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Last Year's Rank: 37
Title Track: 85
Fan Relations: 15
Stadium Experience: 30
Bang for the Buck: 59
Bad news for Music City drinkers: At $6.75 for a 12-ouncer, the brew hawked by the Preds is the per-ounce priciest in the NHL. Some consolation: The Preds' average ticket ($47.22) is still $2.29 below the league mean, and the team offers free programs at home games. Plus, if the home team nets five goals, fans can take their game stub to Wendy's for a free Frosty dessert. (The sweet payback happened seven times in 2008-09.) The Predators slid from No. 8 in our 2007 Standings to 37 last year, and that's where they remain, thanks to continuing rumors that they'll be sold and moved to Canada or Kansas City or the moon. GM Dave Poile and Coach Barry Trotz have been calling the shots since before the team's inaugural season, in 1998, and they retain credibility and remain popular, while rookie netminder Pekka Rinne has quickly become a fan favorite. Despite being a middle-of-the-pack club with an uncertain future, the club exceeded the 14,000-tickets-sold-per-game benchmark needed to qualify for the NHL's revenue-sharing plan. The Preds also eked out a profit this season, and that calls for Frostys all around.
Jimmy Butler scored 31 points and sparked a late rally with his team trailing, and the Bulls put away the Bucks to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
Reds manager Bryan Price lashed out at a group of media Monday, reportedly using the F-word 77 times and 10 more variants of other vulgarities in a five-and-a-half minute rant.
The Trail Blazers had a laminated card in their locker room at the FedExForum on Sunday that included the phrase "We don't lose to Spanish players" before their game against the Grizzlies.
An injury to a fan hit by a foul ball at PNC Park caused a 23-minute delay in the second inning of a game between the Cubs and Pirates as a woman behind home plate was taken off on a stretcher.
After welcoming national champion Ohio State to the White House, Barack Obama joked about his own arm strength before ultimately picking up a game ball and looking ready for a bit of action.
49ers guard Alex Boone says former coach Jim Harbaugh "wore out his welcome" with the team and "might be clinicaly insane."
Buccaneers general manager Licht stopped well short of saying how Tampa Bay will use the No. 1 pick but did acknowledge that there is a consensus favorite.
Which NFL prospects could compel teams to move up in the first round to draft them? Bill Polian IDs the 2015 draft's pivot points.
Antonio Brown is not attending the Pittsburgh Steelers' first day of offseason workouts, a source told ESPN, and the All-Pro wide receiver is seeking a new contract.
Adrian Peterson did not attend the start of the Vikings' offseason workout program Monday, league sources told ESPN, although his absence at this stage of the offseason was not a surprise.
Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa and Kenyan Caroline Rotich outraced the competition to win titles at Boston Marathon on Monday.
The NFL will announce its 2015 game schedule Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET.
Tim Tebow plans to sign a one-year deal Monday with the Eagles, a league source said Sunday night.
Court documents in Texas show that Angels slugger Josh Hamilton is in the process of getting divorced from his wife, Katie.
Tempers flared again Sunday in the Oakland-Kansas City series, with five more Royals getting ejected.
Matt Kenseth ended a 51-race drought by winning the Food City 500 at rain-soaked Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The Rangers' play in Monday's 2-1 victory, which gave them a 2-1 series lead -- pretty much makes Game 4 a must-win for the Penguins.
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester took glove work to a whole new level Sunday, apparently solving his issues throwing to first base in the process.
Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri was fined $35,000 and the team docked $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for his expletive Saturday talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans