Goalie prospect Malcolm Subban of the Boston Bruins suffered a terrible injury on Saturday during a minor league match after getting struck in the throat by a puck. According to the team, the 22-year-old has been diagnosed with a fractured larynx but is fortunately in good condition.
The accident happened when Subban was doing his regular warm-ups before the game for the Providence Bruins against the Portland Pirates. The medical staff immediately responded by sending him to Maine Medical Center for observation, but was later transported to Mass General to undergo some more tests and evaluation.
On Sunday, the team announced that Subban will be out of action indefinitely, but they will be providing more information once they get additional details pending the medical evaluation and tests. And while there is growing concern about the severity of the injury, the Canadian goaltender eased those concerns by posting a photo of him smiling at the hospital. more >>
In their last battle of the regular season, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns meet at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in the National Basketball Association.
The match-up is on February 8, 2016 at 9:00 PM ET.
This is a battle between one of the most elite teams in the league and a proud franchise unfortunately going through a very rough season. more >>
Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis is sharing his heartfelt testimony about a heart condition and three ACL injuries that he believes God helped him through on the journey to Super Bowl 50.
Davis, 32, underwent surgery two weeks before the Super Bowl and played in the big game with a cast on his broken right arm that was surgically repaired with 11 screw, a plate, and an arm full of stitches. Although the Panthers suffered a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos, Davis managed to combine for 17 tackles with fellow linebacker Luke Kuechly.
While some may question Davis' decision to return to the field with such a new injury and surgery, the NFL player revealed how his previous serious injuries strengthened his faith in God. more >>
Jake Arrieta is hard to let go, and that is what the Chicago Cubs felt like when they signed him to a new contract that should be regarded as the most expensive ever for a pitcher with just four years of major league service. Several sources have confirmed that Arrieta indeed got a one-year deal worth $10.7 million to avoid arbitration.
The 30-year-old transformed himself into a star last season by helping his team reach the National League wild card and eventually winning the NL Cy Young Award in the process. He went 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA for the entirety of last year, besting every previous high in his career. And by agreeing to the figures the Cubs offered, he essentially will be making $7.07 million more money by this upcoming season.
What Arrieta was asking to avoid arbitration was outrageously unreachable for Chicago ($13 million), while the Cubs offered him $7.5 million, a figure that also wasn't really fair for the type of player Arrieta is. Initially, everyone thought both parties couldn't find a way to compromise since their respective offers had the widest margin among all players in the league who were eligible for arbitration. So the agreement could have been quite a surprise for many observers. more >>
An outfield prospect from the Cincinnati Reds has been suspended by the league for 80 games of the season after testing positive for three performance-enhancing substances, the MLB recently announced. Juan Duran, who played for the Bakersfield Blaze of the Class A-Advanced California League in 2013, was reportedly busted with Drostanolone, Stanozolol, and Nandrolone in his system, prompting the league to hand out one of the stiffest punishments in recent memory.
With the announcement of the suspension, the Dominican professional baseball player officially became the first one to be meted out with a punishment under the big league program since Stanley Cody, then playing for St. Louis as a catcher was handed a suspension on Sept. 12.
Shortly after the MLB commissioner's press statement, the Reds also followed it up with the team's reaction to it. "The organization does not condone in any way the use of drugs prohibited under the policy." more >>
While everyone flooded social media with posts about which team they were rooting for during Super Bowl 50, evangelist Franklin Graham took the opportunity to share the strong Christian faith of some of the players from both the Broncos and Panthers.
Franklin, who is following in the footsteps of his legendary father, Billy Graham, often uses social media to address mainstream topics through the lens of Christianity. While a fan of football himself and admittedly rooting for his home team the North Carolina Panthers, the minister took a moment to reflect on the faith of some of the men that he respects from both teams competing in Super Bowl 50.
"Did you know that Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl running back Jonathan Stewart puts on more than his shoulder pads, helmet, and uniform before playing football?" Graham wrote on Facebook on Super Bowl Sunday. "Every day he said he puts on the armor of God after he wakes up. Now that's real protection, and we all need it! The Bible says, 'Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.'" more >>