in september 2015.he died in belgium on 2 january.berlinah wallace, 47, of ladysmith road, westbury park, bristol, appeared at bristol crown court and has been remanded in custody until 27 march. she was previously charged with throwing/casting a corrosive fluid with intent, but the charge was changed to murder during the court hearing, avon and somerset police said.mr van dongen was from the netherlands but had been working in bristol as a ci






new voice on raising living standard


a professor at boston university takes over from columnist scott burns and will find you seemingly magical ways to safely raise your living standard.my grandmother, bessie cohen, loved johnny carson. she lived for ed mcmahon’s nightly scream, “heeeeere’s johnny.” when carson retired, i knew mom, who was 92, would take it hard. sure enough, she p ed within a week.another beloved celebrity just retired — scott burns. it will devastate his hordes of devoted readers.his columns were unique. part financial advice, travelogue, human interest, americana, economics, national policy, homily — they were always full friend, brother, father, teacher, psychologist, pastor/rabbi/mullah.each took us to a new place or a new perspective.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.some example






the nhl hasn't seen anything like brent burns in decades


san joseforget any warriors. forget any raiders or gaels or potential shanahans.right now, no one in bay area sports is having more fun than brent burns. no one.i know this because of a scientific study that i recently conducted. in this study, i used the following parameters: whenever i see brent burns, is he having fun or is he not having fun?so far, every time i have checked, brent burns is having fun. and not just because he is having the sort of hockey season that no nhl defenseman has sniffed in the past 25 years, a season that deserves far more attention than it has generally received around here. burns is not merely among the league’s top offensive talents. he could become the first defenseman to lead the league in  scoring since bobby orr in 1974-1975.all while having too much fun






the nhl hasn't seen anything like brent burns in decades


san jose — forget any warriors. forget any raiders or gaels or potential shanahans.right now, no one in bay area sports is having more fun than brent burns. no one.i know this because of a scientific study that i recently conducted. in this study, i used the following parameters: whenever i see brent burns, is he having fun or is he not having fun?so far, every time i have checked, brent burns is having fun. and not just because he is having the sort of hockey season that no nhl defenseman has sniffed in the past 25 years, a season that deserves far more attention than it has generally received around here. burns is not merely among the league’s top offensive talents. he could become the first defenseman to lead the league in scoring since bobby orr in 1974-75.all while having too much fun






restaurant fires rhode island legislator for political talk


providence, r.i. — a rhode island state legislator was fired from her job as a waitress after her employer said her political views hurt the restaurant's reputation.cl ic cafe owner raymond burns said thursday he warned providence democratic rep. moira walsh that her "vocal political discussions" during her shift were interfering with her work. he said the final straw was a scathing online review of the restaurant that complained about walsh.walsh denied that she had been warned against talking politics with customers and said the negative review complained about her political beliefs, not her service. the review discouraged men from patronizing the providence breakfast spot because of what it described as "anti-male" views she had expressed on the radio and on social media.walsh said she






sharks' brent burns pursuing bobby orr's feat of 1974-75


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sharks' brent burns is on pace to join rare defensemen air


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minneapolis fire injures adult, 2 children


emergency responders treated an adult who suffered burns and two children with smoke inhalation after a urday afternoon fire at a townhouse in minneapolis’ little earth of the united tribes housing development.firefighters responded around 4 p.m. to a row of townhouses on the 2400 block of o a place, according to fire officials. residents were evacuated from the surrounding homes as crews battled the blaze for more than two hours.three people, including two children, were treated by paramedics. their conditions were not immediately known.the cause of the fire remains under investigation. the red cross arrived at the scene to aid displaced residents.






sabres rally in 3rd, kane scores in ot to beat sharks 5-4


buffalo, n.y. — booed off the ice after 40 minutes, jack eichel and the buffalo sabres gave their fans something big to cheer about 1:05 into overtime against the san jose sharks on tuesday night.that's how much time had run off the clock when eichel set up evander kane to pull out a 5-4 victory in which buffalo over e a three-goal deficit in the third period."we get the building going, get some energy in here after they were booing us off the ice and we win a game in overtime and everyone loves us again," said eichel, who had two ists. "it's interesting how that works."and it's not as if eichel took exception to the booing."ummm, we didn't play well for two periods," he said.try, nearly 2 1/2 periods.after trailing 4-1, the sabres scored three times in a span of 3:28 to stun the pacific d






minneapolis fire injures adult, 2 children


emergency responders treated an adult who suffered burns and two children with smoke inhalation after a urday afternoon fire at a townhouse in minneapolis' little earth of the united tribes housing development.firefighters responded around 4 p.m. to a row of townhouses on the 2400 block of o a place, according to fire officials. residents were evacuated from the surrounding homes as crews battled the blaze for more than two hours.three people, including two children, were treated by paramedics. their conditions were not immediately known.the cause of the fire remains under investigation. the red cross arrived at the scene to aid 13 displaced residents in three families.






marleau scores no. 499 as sharks top blackhawks 3-1


san jose — sharks forward patrick marleau is enjoying one of those stretches right now where the puck is following him around, where he’s finding open spaces to make plays, where almost every chance winds up being dangerous.you don’t move to the brink of joining one of the most exclusive clubs in hockey without having experienced a few of them before.marleau scored nhl career goal no. 499 and tomas hertl scored the winner with 2:03 left in the third period as the sharks earned a 3-1 victory over the chicago blackhawks on tuesday to move into sole possession of first place in the pacific division.martin jones finished with 24 saves and joe pavelski added an empty net goal with 46 seconds left in the third period as the sharks began their post all-star break on an emotional high, and with th






marleau scores 500th goal, surging sharks down canucks 4-1


vancouver, british columbia — patrick marleau didn't want to mess around with his march to 500 goals.the way the veteran san jose sniper has been putting the puck in the net, it's no surprise he got it over with fast.marleau scored his 500th career goal in the first period, chris tierney tallied twice and the surging sharks defeated the vancouver canucks 4-1 on thursday night.the 37-year-old marleau be e the 45th player in nhl history to reach the milestone, and the 18th to do it with his original team. he closed in on the feat quickly thanks to seven goals and one ist over his last five games.quiet and reserved since his rookie season in 1997, marleau said after thursday's morning skate that he wanted to get no. 500 as soon as possible — mainly because it would put the questions to bed."y






sharks blow three-goal lead, lose to sabres 5-4 in ot


buffalo, new york — the sharks’ frustrations against the buffalo sabres in western new york continued in the most unlikely way possible tuesday.the sharks blew a three-goal lead in the third period, then lost for the 17th time in 19 games in buffalo as evander kane scored 1:05 into overtime for a 5-4 sabres win at keybank center.the sharks had a three goal lead after joe pavelski’s power play goal at the 6:07 mark of the third period. but the sabres roared back with three goals in a span of 3:28.ryan o’reilly scored on the power play at the 9:03 mark to cut the sharks’ lead to 4-2. evander kane scored on a w around at the 11:36 mark, and just 55 seconds later, kyle okposo’s wrist s from in close got through martin jones to tie the game in blinding fashion.sharks coach pete deboer challenge






marleau scores nhl career goal no. 500 as sharks top canucks


vancouver, british columbia — patrick marleau be e a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in hockey thursday, scoring his 500th nhl goal in the first period of what be e a 4-1 sharks win over the vancouver canucks at rogers arena.the player most synonymous with the sharks organization reached the indelible moment at the 9:30 mark, taking a p from joe pavelski and beating canucks goalie ryan miller with a wrist s to the blocker side just 15 seconds after the start of a san jose power play.patrick marleau with the puck he s to score his 500th career goal. (courtesy san jose sharks) “i think when you hit a mark like this, you start thinking about everyone that’s helped you along the way,” marleau said. “can’t name them all, that’s for sure. but to be playing with one club, and with a lot






marleau scores nhl career goal no. 500 as sharks top canucks


vancouver, british columbia — there’s a couple wisps of gray in patrick marleau’s hair now. a few also spring up in his beard as well, whenever he allows himself the chance to grow it out.otherwise, not much has changed. marleau, in his 19th nhl season, still displays the same deft scoring touch, the same quick release, and on thursday, and uncanny knack for history.marleau be e a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in hockey thursday, scoring his 500th nhl goal in the first period of what be e a 4-1 sharks win over the vancouver canucks at rogers arena.the player most synonymous with the sharks organization reached the indelible moment at the 9:30 mark, taking a p from joe pavelski and beating canucks goalie ryan miller with a wrist s to the blocker side just 15 seconds after the st






stanford coach david shaw on keller chryst's injury, davis mills' ability and ot


stanford coach david shaw met with reporters for approximately 30 minutes on wednesday afternoon to discuss the 2017 recruiting cl .as is often the case, shaw fielded questions about other topics, including the likely impact of an early-signing window (“it’s a bit of a challenge, but not an insurmountable challenge”) and the 49ers’ surprising decision to hire john lynch, shaw’s former stanford teammate, as general manager.also part of the conver ion: the completely meaningless, utterly insignificant, why-even-bother-asking matter of stanford’s quarterback depth.in case you hadn’t heard …* the starter has a serious knee injury.* one backup almost bolted.* the other backup has never played.* and the -s recruit is hurt.other than that, the cardinal is loaded with quality options for spring pr






donald trump threatens to revoke uc berkeley's federal funds


alt-right pundit milo yiannopoulos’ scheduled appearance at university of california, berkeley, sparked a fiery protest on wednesday night (feb. 1). according to sfgate.com, hundreds of protesters spilled into the city streets where they denounced the breitbart news editor, who was set to host a “dangerous fa**ot” discussion that reportedly takes aim at liberals who disagree with conservative values.“the whole reason we’re here is for free speech,” uc berkeley sophomore jonathan gow told the website. “milo’s hate speech is not allowed here. when it’s hate speech, our free speech is to shut him down.”read: new york bodegas close in protest of trump’s #muslimbana portable light unit burns after demonstrations at uc berkeley forced the cancellation of a talk by right-wing provocateur milo yia






exploding phone? samsung's hidden obstacle could prevent lawsuits


last september, 19-year-old michael taylor e home after a long day on his parents’ farm in rockton, ill., plugged in his phone and went to sleep.when he woke up, he saw “a flame about two to three feet long, shooting from the phone.” his samsung galaxy note 7 had exploded -- leaving him with severe burns on his legs.michael taylor says he received these burns when his samsung galaxy note 7 had flames shooting out of it. cbs news “i have never had a pain that strong in my life. i’ve literally taken a pitchfork through my foot and it doesn’t even compare to that,” taylor said. samsung apologized in the aftermath of stories like taylor’s, recalling all note 7 phones, offering exchanges and promising their consumers complete transparency.but when taylor decided to sue samsung for damages, he c






exploding phone? samsung's hidden obstacle could prevent lawsuits


last september, 19-year-old michael taylor e home after a long day on his parents’ farm in rockton, ill., plugged in his phone and went to sleep.when he woke up, he saw “a flame about two to three feet long, shooting from the phone.” his samsung galaxy note 7 had exploded -- leaving him with severe burns on his legs.michael taylor says he received these burns when his samsung galaxy note 7 had flames shooting out of it. cbs news “i have never had a pain that strong in my life. i’ve literally taken a pitchfork through my foot and it doesn’t even compare to that,” taylor said. samsung apologized in the aftermath of stories like taylor’s, recalling all note 7 phones, offering exchanges and promising their consumers complete transparency.but when taylor decided to sue samsung for damages, he c






air base: arizona woman burned after finding military flare


tucson, ariz. — davis-monthan air force base says military officials have confirmed that a device that badly burned a arizona woman was an air force flare.the graham county sheriff's office says the device exploded into flames jan. 31 when 49-year-old diane briscoe found it in a desert area near her fort thomas home and touched it with a knife.the sheriff's office says briscoe suffered burns over the entire front portion of her body. she remains hospitalized in critical condition at the arizona burn center in phoenix.davis-monthan spokeswoman 2nd lt. sydney smith tells the arizona daily star (https://goo.gl/9lzhpt ) that how the air force flare ended up where briscoe found it and how it was activated remain under investigation.fort thomas is a small community about 80 miles northeast of tu






duncan keith's all-star experience extra special because of 3-year-old son


tucked into the corner of a locker room packed with nhl all-stars, colton keith got a big chuckle from dad duncan when the 3-year-old blurted out which was his favorite hockey team."i like the sharks!" colton keith yelled.certainly colton's favorite player has to be dad, who has helped lead the blackhawks to three stanley cup championships and is a two-time norris trophy winner as the nhl's top defenseman."brent burns!" colton bellowed."i think he likes (burns') beard," duncan said with a smile.his fourth all-star game appearance was extra special for keith as he had a shadow each step of the way. colton was with him during the ceremony for the nhl's top 100 greatest players on friday night, was on the bench during the skills competition urday night at the staples center and was in his fat






woman is charged with murder after a man was attacked with acid


image copyrightvan dongen familyimage caption mark van dongen died 15 months after being attacked in bristol a woman has been charged with murder following the death of a man who was attacked with acid.mark van dongen, 29, a dutch national, lost a leg, an eye and movement from the neck down after suffering 80% burns when he was attacked in bristol in september 2015.he died in belgium on 2 january.berlinah wallace, 47, from redland, bristol, appeared at bristol crown court and has been remanded in custody until 27 march.






patrick marleau named one of nhl's three stars of the week


san jose — as he nears a career milestone, sharks forward patrick marleau was named one of the nhl’s three stars of the week on monday.marleau was named the league’s second star as he led the nhl with five goals and six points as the sharks won two of three games and entered this week tied for first place in the pacific division. marleau now stands at 498 career goals with the sharks hosting the chicago blackhawks on tuesday to begin their post-all-star break schedule.marleau tied an nhl record with four goals in one period, scoring four times in the third period of the sharks’ 5-2 victory over colorado on jan. 23.marleau also had the game-winner in the sharks’ 4-3 win over winnipeg last tuesday, and one ist in san jose’s 4-1 loss to edmonton last thursday.marleau ranks fifth among active






new fiction by david osborne


if you were making a list of san jose natives who have achieved something on a larger stage, you’d have to include david osborne, the one-time student body president of pioneer high school (cl of 1969). you might need to put him near the top.osborne co-authored a 1990s best-seller called “reinventing government,’’ which made a common-sense plea for a government based on competition, local control and less mindless regulation. it had a big impact during bill clinton’s presidency.now the 65-year-old osborne is taking a step that most government wonks never dare:  he’s releasing a novel, “the coming,’’ about the history of the nez perce indians told by daytime smoke, the red-haired son of the famous explorer william clark (of lewis and clark.).you can get it for $32 on amazon.com, but let me






new fiction by david osborne


if you were making a list of san jose natives who have achieved something on a larger stage, you’d have to include david osborne, the one-time student body president of pioneer high school (cl of 1969). you might need to put him near the top.osborne co-authored a 1990s best-seller called “reinventing government,’’ which made a common-sense plea for a government based on competition, local control and less mindless regulation. it had a big impact during bill clinton’s presidency.now the 65-year-old osborne is taking a step that most government wonks never dare: he’s releasing a novel, “the coming,’’ about the history of the nez perce indians told by daytime smoke, the red-haired son of the famous explorer william clark (of lewis and clark.).you can get it for $32 on amazon.com, but let me g






nhl luminaries praise all-star game's 3-on-3 format


los angeles — when it comes to the nhl all-star game, less is definitely more.while the nfl's pro bowl spent years struggling with ballooning scores, little defense, a lack of effort and concerns over its long-term viability, the nhl seemingly remedied many of those same issues by changing to a 3-on-3 format last year. the four-team divisional tournament ended sunday with victory for the metropolitan team and excitement about the show from players and fans alike."i love 3-on-3," calgary flames forward johnny gaudreau said. "i love the open space, creativity and making plays. it's a lot of fun. it gets a little bit competitive, too."that last part was too often missing during the 1990s and early 2000s as double-digit scores be e the norm, prompting the league to experiment with a north amer






police: man, 70, dies in elmont house fire


a 70-year-old elmont man died in a house fire early urday despite efforts by his son and firefighters to save him, police said.when firefighters responded to a home on dutch broadway at 12:20 a.m. they found a man, 31, who had escaped after an unsuccessful attempt to reach his father who was t ped by the fire in an upstairs bedroom, n au county police said in a news release.advertisement | advertise on newsdayafter subduing some of the flames, firefighters reached the bedroom where they found the older man, who was unconscious, police said. firefighters brought him outside to start resuscitation efforts before he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.the name of the victim was not immediately released by police.fire departments from lakeview, franklin square, v






nhl luminaries praise all-star game’s 3-on-3 format


los angeles (ap) — when it comes to the nhl all-star game, less is definitely more.while the nfl’s pro bowl spent years struggling with ballooning scores, little defense, a lack of effort and concerns over its long-term viability, the nhl seemingly remedied many of those same issues by changing to a 3-on-3 format last year. the four-team divisional tournament ended sunday with victory for the metropolitan team and excitement about the show from players and fans alike.“i love 3-on-3,” calgary flames forward johnny gaudreau said. “i love the open space, creativity and making plays. it’s a lot of fun. it gets a little bit competitive, too.”that last part was too often missing during the 1990s and early 2000s as double-digit scores be e the norm, prompting the league to experiment with a north






about the nhl all-star game


formateach of league’s four divisions will be represented by 11 players (six forwards, three defensemen, two goalies). team central will play team pacific in the first 20-minute, 3-on-3 semifinal, followed by team metropolitan vs. team atlantic. the winners a nce to the championship, with $1 million going to the champs.wild representativesdevan dubnyk, goalie: second all-star game. leads the league with a 1.88 gaa and .936 save percentage.ryan suter, defenseman: third all-star game. seven goals, 23 ists this season.bruce boudreau, coach: coaching in his first all-star game. will be behind the central division bench.minnesota connectionsatlantic: buffalo f kyle okposo (st. paul, shattuck- st. mary’s, gophers).metropolitan: n.y. rangers d ryan mcdonagh (cretin-derham hall), carolina d justin






p.j. fleck pulled off a signing day shuffle for gophers


chris autman-bell had never visited the university of minnesota when he accepted coach p.j. fleck’s offer to become a gopher on jan. 6, a few hours after fleck’s breathless introductory news conference.autman-bell, a wide receiver from kankakee, ill., is among nine players who committed to western michigan and flipped to minnesota that frenzied first weekend after fleck made the same switch.“i was just committed to coach fleck,” said autman-bell, who will make it official wednesday on national signing day. “when he got hired, i had a feeling he would take me. that night he said, ‘are you ready to be a gopher?’ i was just excited, man.”the same giddiness might not have registered for gophers fans. after all, fleck was pulling these recruits to the big ten from the lower-level mid-american c






sharks' patrick marleau scores career goal no. 499


san jose — patrick marleau moved to within one goal of joining one of the most exclusive clubs in hockey tuesday.marleau scored on the power play with 5:54 left in the second period for career goal no. 499 as the sharks took a 1-0 lead over the chicago blackhawks at sap center. chicago tied the game with 3:07 left in the second as a wrist s by dennis rasmussen from inside the sharks’ zone got past goalie martin jones.on marleau’s goal, brent burns put a s on goal that was saved by blackhawks goalie corey crawford. joe pavelski got enough of the rebound to direct it toward marleau, who fired it into an empty net for his 18th goal of the season.marleau now has seven goals over his last four games, and is one shy of becoming just the 45th player to reach 500 goals for his nhl career. his 499t






sharks' patrick marleau scores career goal no. 499


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relief e wednesday for east ridge football standouts dominik london and grant ryerse, two players who watched and wondered where they stood during a tumultuous stretch in january.after p.j. fleck replaced tracy claeys as minnesota head coach and london, a standout running back at the woodbury-based school, and ryerse, who has one of the most celebrated kicking legs in several years, hoped their verbal commitments to minnesota would not be rescinded.forging fast bonds with fleck’s istant coaches eased the young men’s concerns. both signed wednesday morning and spoke of a weight lifted during an afternoon ceremony.“they wanted to be gophers and they were hoping the new coaches wanted them to be gophers,” east ridge coach dan fritze said.london hit it off with new running backs coach kenni bu






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