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Why Andreas Athanasiou made the Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill and forward Andreas Athanasiou talk about the team's final cuts Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at Joe Louis Arena. Video by Helene St. James, DFP        
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Andy Murray’s hopes of a first Australian Open title ended as the world number one made his exit in the fourth round to Mischa Zverev, while Roger Federer and Stan Wawricka advanced to the last
Kerry 3-13 Limerick 2-12 (AET): That Kerry’s new faces guided them through their first proper examination of the season should, perhaps, be read as a sign of what is to come.
Munster Hurling League - Limerick 4-28 Kerry 0-16: Former underage star Peter Casey marked his Limerick senior debut with a fine display as the Shannonsiders spanked Kerry by 24 points at the Gaelic G
Tyrone 0-14 Fermanagh 0-11: Tyrone remain on course for a sixth successive Dr McKenna Cup title following their three points win over battling Fermanagh at Clones.
Derry 2-12 Monaghan 1-13: Dessie Mone suffered a suspected broken wrist as Monaghan lost out to Derry for a place in Saturday’s McKenna Cup final.
Connacht Council secretary John Prenty has accused counties of “living beyond their means”, saying steps must be taken to rein in spending on inter-county teams.
Conor Hourihane is expected to join Aston Villa in coming days and the Bandon man gave Barnsley fans the perfect farewell gift on Saturday, curling home a majestic free-kick as the Tykes beat rivals L
FBD Connacht League - Mayo 4-11 Roscommon 2-16: Andy Moran reminded Mayo of his worth with two late goals to seal an unlikely victory at Kiltoom.
Waterford 3-13 Clare 2-19: The Clare hurlers are on a collision course with the Munster Council regarding Wednesday night’s Munster SHL game with Cork, with their management saying yesterday the
Galway 1-19 Laois 0-16: A first-half goal from Joseph Cooney proved crucial as Galway advanced to the semi-finals of the Walsh Cup.
Arsenal 2 Burnley 1A win against a team with the worst away record in Europe was as essential as it was expected for Arsenal as they took advantage of a weekend of mishaps from their rivals to move in
Kilkenny 4-18 Westmeath 0-18: A flood of early goals helped Kilkenny cruise to a 12-point Walsh Cup win in Mullingar yesterday, setting up a semi-final clash with Wexford next weekend.
O’Byrne Cup semi-final - Meath 0-10 Louth 1-14: It would be lazy to say this result said more about Meath than Louth. Easy too. The hosts were indeed poor but their neighbours were by far the be
The victory over the All Blacks in 1978 inevitably stands out for most Munster supporters as the province’s finest hour. For younger fans, nothing will match the Heineken Cup wins in 2006 and 20
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is today set to name an extended squad for the first two games of the RBS 6 nations campaign with Ronan O’Gara revealing fly-half Johnny Sexton had given him every
Toulouse 19 Connacht 10: Two points. Two measly points was all that separated Connacht from the losing bonus point they needed to secure a historic first step through to the knockout stages of th
Chelsea 2 Hull 0Diego Costa’s gesture after putting Chelsea ahead suggests he wants to silence the noise that has grown around him after a week in which the forward’s future at the club ha
Clermont are back on familiar territory this morning for another attempt to avoid going down in history alongside a bookmaker’s son from Connemara straight out of Munster’s Red Army.
Munster 22 Racing 10: It has been a long and often painful wait, but Munster supporters again have the prospect, not just of a home European quarter-final to savour, but also the personnel w
Toulouse captain, Thierry Dusautoir, says they will be striving to erase the bad memory of their last visit to Thomond Park, in 2014. They are returning to Limerick to face Munster in the Champions Cu
If the last eight months have borne witness to some outstanding achievements for Irish rugby on the international front, the fact that those magnificent test victories over South Africa, New Zealand a
Pride restored after a Parisian wake-up call a fortnight ago, Ronan O’Gara was able to take plenty of encouragement from Racing 92’s honourable defeat on his return to Thomond Park.
To have the luxury of bringing on a player of the calibre of Fabregas to restore some order and calm nerves is a pretty big ace to have up one’s sleeve.
There was a time, early in Arsene Wenger’s 20-year Arsenal tenure, when his sides were synonymous with poor discipline and having players being sent off — ‘Invincible’ captain
Manchester City 2 Tottenham 2History may yet prove that for a second successive season the Premier League title ends up tantalisingly beyond Tottenham’s reach, but at least Spurs fans have the c
Liverpool 2 Swansea 3Paul Clement did not have to come to Swansea, but it seems as though he needed to.
I think your best bet is to treat Swansea like the local vet. “Sorry, Mr Liverpool fan, it was an act of kindness. There would only have been worse suffering later on.”
This comes to you from Paris, where your correspondent is covering the French socialists’ presidential primaries. 
Stoke City 1 Manchester United 1Zlatan Ibrahimovic cannot understand why record-breaking Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney is so unappreciated and undervalued.
Crystal Palace 0 Everton 1Republic of Ireland international captain Seamus Coleman has played down his match-winning performance at Selhurst Park.
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