Kukla’s Korner- Hockey :: Morning Line- Ken Hitchcock

“You don’t just bring in six fast skaters, it doesn’t work that way. The ‘faster’ we wanted was more ability to bring it from the back end, that’s where we wanted the speed coming from. I keep using that word ‘reckless,’ more reckless speed from the back end. That’s what (Petteri) Lindbohm does … (Robert) Bortuzzo is not afraid to do that. We want to play our defense in a much more active role with the puck and a much tighter gap without…

Putting touch has deserted me, says Poulter (Reuters)

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) – Less than three years after his magical putter inspired a ‘miracle’ Ryder Cup victory for Europe, Ian Poulter says his touch on the greens has temporarily deserted him. “I’m not disappointed how I played because I thought I played good but I’m disappointed I didn’t hole my fair share of putts,” Poulter told Reuters in an interview. “Some weeks you just can’t see the right lines, you can’t visualize the ball going in the hole, and that puts the rest of your game under pressure to hit it close.” Poulter showed nerves of steel when he sank five birdie putts in as many holes on the penultimate day to haul Europe out of trouble before the team went on to secure their ‘Miracle of Medinah’ triumph over the United States in 2012.

Manly Sea Eagles sack Geoff Toovey, Trent Barrett to take over next season

  • Toovey will stay in charge until end of season
  • To leave with a year remaining on his contract

Manly have sacked coach Geoff Toovey with a year to run on his contract, with Trent Barrett to take over at the NRL club next season.

After months of speculation the Sea Eagles confirmed on Tuesday that Toovey would not be with the club in 2016. He will see out the rest of the season at Brookvale, with the club saying he will be paid out in full for the final year of his contract.

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Manly Sea Eagles sack Geoff Toovey, Trent Barrett to take over next season

  • Toovey will stay in charge until end of season
  • To leave with a year remaining on his contract

Manly have sacked coach Geoff Toovey with a year to run on his contract, with Trent Barrett to take over at the NRL club next season.

After months of speculation the Sea Eagles confirmed on Tuesday that Toovey would not be with the club in 2016. He will see out the rest of the season at Brookvale, with the club saying he will be paid out in full for the final year of his contract.

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Manly Sea Eagles sack Geoff Toovey, Trent Barrett to take over next season

  • Toovey will stay in charge until end of season
  • To leave with a year remaining on his contract

Manly have sacked coach Geoff Toovey with a year to run on his contract, with Trent Barrett to take over at the NRL club next season.

After months of speculation the Sea Eagles confirmed on Tuesday that Toovey would not be with the club in 2016. He will see out the rest of the season at Brookvale, with the club saying he will be paid out in full for the final year of his contract.

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Dragic not expected to play for Slovenia this summer (Yahoo Sports)

Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat is not expected to play for Slovenia in the EuroBasket tournament in September. Heat President Pat Riley met with Dragic about his invitation to join the team, and it was collectively decided that it would be in the point guard’s best interests to spend the rest of the summer preparing for his first full year in Miami.

Dragic not expected to play for Slovenia this summer (Yahoo Sports)

Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat is not expected to play for Slovenia in the EuroBasket tournament in September. Heat President Pat Riley met with Dragic about his invitation to join the team, and it was collectively decided that it would be in the point guard’s best interests to spend the rest of the summer preparing for his first full year in Miami.

Dragic not expected to play for Slovenia this summer (Yahoo Sports)

Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat is not expected to play for Slovenia in the EuroBasket tournament in September. Heat President Pat Riley met with Dragic about his invitation to join the team, and it was collectively decided that it would be in the point guard’s best interests to spend the rest of the summer preparing for his first full year in Miami.

Owen Oyston calls on Blackpool fans to clarify £16m takeover plan

• Blackpool owner lists detailed questions regarding BST proposals
• ‘I hope you will see I am treating your proposal with every respect’

Owen Oyston has called on Blackpool Supporters’ Trust to clarify several proposals in their takeover bid before he can consider their £16m leveraged buyout further.

BST outlined its plans for gaining control of the League One club earlier this month in response to growing fan disenchantment at the Oyston family’s handling of affairs at Bloomfield Road.

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Owen Oyston calls on Blackpool fans to clarify £16m takeover plan

• Blackpool owner lists detailed questions regarding BST proposals
• ‘I hope you will see I am treating your proposal with every respect’

Owen Oyston has called on Blackpool Supporters’ Trust to clarify several proposals in their takeover bid before he can consider their £16m leveraged buyout further.

BST outlined its plans for gaining control of the League One club earlier this month in response to growing fan disenchantment at the Oyston family’s handling of affairs at Bloomfield Road.

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José Mourinho hits out at Wenger and Pellegrini: the full transcript

The Chelsea manager on why Arsenal are not the poor relatives, confusing Manuel Pellegrini with Mauricio Pellegrino and Eden Hazard’s lucky escapes

By conceding four goals in 45 minutes! (Chelsea conceded four in the second half against New York Red Bulls last week) Being more unpredictable is to have different ways to play. With the strikers we have, we can play with two strikers together more than we did before. We have three very good strikers, and all of them with special motivations.

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