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ESPN Praises Philadelphia Wings for Twitter Handles on Uniform (Video)

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For the first time in American pro sports history, the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) featured players’ Twitter handles on the back of their jerseys in place of traditional last names for the team’s game against the Buffalo Bandits last night. Read More…

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Minnesota Swarm Makes Maddie’s Wish Come True

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation caught wind of a young girl named Maddie Althoff. Althoff and her family spent nearly a month in the hospital in 2009 after a trip to Urgent Care revealed she had severe aplastic anemia — an autoimmune disorder where white blood cells attack bone marrow. Her favorite sport is lacrosse. Read More…

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Starting Lineups for NLL All-Star Game Announced


The National Lacrosse League has announced the starting lineups for the 2012 NLL All-Star Game, at First Niagara Center in Buffalo on Saturday, February 25. The East & West All-Star Team starting lineups were selected by a vote of NLL fans, the league’s General Managers & Head Coaches, as well as members of the media. Read More…

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Goalie Gets Chippy in Lacrosse Fight


Saturday featured a lot of great action in the NLL such as Toronto’s OT win over Calvary. However, the main event of the night took place in the first quarter when a fight between Rock goaltender Pat Campbell and the Roughnecks Geoff Snider broke out. The scrum happened within the first four minutes, and ended with both players receiving five-minute majors for fighting, and a game misconduct for Campbell. Read More…

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Fourth Quarter Brawl Provides Late Highlight To Disappointing Result


A fourth quarter brawl in which seven different scuffles in the final 25.9 seconds provided an exciting finish to an otherwise disappointing start to the season. Even back-up goal tender Kurtis Wager dropped his gloves when he went after Rochester goal tender Jake Henhawk and exchanged blows. Read More…

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Toronto Rock Drop Opener To Calgary Roughnecks


Toronto – The Toronto Rock stormed out of the gate and built a 5-0 lead in the early going, but only managed four more goals as they fell 12-9 to the Calgary Roughnecks on Sunday evening at Air Canada Centre. Read More…

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NLL on CBS Sports Network Schedule Announced


The National Lacrosse League has announced the schedule of games that will air live and in primetime on CBS Sports Network during the 2012 season. The league and CBS Sports Network earlier announced a two-year partnership to broadcast games live across North America. All games will be aired in High Definition. Read More…

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NLL Season Is Almost Here


It’s now less than two weeks until the 2012 National Lacrosse League season opens. The opening night game is on Sunday, January 8th, as the defending champion Toronto Rock host the Calgary Roughnecks in one of the league’s best East-West rivalries. The game airs live on TSN and The NLL Network at 6PM Eastern. Read More…

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National Lacrosse League Awards 2012 All-Star Game to Buffalo


(NLL) – The National Lacrosse League has awarded the 2012 All-Star Game to the Buffalo Bandits. Buffalo will host the All-Star Game at First Niagara Center on Saturday, February 25th at 7pm et/4pm pt. Read More…

NLL Announces Rule Changes for 2012 Season


The National Lacrosse League has announced rule changes for the 2012 season that are expected to improve game flow, player safety and allowing goaltenders added mobility. “These rule changes are expected to allow the players of the NLL to further display their speed and athleticism on the floor this season”, said League VP of Operations Brian Lemon. Read More…

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