Menu Chicago Blackhawks star Kane for the first time addressed the sexual assault investigation against him Thursday and declared he had done nothing wrong and expected to be absolved. Appearing calm Carl Hagelin Jersey and poised, the 26-year-old Kane acknowledged that it has been incredibly difficult time for people since the allegation surfaced early August. I cannot apologize enough for the distraction this has caused family, teammates, this incredible organization and, of course, our fans, said Kane, flanked by team officials including team President and CEO John McDonough. While I have too much respect for the legal process to comment on ongoing matter, I am confident once all the facts are brought to light I be absolved of having done nothing wrong. Kane is Chris Kreider Jersey accused of sexually assaulting a woman her 20s August at his offseason home outside Buffalo, New, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because police have not revealed details of the case. Kane has not been charged, but the case has shadowed the Blackhawks for weeks as they prepare for a season that begins at home on Oct. 7. The team held the news conference the day before training camp begins on the Notre Dame campus. We recognize that Kane is dealing with a very serious situation, said McDonough, who was joined by coach Quenneville and general manager Bowman alongside Kane. Based on our discussions with his legal representatives who are very close to this matter, we have decided to have join us for training camp. He then said the team would have no further comment on the case. Kane steered questions away from it, too. I’m excited to be here at camp just like all the players, he said. It’s good to see your teammates especially after a long summer.
Menu Josh Hamilton collected three RBI and finished a double shy of the cycle as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slipped past the Astros, 4, on Sunday the finale of a three-game set at Stadium. Mike Trout stroked a solo and scored three times for the Angels, while starter C.J. held to one run on five hits and four walks over six solid innings. I had confidence today with all pitches, remarked. I had extra the tank. I had the strength to throw a lot of pitches. I was able to keep them off balance. Frieri recorded the final out of the eighth and worked around a two- out single the ninth to nail down his second save of the season for the Angels, who have won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Humber was a hard-luck loser, as the right-hander gave up two runs and scattered seven hits and walked just one over seven strong frames. Humber was outstanding, Astros manager Bo said of his starter. He was efficient with his pitches. Dominguez’s run-scoring double the second accounted for the lone run for the Astros, who had won three straight before dropping the final two games of the series. We got men on base, we were just not able to execute, added. The Angels struck first the opening frame, as Trout scorched a one-out double, moved to third on Pujols ground out, and then crossed the plate on Hamilton’s single to give the Halos a 1 edge. pulled even the second when Dominguez followed Cedeno’s leadoff double with a two-bagger of his own, but the Angels jumped back front the third after Trout launched a solo shot over the wall right- center field. The Astros nearly pulled even the sixth, when Carlos Pena worked a one-out walk and Carlos Corporan followed with a single to center before moving to second on the throw to put runners at second and third. Cedeno then laid down a suicide-squeeze, but recovered the bunt and flipped to catcher Conger, who applied the tag on Pena running from third to keep the Astros from tying the game. escaped the inning unscathed by getting Dominguez to fly out. Burnett took over for the Halos the seventh and retired the Astros order before Downs ran into trouble the eighth, when he issued a one- out walk to and then served up a two-out single to Corporan to put the tying run on second.
Frieri then entered and fanned -hitter Castro to escape the mild threat. Hamilton provided Frieri with some breathing room the bottom half, as the Los Angeles slugger launched a two-run blast over the wall left-center field for his second as games to give the Angels a 4 advantage. Frieri fanned the side the ninth despite issuing a two-out single to Jose Altuve. Game Notes went 1-for-8 with runners scoring position and left 10 men on base… The Angels open a three-game set Minnesota on Monday… heads to Oakland for a three-game set beginning on Monday.
Menu Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each scored 18 points, Patterson had 17 and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston 116 on Friday, handing the Celtics their first defeat three preseason. Avery led Boston with 22 points while Thornton had 19 and Bass 14. Amir and Greivis Vasquez both scored 13 as the Raptors took control with a 12 run midway through the fourth, outscoring Boston 29 the final quarter. Toronto guard returned to the starting lineup after sitting out Tuesday’s loss at Sacramento with a sore right knee, while Patterson played for the first time three preseason. Center Greg Stiemsma, who suffered a concussion Tuesday, was unable to play after failing to pass a league-mandated test. Stiemsma will be tested again Saturday. Before the game, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said injured guard Rajon Rondo has begun to participate non-contact practice drills. Stevens also said he would have update Saturday on center Vitor Faverani, who has missed all of training camp with a sore left knee. Boston was without forward Green and guard James. The teams meet again Wednesday Portland, Maine.