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There's a heavy police presence at the St. Louis Blues hockey game Tuesday night -- with officials making sure fans feel safe amid the insanity in neighboring Ferguson ... TMZ Sports has learned. We spoke with staffers at the Scottrade Center -- who tell us there is "about double" the amount of security at the arena ... most of which are off-duty cops privately hired to work the event. It's the first major sporting event in the »
- TMZ Staff
Michael Buble respects a man willing to fight 5 men at the same time ... which is why the long-time NHL fan says Gino Odjick is the best hockey brawler Ever!!!Odjick was a Beast out on the ice during his 12-year run in the NHL ... but Buble says his favorite memory ever is when the guy tried to fight an Entire hockey team at once. We think Buble was talking about an incident in May ' »
- TMZ Staff
Jon Hamm is one of the most likeable and humble stars today, but success didn't come easy for the Midwestern actor, who proved that patience really does pay.
Moving to Los Angeles in the mid-90s, it was more than a decade before Hamm landed "Mad Men" and became a breakthrough sensation. But ever since starring as the now iconic Don Draper, the actor has found work aplenty, appearing in hits like "The Town" and sitcom "30 Rock." This summer, Hamm is back on the silver screen in Disney's "Million Dollar Arm," where he stars as a sports agent trying to turn Indian cricket players into baseball stars.
From competing on a cheesy dating show to his surprising first movie director, here are 23 things you probably don't know about Jon Hamm.
1. Hamm was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Deborah and Daniel Hamm. His mother was a secretary, while his father ran a family trucking company. »
- Jonny Black
Earlier today, Electronic Arts officially detailed NHL 15, the latest iteration of its venerable hockey simulation franchise. The reveal — which was teased over the weekend — provided a great opportunity for the video game giant, and it didn’t disappoint.
When it drops this fall, NHL 15 will mark the series’ Xbox One and PlayStation 4 debut. And, from the sounds of things, it will take full advantage of the consoles’ improved horsepower, through numerous additions, changes and enhancements. In fact, the game will apparently ship with a staggering amount of new and improved features, including:
Improved player models, which have been created using three distinct layers, dubbed body, equipment and jersey Much more realistic player likenesses and animations A live puck, which boasts much more realistic physics that react to unique ice conditions An enhanced and improved Superstar Skill Stick control mechanic Vision AI, which improves player anticipation Living crowds, featuring over 9000 unique »
- Chad Goodmurphy
Queen Latifah will play jazz and blues legend Bessie Smith in an HBO movie written and directed by Dee Rees. Latifah will also serve as an executive producer on the project. An adaptation of Chris Albertson's biography Bessie, the movie will focus on Smith's difficult personal life and her career as the highest-paid black entertainer of the 1920s. Before her premature death at age 43 in a car accident, Smith was married just once. Her husband of six years reportedly had difficulty accepting his wife's bisexuality. She had an illustrious but short career, earning the nickname "Empress of the Blues." Latifah was last seen on Lifetime's Steel Magnolias remake. Rees' 2011 film Pariah, the acclaimed black lesbian coming-of-age drama, garnered an Independent Spirit Award acting nod for Adepero Oduye, who went on to co-star as Eliza in 12 Years a Slave. Listen to Bessie Smith's "St. Louis Blues," a collaboration with Louis. »
- Inkoo Kang
The NHL playoffs 2014 TV schedule begins with first round games on Wednesday, April 16. The best-of-seven-game first round airs on Nbcsn, NBC, CNBC and NHL Network. NHL Playoffs Round 1 Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Western Conference Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Playoffs 2014 TV Schedule All Times Eastern. Schedule Subject To Change. *If Necessary First Round Wednesday, … Continue reading →
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- Ryan Berenz
Delivering a big win for Team USA against Russia during the recent Winter Olympics was no doubt amazing for hockey player T.J. Oshie. But here's something that certainly trumps that memorable moment. During an appearance on Friday's Today, Oshie, along with fiancée Lauren Cosgrove, opened up about the birth defect daughter Lyla Grace was born with back in March and how she required immediate surgery. "It's called gastroschisis," Oshie, who plays for the St. Louis Blues, told the popular NBC morning program. "When she was born, her bowel was outside of her stomach, which means her stomach closed without her bowel getting inside of her." And while Lyla's surgery »
Oshie may have taken over Sochi, but he's not really aware of it. Hockey star T.J. Oshie is still processing his major win over Russia for Team USA on Saturday, Feb. 15. The 27-year-old St. Louis Blues player dominated a tense shootout against the host country's team as President Vladimir Putin watched from the stand. Oshie spoke exclusively to Us Weekly's senior reporter Jennifer Peros in Sochi about life since the win and moving forward to hopefully snag the gold medal this weekend. "It hasn't really hit [...] »
Tj Oshie became an overnight sensation when he scored the winning shot in the Us hockey team's fierce match against Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics. The 28-year-old athlete currently plays for the St. Louis Blues in the NHL, but he quickly became a national hero when he scored four of six goals in a shootout with Russia's goaltender, Sergei Bobrovsky. The attention became even more fierce when fans started to notice just how cute Tj is, and he quickly became one of our Olympic boyfriends for this year's games. (Don't worry, Gus Kenworthy - we still love you.) Not convinced that you should join the Tj fan club? Here are a few reasons why you should. Source: Getty / Joel Auerbach View Slideshow › »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
He scored four goals in Team USA's dramatic 3-2 victory over Russia in Olympic hockey competition Saturday morning. But the boyishly handsome T.J. Oshie was denying he was any sort of hero when media dubbed him a breakout star of the Sochi games. "The American heroes are wearing camo. That's not me," he told reporters after the stunning win, in a moment of patriotism that is sure to add to his rising star power. What to know about the shootout master? 1. He's a twentysomething WashingtonianHe's 27 and a native of Washington state who played high-school hockey in Warroad, Minn., later »
- Andrea Billups
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics hosted a tense hockey match between the U.S. and Russia on Saturday. 34 years after the "Miracle on Ice," the United States beat Russia 3 to 2 in overtime.
After three periods, the American and Russian teams each had 2 points -- a Russian goal by Fedor Tyutin in the final period was ruled invalid by officials. An overtime round ended with no scores, leading to a shootout between the two teams. Eight rounds of shots ended with a goal by T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues.
With this win, the U.S. is 2-0 in men's hockey and will play its final preliminary round against Slovenia on Sunday. Russia has already beaten the Slovenian team in an earlier preliminary match.
Want to watch the game for yourself? The full replay is available here.
T.J. Oshie’s shootout skills helped the U.S. men’s hockey team defeat Russia at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
T.J. Oshie Helps Us Get Win Against Russia
Oshie, who plays professionally for the St. Louis Blues, scored on four of his six shootout attempts, leading the U.S. squad to a 3-2 win over Russia. Olympic rules allow for a player to take more than one shot after three other players participate. After U.S. goalie Jonathan Quick saved a shot from Ilya Kovalchuk in the eighth round of shots, Oshie had the chance to score for the twin.
"I was just thinking of something else I could do, trying to keep him guessing," said Oshie, who’d already shot on Sergei Bobrosky a handful of times in the shootout. "Had to go back to the same move a couple times, but I was glad it ended when it did. »
12 items from 2014
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