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Red Wings fire head coach Blashill after 6th straight missed playoffs

Looking to shake up the team's rebuild, Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman fired coach Jeff Blashill on Saturday. He had a .447 winning percentage, second-worst in the NHL over his seven seasons, not counting the debut season of the expansion Seattle Kraken.

Riiber-less Norway wins gold in Nordic combined team event

Norway won Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team competition on Thursday, overcoming the COVID-related loss of Jarl Magnus Riiber. Joergen Graabak, Jens Luraas Oftebro, Espen Bjoernstad and Espen Andersen pulled away late to win the cross-country race.

Norway's Graaba rallies for 2nd career Olympic Nordic combined gold medal

Joergen Graabak of Norway won Olympic gold in Nordic combined Tuesday, rallying from a deficit of two minutes, seven seconds to cross the finish line first in a 10K cross-country race after placing 12th in ski jumping.

Norway's Lindvik wins Olympic men's large hill ski jumping gold, Canadians miss final

Marius Lindvik of Norway won the gold medal in the men's large hill ski jumping event at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday. Ryoyu Kobayashi of Japan won the silver and Germany's Karl Geiger the bronze.

Olympic champion Lundby laments ski jumping's weight issues

Maren Lundby was the world's best female ski jumper for three years, starting in 2018 when she won Olympic gold in South Korea. At the Beijing Games, the Norwegian had a chance to become the first two-time Olympic champion in her sport. Instead, she decided to skip the World Cup season and a trip to China for the Olympics in order to make her physical and mental health a priority.

Japan's Kobayashi among favourites in wide-open Olympic ski jumping competition

Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi is the world's top-ranked ski jumper and Germany's Karl Geiger is right behind him. Some talented and experienced Norwegians - including three-time Olympic medalist Robert Johansson - are expected to also contend in a wide-open competition.
NFL Thanksgiving

Bills get back on track with blowout victory over undermanned Saints

Josh Allen passed for 260 yards and four touchdowns, Buffalo's defence stifled New Orleans' short-handed offence and the Bills rolled to a 31-6 victory Thursday night that sent the injury-ravaged Saints to their fourth straight loss.

Eduardo Rodriguez agrees to 5-year, $77M US deal to pitch for Tigers

The Detroit Tigers plan to be relatively aggressive in free agency and they proved that while giving their rebuild a boost, adding left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez to their rotation with a $77 million US investment.

Namestnikov scores a pair as Red Wings manage to stifle Oilers' potent power play

Vladislav Namestnikov scored in each of the first two periods to help the Detroit Red Wings take a three-goal lead, and they went on to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Cam Davis wins Rocket Mortgage Classic in a playoff

Cam Davis won the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title when Troy Merritt missed a 6-foot par putt on the fifth hole of a playoff.