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nhl all-star game facts


all-star game what to knowformateach of league's four divisions will be represented by 11 players (six forwards, three defensemen, two goalies). team a will play team b in the first 20-minute, 3-on-3 semifinal, followed by team c vs. team d (matchups were determined urday night). the winners a nce to the $1 million championship.wild repsdevan 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: coaching in his first all-star game. will be behind the central division bench.minn. connectionsatlantic: buffalo f kyle okposo (shattuck-st. mary's, gophers).metropolitan: n.y. rangers d ryan mcdonagh (cretin-derham hall high school), carolina d justin faulk (min






with tortorella's dog ailing, gretzky becomes all-star coach


los angeles — when columbus coach john tortorella had to drop out of the nhl all-star weekend to take care of his ailing dog, the league turned to the great one to replace him.wayne gretzky will coach the metropolitan division team in the all-star game on sunday as a last-minute fill-in for tortorella."when he told me you're going to get (alex) ovechkin and sidney (crosby), well, that's a pretty easy decision," gretzky said.tortorella dropped out late in the week, forcing the nhl to scramble for a replacement to coach one of the four divisional teams in the 3-on-3 tournament format. montreal's michel therrien, minnesota's bruce boudreau and san jose's peter deboer are the other three coaches.the league found a decent replacement in gretzky, the leading scorer in nhl history and the former






all-star blackhawks likely to stick together during 3-on-3 game


coach bruce boudreau had a smile on his face as he surveyed the players gathered on the stage of the microsoft theater on friday night.several of the nhl's top 100 players were together on the stage chatting, taking pictures and giving interviews while boudreau, the coach of the wild who's heading up the central division all-stars on sunday, stood off to the side."i'm glad that in the 2010-17 group i have three players playing for me in the all-star game," boudreau said. "i don't have to go far to think about what that line combination is going to look like."boudreau was referring to patrick kane, jonathan toews and duncan keith, who, along with goaltender corey crawford, will represent the hawks in the all-star game.for the second consecutive year, the league is adopting a three-on-three






all-star blackhawks likely to stick together during 3-on-3 game


coach bruce boudreau had a smile on his face as he surveyed the players gathered on the stage of the microsoft theater on friday night.several of the nhl's top 100 players were together on the stage chatting, taking pictures and giving interviews while boudreau, the coach of the wild who's heading up the central division all-stars on sunday, stood off to the side."i'm glad that in the 2010-17 group i have three players playing for me in the all-star game," boudreau said. "i don't have to go far to think about what that line combination is going to look like."boudreau was referring to patrick kane, jonathan toews and duncan keith, who, along with goaltender corey crawford, will represent the hawks in the all-star game.for the second consecutive year, the league is adopting a three-on-three






the coolest star wars roller coaster is in a video game


why it matters to you planet coaster users are known for their creativity and ingenuity, but this creation has gone above and beyond -- and you can it for yourself.the planet coaster community is no stranger to wild and extravagant designs. users have created everything from pitch-perfect recreations of famous real-world roller coasters to m ive post-apocalyptic theme parks inspired by the fallout series. but one user has gone a step further and re-created one of the most famous movie sequences in film history — the death star trench run.the ride starts out inside a rebel carrier, where you p through hangars filled with iconic star wars ships, like the millennium falcon, and oddly enough, a snowspeeder. the ride kicks off with a jump to lightspeed, followed by a flight through an asteroid






with tortorella's dog ailing, gretzky becomes all-star coach


los angeles — wayne gretzky will coach the metropolitan division team in the nhl all-star game on sunday. he is replacing columbus' john tortorella, who is skipping the weekend festivities because one of his dogs is ailing.the nhl announced the move urday before gretzky coached a celebrity hockey game at staples center.tortorella's decision comes late in the week, forcing the nhl to scramble for a replacement to coach one of the four divisional teams in the 3-on-3 tournament format.the league found a decent replacement in gretzky, the leading scorer in nhl history and the former coach of the phoenix coyotes. he also played eight seasons for the host los angeles kings.montreal's michel therrien, minnesota's bruce boudreau and san jose's peter deboer are the other three coaches.






christmas star legend


christmas star legend is a simple match three game but it's very fun and addictive. match 3 or more same xmas items to eliminate them. starts out simple, but things get more and more interesting and challenging. features: more than 300 challenging levels & many game props. nice, clean g hics and smooth game play. multiple game goals, time mode, move mode and more. the fire props can eliminate xmas items in one row. the water props can eliminate xmas items around. the ice props can unfreeze the frozen xmas items. easy to play, but hard to game master.






year later, john scott still shaking head over 2016 all-star experience


a year removed from his 2016 nhl all-star game experience that made him the talk of the sport, john scott still has difficultly processing the events that unfolded in nashville."it's crazy how it worked out," said scott, who played for the blackhawks for the better part of two seasons. "i've tried to think about it, 'oh, it makes sense,' but it doesn't make sense to this day. it's something that always will be a weird situation."that weird situation was scott being voted into the 2016 all-star game on a lark by the fans. the nhl pressured him to withdraw but he decided to play an even was named the exhibition's most valuable player. that was the last time scott wore any kind of nhl sweater. he retired from the game and now is living in traverse city, mich., with his family."my days are fil






with tortorella’s dog ailing, gretzky becomes all-star coach


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minnesota duluth edges st. cloud state in ot for final north star college cup ti


it was announced last week that the north star college cup would be discontinued because of a lack of fan interest. urday, st. cloud state and minnesota duluth gave the spectators at xcel energy center something to remember it by.kyle osterberg scored six minutes into overtime, giving umd a 2-1 victory over the huskies in the championship game. the second-ranked bulldogs (17-5-4) hoisted the minnesota red oak trophy for the first time, becoming the fourth school to win the four-year-old tournament. alex iafallo also scored for umd, which rallied from a 1-0 deficit to beat st. cloud state (12-13-1).umd's hunter miska stopped 31 of 32 s s and was named the tournament's most valuable player. the freshman from stacy, minn., ended the tournament with 68 saves on 71 s s in victories over st. clo






john hurt, british actor known for roles in 'elephant man,' 'alien,' dies at 77


mary tyler moore, the star of tv's beloved "the mary tyler moore show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died.moore died wednesday with her husband and friends nearby, her publicist, mara buxbaum, said. she was 80.moore gained fame in the...mary tyler moore, the star of tv's beloved "the mary tyler moore show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died.moore died wednesday with her husband and friends nearby, her publicist, mara buxbaum, said. she was 80.moore gained fame in the... (tribune news services)






big goalie, little kid dominate all-star skills competition


los angeles — big mike smith and little ryker kesler stole the show at the nhl all-star skills competition.the towering arizona goalie scored a 188-foot goal during the four line challenge on urday night, and the 6-year-old son of anaheim ducks center ryan kesler scored on montreal goalie carey price during the shootout.the atlantic division won the overall competition and chose to face the metropolitan division on sunday in the second semifinal period of the all-star game, which was changed last year to a 3-on-3 tournament among teams from each of the nhl's four divisions.nhl scoring leader connor mcdavid won the fastest skater competition, and montreal defenseman shea weber had the hardest s in the all-star field for the third consecutive season, albeit with his lowest speed yet. pittsbu






big goalie, little kid dominate nhl all-star skills competition


big mike smith and little ryker kesler stole the show at the nhl all-star skills competition.the towering arizona goalie scored a 188-foot goal during the four line challenge on urday night, and the 6-year-old son of anaheim ducks center ryan kesler scored on montreal goalie carey price during the shootout.the atlantic division won the overall competition and chose to face the metropolitan division on sunday in the second semifinal period of the all-star game, which was changed last year to a 3-on-3 tournament among teams from each of the nhl's four divisions.nhl scoring leader connor mcdavid won the fastest skater competition, and montreal defenseman shea weber had the hardest s in the all-star field for the third consecutive season, albeit with his lowest speed yet. pittsburgh captain si






big goalie, little kid dominate all-star skills competition


los angeles — big mike smith and little ryker kesler stole the show at the nhl all-star skills competition.the towering arizona goalie scored a 188-foot goal during the four line challenge on urday night, and the 6-year-old son of anaheim ducks center ryan kesler scored on montreal goalie carey price during the shootout.the atlantic division won the overall competition and chose to face the metropolitan division on sunday in the second semifinal period of the all-star game, which was changed last year to a 3-on-3 tournament among teams from each of the nhl's four divisions.nhl scoring leader connor mcdavid won the fastest skater competition, and montreal defenseman shea weber had the hardest s in the all-star field for the third consecutive season, albeit with his lowest speed yet. pittsbu






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john hurt, "elephant man" star, is dead at 77


john hurt, british actor and “elephant man” star, is dead at 77, cbs news has confirmed.“sadly the story is indeed true,” his agent, charles mcdonald, said in a statement on friday following reports about hurt’s death. “a statement will be forthcoming in due course.”hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, the reported.  the actor received academy award nominations for playing a heroin addict in “midnight express” and the tortured john merrick in david lynch’s “the elephant man.” hurt had a career that spanned over 50 years in television, film and voice work. he terrified audiences in “alien,” and spoofed that very same scene in “spaceballs.” as prolific as ever, hurt recently appeared alongside natalie portman in the oscar-nominated film “jackie” as a priest who consoles the rec






big goalie, little kid dominate all-star skills competition


los angeles (ap) — big mike smith and little ryker kesler stole the show at the nhl all-star skills competition.the towering arizona goalie scored a 188-foot goal during the four line challenge on urday night, and the 6-year-old son of anaheim ducks center ryan kesler scored on montreal goalie carey price during the shootout.the atlantic division won the overall competition and chose to face the metropolitan division on sunday in the second semifinal period of the all-star game, which was changed last year to a 3-on-3 tournament among teams from each of the nhl’s four divisions.nhl scoring leader connor mcdavid won the fastest skater competition, and montreal defenseman shea weber had the hardest s in the all-star field for the third consecutive season, albeit with his lowest speed yet. pi






evening forecast: low of 22; mostly cloudy with a few flurries


afternoon star tribune local twin cities (minneapolis/st. paul) weather video forecast  broadcast weather january 28, 2017 — 3:37pm






afternoon forecast: cloudy, with chance of flurries


afternoon star tribune local twin cities (minneapolis/st. paul) weather video forecast  broadcast weather january 28, 2017 — 12:43pm






kinja roundup


deadspin oh god the knicks are going to screw this melo up so completely, i can’t wait | the slkinja!yesterday 5:26pmfiled to: evening favorites2deadspin oh god the knicks are going to screw this melo up so completely, i can’t wait | the slot what the hell is wrong with paul ryan’s phones? | gizmodo everything trump ed up in science and technology this week | the root woman who caused emmett till’s death admits to lying |replyleave a reply






sid's jottings


jottings• it’s interesting that the gophers men’s basketball team offered six local players in the 2017 cl and none of them chose to play for richard pitino. now they have five scholarships in the 2018 cl , and landing daniel oturu from cretin-derham hall this past week is a big deal. that 2018 cl also features race thompson of armstrong and tre jones of apple valley. and looking ahead to 2019, maybe one of the top-rated state high school players in recent years is matthew hurt out of rochester john marshall, who has already been offered by the u and whose brother, michael, plays for the gophers.• speaking of gophers recruiting, four-star signee isaiah washington, who is playing at st. raymond high school in new york city and is ranked as the 62nd-best player in the country by rivals.com,






nhl still unsure it if will participate in 2018 olympics


there was nothing new on the olympics front for the nhl, commissioner gary bettman said in his state-of-the-league address urday at staples center.whether the nhl will participate in the 2018 winter olympics in pyeongchang, south korea, has been a looming question and bettman addressed it in his opening remarks and said the league’s board of governors “spent 10 seconds” on it in that morning’s meeting.asked how long the issue can remain undecided, bettman said, “we’re not the ones setting deadlines.”nhl deputy commissioner bill daly reportedly said the sentiment among the board is they don’t want to participate and something would have to change their mind.the nhl benefited from the exposure of the 2010 vancouver olympics but has the same concerns about travel, money compen ion and the con






justin bieber gets hit, bounces back in celeb hockey game


los angeles — justin bieber got a taste of nhl hockey and the staples center gl urday, courtesy of nhl great chris pronger.the pop star responded by showing off skills that would not have looked out of place in his native canada during a celebrity exhibition game.bieber was driven into the boards in the first half by a laughing pronger, who spent 18 years in the league as a hard-nosed defenseman. the singer responded with an empty-net goal and an ist as team gretzky beat team lemieux 5-3 in the 2017 nhl all-star celebrity shootout.bieber did not look out of place while sharing the ice with current nhl stars connor mcdavid of the edmonton oilers and the chicago blackhawks' patrick kane, along with a host of retired greats and hockey-loving entertainment figures.although he did miss two pena






incredible animations show real exoplanets orbiting their stars


scientists have detected thousands of exoplanets in recent years, by catching dips in light as they orbit their parent stars. these days, finding new ones isn’t usually such a big deal. but taking direct images of exoplanets, and turning them into videos so we can watch their orbits, makes these faraway worlds a little more real.advertisementthat’s exactly what graduate student jason wang at the university of california, berkeley has just done. his algorithm combines years of data to create awesome videos of exoplanets orbiting their stars. “in this video you’re seeing real data,” he told gizmodo of the video above. “i smoothed out the orbits so that it’s as if we’re watching [the planets] constantly in real time.”gif image: jason wang/christian maroisthe animations all come from direct im






nhl names its 100 greatest players; where's joe thornton?


sharks center joe thornton didn’t make the cut as the nhl on friday announced its 100 greatest players at a ceremony in los angeles as part of the league’s all-star weekend.thornton is 24th in nhl history and is second among all active players with 1,372 points in 1,417 regular season games over 18-plus years.larry robinson, who is in his third season as the sharks’ director of player development, did make the list as the nhl announced the players, not by rank, but in groups by decade and according to their position. robinson was announced as part of the group of 1970s defenseman.robinson, a hockey hall of famer who played 20 seasons in the nhl and won a combined nine stanley cups as a player and a coach, also spent three seasons from 2011-2014 as a sharks istant coach.the complete list of






kinja roundup


the garage i just spent $5000 on a car lift and i couldn’t be happier | kotaku a small detail you mikinja!yesterday 5:26pmfiled to: evening favorites23the garage i just spent $5000 on a car lift and i couldn’t be happier | kotaku a small detail you might have missed in m effect: andromeda’s new trailer | io9 please stop remaking the wizard of oz | life er introducing the upgrade, a new podcast from life er, all about upgrading your life |reply2 repliesleave a reply






maryland 85, gophers 78


anthony souffle – star tribunegallery: minnesota golden gophers forward jordan murphy (3) hung his head for a moment after the minnesota golden gophers were unable to score during the second half.






bee gees, ‘ urday night fever’ to get 40th anniversary grammy salute


disco lives. john legend, ed sheeran, andra day, celine dion and other pop, r&b, rock and country stars will pay homage to the bee gees and the australian group’s blockbuster 1977 soundtrack album “ urday night fever” in an all-star grammy awards-related salute from the recording academy, cbs and aeg ehrlich ventures. “stayin’ alive: a grammy salute…






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan






podcast: "hold my beer, watch me prove you wrong!"


we had to make up for the time off so reid joins me once again for the second consecutive day!  the show starts with each of us bringing up three different things we took away from tuesday’s games.  among the notables are columbus’ shaky play, how good brent burns is, an underrated shark and jack eichel.  afterwards, we start some dynasty talk.  each of us talks about our top two tiers for the long term along with about 10 players that we could see taking a big jump next season.  from there, we have a detailed discussion about thursday’s m ive 13 game slate before making our three point challenge picks.  at the end, there’s a quick preview of this weekend’s all star game.  all of that and more on this all-star edition of the razzball hockey podcast brought to you by draft, seatgeek and fan






justin bieber gets hit, bounces back in celeb hockey game


los angeles (ap) — justin bieber got a taste of nhl hockey and the staples center gl urday, courtesy of nhl great chris pronger.the pop star responded by showing off skills that would not have looked out of place in his native canada during a celebrity exhibition game.bieber was driven into the boards in the first half by a laughing pronger, who spent 18 years in the league as a hard-nosed defenseman. the singer responded with an empty-net goal and an ist as team gretzky beat team lemieux 5-3 in the 2017 nhl all-star celebrity shootout.bieber did not look out of place while sharing the ice with current nhl stars connor mcdavid of the edmonton oilers and the chicago blackhawks’ patrick kane, along with a host of retired greats and hockey-loving entertainment figures.most read storiesunlimit






today in entertainment: peta protests 'a dog's purpose' at hollywood theater


as indelible as mary tyler moore's mark on american culture was, her influence was even more powerful on those lucky enough to work with her, particularly on the iconic "mary tyler moore show." ed asner, who played mary richards' (moore) cantankerous boss lou grant, said of moore's p ing, "i lost a great friend, teacher, a great benefactor all of whom l loved." "a line from our theme song was 'love is all around,' and that’s what it was for five days a week for seven years straight on the 'mary tyler moore' set," gavin macleod told the times in a statement wednesday. "it was all because of mary! she was professional; she was extremely creative with a terrific sense of humor and a gifted actress. she set a pace for all of us to follow," said macleod, who co-starred in the series as scri






whatsapp: 10 helpful tips and tricks


whatsapp is one of the most-used chat apps in the world. it allows people to chat via instant messaging for free and to make video and voice calls without paying a dime. the app boasts ample functionality, but some features are a bit hidden and may not be immediately apparent. from starring messages to hiding your status, we’re going to show you some simple tips and tricks that will make you a whatsapp expert in no time.group chats vs. broadcastsin the chats tab, you will see both broadcast lists and new group listed at the top of your chats. you can use broadcast lists to send a message to multiple contacts at the same time. use the new group option when you want to create a group, and chat with more than one person at the same time. a broadcast is a one-off and will not group the people






will clint dempsey ever play soccer again?


with mls teams scheduled to start training for the upcoming season later this month, much has been written about the health of clint dempsey. as many of you might recall, the sounders’ designated player and u.s. international star was briefly sidelined in august with an irregular heartbeat, then began training and was shut down altogether in september due to a reoccurrence of the same symptoms.  while the sounders went on to win the mls cup in december without their star forward, dempsey publicly remains an integral part of seattle’s plans in 2017.seattle’s president of soccer garth lagerwey said late last week “we are going to do our best to get him ready to play in a safe manner, and if it happens, great, and if it doesn’t, then we’ll be patient and wait as long as it takes.”  bruce aren






three stars commemorate a sad anniversary


today (jan. 27) is a sad day for nasa, marking the 50th anniversary of when a flash fire occurred during a launch-pad test of the apollo/ urn space vehicle, which was being prepared for its first piloted flight. astronauts virgil i "gus" grissom, edward h. white ii and roger b. chaffee lost their lives when a fire swept through the command module, or "cm."   a nearly 10-week investigation determined that an electrical spark, occurring in an environment rich in pure oxygen inside the command module, ignited the fire. the blaze occurred during the early evening hours of jan. 27, 1967 — also a friday — at cape canaveral air force station launch complex 34.  the flight of apollo 1 was to be the first crewed mission of the apollo program, with the ultimate goal of landing astronauts on the moo






kings broadcaster bob miller hospitalized


longtime kings broadcaster bob miller was taken to the hospital urday afternoon after experiencing some discomfort as he prepared for a live broadcast before urday’s nhl all-star skills events at staples center, a team spokesman said.miller, 78, had quadruple byp surgery last year and e back this season to work a reduced schedule. his medical history factored into the decision to take him to the hospital, said mike altieri, the kings’ senior vice president of communications and broadcasting.altieri said miller hadn’t been feeling right and was examined on site by medical personnel. as a precaution, the decision was made to have miller undergo additional tests.altieri also said miller was in good spirits as he was transported to the [email protected] helene elliott o






10 things to know about the warriors-clippers matchup


1. the basicstipoff: 5:30 p.m. urday at the oracle arena. tv: abc.2. the recordswarriors: 39-7, no. 1 in the western conference by three games over san antonio.clippers: 30-17, no. 4 in the western conference, 9½ games behind.3. what have they done lately?warriors: won at charlotte 113-103 on wednesday as kevin durant scored 16 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter. stephen curry scored 28 and made 6 of 12 from 3-point range. for the second game in a row, golden state was outplayed in the third quarter, as the hornets outscored the warriors 33-22 to take an 80-75 lead into the fourth. but the warriors’ lineup of klay thompson, shaun livingston, andre iguodala, draymond green and james michael mcadoo turned up the defensive pressure to start the fourth quarter to get the warriors going.cli






“arshad showed me the way,” says akshay kumar


“arshad showed me the way,” says akshay kumarin a recent interview with a leading daily, akshay kumar put all rumours to rest about bad blood between arshad warsi and him over their roles in the jolly llb series. reportedly, arshad (the lead in jolly llb) said that the makers of johnny llb 2 decided to go with akshay because he is a bigger star. when quizzed on his reaction to this statement, akki said,"i did speak to arshad. he is not a small actor. he is my good friend. people just blow up things out of proportion.  i am very grateful to arshad to show me the way of doing a film like this. he made the way for me; he made things easy for me. he made this film very big and i hope that jolly llb 2 also turns out to be a good film.”






oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89


paris — emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.riva died friday afternoon in a clinic in paris after a long illness, her agent, anne alvares correa, told the ociated press.riva was oscar-nominated for her role in "amour, " michael haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple.with riva starring alongside another french movie legend, jean-louis trintignant, it won the academy award for best foreign language film. they played a loving, elderly parisian couple, one of whom has a stroke. "amour" also won the palme d'or at the cannes film festival.but jennifer lawrence won the academy award for best actress that year, for her performance as a young widower in "silver linings playbook."






jack sutin, jewish resistance leader during wwii, dies at 103 in mn


for longtime twin cities resident jack sutin, love and resistance went hand in hand.during world war ii, sutin led a small group of jewish partisans that gathered arms and fought the nazis in poland. years later, in america, he and his wife were the subjects of a book about their experiences that won the minnesota book award.sutin died tuesday at his home in st. louis park. he was 103.born in stolpce, poland, sutin lived in a jewish ghetto with his parents following the nazis' 1941 breach of hitler and stalin's nonaggression pact. after his mother died, sutin and his father fled to the woods of eastern poland.there jack met his future wife, rochelle. they were married in a jewish partisan bunker in december 1942. they spent the next few years fighting with the resistance, ambushing german






jack sutin, jewish resistance leader during wwii, dies at 103 in mn


for longtime twin cities resident jack sutin, love and resistance went hand in hand.during world war ii, sutin led a small group of jewish partisans who gathered arms and fought the nazis in poland. years later, in america, he and his wife were the subjects of a book about their experiences that won the minnesota book award.sutin died tuesday at his home in st. louis park. he was 103.born in stolpce, then in poland but now a city in belarus, sutin lived in a jewish ghetto with his parents following the nazis’ 1941 breach of hitler and stalin’s nonaggression pact. after his mother died, sutin and his father fled to the woods of eastern poland.there jack met his future wife, rochelle. they were married in a jewish partisan bunker in december 1942. they spent the next few years fighting with