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Former NFL exec says Vikings should sign Colin Kaepernick now

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Former NFL executive Joe Lockhart penned a column for CNN on Saturday, saying that teams were wrong for not signing Colin Kaepernick, and that the Minnesota Vikings should ink the controversial quarterback now. The former NFL spokesman turned CNN contributor responded to the protests and violence happening in Minneapolis in the wake of the death…

Canadian athletes, organizers brace for difficulties of flying in COVID-19 era

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Flying always presents challenges for Para-swimmer Shelby Newkirk. There are issues with her wheelchair, hurdles getting through security, protocols that vary from airport to airport."There's definitely some things as a Para-athlete you kind of have to plan out that a lot of people don't realize," said the 23-year world record holder from Saskatoon, who has dystonia, a…

Sabres captain Jack Eichel 'fed up with losing,' draws comparison to Michael Jordan

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Sabres captain Jack Eichel kept his frustrations in check for the first 14 minutes of an end-of-season interview session with Buffalo-area reporters Thursday. "Listen, I'm fed up with losing, and I'm fed up and I'm frustrated," he said during a 27-minute Zoom call in which he was only able to dial in by phone. "It's…

Oilers' McDavid, Nurse size up new playoff format ahead of potential Hawks clash

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During his downtime in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Darnell Nurse tuned into the Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance for a dose of inspiration. The Edmonton Oilers rearguard plans to draw on motivational lessons from Air Jordan in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks."I think that's the perfect…