PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles and safety Nate Allen have agreed on a one-year contract. Barclay Goodrow Jersey . Allen has started 54 games in four seasons with the Eagles. Allen had a career-high 94 tackles and started every game last season. The former second-round pick has six interceptions, three sacks and one forced fumble in his four-year career. The Eagles have already made several moves in free agency to bolster a secondary that finished last in the NFL in pass defence. They signed former Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins, former Seahawks safety and special teams standout Chris Maragos, and former Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll. Allen has played under four defensive co-ordinators in four seasons with the team. Timo Meier Jersey . His chance at winning a Stanley Cup in Philadelphia is over. Same with Jeff Carter. And Brian Boucher. Throw in Ville Leino and Dan Carcillo. Antti Suomela Jersey . Campbell, playing on loan with Greek club Olympiacos, found the net with a left-footed shot in the 44th minute off a pass from second-half substitute Jorge Rojas to open the scoring at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.BOSTON - For the Boston Red Sox, bushy beards are so last year. Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, the bandleader of the beard brigade during Bostons run to the 2013 World Series title, said he will be shaving his off before spring training so that he can file it "in the archive" with his memories of the teams improbable championship. "It was a pretty cool experience. Want to bottle it up and enjoy it," he said on Thursday, still with his recognizable chin scruff. "Ill start 2014 pretty clean." Some of the Red Sox players already have shaved their beards, but Jon Lester was sporting a trimmed-back style before the 75th annual dinner of the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Designated hitter David Ortiz and outfielder Shane Victorino cut theirs off for charity shortly after the World Series. Manager John Farrell said the rest will soon follow. "Weve come to an agreement that when we get on the field well be cleaned up," he said. All three of the teams recent World Series trophies were on display in the ballroom before the dinner, where former Atlanta Braves pitcher and newly elected Hall of Famer Tom Glavine was to receive the organizations highest honour, the Judge Emil Fuchs Award for long and meritorious service to baseball. Red Sox pitcher John ;Lackey was honoured with the Tony Conigliaro Award for overcoming adversity. Brenden Dillon Sharks Jersey. Other honorees at the dinner were to include: —Miguel Cabrera, the Ted Williams Award for the top hitter in baseball. —Ortiz, the Thomas A. Yawkey Award as the Red Sox MVP. Only Carl Yastrzemski, who won the award six times, has more than Ortizs four Yawkey awards. —Lester, Red Sox pitcher of the year. —Koji Uehara, Red Sox fireman of the year. —David Ross, good guy award. —Craig Breslow, Tim Wakefield Award for a Red Sox unsung hero. —Xander Bogaerts, the minor league player of the year. —Jose Iglesias, Red Sox rookie of the year. —Bill Ballou of the Worcester Telegram, the Dave OHara Award for his service to the chapter. Farrell was selected manager of the year and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was the organizations executive of the year after guiding the team from worst to first. Working toward next season, Cherington gave oft-injured outfielder Grady Sizemore a $750,000, one-year contract this week. The three-time All-Star has not played since 2011. Sizemore, 31, is a .269 career hitter with 139 homers and 458 RBIs. "Everyone knows who he was in his prime," Cherington said. "That player fits on any team." ' ' '
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork. Joe Montana Youth Jersey .com) - The Edmonton Oilers fired head coach Dallas Eakins on Monday. Eakins was in just his second season with the perennially rebuilding Oilers, who reside in the Western Conference basement with a 7-19-5 record. They are tied with the Carolina Hurricanes for the fewest points in the league at 19. TSN is reporting that general manager Craig MacTavish will take over the coaching duties on an interim basis. He coached the Oilers for eight seasons from 2000-09. Eakins dismissal comes as the Oilers are in a free fall, having lost 15 of their last 16 games (1-11-4). Edmonton went 29-44-9 last season under Eakins, who landed his first NHL head coaching job on the strength of a four-year stint directing the Toronto Marlies, the top minor league affiliate of the Maple Leafs. Eakins was the Oilers fourth head coach since MacTavishs run. Edmonton hasnt reached the playoffs since losing to the Hurricanes in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals. Y.A. Tittle Jersey . Both had to wait out a rain interruption lasting nearly five hours before taking comprehensive third-round victories to join Carling Bassett-Seguso (1983, 1986), Patricia Hy-Boulais (1996-97) and Daniel Nestor (1999) as Canadians who made it into the second week of a major. Deion Sanders 49ers Jersey . Toronto FC hosts the three-time Italian league champions in a friendly Aug. 7 at BMO Field, a game that Roma CEO Italo Zanzi said falls within a key part of their pre-season.NAGANO, Japan -- Defending champion Michael Mulder of the Netherlands won the mens 500-meter race at the world sprint speedskating championships on Saturday. Mulder clocked a time of 34.83 seconds to finish 0.36 seconds ahead of Daniel Greig of Australia. Mirko Giacomo Nenzi of Italy was third with a time of 35.27 seconds. Shani Davis of the United States was 11th with a time of 35.58. Jing Yu of China won the womens 500 with a time of 37.67, 0.33 seconds ahead of Margot Boer of the Netherlands. Defending champion Heather Richardson of the United States was third with a time of 38.04. The world sprint speed skating championships features 50 of the fastest sprinters in the world competing in the 500 and 1,000 metre races. Denis Kuzin of Kazakhstan won the mens 1,000 with a time of 1 minute, 09.37 seconds, edging Davis by 0.07 seconds. Kjeldd Nuis of the Netherlands was third in 1:09. Jimmy Garoppolo Womens Jersey . 56. Hong Zhang of China won the womens 1,000 event with a time of 1:15.17, edging Boer by 0.14 seconds. Jing Yu of China was third in 1:15.61. It was a poor day for Canadas Christine Nesbitt. The London, Ont., native finished fifth in the 1,000 in 1:16.42 and well back in 15th in the 500. William Dutton had Canadas best result. Dutton, from Humbolt, Sask., was fourth in the 1,000 in 1:09.89. Quebec Citys Alexandre St-Jean was 10th, Winnipegs Tyler Derraugh was just behind in 11th and Laurent Dubreuil of Levis Que., trailed in 13th. In the mens 500, Dutton finished fifth in in 35.37 seconds. Dubreuil as ninth while Derraugh tied for 16th. The skaters who start in the inner lane on Saturday will start in the outer lane on Sunday to have equal circumstances for everyone. ' ' '