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The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded their leading scorer, Martin St. Louis, to the New York Rangers in exchange for their captain, Ryan Callahan along with a 2015 first-round and a conditional 2014 second-round draft pick. Should the Rangers advance to the 2014 Eastern Conference Final, the 2014 second-rounder would become a first-round pick. In the event Callahan should re-sign with the Lightning, the Rangers would receive Tampa Bays second-round pick at the 2015 NHL Draft while the Lightning would receive the Rangers seventh-round draft pick in 2015. St. Louis had been the Lightnings leader in both goals (29) and points (61) this season prior to being traded. The 38-year-old St. Louis was rumoured to have wanted out of Tampa Bay after being left off the initial Team Canada Olympic roster by Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman. St. Louis was later named to the team as Steven Stamkos injury replacement. "Wed like to thank Marty for everything he has done on and off the ice during his outstanding 13-year career in Tampa Bay," said Yzerman. "He has been one of the greatest players in the organizations history but in the end we honored his request today. We wish him and his family the best of luck as he continues his career in New York." St. Louis in third season of a four-year deal he signed with the Lightning prior to the 2010-2011 season worth an average annual value of $5.625 million. In 45 games with the Rangers this season, Callahan has scored 11 goals and 14 assists. Eligible for unrestricted free agency at seasons end, Callahan carries a salary cap hit for 2013-14 of $4.275 million. He and the Rangers have been unable to agree on a contract extension, with his salary demands believed to be in excess of $6.5 million per season on a long-term deal. Callahan and the Rangers were about $200,000 per year apart in contract talks before the trade was made with the lack of a no-trade clause apparently a big issue. "We never felt our request for Callahan was without support of other contracts, Dustin Brown, Miku Koivu etc.," said Callahans agent Steve Bartlett. "Also, after Rangers gave permission to talk to other teams, I knew I could get a contract done, so confirmed asking price or term not out of line. Also, as we neared the deadline we made every effort to get closer to their number and agreed to Rangers term of 6 years, we never got a handle on the no trade issue and it would make zero sense to give up UFA to sign and be subject to trade." "The Lightning are very excited to have Ryan Callahan join the organization and help us in our quest to make the playoffs," said Yzerman. "Ryan is an outstanding player and leader who we look forward to seeing on the ice tomorrow night." Originally undrafted, St. Louis has fought his way to a long and productive NHL career, scoring 369 goals and 604 assissts in 1,041 career games with the Lightning and Calgary Flames. A six-time NHL All-Star, St. Louis is the reigning Art Ross Trophy-winner for most points in the 2012-13 NHL season. He has twice won the Art Ross, his previous win coming in the 2003-04 season in which he also won the Hart Memorial Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Awards for Most Valuable Player as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association and the NHL players, respectively. St. Louis won a Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004 and has won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the NHLs Most Gentlemanly Player in three of the past four NHL seasons. Callahan, 28, is in his eighth NHL season, all with the Rangers. Callahan is a three-time 20-goal scorer with a career-high 29 in 2011-12 when he also set a personal best in points with 61.He has scored 132 goals and 122 assists in 450 career games Selected in the fourth round (127th overall) at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Callahan has been selected to represent the United States at two Olympic Games. He was named the Rangers 26th team captain in September of 2011. Jameis Winston Jersey .Former NBA forward Morris Peterson has been added to TSNs Toronto Raptors broadcast team. Vita Vea Womens Jersey . The Philadelphia left fielder clubbed a tiebreaking, solo home run in the seventh inning, and the Phillies edged the Red Sox, 2-1, in the middle test of a three-game interleague series at Citizens Bank Park. http://www.authenticbuccaneerspro.com/W ... rs-jersey/ . Better still, its in the same team and there are 13 races left for it to develop. Warren Sapp Jersey . Sure, Josh Browns 45-yard field goal on the third drive of overtime lifted the New York Giants to a 23-20 win over Detroit on Sunday. But the Lions (7-8) dropped themselves out of the NFC North race by losing five of their last six games, blowing fourth-quarter leads in each setback. Anthony Nelson Womens Jersey . In the second game of their day/night doubleheader at Minneapolis, three Blue Jays pitchers, Steve Delabar, Sergio Santos and J.Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Indianapolis Colts captured their second straight AFC South crown with a 17-10 win over the Houston Texans. Indianapolis defense held the Texans to 289 total yards and forced a couple of turnovers, including an interception late that ended Houstons last chance to make a comeback. Andrew Luck was held under 200 yards passing for the second time this season for the Colts (10-4), who only had 278 yards of offense themselves. Luck did connect with Hakeem Nicks and Dwayne Allen on second-quarter touchdown passes, while finishing 18-of-34 for 187 yards and an interception. It wasnt pretty, but to be division champs is special, and were excited about that, said Luck. Dan Herron led the Colts with 60 yards on the ground. T.Y. Hilton added 50 receiving yards on four catches. Houston (7-7) lost starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick with a leg injury in the second quarter, forcing rookie Tom Savage into duty. Savage completed 10- of-19 passes for 127 yards and an interception in his NFL debut. Arian Foster ran for 99 yards on 26 carries for the Texans, while DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 77 yards. Fitzpatrick got hurt on a second-down run early in the second quarter with the game tied at 7-7. On Savages second play under center, a miscommunication with Foster led to a 5-yard loss, while a mishandled handoff to Foster on Houstons next possession was recovered by Indianapolis, which turned the ball over a play earlier when Reggie Wayne was stripped on a short catch. Indianapolis was able to take advantage of the miscue, as Lucks 3-yard touchdown pass to Allen capped a 37-yard drive that gave the Colts a 14-7 lead. Weve got to work on the ball handling at practice more, said Texans coach Bill OBrien. We work on it every day, but hell get better at that. A 35-yard connection between Savage and Hopkins late in the first half moved the chains before the drive stalled in Colts territory. The Texans took the field to punt from the Indianapolis 40, but instead snapped the ball to running back Alfred Blue. The Colts sniffed out the fake, however, and tackled Blue for a 2-yard loss. It appeared the Colts were able to take advantage of Houstons aggressiveness before the half came to an end, when Donte Moncrief caught a 48-yard pass in the end zone off a deeflection.dddddddddddd However, a holding penalty negated the score. J.J. Watt then sacked Luck for the second time in the half as time expired. Foster scored a 25-yard touchdown on fourth down early in the final quarter, but a holding penalty on the outside negated the score. Houston settled for the field goal, and Randy Bullock nailed a 53-yarder to cut the deficit to 14-10. Houston moved the ball back into Colts territory on its next drive, but its fourth-down woes continued. Savages pass to Hopkins fell incomplete, and the Texans gave the ball back to Indianapolis. Taking over with 7:14 remaining, the Colts embarked on a time-consuming drive that drained over five minutes off the clock. Adam Vinatieris 29-yard field goal capped the drive to extend the lead to 17-10. The last drive was huge, said Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano. The three points was enough. Inside the two-minute warning, Houston was facing a 3rd-and-3 still in its own territory. Savage fired the ball to Hopkins down the left sideline, but after the receiver got his hands on the ball, it fell to the turf due to a big hit by Sergio Brown. On the following play, Savage was picked off by Vontae Davis to end the comeback bid. Luck threw behind Coby Fleener on the Colts third drive of the game, and Houstons Kendrick Lewis was in position to take advantage. He intercepted the pass and easily returned it for a 27-yard touchdown, making Luck miss a tackle along the way for Houstons only trip into the end zone. The Colts were able to tie the game at 7-7 on the first play of the second quarter. Nicks found a huge hole in Houstons zone coverage, received the pass from Luck and lowered his shoulder into Lewis as he crossed the goal line for the 26-yard score. Game Notes Indianapolis ran its winning streak to four games ... Houstons winning streak was snapped at two ... The Colts are now 13-0 all-time against Houston in Indianapolis ... The Texans have forced a takeaway in 15 straight games ... Fosters streak of seven straight games with a touchdown ended ... Wayne set the Colts franchise record with 209 games played ... Indianapolis streak of 20 games with 20 or more points scored was snapped ... Watt tied Mario Williams for the Texans all-time franchise sack lead. ' ' '

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