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Morning Skate 128: All-Stars are taking over

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Morning Skate 128: All-Stars are taking over

Jeff Marek and Greg Wyshynski discuss the awkward moments from the NHL All-Star Draft that also make it so damned entertaining.

Wyshynski also has the story of TSN TV personality Dave Hodge getting a much-deserved reprimand from his bosses for tossing out an extremely irresponsible tweet at Tim Thomas family.

The beat goes on for Tim Thomas when hes pulled from All-Star media availability after answering questions for less than five minutes, and National Post columnist Bruce Arthur has the details.

Scott Hartnell and Joffrey Lupul are among a number of NHL players that are filming their lives for the NHLPA, and its all going to add up to an interesting project.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Director Donald Fehr both say that theres plenty of time for both sides to come together on a labor agreement with the new CBA up in September.

In a serious case of good news, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby resumes skating out in Los Angeles.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Frank Seravalli has a nice piece on good friends Scott Hartnell and Kimmo Timonen heading to the NHL All-Star Game together.

The Ottawa Sun has the story on Daniel Alfredssons Senators teammates all wanting him to come back and play another season.

Brian Burke is officially drawing a line in the sand with Don Cherry. This ought to get interesting.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Jayson Tatum vs. Markelle Fultz debate

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Jayson Tatum vs. Markelle Fultz debate

0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their reactions on the Celtics getting their first win of the season and a comparison between Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving in the 4th quarter.

7:17 - Phil Perry joins BST to break down the tale of the tape between the Falcons and the Patriots as he breaks down the quarterbacks, offense, defense, coaching, and intangibles between the two teams.

11:57 - Our crew on BST discuss number 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz and number 3 overall pick Jayson Tatum going up against each other and debate who seems like the better pick so far. 

16:35 - In this segment of Irrelevant Questions, Tom Curran interviews Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett as he asks him a bunch of random questions. 

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ALCS: Verlander, Astros beat Yankees 7-1 to force Game 7

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ALCS: Verlander, Astros beat Yankees 7-1 to force Game 7

HOUSTON -  Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

Acquired in an Aug. 31 trade, Verlander has won all nine outings with the Astros. And with his new club facing elimination in Game 6 against the Yankees, he delivered again.

After striking out 13 in a complete-game victory in Game 2, Verlander threw another gem. The right-hander scattered five hits and struck out eight to improve to 9-0 with 67 strikeouts since being traded from Detroit. George Springer helped him out of a jam in the seventh, leaping to make a catch at the center-field wall and rob Todd Frazier of extra bases with two on and Houston up 3-0.

Game 7 is Saturday night in Houston, with the winner advancing to the World Series against the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

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