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Blue Jackets buyout final two years of Scott Hartnell’s contract


Scott Hartnell CBJ (2014 photo by Lisa Gansky via wikipedia commons)




COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of left wing Scott Hartnell’s contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  Hartnell immediately becomes an unrestricted free agent.


“On behalf of our organization, I want to thank Scott for his contributions to the Blue Jackets over the past three seasons and wish him well in the future,” said Kekalainen.  “Moves like this are never easy, but with our current organizational depth at the position it is something we believe is in the best interest of our club moving forward.”


Hartnell, 35, was acquired by the Blue Jackets from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for left wing R.J. Umberger and a fourth round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft on June 23, 2014.  He collected 64 goals and 82 assists for 146 points with 275 penalty minutes in 234 games with the club, including a CBJ-best in goals, assists and points with 28-32-60 and 100 PIM in 77 outings in 2014-15.  Last season, he tallied 13-24-37 and 63 PIM in 78 games.


The Regina, Saskatchewan native has registered 314-369-683 with 1,727 PIM and a +69 plus/minus rating in 1,187 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Flyers and Nashville Predators.  He was Nashville’s first pick, sixth overall, in the 2000 NHL Draft.


Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2017-18 campaign are currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting


‐ CBJ ‐



MLS players getting ready for 2017 Gold Cup; nearly 50 to represent their respective countries


NEW YORK(June 30, 2017) – Forty-nine players from Major League Soccer are set to participate in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup after officially receiving a call up to final 23-man rosters, the most of any professional league worldwide. In total, Major League Soccer will see players representing eight of the 12 participating nations in the tournament, with 18 MLS teams seeing at least one of its players called up.

The United States led all nations with 16 MLS players called into action, including five Homegrown Players. Canada ranked second with nine MLS players called onto its national team, six of whom came up through MLS academies. An additional 33 MLS players were named to preliminary 40-man rosters and are eligible to be called as one of six replacement players per team allowed by CONCACAF prior to the quarterfinal round of the tournament.

A trio of reigning MLS award winners will participate in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup including 2016 MLS Rookie of the Year Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC/United States), 2016 MLS Defender of the Year Matt Hedges (FC Dallas/United States) and 2016 Goalkeeper of the Year Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union/Jamaica).

The tournament will visit seven MLS cities and five U.S. cities that have submitted official applications for the League’s next round of expansion. MLS will add four expansion teams in the coming years, growing to 28 clubs. The Gold Cup begins on Friday, July 7 with a doubleheader at Red Bull Arena featuring French Guiana against Canada (7 p.m. ET, FS2/UDN) and Honduras taking on Costa Rica (9 p.m. ET, FS2/UniMas).

To download the infographic, please click here.

MLS Players on Gold Cup Rosters by Country

Canada (9)
Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact)
Maxime Crepeau (Montreal Impact)
Alphonso Davies (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Raheem Edwards (Toronto FC)
Marcel de Jong (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Anthony Jackson-Hamel (Montreal Impact)
Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC)
Tosaint Ricketts (Toronto FC)
Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

Costa Rica (6)
Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United FC)
David Guzman (Portland Timbers)
Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC)
Marco Ureña (San Jose Earthquakes)
Johan Venegas (Minnesota United FC)
Rodney Wallace (New York City FC)

El Salvador (1)
Darwin Ceren (San Jose Earthquakes)

Honduras (4)
Alberth Elis (Houston Dynamo)
Maynor Figueroa (FC Dallas)
Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo)
Romell Quioto (Houston Dynamo)

Jamaica (8)
Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union)
Oniel Fisher (Seattle Sounders FC)
Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls)
Darren Mattocks (Portland Timbers)
Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers)
Jermaine Taylor (Minnesota United FC)
Je-Vaughn Watson (New England Revolution)
Romario Williams (Atlanta United) *on loan at Charleston Battery

Martinique (1)
Jordy Delem (Seattle Sounders FC)

Panama (4)
Miguel Camargo (New York City FC)
Armando Cooper (Toronto FC)
Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes)
Michael Amir Murillo (New York Red Bulls)

United States (16)
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas)
Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution)
Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union)
Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City)
Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City)
Brad Guzan (Atlanta United)
Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
Matt Hedges (FC Dallas)
Sean Johnson (New York City FC)
Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire)
Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC)
Justin Morrow (Toronto FC)
Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC)
Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution)
Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)



Iowa Hawkeyes names 2017 Football Leadership Group

June 30, 2017



IOWA CITY, Iowa – - The University of Iowa football program has named 18 players to the 2017 Leadership Group.  Head coach Kirk Ferentz announced the group Thursday.


The group includes all 17 seniors and junior DB Brandon Snyder.  The purpose of the group is to assist in formulating policies and being involved in team decision-making throughout the year.  Players are selected by a team vote.


“Our success is a product of the leadership provided by this group on an annual basis,” said Ferentz.  “The input and leadership is valuable to our entire program throughout the entire year, not just during the fall season.  Our older players are a valuable resource to our younger guys and set a great example of our expectations.”


The group consists of seniors DL Nathan Bazata, OL Ike Boettger, LB Bo Bower, DL Daniel Gaffey, DL Jake Hulett, LB Josey Jewell, LS Tyler Kluver, FB Drake Kulick, OL Boone Myers, LB Ben Niemann, TE Peter Pekar, DB Miles Taylor, WR Matt VandeBerg, RB Akrum Wadley, LB Kevin Ward, OL Sean Welsh, and TE Jon Wisnieski, along with junior DB Brandon Snyder.


The 2017 Hawkeye Leadership Group includes:


Nathan Bazata                         DL                   Senior                          Howells, Nebraska

Ike Boettger                             OL                   Senior                          Cedar Falls, Iowa

Bo Bower                                LB                   Senior                          West Branch, Iowa

Daniel Gaffey                          DL                   Senior                          Iowa City, Iowa

Jake Hulett                               DL                   Senior                          Springville, Iowa

Josey Jewell                             LB                   Senior                          Decorah, Iowa

Tyler Kluver                            LS                    Senior                          Marshalltown, Iowa

Drake Kulick                           FB                    Senior                          Muscatine, Iowa

Boone Myers                           OL                   Senior                          Webster City, Iowa

Ben Niemann                           LB                   Senior                          Sycamore, Illinois

Peter Pekar                               TE                    Senior                          Greendale, Wisconsin

Brandon Snyder                       DB                   Junior                          Larchwood, Iowa

Miles Taylor                            DB                   Senior                          Silver Spring, Maryland

Matt VandeBerg                       WR                  Senior                          Brandon, South Dakota

Akrum Wadley                        RB                   Senior                          Newark, New Jersey

Kevin Ward                             OLB                 Senior                          Homer Glen, Illinois

Sean Welsh                              OL                   Senior                          Springboro, Ohio

Jon Wisnieski                          TE                    Senior                          West Des Moines, Iowa




3T Racing getting ready for Watkins Glen race on Sunday, July 2





3GT Racing ready for mid-season success at Watkins Glen

EAST LANSING, MI (June 30, 2017) — The sixth race in this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season will be Sunday, July 2 and East Lansing, Michigan-based 3GT Racing is in Watkins Glen, New York getting ready for the third endurance race of the season.
The team’s Lexus RC F GT3s, No. 14 and 15, are decked out in patriotic livery in honor of the Independence weekend celebration that will take place at Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.
Driver of the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3, and veteran sportscar champion Scott Pruett, newly inducted into both the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame and the Motorsports Hall of Fame in June, has raced at Watkins Glen many times in his career. Most recently he was at the track, testing with the Lexus RC F GT3 and Pruett said he’s anxious to get back.
“I think we are continuing to make progress and that’s the most important measurement of success right now,” he said. “And because Watkins is a six-hour race, we’ll have a completely different strategy. I’m anxious for these next few races. I think they will be real solid for us.”


Returning to take a turn in the driver seat in both cars on the 11-turn, 3.4-mile street course is 18-year old, Austin Cindric. Cindric has been racing full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He raced with the 3GT Team during the first two endurance races of the season.
“I’ve been keeping up with the guys and I’m excited to be back,” Cindric said. “I’m not sure how many times in my career I’ll be able to drive two different cars in the same race, so I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
At the last race on Detroit’s Belle Isle, 3GT Racing earned two top ten finishes, marking the sixth top ten win for the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 and the seventh for the No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3.
Jack Hawksworth, co-pilot with Robert Alon in the No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3, earned the second fastest lap of the Detroit race and has twice qualified the No. 15 in second. Hawksworth said qualifying shows a real chance for a win.
“The speed is there,” he said. “We can’t always control what happens during the race. We know we have what it takes. We have qualified twice on the front row, the car has been fast, we know we have what we need to win, we just have to reproduce what we do in qualifying.”
3GT Racing’s managing partner Paul Gentilozzi agreed that the cars have shown excellent speed, adding that “fast cars don’t always win the race.”
“Just because you qualify in the front row, doesn’t mean three hours later you win the race,” Gentilozzi said. “We have shown good speed and great reliability, we’re still working on the BoP, but we’re continuing to make good progress.”
Sage Karam, Hawksworth roommate and competing driver in the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3, agrees that many factors can influence what happens under the checkered flag. “Like pit stops and driver changes, those can be a huge influence, too,” he said, adding that the track plays an important role.
“These upcoming tracks, Watkins Glen and next weekend’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, are important. They are both really, fast tracks, and in my opinion, these are the tracks I’ve been most looking forward to.”
Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen will be televised live on FS1 beginning at 10 a.m. ET with continuing coverage on FS2 starting at 1 p.m. ET.


About 3GT Racing

3GT Racing was formed to race the Lexus RC F GT3. Owned and operated by five-time Trans-Am Series Champion, Paul Gentilozzi and his longtime partners, Tony and John Gentilozzi, the East Lansing, Michigan-based team principals have been involved in motorsports for more than 46 years and have claimed more than 75 victories and 15 manufacturer and driver championships.


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MLS issues Week 17 disciplinary actions

NEW YORK (June 30, 2017) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended New England Revolution midfielder Diego Fagundez for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for violent conduct in the 89th minute of New England’s match against Toronto FC on June 23 (VIDEO ). Fagundez will serve the suspension during the Revolution’s match on Sunday, July 2 against the Philadelphia Union.

New York Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams has been suspended for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for violent conduct in the 22nd minute of the Red Bulls’ match against New York City FC on June 24 (VIDEO). Adams will serve the suspension during the Red Bulls’ match on Wednesday, July 5 against the New England Revolution.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended New York Red Bulls defender Kemar Lawrence for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent in the 90+ minute of the Red Bulls’ match against New York City FC on June 24 (VIDEO). Lawrence will serve the suspension in his next available New York Red Bulls match after his return from the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
LA Galaxy defender Nathan Smith has been suspended for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent in the 59th minute of the Galaxy’s match against Sporting Kansas City on June 24 (VIDEO). Smith will serve the suspension during the Galaxy’s match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, July 1.

In addition, both the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas have been found in violation of the Mass Confrontation Policy in the 78th minute of the teams’ match on June 23 (VIDEO). Both the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas have been issued warnings for each club’s first violation of the league’s policy this season.



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