Wayne Gretzky's latest goal: Sports broadcaster
Wayne Gretzky became one of hockey's all-time greats by his indefatigable passion for the sport. In a rare interview he talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about what accounts for his incomparable career; the lessons he learned from his father; and about his latest slapshot, as an on-air analyst for TNT.news.yahoo.com
Mark Messier book on leadership, teamwork coming in October
FILE - Mark Messier poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)NEW YORK – Hockey great Mark Messier wants fans to know he had a lot of help on his path to the NHL Hall of Fame. The book will be released in Messier's native Canada by Simon & Schuster Canada. He is among the all-time leaders in regular season points, regular season games played and playoff points. In 2007, the NHL started the Mark Messier Leadership Award for setting an example on and off the ice.
Walter Gretzky, father of NHL star Wayne Gretzky, dies at 82
(Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)TORONTO – Walter Gretzky, the father of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has died. Wayne Gretzky said in a social media post Thursday night that his father battled Parkinson’s disease and other health issues the past few years. “It’s with deep sadness that Janet and I share the news of the passing of my dad,” Wayne Gretzky said. As Wayne’s star ascended, Walter remained a blue-collar symbol of a devoted hockey parent in a country filled with them. “Sometimes, I swear to you, I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming,” Walter wrote in his 2001 autobiography “Walter Gretzky.
Dustin Johnson withdraws from Pebble Beach Pro-Am
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, Dustin Johnson, left, and Wayne Gretzky stand on the seventh tee of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Fresh off his victory in Saudi Arabia, Dustin Johnson decided Tuesday to withdraw from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, leaving the tournament without a player from the top 10 in the world ranking. Johnson is a two-time winner at Pebble Beach. ”While he is disappointed to miss the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which is always one of his favorite weeks, he feels his decision is for the best.”AdPatrick Cantlay at No. 11 is the highest-ranked player at Pebble Beach, which is likely to have its weakest field since the world ranking began in 1986.
Best of the best impressed: 'Brady is the gold standard'
In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) speaks during Super Bowl 55 Opening Night, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (NFL via AP)Ahead of his 10th Super Bowl appearance, The Associated Press asked the best of the best — eight current and former champions from seven sports — what impressed them most about Tom Brady. Tom Brady does that every day. … That takes superhuman dedication and discipline … Tom Brady is always in the back of my mind during training camp and between fights. ... That takes a lot of dedication and hard work, and ultimately we’re seeing the results at his age …“He’ll have a bad game, which we all do as athletes, and when you’re young, people say: ‘Well, he had a bad night, bad game, bad week.
John Muckler, coach who won 5 Cups with Oilers, dies at 86
(AP Photo/Don Heupel, File)EDMONTON, AB – John Muckler, who coached four NHL teams and won five Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers, has died. He joined Edmonton in 1982 as an assistant coach under Glen Sather and won five Stanley Cups with the organization from 1984-90, the last one as head coach. When the Midland, Ontario, native left Edmonton, he served as director of operations and head coach for the Buffalo Sabres from 1991-95. Muckler also was head coach of the New York Rangers from 1997-2000, and spent 35 games in charge of the 1968-69 Minnesota North Stars. He became general manager of the Ottawa Senators in 2001 and helped build a team that reached the 2007 Stanley Cup final, where the Senators lost to Anaheim.
Johnson's tears for a green jacket and major validation
Johnson grew up about an hour away in South Carolina, and the Masters is the one major every Southern kid dreams about winning. Johnson already had become owner of a label not talked about enough: The best player to have only one major. He went from a 12-foot eagle putt for the win to a three-putt par to finish one shot behind. And then he delivered the key shot, an 8-iron down the slope to a pin tucked on the corner shelf. It will be the shortest time any Masters champion gets to keep the green jacket with him.
Dustin Johnson out of CJ Cup after positive coronavirus test
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dustin Johnson became the most prominent player to test positive for the coronavirus since golf resumed in June, forcing him to withdraw Tuesday from the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek. The PGA Tour said in a statement that Johnson notified officials he was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and was given another test that came back positive. 1 player in the world and the reigning PGA Tour player of the year after winning the FedEx Cup for the first time. Johnson is the 12th player to test positive at a tournament or at home since the PGA Tour resumed its schedule on June 8. Winkle said Johnson came out to Las Vegas early to practice, and he received a negative test on Sunday.
On this day: October 15
1989: Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL, passing Gordie Howe's 1,850 career points with goal to tie a game between his current team, the Los Angeles Kings, and his former team, the Edmonton Oilers, at 4-4. He would score again in overtime to give the Kings the win. By the time he retired in 1999, Gretzky had collected a total of 2,857 points in his career. Hide Caption
James Brown: Off-camera, Muhammad Ali was "quiet, pensive"
After Muhammad Ali's death, many of sporting world's iconic athletes expressed their thoughts on the legendary boxer. Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter all said he was "The Greatest." CBS News special correspondent James Brown joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss why Ali transcended beyond the sports industry.cbsnews.com