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Highlight of the Weekend: Goalie Goal!

  • Puckhead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • October 21, 2013, 9:13 AM

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Chances are you missed the Phoenix Coyotes-Detroit Red Wings game on Saturday night. If you did, you missed a Coyotes win — and one of the rarest plays in hockey: a goalie goal!

At the end of the third period, Detroit was down 4-2 and had its goalie pulled. With eight seconds remaining, the Red Wings entered the Phoenix zone and right winger Mikael Samuelsson took a desperation shot from the blue line. Coyotes goalie Mike Smith corralled the puck with his glove, pushed it to his stick, and fired a rocket of a shot to clear the zone. But Smith wasn't just looking to ice the win — he was looking for the net.

And he found it. And the crowd at Arena went nuts. Check it out:
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Oregon Ducks Trade Green for Pink on Saturday

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The Oregon Ducks are notorious for wearing crazy uniform combinations and adding wild flashes of color to their jerseys. And they're doing it again — but this time it's for a great cause.

When the Ducks take the field against the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, they'll be wearing pink helmets in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's something football programs, both pro and college, across the country recognize every year by wearing pink armbands, towels, and hats. But the Ducks are taking things a step further than other teams by wearing pink on their headgear.

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NCAA Football Power Rankings — Week 8

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The upsets were looming, and they finally happened last weekend. Then-no. 5 Stanford and then-No. 7 Georgia both lost and were knocked out of the top 10. Other top 10 teams narrowly avoided upsets, and must improve in order to stay in the elite ranks.

Look out for more potential upsets during the season’s remaining weeks. The season is really starting to get fun now!

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J.J. Watt is Your Worst Nightmare

  • From the Mag
  • Christina M. Tapper
  • October 17, 2013, 3:07 PM

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Just when you thought it was safe to play quarterback, Houston Texans sack master J.J. Watt has become the NFL's most dominant force

Long before J.J. Watt grew into his 6′5″, 290-pound body, he was a small high school kid playing quarterback in Wisconsin. Hard to believe the NFL's most feared defensive end was a self-described "short and skinny" signal caller, right? "I had a pretty late growth spurt," says the Houston Texans star. "But I'm not so little anymore." You're right, J.J. You're not.
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NFL Power Rankings — Week 7

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After six weeks, the top and bottom-tier teams have been established. It’s the teams in the middle of the pack that must figure out how to get wins and compete for playoff sports.

Teams like San Diego and Baltimore are great some days and average on other days. But one thing’s for sure — they’ll be fun to watch as the season continues, especially as they compete for divisional titles. We should be in for a great rest of the season.

Tell us where you think your team should be ranked in the comments!

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New On-Court Looks for a New NBA Season

  • GearHead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • October 16, 2013, 2:51 PM

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The 2013-14 NBA season is less than two weeks away. And as we get closer to the opening tip off, we get more and more looks at what the players will be wearing over the course of the year. Today, adidas debuted its NBA On-Court Collection, which features new shirts, jackets, and pants designed for performance and style.
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Shredding with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Comic Con

  • Jumbotron
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • October 16, 2013, 11:00 AM

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The second season of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kicked off on Saturday. And while kids across the country were watching Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael get into wild new adventures, the creators of the show were in New York to meet fans and talk about the show at New York Comic Con.

At Comic Con, Sports Illustrated Kids spoke with Greg Cipes — who is the voice of Michelangelo — and executive producer Ciro Nieli about one of the Turtles’ favorite activities: Skateboarding. Greg and Ciro talked about how much of the skating is based on real life (a lot of it!), why they think the Turtles skate (it’s the ninja sport!), and what kids show know if they want to shred like the Turtles (wear pads!).

Check out this clip of the Turtles skating around New York, then read the interview with Greg and Ciro. Cowabunga, dudes!
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