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Source: Sports Illustrated

Harley Race spoke with Sports Illustrated’s “Extra Mustard” section on his health and pro wrestling. Here are some of the highlights:

How he’s feeling after falling in his home and breaking both of his legs back in June:

“Right now, it’s the legs that are bothering me. I’m sitting here now with two legs that aren’t very good. They’re in route to recovery, and I’m right along with them. In a little amount of time, I’ll be up walking again.”

Inspiring generations of wrestlers like Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Steve Austin, and CM Punk:

“I love that. And it’s all true. I was the guy who would go out and do whatever he needed to do, no matter what.”

Being the “world’s champion”:

“Being world’s champion is what I set out in life to do. I’m one of the few people on earth that can say they completed, in every aspect, what they wanted to do with their life. …Whether it was sitting in a steak house eating a steak or getting onto the edge of the ring with two or three people standing there, it was all the same to me.”

You can read the full interview by clicking here.

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Ben Bishop might not miss any more time, and the Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender knows he escaped a potentially serious injury.

Head coach Jon Cooper said Sunday that the goaltender hasn’t been ruled out for Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night, despite leaving Game 1 on a stretcher.

Bishop didn’t practice Sunday and Cooper said his netminder is still day to day after departing early in Friday’s win following an awkward fall in the crease.

“I was really scared. I thought my leg was broken,” Bishop said Sunday, according to ESPN’s Joe McDonald. “It was a feeling I’ve never felt.”

X-rays came back negative after the game and he was declared day to day on Saturday.

Andrei Vasilevskiy and Kristers Gudlevskis took the ice for Sunday’s practice. Vasilevskiy stopped 25 of 26 shots after relieving Bishop in Game 1.

Triple H suffered a nasty leg injury during his WrestleMania 31 match with Sting. His upper left leg gained visible purple and red bruising as the match went on, with the depth of bruising getting more and more aggravated.

Early speculation was leaning towards some sort of muscle tear, with Hunter soldiering on through the pain. He’s had a history of these injuries and the leg had appeared fine at the start of the match. By the end, it was obvious that something was badly wrong.

However, later in the show, Triple H emerged for a segment against The Rock and Ronda Rousey. He was now wearing a suit and appered to be moving around fine. He even bumped for Rousey.

As such, the bruising is probably attributable to a less serious injury. If he had suffered a major injury, he would have struggled to take that Rousey bump.

Perhaps it was just a case of bad bruising and Hunter’s body not being used to the ring work. It could also be the fact that he was carrying too much muscle, having gone to great extremes in the gym to get in ring shape. At 45 years old, Hunter may want to consider the way he is pushing his body.

In what Sting told the Associated Press is likely his last match, he put Triple H over, in what was a shock result. The WCW legend waited all this time to join the WWE and then came in just to lose to Triple H.

The WWE veteran is now strongly placed to head into a main event match with The Rock at WrestleMania 32.

Russia’s dominant run at the world hockey championship took a stunning turn Sunday night when Alex Ovechkin suffered an apparent right leg injury in a victory over Germany.

Ovechkin took contact to his right knee when he was hit by German forward Marcus Kink in the third period. The Russian captain did not put any pressure on his right skate as teammates helped him off the ice.

Russia’s coach, Oleg Znarok, said that Ovechkin was taken to the hospital but would not reveal anything more about the 28-year-old’s status. Znarok said through an interpreter that more information would be released later.

Russian news agency Sport-Express and the IIHF website reported Ovechkin was back at the team hotel and walking with a limp but without crutches. The report cited the team doctor calling Ovechkin’s condition “better than expected.”

After leaving the ice following a 3-0 victory over Germany to remain undefeated, Russian players expressed concern about Ovechkin’s condition even though they didn’t know much.

“Of course it’s scary,” former Winnipeg Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov said. “We hope he’s healthy and can play.”

German goaltender Philipp Grubauer, a teammate of Ovechkin’s with the Washington Capitals, shared a similar sentiment.

“I hope nothing is wrong with him,” Grubauer said. “I hope he is fine. You never want to see that. We need him in Washington. He had 51 goals this year, he is one of the best players in the world, so we need him up in Washington.”

The Capitals released a statement acknowledging the injury and saying they were in contact with Russia’s medical staff.

Ovechkin’s agent, David Abrutyn of IMG, did not have any additional information when reached via email. Ovechkin, however, tweeted a link to his Instagram giving a thumbs-up sign with a message that he’s OK.

No penalty was called on the play. And while Kink refused comment when asked about the hit, Montreal-born German coach Pat Cortina defended his player.

“That’s not what my team’s about, that’s not what my players are about,” Cortina said. “That’s an unfortunate incident and we hope he’s OK, I hope he’s OK. He’s a great player. He’s a great ambassador for ice hockey. Our game needs players like that. Hopefully he’ll be fine and we’ll see him back on the ice soon here.”

There have been over 30 injuries at this tournament, but Ovechkin’s could turn out to be the most significant.

Ovechkin has three goals and six assists in six games for Russia, and his nine points are tied for second-most in the tournament. Russia has outscored opponents 29-6 in going 6-0-0 to win Group B.

Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin is expected to join the team Monday and could play Tuesday in the preliminary-round finale against host Belarus.