NHL trade deadline: Biggest names who could be moved by Monday afternoon
The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET Monday, and there already has been movement. A look at other players who could be dealt:
Taylor Hall, Buffalo Sabres: He's having a down season, but the hope is the former No. 1 overall pick will put up better numbers on a top team. The Sabres will have to retain some of his $8 million salary. He's being held out of the lineup.
Ryan Dzingel, Ottawa Senators: Already traded once this season, he can provide secondary scoring.
Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets: If he agrees to be moved, the captain provides leadership, physical play and offense. He's day-to-day with an injury.
Kremlin: some conditions must be met for further peace talks on eastern Ukraine
- The Normandy format brought together the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France to help end the conflict in eastern Ukraine between Kiev's forces and pro-Russian separatists.
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The Kremlin said on Sunday some of the conditions outlined in the Minsk peace accords on eastern Ukraine must be met before a further round of peace talks can go ahead, Russian news agencies reported.
Political advisers are working on a possible round of such talks under the so-called Normandy format, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying on a state television channel. The agencies did not immediately give further details.
The Normandy format brought together the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France to help end the conflict in eastern Ukraine between Kiev's forces and pro-Russian separatists.
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(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications Inc, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday.
An agreement could be announced as soon as this week, Bloomberg said citing people familiar with the matter.
MLS investigating LA Galaxy’s Sebastian Lletget for anti-gay slur on Instagram
L.A. Galaxy and U.S. men's national team member Sebastian Lletget is under investigation after posting a video of himself and a teammate in which he uses an anti-gay slur.
Lletget apologized and removed the video from his Instagram account after Outsports first reported its existence and contacted the Galaxy and USMNT for comment.
The Galaxy released a statement expressing support for the LGBTQ+ community and saying it planned to handle the matter internally. MLS said it was aware of the incident and will open an investigation.
"Major League Soccer is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, and we have no tolerance for discrimination and prejudice of any kind," the league said in a statement.
Western Australian towns evacuated after tropical cyclone barrels down with 100mph winds
A tropical cyclone has hit the western coast of Australia with winds of more than 100mph (170km) and much of the area put on “red alert”.
A spokesman for the Bureau of Meteorology, Todd Smith, said cyclone Seroja was now at category two but had reached “category three cyclone intensity” with damaging winds which would continue into the night.
Emergency services opened shelters in preparation for the high winds and coastal flooding.
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