Month: August 2020

NHL, Players reach tentative deal to end lockout

first_imgEarly Sunday morning NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Player’s Association executive director Donald Fehr stood side by side to announce the news.Information leaking out of talks say the tentative agreement is a 10-year deal with a mutual opt-out clause after eight years and includes contract term limits at seven years (eight years for a team to re-sign its own players).In the first year, the salary cap is set to be at $60 million but teams can spend up to $70.2 million in the transition period.The minimum is $44 million.Sources said the 2013-14 salary cap, a very divisive issue, will be $64.3 million, while the floor will remain at $44 million.It is believed the sides are aiming for either a 48- or 50-game season depending on how quickly things get done. Sources told ESPN.com that a 50-game season would start Jan. 15, while a 48-game season would start Jan. 19. It’s over.Well, almost. Both sides still need to vote on the package.But after what seems like an eternity, the National Hockey League and its players reached a tentative deal to end the 113 day lockout.last_img read more

Sedlbauer powers Innkeepers to Men’s Open Soccer Championship

first_imgAaron Sedlbauer scored the lone goal of the game sparking Hume Innkeepers to a narrow 1-0 victory over Old Dogs in the final of the Men’s Open Soccer League Saturday at Lakeside Park.The goal came in the second half of a game between the two top clubs of the Men’s Open League.Both team had chances to score in the first half of the tightly played contest.Striker Mitch Ryan missed a couple of great chances for the Old Dogs while Mitch Melanson had a goal taken away as Taylor Russell kicked the ball off the goalline.Mike Precious pitched the shutout for the Innkeepers. The title is the second in as many seasons for Hume Innkeepers.Old Dogs had rebounded this season after failing to make the final in 2015.However, the squad had no substitutions during the game and ran out of gas against the younger Innkeepers.In the Ladies Rec League Championship, Red Dog could not keep their surprising run going, falling 5-3 to Dirty Dozen.Red Dog had scored a shootout upset a week ago against Wild Cats to advance to the final.However, Dirty Dozen, finishing on top of the regular season standings with a 10-0-2 record, held off the pesky Red Dog squad.In Men’s Masters, Red Dog completed the sweep by capturing the playoff title with a 4-0 shutout win over Bia Bora.Red Dog had earlier won the regular season title before outlasting 2015 champion Retalack in the semi final.Bia Bora had posted wins in the quarter and semi finals before losing in the final.last_img read more