Ultra-rare Honus Wagner baseball card sells for record $7.25 million
A soughtafter baseball card once coowned by hockey great Wayne Gretzky has been purchased by a So A soughtafter baseball card once coowned by hockey great Wayne Gretzky has been purchased by a Southern California collector for a recordsetting $2.35 million. The famous 1909 Honus Wagner tobacco card, considered the "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, was shown at Dodger Stadium by part owners of the card from SCP Auctions on 02/27/2007. (Photo by Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)The Holy Grail of baseball cards just set another record. A T-206 Honus Wagner card, well known as one of the rarest baseball cards ever printed, sold for $7.25 million in a private sale, auctioneer Goldin Auctions announced on Thursday. "There's a reason why no Wagner card has never sold for less than it was previously purchased for – the card is art, it's history, it's folklore.wftv.com
Pens chase Shesterkin again, topple Rangers 7-2 for 3-1 lead
Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to become the sixth player in NHL history to reach 200 career playoff points and the Pittsburgh Penguins throttled the New York Rangers 7-2 to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
Turner Sports prepared for their first Stanley Cup Playoffs
TNT and TBS are in their first season broadcasting the NHL and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With Turner Sports and ESPN picking up the playoffs after 16 years, he will not be on almost every night like he was for on NBC and NBCSN. The Boston-Carolina game on ESPN (857,000) was the most-watched Game 1 of a first-round series on cable in 20 years. Turner Sports and ESPN will split the first and second rounds while each will have a conference final. While ESPN still had a core group with hockey experience when it regained NHL rights last year, Turner started from scratch.wftv.com
Ovechkin scores 767th goal, passes Jagr for 3rd on NHL list
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez)WASHINGTON — (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has scored his 767th NHL goal, passing Jaromir Jagr for third on the career list. Ovechkin beat fellow Russian Semyon Varlamov for the goal with 4:58 left in the third period of the Washington Capitals’ game against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. It also broke the tie with Jagr for the most goals scored by a European player in league history. Only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe have scored more NHL goals. It’s pretty amazing.”At 36, Ovechkin is three goals away from reaching 40 for the 12th time in his NHL career.wftv.com
Wayne Gretzky's latest goal: Sports broadcaster
Wayne Gretzky became one of hockey's all-time greats by his indefatigable passion for the sport. In a rare interview he talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about what accounts for his incomparable career; the lessons he learned from his father; and about his latest slapshot, as an on-air analyst for TNT.news.yahoo.com
Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Rangers 5-1 in opener
Rangers Capitals Hockey Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie, left, celebrates with left wing Alex Ovechkin after Oshie's goal against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Washington. Ovechkin scored twice to pass Marcel Dionne for sole possession of fifth place on the NHL goals list, putting him a couple of steps closer to Wayne Gretzky's record that had long seemed unbreakable. Ovechkin, one game into a new five-year contract to chase the mark, needs 163 goals to pass Gretzky. Washington goals filled the void. It was clear the message had gotten through to play hockey and not turn the night into a boxing event.wftv.com
The Great Move: Gretzky will be part of Turner's NHL studio
Turner Gretzky Hockey FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2019, file photo, Wayne Gretzky attends the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. He will appear during key moments in the regular season — including opening week and the Winter Classic — and then throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He will appear during key moments in the regular season — including opening week and the Winter Classic — and then throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Besides regular-season and playoff games, it also includes the 2023, ’25 and ’27 Stanley Cup Finals on the TNT cable network. "And just so we’re very clear, I’m going to be way more positive than I am negative.wftv.com
Gretzky leaves Oilers front office, citing 'life changes'
EDMONTON, Alberta — (AP) — Wayne Gretzky is leaving as vice chairman of the Edmonton Oilers, citing “the pandemic and other life changes.”The 60-year-old hockey great announced the decision Tuesday on Twitter. He said he will not be able to “dedicate the time nor effort needed to support this world-class organization.”The NHL’s all-time leading scorer and a four-time Stanley Cup winner as a player with Edmonton, Gretzky returned to the Oilers in a front-office role in 2016. The Oilers were eliminated from the playoffs Monday when the Winnipeg Jets completed a sweep of Edmonton in the first round. ___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
Mark Messier book on leadership, teamwork coming in October
FILE - Mark Messier poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)NEW YORK – Hockey great Mark Messier wants fans to know he had a lot of help on his path to the NHL Hall of Fame. The book will be released in Messier's native Canada by Simon & Schuster Canada. He is among the all-time leaders in regular season points, regular season games played and playoff points. In 2007, the NHL started the Mark Messier Leadership Award for setting an example on and off the ice.
Dustin Johnson withdraws from Pebble Beach Pro-Am
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, Dustin Johnson, left, and Wayne Gretzky stand on the seventh tee of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Fresh off his victory in Saudi Arabia, Dustin Johnson decided Tuesday to withdraw from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, leaving the tournament without a player from the top 10 in the world ranking. Johnson is a two-time winner at Pebble Beach. ”While he is disappointed to miss the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which is always one of his favorite weeks, he feels his decision is for the best.”AdPatrick Cantlay at No. 11 is the highest-ranked player at Pebble Beach, which is likely to have its weakest field since the world ranking began in 1986.
Best of the best impressed: 'Brady is the gold standard'
In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) speaks during Super Bowl 55 Opening Night, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (NFL via AP)Ahead of his 10th Super Bowl appearance, The Associated Press asked the best of the best — eight current and former champions from seven sports — what impressed them most about Tom Brady. Tom Brady does that every day. … That takes superhuman dedication and discipline … Tom Brady is always in the back of my mind during training camp and between fights. ... That takes a lot of dedication and hard work, and ultimately we’re seeing the results at his age …“He’ll have a bad game, which we all do as athletes, and when you’re young, people say: ‘Well, he had a bad night, bad game, bad week.
John Muckler, coach who won 5 Cups with Oilers, dies at 86
(AP Photo/Don Heupel, File)EDMONTON, AB – John Muckler, who coached four NHL teams and won five Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers, has died. He joined Edmonton in 1982 as an assistant coach under Glen Sather and won five Stanley Cups with the organization from 1984-90, the last one as head coach. When the Midland, Ontario, native left Edmonton, he served as director of operations and head coach for the Buffalo Sabres from 1991-95. Muckler also was head coach of the New York Rangers from 1997-2000, and spent 35 games in charge of the 1968-69 Minnesota North Stars. He became general manager of the Ottawa Senators in 2001 and helped build a team that reached the 2007 Stanley Cup final, where the Senators lost to Anaheim.
Johnson's tears for a green jacket and major validation
Johnson grew up about an hour away in South Carolina, and the Masters is the one major every Southern kid dreams about winning. Johnson already had become owner of a label not talked about enough: The best player to have only one major. He went from a 12-foot eagle putt for the win to a three-putt par to finish one shot behind. And then he delivered the key shot, an 8-iron down the slope to a pin tucked on the corner shelf. It will be the shortest time any Masters champion gets to keep the green jacket with him.
Dustin Johnson out of CJ Cup after positive coronavirus test
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dustin Johnson became the most prominent player to test positive for the coronavirus since golf resumed in June, forcing him to withdraw Tuesday from the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek. The PGA Tour said in a statement that Johnson notified officials he was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and was given another test that came back positive. 1 player in the world and the reigning PGA Tour player of the year after winning the FedEx Cup for the first time. Johnson is the 12th player to test positive at a tournament or at home since the PGA Tour resumed its schedule on June 8. Winkle said Johnson came out to Las Vegas early to practice, and he received a negative test on Sunday.
Nick Taylor takes lead on glorious day at Pebble Beach
Actor Bill Murray hits a tee shot on the third hole of the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Nick Taylor opened with an eagle, closed with two birdies and made a gorgeous day feel even better with an 8-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula that gave him the lead Thursday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The iconic scenery is at Pebble Beach, especially when the surf turns a turquoise hue under so much sunshine. “A nice start,” Taylor said, referring to his 4-iron that set up eagle and the 63 that matched his low round on the tour. But we were very relaxed today, joked all day, and I felt like the mood was great.”He led by two shots to par over Patrick Cantlay (Spyglass) and Chase Seiffert (Pebble Beach), who each had a 6-under 66. “But I shot a 4-under par round and it's not going to hurt me.”The hurt belonged to David Duval, whose scorecard contained a 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
James Brown: Off-camera, Muhammad Ali was "quiet, pensive"
After Muhammad Ali's death, many of sporting world's iconic athletes expressed their thoughts on the legendary boxer. Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter all said he was "The Greatest." CBS News special correspondent James Brown joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss why Ali transcended beyond the sports industry.cbsnews.com