Racial injustice not forgotten as NHL resumes playoffs
EDMONTON, AB Before playoff hockey returned to its usual intensity, the NHL and its players took time Saturday to highlight racial injustice and the sport's role in confronting it. What we did was the best thing for not only our two teams but I think for the NHL, and we stand by it, Horvat said. Vigneault had said in previous days he wasn't aware of anything going on outside the NHL bubble, including racial injustice protests in other sports. I never bothered to ask or check with anyone what was going in the world or the NBA. Being on the ice, you want to win hockey games, Tampa Bay captain Victor Hedman said after his team won to take a 3-1 lead in the second-round series.
Marine double-amputee gets new 'smart home'
CANYON LAKE, Texas – Groundbreaking ceremonies on Thursday marked a new beginning for Marine Gunnery Sgt. Travis Green who lost his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2011, where he was serving as an ordinance disposal expert. Green and his family are receiving a new "smart home," complete with an array of features to make life easier and offer him more independence. The home is being built as a part of a program called "Building for America's Bravest," which is sponsored by the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, as well as numerous corporate participants. "His daughters can run freely around the house and he will have more room to get around himself," Wagasy said.