Pavel Datsyuk wins title in return to Russia with SKA St. Petersburg

Datsyuk, a four-time NHL All-Star selection, left the Red Wings in June to return to his native Russia and the KHL, where he played during the NHL lockout during the 2012-13 season. He ranks sixth in Red Wings franchise history with 918 points, having scored 314 goals (ranked eighth) and tallied 604 assists (fifth) in 953 career games.

Isaiah Thomas remained with the Boston Celtics on Monday, and coach Brad Stevens said he expects that the All-Star guard will play Tuesday in Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls before traveling to be with his family after the death of his sister.

Thomas scored 33 points in the Celtics’ playoff-opening loss Sunday, one day after 22-year-old Chyna Thomas died in a single-car accident on an interstate in their home state of Washington.
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Elvis Andrus Mens Jersey The Celtics marveled at Isaiah Thomas and how he competed Sunday, despite what he’s going through. Their only lament was they couldn’t get him a win.
“His plan, as of right now — and, again, subject to him changing if he wants — is that he’ll be here [Tuesday] night and then will go to Tacoma after,” Stevens said. “So either after the game [Tuesday] night or Wednesday morning.”

While the two Massachusetts natives had been planning their Boston Marathon appearance since last summer, they said the crowd’s cheers made it hard for them to carry on a conversation.

Begay suggested that Woods had lost his fast ball and that, like an aging pitcher, would have to rely more on finesse.

“His clubhead speed is still in the 118-120 mph [range], which is plenty for the modern game but he’s not going to reach that 125-plus that some of these guys can dig down and hit,” he added. “So he’s going to have to be more methodical and work his way around certain courses and just realize that where par might be 70 for him, on most courses it’s not going to be a 68 that he was used to for the better part of a decade.”

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