Nicklas Backstrom jokes that digital hat-trick came because he didn’t hear Alex Ovechkin yelling for the puck

With the NHL season currently on pause, the Washington Capitals’ local cable affiliate NBC Sports Washington has been airing simulated versions of the rest of the team’s season on-air. In their latest game, the Caps defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on the back of a hat trick from Nicklas Read more

Mavericks star Luka Doncic furious with referees after taking multiple hits to the face: ‘They didn’t care’

Luka Doncic has been nothing short of amazing this season. The¬†Mavericks’ second-year sensation is averaging nearly a 30-point triple-double, and has them in the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Last year’s Rookie of the Year winner has garnered MVP attention and made his first All-Star appearance — Read more

Kyrie Irving didn’t single-handedly get Kenny Atkinson fired, but his fingerprints are all over Nets’ drama

The Brooklyn Nets fired coach Kenny Atkinson on Saturday morning. You’re hearing the normal euphemisms, of course, that they “parted ways” and even that the decision was a “mutual” one between Atkinson and the team, particularly general manager Sean Marks. Frame it how you want. They fired him. And Kyrie Read more

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt will get married on off day, explains why he didn’t invite players

In the span of 48 hours, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt will face one of the more demanding, yet rewarding, days of his life, and also manage a day-night doubleheader. That’s right, Shildt will be getting married on Friday, just one day after overseeing back-to-back spring training games with his team Read more

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s recent phone call about upcoming free agency ‘didn’t go well,’ per report

There was a ton of hoopla as to whether or not the Patriots and Tom Brady’s representation were going to speak at some point throughout the NFL combine regarding the quarterback’s upcoming free agent status. The two sides never connected in Indy on the issue, but Bill Belichick and Tom Read more

Astros’ Carlos Correa fires back at Cody Bellinger, reveals new reason why Altuve didn’t want jersey removed

Arguably no Houston Astros player has shown more remorse about the team’s sign-stealing scandal than shortstop Carlos Correa. On Saturday, Correa partook in the longest — and arguably the most insightful — interview any Astros player has participated in this spring, sitting down with Ken Rosenthal for a segment that Read more