Devils re-sign Zacha to 3-year, $6.75M deal

The New Jersey Devils re-signed restricted free agent Pavel Zacha to a three-year, $6.75 million contract after chatter the center might sign to play in the KHL instead. “We are happy to have finalized this three-year agreement as Pavel is an important part of our team,” Devils general manager Ray Shero said in a statement. “He has established himself as someone who can play in any situation and we are looking forward to his continued growth as a player.” Shero had told The Associated Press that Zacha’s agent had raised…

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Denver Broncos’ offense disjointed at key times in season-opening loss – Denver Broncos Blog

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Call it the first impression the Denver Broncos didn’t want to make in the football new year, but after an offseason of planning, adding new players such as quarterback Joe Flacco and saying better days were ahead on offense, the first play from scrimmage in the new season went for … minus-5 yards. And while the Broncos did eventually scratch and claw in the second half to show a little backbone in a 24-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders, their inability to close the deal for touchdowns…

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Iranian fan dies; set herself on fire outside court

Women are not allowed into stadiums to watch men’s football games in Iran. AP Photo/Vahid Salemi An Iranian woman detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a stadium to watch a football match has died after setting herself on fire upon learning she could spend six months in prison, semi-official news outlets reported Tuesday. The self-immolation death of 29-year-old Sahar Khodayari has shocked Iranian officials and the public, becoming an immediate hashtag trend across social media in the Islamic Republic. It also comes as FIFA is working with Iranian…

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