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  • Derrick Gordon coming out another big step for gay athletes

     Derrick Gordon coming out another big step for gay athletes
    On Wednesday, University of Massachusetts sophomore guard Derrick Gordon made history by becoming the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player. On Thursday, the sun came up. For every young man or woman out there feeling as afraid or...
  • Dodgers' Stan Kasten named L.A. Sports Council's executive of the year

    Dodgers' Stan Kasten named L.A. Sports Council's executive of the year
    Turn a downtrodden franchise that couldn’t fill half its seats into a division winner that leads the major leagues in attendance and it tends to get noticed. Both collectively and individually. Stan Kasten, the Dodgers president, chief executive...
  • Former Whaler Dineen Proud To Be Coach Of Canada Women's Olympic Team

    It would be a lie to say that Kevin Dineen had this all planned as he sat there at Zetra Ice Stadium awaiting his next shift at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Playing alongside Canadians who later would have hockey ties to Hartford — Dave...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Ducks on historic run

    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: Plus + Riding a 17-1 surge, the Ducks are only the fifth team in NHL history to win 17 or more games in an 18-game span. A good omen? The first two, the...
  • Olympic hockey GM Poile apologizes for aired criticism of Bobby Ryan

    Olympic hockey GM Poile apologizes for aired criticism of Bobby Ryan
    David Poile, general manager of the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team, apologized Friday to forward Bobby Ryan after disparaging comments about the winger’s abilities that were made during the team selection process were published by two...
  • NHL: pluses and minuses around the league

    NHL: pluses and minuses around the league
    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Good to see the late Ruslan Salei elected to the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. The former Ducks defenseman played internationally for Belarus; he...
  • Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early

    Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early
    The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...
  • With Billie Jean King's help, U.S. takes right stand at Sochi Games

    With Billie Jean King's help, U.S. takes right stand at Sochi Games
    In hockey terms, appointing openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow to the presidential delegation that will represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics is a face wash — that quaint, queasy custom of rubbing stinky gloves in...
  • Brian Burke named acting GM after Calgary Flames fire Jay Feaster

    Apparently two wins over the surging Los Angeles Kings wasn't enough to prevent a management shakeup in Calgary. On a serious note, Jay Feaster's footing and job security in Calgary had been uncertain long before the season started and well in advance...
  • Joba Chamberlain agrees to contract with Detroit Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers accomplished another goal during their busy off-season, adding depth to their bullpen with Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain and the Tigers agreed to terms on a one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations....
  • Former Ducks star Scott Niedermayer is elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

    Former Ducks star Scott Niedermayer is elected to Hockey Hall of Fame
    Even a sure-fire Hockey Hall of Fame nominee is not immune to a nervous moment or two. After all, Brendan Shanahan was considered a near lock a year ago, and did not get the phone call from the 416 area code, which would signify word from the Hall of...
  • Tough decisions before U.S. men's hockey team is announced Jan. 1

    Tough decisions before U.S. men's hockey team is announced Jan. 1
    PARK CITY, Utah -- The U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team for the Sochi Winter Games will be announced on Jan. 1, after the Winter Classic game, officials of USA Hockey said Monday at the U.S. Olympic media summit. “Our goal the next few...