Brad Marchand says his nasty spear was selfish and

After getting away with one fine for two slew-foots earlier this season, Brad Marchand was in the spotlight again earlier this week after a brutal spear to the groin of Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Jake Dotchin.

The play came in the first period of what was an important game for both teams: the Bruins hadn’t yet clinched and the Lightning were in a must-win situation against a team they were chasing. Marchand received five minutes and a game misconduct, but got lucky after the Lightning failed to score on the man advantage.

The Bruins won the game and clinched a playoff spot. Marchand received a two-game suspension, which will end his regular season — he was lucky to not have to sit down for a playoff game or two on top of that.

On Thursday, Marchand met with the media and talked about his latest cheap shot and resulting ruling from the league.

Willie Nelson Gives Tribute To Merle Haggard – Music News

A year ago today, we lost Merle Haggard, the country music icon. And on his new album God’s Problem Child, Willie Nelson — Haggard’s friend, contemporary, and frequent touring buddy — pays Haggard tribute on a new song called “He Won’t Ever Be Gone.”

It’s a mellow, plainspoken remembrance, with Nelson singing some kind words about one of the few people who he could really ever call a peer. The stately black-and-white video shows Nelson recording the song, and it’s got some footage of Haggard in the studio too.

Barry Manilow comes out as gay at 73 | Music News

For years he kept it a secret, fearing his fans would be disappointed if the truth was revealed.

But on Wednesday, at the age of 73 and at the end of one of the longest and most successful careers in show business, Barry Manilow finally announced to the world that he is gay.

The music legend also confirmed that in 2014 he had married his longtime manager, Garry Kief, in a ceremony at their home in Palm Springs, California.

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Although a small group of fans and friends were aware of the marriage Manilow’s sexuality was not widely known, until now.

“I’m so private. I always have been. I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything,” Manil

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather, Are you Kidding me! – MMA News

Hey I can appreciate Conor in the octagon, and Yes he could beat some mid level boxers out there, But Floyd Mayweather is going to destroy him. Nobody has beaten Floyd and Conor McGregor, sure can’t beat him, NOT GONNA HAPPEN. This is all about big pay days and Conor is going to get knocked out and embarrassed,but will still be smiling right to the bank on this one.

UFC president Dana White feels like he has to green light the super fight between UFC star Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr .

White was originally against the idea of the fight ever happening but McGregor’s flexible fighting nature seems to have swayed the head of the UFC.

But White doesn’t want to take away the opportunity of a lifetime from the UFC lightweight champion.

“The kid steps up. He’ll fight anybody, anywhere, anytime. A lot of people say it, very few really mean it. I call him [McGregor] the unicorn. I’ve never dealt with a kid like this,” White told Fox Sport.

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Quick facts about Edmonton
Edmonton, capital of Canada’s Alberta province, sits on the North Saskatchewan River. Its past is recreated at Fort Edmonton Park, a living history museum with an 1846 fort and streets from 1885, 1905 and 1920. The city’s contemporary landmarks include the Royal Alberta Museum, with aboriginal-culture and natural-history galleries, and the futuristic-looking Art Gallery of Alberta, known for its First Nations art.

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Twitter co-founder Ev Williams is selling 30 percent of his stock for ‘personal’ reasons – News

Twitter co-founder and current board member Ev Williams is going to offload some of his Twitter stock.

Williams, who was once Twitter’s CEO and is the company’s largest individual shareholder, said Thursday that he plans to sell a “minority of my TWTR” stock over the next year. A Twitter spokesperson said that he doesn’t plan to sell “more than 30 percent” of his holdings.

Williams was careful to say the sale was for “personal” reasons, not company performance reasons. Twitter’s stock is down more than 15 percent over the past three months.
Williams explained the sale in a blog post, and wrote that he has spent a lot of money investing through his venture fund, Obvious Ventures, and also donated a lot to charity and political campaigns over the past year. “I’d like to continue,” he added.

Williams sold about $4 million in stock this week, according to an SEC filing, and has set up a 10b5-1 trading plan.

NFL Draft prospect Jordan Morgan claims team forced him into staring contest | NFL | Sporting News

The NFL Combine can be a weird place. While some teams keep it professional, others ask off-the-wall questions of the potential NFL players and can make things uncomfortable. That happened to Jordan Morgan, an offensive lineman from Division II Kutztown University.

But Morgan wasn’t asked a strange question, instead he was required to perform an odd task: stare.

“The strangest thing I had asked of me at the Combine was how long I could have my eyes open in a staring contest. I thought it was weird, but it’s one of those things you don’t question on the spot,” he told Penn Live. “I didn’t blink at all. He told me I could stare at anything. I just focused on a water bottle. I don’t know how long it was, but it was pretty long. My eyes were fogging up. I couldn’t see after. He was just like, ‘I got what I need. You can stop now.'”