Trevor Zegras provides ‘Michigan’-style lacrosse aim to spotlight reel

In the most famous goal Trevor Zegras was involved (so far) he set up Sonny Milan for an alley-oop goal, essentially reshuffling the goal “Michigan” or lacrosse style. But, hey, you gotta keep the defense honest by making sure they know* you can pull off the actual move, right?* During Thursday’s game against the Canadiens, the Ducks’ rising star Trevor Zegras actually added a lacrosse-style goal from “Michigan” added to his already growing highlight role.

Trevor Zegras of the Ducks scores a Michigan lacrosse-style goal

Choose how you really want to watch Trevor Zegras take off on Michigan. Just make sure you watch it.

If you like, check out the video above the title of this post. If you prefer to go the GIF/Twitter embed route, go here:

.@tzegras11 DO THIS MICHIGAN!!

– NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 28, 2022

That raises some burning questions.

  • Which goal is better, Zegras scoring that “Michigan” goal or Zegras fielding Sonny Milano with his own version of the lacrosse style setup?

  • What tricks will Zegras have up its sleeve? for the upcoming Breakaway Challenge during NHL All-Star Weekend 2022?
  • Will we see another spate of lacrosse-style goals? Nice way to shake things up as we are in the dog days of the NHL season.

As of this writing, Zegras scored twice against the Canadians, which put him on 12 goals and 32 points in 40 games – assuming he doesn’t add more on Thursday.

While the habs get beat up Jake Evans added a big goal of their own, so enjoy this as a bonus:

* – At this rate, defenses are likely assuming that Zegras can work wonders. They just don’t know how to stop him.

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Write him a message or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

Trevor Bauer positioned on administrative go away following sexual assault allegations

Referees check the hat and glove of Trevor Bauer # 27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers for foreign matter after the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ superstar pitcher Trevor Bauer was put on a week-long administrative vacation from Major League Baseball on Friday a criminal investigation into allegations that Bauer sexually abused a woman in brutal incidents.

Bauer’s forced leave was announced on the same day as President Joe Biden Hosted the Dodgers at the White House to celebrate their World Series win last fall.

Bauer, who won the 2020 National League Cy Young Award while playing for the Cincinnati Reds, agreed to a three-year deal with the Dodgers in February that could gross him a total of $ 102 million, making him one of the highest-paid baseball players .

The 30-year-old next to face the Nationals in Washington on Sunday wasn’t prosecuted for the incidents that allegedly occurred in April and May. But He is under investigation by the California policewho started an investigation in mid-May.

Bauer is also the subject of a restraining order against domestic violence filed Tuesday by his 27-year-old accuser.

Major League Baseball said in a statement that an investigation into the woman’s allegations against Bauer is “ongoing.”

“Although no decision has yet been made in the case, we have decided to put Mr. Bauer on a seven-day administrative vacation with immediate effect,” said the MLB’s announcement.

“MLB continues to gather information in our ongoing investigation in parallel with the active criminal investigation of the Pasadena Police Department. We will provide further comments in due course.”

United States President Joe Biden holds up a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball jersey as he greets the 2020 World Series Champions during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on July 2, 2021.

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Bauer’s agents said in a statement received by The Athletic reporter Ken Rosenthal: “We confirm and refute our original statement” [the woman’s] Accusations in the strongest possible way. “

“Mr Bauer will not be contesting MLB’s decision to take him on administrative leave at this point in order to minimize the distraction of the Dodgers organization and its teammates,” the statement said.

“Note that the administrative leave is not a disciplinary measure nor is it a result of the league’s investigation.”

A spokesman for Dodgers told KNBC-TV, “I don’t think the administrative leave can be appealed.”

“It gives the MLB time to investigate without disciplinary action,” said the spokesman, adding that disciplinary action can be appealed.

The announcement came a day later Sports Illustrated published an article online entitled, “Trevor Bauer Is Not Allowed To Start Sunday.”

The article berated the Dodgers and MLB for “cowardice” for failing to give Bauer a leave of absence despite the “disgusting” allegations against him.

Bauer’s prosecutor said in her application for an injunction that he choked her to unconsciousness in two sexual encounters and hit her repeatedly in the face and genitals in one of the encounters, injuring her so badly that she was hospitalized.

She also claims he behaved sexually that she did not consent to one of the encounters.

Bauer’s co-agent, Jon Fetterolf, previously said that Bauer had “a brief and fully consensual sexual relationship” with the woman she initiated.

“Your basis for filing a protection order is non-existent, fraudulent, and deliberately omitting important facts, information and your own relevant communications,” Fetterolf told NBC News.

Bauer, who made his major league debut in 2012, has appeared in 17 games this season. He has a record of 8-5 and a earned run average of 2.59.

– Additional reporting by Jessica Golden from CNBC and Jabari Young

Trevor Lawrence reaches take care of Fanatics over memorabilia rights

Trevor Lawrence is the favorite, ranked # 1 overall on the NFL Draft, and wins a contract valued at nearly $ 37 million.

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Add fanatics to the sports companies partnering with quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

The e-commerce giant announced a multi-year deal on the rights to Lawrence’s collectibles on Friday, the day after the 21-year-old Clemson star was selected as number 1 on the National Football League draft. Fanatics will be selling autographed Lawrence items from his time at Clemson and now with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the NFL. Financial terms of the agreement were not specified.

The list of fanatics memorabilia, including NFL quarterback Tom Brady, National Basketball Association striker Zion Williamson, and WNBA star Sabrina Ionescu.

“I’m very excited to be joining the Fanatics team, especially since they are based here in Jacksonville,” said Lawrence in a statement, adding that he “wants to give fans even more access to the game through memorabilia and exclusively signed items.”

Victor Shaffer, Executive Vice President of Fanatics, added, “We look forward to providing fans in Jacksonville, Clemson and beyond with an unparalleled shopping experience and opportunities to celebrate both his college days and the beginning of his NFL career . “

The Fanatics deal is officially Lawrence’s first as an NFL player, but it’s already tied to companies like sports drinks maker Gatorade, Adidas, and a cryptocurrency company. Block folio. After Lawrence was drafted, the company presented him with $ 25,000 that was held in a crypto account.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence prepares for a throw during Jordan Palmer’s QB Summit NFL Draft Prep at a park on January 25, 2021 in Orange County, CA.

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The Jaguars turn to Lawrence to revive a franchise that has only made the playoffs twice since 2007. The Union fired Coach Doug Marrone, who last led the team to the postseason in 2017 and replaced him with longtime college coach Urban Meyer.

Lawrence was the first of five quarterbacks drafted in the first round. The New York Jets, followed by BYU’s Zack Wilson, and the San Francisco 49ers designed North Dakota State’s Trey Lance with the third overall win.

Chicago picked Ohio State’s Justin Fields 11th overall, and the New England Patriots ranked Alabama’s Mac Jones 15th. It’s the sixth year in a row that at least three quarterbacks have been drafted in the first round.

The NFL draft will continue over the weekend, with rounds two and three on Friday and four through seven on Saturday.

Dodgers Might Defer Cash if Trevor Bauer Opts Out After 2021 – NBC Los Angeles

Trevor Bauer is guaranteed $ 40 million if he leaves after one season and $ 75 million if he leaves his three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers over $ 102 million after two seasons.

If the 30-year-old right-hander is eliminated after a season, a large part of his money is put aside.

The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner will receive a $ 10 million signing bonus under the contract announced Thursday, which will be paid in equal installments on March 1st and July 1st, according to The Associated Press.

This year he’s getting a $ 28 million salary, all payable on November 1st, and $ 32 million for the past two seasons.

If he leaves after that year, he would get a $ 2 million buyout, but the Dodgers could defer $ 20 million of his salary for 2021 with no interest and pay that money in installments of $ 2 million every December 1, 2031 through 2040.

If he leaves after 2022, he would receive a buyout of $ 15 million.

Bauer has a limited no-trade provision that requires approval to be given to an American League team from opening day until the All-Star game. He has a limited number of no-trade provisions for the remainder of each season that require his approval to be passed to an AL team if he is an All-Star more than 80 innings before the All-Star Game has thrown or at least one inning on each start prior to the All-Star Game.

If released due to a lack of skill during the contract, he has the right to decide whether the money owed in future contract years is a salary or a buyout. If it is a buyout it means that another team cannot sign Bauer for the major league minimum and the Dodgers will have to pay the difference between the minimum and the money Bauer receives under that contract.