BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Viktor Tikhonov will play in his first NHL game since the 2008-09 season and Corey Crawford gets the start when the Blackhawks face the New York Islanders Friday night.


Winning face-offs: the Blackhawks have had their moments in that category, with Jonathan Toews long being the most consistent player there.


PHOENIX – Jay Cutler came into the NFL as the 11th overall pick of the 2006 draft, the pick of then-coach Mike Shanahan. He started that training camp third on the depth chart, was No.


PHOENIX – He is one of the 46 selectors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been at Bears training camps since their days in Platteville, and John Czarnecki — “Czar,” to the world of the NFL — 


GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Money aside, two factors played a big part in Melky Cabrera’s decision to join the White Sox -- playing for a contender and his wife.