Team sued over 'human hockey puck' incident

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Team sued over 'human hockey puck' incident

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville radio personality is suing the NHL's Predators over an injury from the "human hockey puck" stunt. The suit by Adam "Intern Adam" Davis of WRVW-FM was filed this week in Davidson County Circuit Court and seeks 25,000 for medical bills. The lawsuit said the Predators invited Davis to do the stunt between periods Dec. 13 and he was injured practicing it. The trick was supposed to use a sled and giant slingshot to propel Davis across the ice rink into bowling pins. The suit, first reported by The City Paper, claims that Davis instead was thrown into the side of rink, broke his ankle and had to undergo surgery. A spokeswoman for the Predators said Wednesday that the team doesn't comment on pending litigation.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 13 - Breaking down a possible John Wall contract extension

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 13 - Breaking down a possible John Wall contract extension

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Commuter Connections, Chase Hughes and J. Michael took a deep look into what it would take for the Wizards to sign John Wall to a new contract this summer. Wall wants to see the Wizards' long-term plan, so what do they need to prove to him?

That could mean simply a deeper bench, but what about the potential of acquiring a third star? Chase and J. Michael broke down the possibilities between Paul George, DeMarcus Cousins and others. They then ranted about the NBA's upcoming awards show, Boston sports radio hosts and the NBA playoffs so far.

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play.

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Gruden knows that new parts on Redskins defense must gel quickly

Gruden knows that new parts on Redskins defense must gel quickly

Jay Gruden is going into his fourth season as the Redskins’ head coach. If there is one thing he has learned, it is the nature of his team’s fan base.

He was asked if he would need to be patient, getting the team’s defense, which will have as many as six new starters and several other key contributors who are new to the organization, to play well as a unit.

“I don’t think patience is in the dictionary here in D.C.,” Gruden said. “We have to be good now. We were 9-7 two years ago, 8-7-1 last year. I think the expectations are high and they’re always going to be high in this area and we have to perform.”

I’m not sure that most fans expect a Super Bowl win this year. But they do expect progress towards one and a slow start that results in the team being irrelevant after Thanksgiving will not be acceptable.

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Gruden does have a tall task to get the defense to be effective quickly.

“We have a new defensive coordinator, new defensive line coach, new secondary coach,” he said. “We have some new players on defense, some free agent acquisitions, some draft picks. They’re going to have to learn on the fly and learn to play together, which is going to be the biggest challenge for us.”

Greg Manusky replaced Joe Barry as the defensive coordinator. They brought in Jim Tomsula to coach the defensive line and put Torrian Gray in charge of the secondary. Among the players expected to start or contribute heavily are free agents DL Stacy McGee, DL Terrell McClain, ILB Zach Brown and S D.J. Swearinger and draft picks DL Jonathan Allen and OLB Ryan Anderson.

The Redskins have added multiple free agents to their defense in the past with mixed, mostly negative results. But things don’t have to take long to gel. The Giants had one of the league’s worst defenses in 2015 but with a few free agency additions and with the help of 2015 draft pick Landon Collins suddenly blossoming into one of the best safeties in the game they were one of the best last year.

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The main thing that the Redskins defense has to avoid this year is taking a step back. The team has gone 17-14-1 over the last two years with a defensive unit that ranked from mediocre to bad in most key categories. If they can start off performing like a team in the lower middle of the pack defensively and improve as the year goes on the team should be able to be in the mix in December. Despite also dealing with some changes, the offense should be able to carry the team until the defense can get its act together.

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