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'Holy Grail' Baseball Card Sells for $1.2M

1909 Honus Wagner collectible auctioned in St. Louis

(Newser) - A baseball card known as the "Holy Grail" for collectors has sold for more than $1.2 million in a St. Louis-based online auction. The winner, after 14 bids, was a New Jersey man who hasn't yet been identified. The card, which features shortstop Honus Wagner, is part... More »

Luge Death Can't Dim Opening Bash

50K pack indoor arena to kick off Vancouver Olympics

(Newser) - Despite the training-run death earlier in the day of a luger from the country of Georgia, the Olympics' opening ceremonies went on tonight in Vancouver, with a jubilant countdown by the crowd filling BC Place Stadium. The festive mood, and the opening rain of confetti, contrasted sharply with the grief... More »

Gretzky, Montana Sons Hobnob on High School Team

Sporting legends cheer on their offspring at California's Oaks Christian

(Newser) - California's Oaks Christian is ranked the fifth best high school team in the country but the sporting icons in the stands often get more attention than the players. The '49ers superstar Joe Montana and NHL legend Wayne Gretzky regularly turn up to watch their sons, quarterback Nick Montana and his... More »

With Coyotes' Future Murky, Gretzky Quits as Coach

'Great One' not so much behind the bench, leaves with losing record in Phoenix

(Newser) - With the team’s future murky, Wayne Gretzky quit today as coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, marking the end of a tenure for the “Great One” that was anything but. Since Gretzky, 48, came aboard in 2005, the Coyotes are 143-161-24. He’s a part-owner of the financially troubled... More »

Why This Won't Stink This Year

10 reasons for fans outside of Canada to focus on hockey

(Newser) - That time is upon us again: the season in which we ignore most of what's going on in the NHL. But this year it might behoove sports fans to pay attention, writes Maxim. Here's why:
  • Detroit needs some good news, right? The champs got even stronger.
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Ducks Rally for Win Over Coyotes

Third period fruitful for Anaheim

(Newser) - Chris Kunitz and Bobby Ryan scored 43 seconds apart in the third period against former teammate Ilya Bryzgalov, while Ryan Getzlaf had the deciding goal in the shootout to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes Sunday. The Ducks, fourth in the Western Conference, will... More »

Sedins Team Up on Coyotes

Canucks net 3-1 win on twins' collaboration

(Newser) - Vancouver avenged last week's 2-0 loss to Phoenix by scraping together a 3-1 win out of second-chance shots, the Vancouver Sun reports. Daniel Sedin twice got the puck near enough to the Coyotes net for his twin Henrik to slip it past Ilya Bryzgalov, and Taylor Pyatt scored off a... More »

Coyotes Give Gretzky 100th Win

4-0 blanking of Kings is Gretzky's 100th as coach

(Newser) - The Phoenix Coyotes secured the 100th coaching win for Number 99 with a 4-0 domination of the Kings, their sixth defeat of Los Angeles this season. Wayne Gretzky's decision to replace goalie Ilya Bryzgalov with Mikael Tellqvist paid off in full, as the backup made 34 saves to blank a... More »

Great One's Team Rolls Over the Rangers

Meanwhile, Devils trip up Flyers and Flames show spirit in St. Louis

(Newser) - Wayne Gretzky was back at Madison Square Garden, this time as head coach of Phoenix, and walked out of his old rink with a 5-1 win over New York. Joel Perrault had two goals for the normally low-scoring Coyotes,who took advantage of playing against the Rangers' backup goaltender. Phoenix... More »

Messier, Four Others Enter Hockey Hall

Stevens, MacInnis and Francis round out elite class of '07

(Newser) - Mark Messier, the emotional leader of six Stanley Cup champions, was out front again yesterday—this time with an elite group entering the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Joining Messier were Scott Stevens, Al MacInnis and Ron Francis—a total of 13 Stanley Cups between them. The understated Messier... More »

Sid the Kid Collects Hardware

At 19, Crosby adds MVP honors to scoring title

(Newser) - Pittsburgh phenom Sidney Crosby was voted hockey's MVP by both writers and players, adding the Hart trophy and the Pearson award to his collection. Only Wayne Gretzky received the Hart at a younger age, edging out the 19-year-old Crosby by two months. Fellow Penguin Evgeni Malkin, at twenty, won top... More »

Crosby Wins Scoring Title

(Newser) - At 19 and in his second season, Pittsburgh's Sidney "Sid the Kid" Crosby has won the league scoring title at 120 points and is taking his team to the playoffs. He's achieved both milestones in far less time than it took Mario "Super Mario" Lemieux, the Penguins' current... More »

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