Kobe Bryant’s unorthodox rehab

Kobe Bryant’s unorthodox rehab

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Capitals confirm signing of Grabovski: one year, $3 million

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The Washington Capitals have confirmed that Mikhail Grabovski has agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with their club.

“Mikhail adds speed and offense to our lineup, and we are very pleased to have him sign with the Capitals,” said GM George McPhee. “We believe he will be an excellent addition to our club.”

Grabovski surpassed the 50-point milestone in back-to-back seasons going into the 2013 campaign, but he fell in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ depth charts last season and ended up with just nine goals and 16 points in 48 contests while averaging 15:34 minutes. That led to the Maple Leafs using a compliance buyout on him with four seasons left on his five-year, $27.5 million contract.

After that move, Grabovski had some choice words for Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle.

“He makes me [expletive] play on the fourth line and he put me in the playoffs on the…

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Eagles Trade Felix Jones

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Eagles have traded running back Felix Jones to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for linebacker Adrian Robinson.

Robinson, 6-1, 250-pounds out of Temple, signed with the Steelers as a restricted free agent in 2012, and played in 12 games on special teams. He was the 2009 MAC defensive player of the year.

Jones, a running back who was previously with the Dallas Cowboys, had a small chance of even making the Eagles considering the performance of Chris Polk.

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College Football Preview: Rowan Profs

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By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – They are ready to play some football down in Glassboro, New Jersey, as the Division III Rowan Profs look to build off an impressive 2012 campaign.

Last season, Rowan went 7-3 and made the NCAA playoff field for the first time since 2006.

“It had been a couple years since we were in the playoffs,” Rowan head coach Jay Accorsi tells KYW Newsradio. “It was nice, we had a really good senior group that got us back, had some really good wins and got a chance to get in the playoffs and contend for the conference title. Hopefully, we’ve built a foundation for the next few years.”

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This year’s foundation is obviously thought of quite highly as the Profs, who call Glassboro, New Jersey, home, were the preseason pick of the conference coaches to win…

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Philly Top Five Power Rankings: Charlie And The Blue Chest

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By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Getting fired was the best thing to ever happen to Charlie Manuel in Philadelphia. Imagine he plays out the season, and the Phillies continue to play as poorly as they had. Charlie leaves, everyone is miserable, the season sort of fades away into nothingness. Instead, Charlie became the poster child for the mistakes Ruben Amaro has made over the last several years.

Still, it couldn’t touch the story Hollis Thomas broke this week.

5. Roy Halladay Doesn’t Like Headlines

So Halladay pretty clearly and plainly says that he doesn’t think that Charlie Manuel was able to keep his players under control and working as hard as they had in previous years. He says he believes that Ryne Sandberg will change those things.

Halladay then takes offense at the fact that a headline said that he endorsed the firing of Manuel.

Endorse definition from dictionary.com:…

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Ten Foot Mailbag: Braun’s Apology Means Nothing

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By Tim Baffoe-

(CBS) Ryan Braun is an oozing abscess of gelled up hair and bad t-shirts.

Oh, yeah, he apologized Thursday for cheating and lying and trying to ruin other people’s lives in order to never have to admit to cheating and lying. The apology was fairly standard in some parts. Blame himself while trying to justify why he was a huge dbag for years.

“I kept the truth from everyone. For a long time, I was in denial and convinced myself that I had not done anything wrong.”

Emphasize that this is not the true person he is.

What I did goes against everything I have always valued achieving through hard work and dedication, and being honest both on and off the field.”

And a bunch of other things that probably aren’t genuine.

Notice that Braun chose to issue a statement—not written by him but by PR…

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New Blues ticket policy aimed at ‘Hawks fans: ‘We see too many red jerseys’

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The St. Louis Blues are taking a page from the Nashville Predators’ ticket-selling book.

On Friday, the Blues announced four games on the 2013-14 schedule would not be available for single-game ticket purchases: Opening night Oct. 3 (Nashville), Oct. 9 (Chicago), Dec. 28 (Chicago) and Apr. 13 (Detroit).

Why those games?

Here’s more, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

The Blues are one of the NHL teams this season, including Nashville, which are requiring fans to buy tickets to multiple games in order to acquire them for meetings against Chicago.

In recent years, the Blackhawks have attracted huge crowds to Scottrade Center, at times taking over the in-game atmosphere, and that could continue after the ‘Hawks won their second Stanley Cup in four years in 2012-13.

But this season, tickets to those four aforementioned games are available only as part of full- and half-season tickets, or 12-game and hat-trick…

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Philly Police Don’t Expect Many Issues At Naked Bike Race

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By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – This Sunday brings the city’s most unusual bike ride — the 5th annual Philly Naked Bike Ride, where hundreds of participants will wear little or nothing at all.

And what do Philly police have to say about this increasingly popular event?  Well, not much actually.

No buts about it, the annual race brings out some who wear just bathing suits or body paint, or some who wear simply their birthday suits.

In its first four years, there were no reports of police issuing citations for violating the city’s indecency law.

Police Department spokesman Lt. John Stanford says it’s really up to the discretion of officers at the scene:

“Typically we haven’t had any problems with this particular event. But officers will be out to make sure they enforce the law when necessary.”

In other words, if the officers conveniently fail to notice that some…

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Devils goalie Frazee signs in Italy

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When the Devils took Jeff Frazee with the 38th overall pick at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft — the fourth goalie taken behind Carey Price, Tuukka Rask and Tyler Plante — there was some thought they’d found a potential replacement for Martin Brodeur.

Eight years later, that thought has all but died.

Frazee has left the Devils to sign with Valpellice of Italy’s Elite A league, the club announced on Friday. The 26-year-old is headed to Italy after his agent told NorthJersey.com there was also interest from the Swedish Hockey League.

A former University of Minnesota standout, Frazee only made one appearance with the Devils — a three-save relief of Johan Hedberg this past March — spending the majority of the last five seasons in the AHL (he was named to the league’s All-Star Game in 2008-09).

It’s likely the addition of Cory Schneider at the NHL Draft (and…

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