SYDNEY -- With the usual touristy things -- Opera House, Harbour Bridge and meeting mascot-sized koalas -- out of the way, the California Golden Bears and Hawaii were set to continue their practice sessions in Australia on Wednesday ahead of the opening college football game of the season.The midday Saturday game -- prime time Friday night in the United States -- will be held at Sydneys Olympic stadium, where organizers expecting a crowd of more than 65,000.On Tuesday, both teams were welcomed to the city at an Opera House reception. Cal coach Sonny Dykes and Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich were presented with Malibu-sized surfboards and some of the players posed for selfies with the iconic Opera House and bridge in the background.After the festivities, both teams held workouts and Dykes said Cal got the kinks out during the fully-padded practice.The guys are getting acclimatized to Sydney time, so we had a good, intense practice and the guys worked hard, Dykes said.Defensively it was one of the better ones weve had. Offensively I thought we were a little out of sync, but the guys were moving around well and I though mentally we were pretty sharp.Dykes said it was good to mingle with the Hawaii players at the Opera House welcome.It was a great activity, fun to see the guys from Hawaii, he said. It gets you thinking about the ball game when you see your opponent.Cal had a seven-win turnaround from the past two seasons, going from 1-11 in 2013 to 8-5 last year.Hawaii, with former quarterback Rolovich in his first season as coach, is the most travelled team in U.S. college football. The Rainbow Warriors will play again on Sept. 3 when they make their first appearance at the Big House, taking on Michigan in Ann Arbor.In the meantime, hes happy to make his coaching debut Down Under and give his players a unique lifetime experience.If they kick me out of my country, Im coming here, save me a room, Rolovich told local media. How many people get to play their first game in Australia in Sydney? Your grandkids arent going to believe you that you got to do this in September when youre 20 years old. Hydro Flask 10 Oz Wine Tumbler . 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NEW YORK -- The Rangers?traded center Derick Brassard to the Ottawa Senators for forward Mika Zibanejad in a deal involving players coming off career seasons.Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton announced the deal, which included draft picks, on Monday.The Rangers also will receive the Senators second-round draft pick in 2018. Ottawa will get the Rangers seventh-round pick that year.The 28-year-old Brassard had a career-high 27 goals and finished second on the team with 58 points in 80 games last season. His 31 assists were 10 fewer than the previous season.I was a little shocked when it happened today, Brassard said Monday. But Im really happy to be joining the Sens and playing at home. I really like their team. I really like the balance of their team all the way from the goaltender all the way out to the forwards. I think theyre the up-and-coming team and with Guy Boucher being the coach, I think its going to be really good for the team.Zibanejad said Tuesday he was just as stunned after learning the Senators were dealing him to New York.This trade wasnt really on the radar for me, at least I didnt hear anything about this, Zibanejad said on a conference call. It came as a shock and surprise, but like I said before Im happy for it right now, obviously, and Im really excited to kick off the season there.Zibanejad, 23, skated in 81 games with Ottawa with 21 goals and 30 assists. He established career highs in games played, goals, assists, points, game-winning goals (seven) and faceoff win rate (50.5 percent). He has scored at least 20 goals in each of the past two seasons.I think the potential is there for more upside, Gorton said Monday of Zibanejad. He is just scratching the surface at age 23. There are not a lot of guys who have done what he has done as far as scored 20 before that age.ddddddddddddZibanejad gives New York a player who has had success in the shootout. He has tallied a goal on 13 of his 28 career NHL shootout attempts, and he has five game-deciding goals in the shootout.Zibanejad led the Senators in game-winning goals, faceoff wins and faceoffs taken, ranked third in short-handed goals (two), tied for third in games played, tied for fourth in assists, and ranked fifth in points and power-play points (11) in 2015-16. He also ranked third among Ottawa forwards in short-handed ice time per game (1:25).The 6-foot-2 Swede has skated in 281 NHL games over parts of five seasons (2011-12 to 2015-16), getting 64 goals and 87 assists. He was selected by Ottawa with the sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft.Brassard skated in 254 games with the Rangers over parts of four seasons, getting 69 goals and 105 assists. He was acquired by New York from Columbus in April 2013 in a multiplayer trade that sent forward Marian Gaborik to the Blue Jackets.Zibanejad will be a restricted free agent after the 2016-17 season and will earn $2.62 million.Brassard is under contract through 2018-19, earning $5 million annually.Our ultimate goal is to make the playoffs again, and we feel that Dericks going to help us make the playoffs, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Monday. Theres also more: We feel that Derick provides great talent, brings leadership into our room. Hes someone thats played a lot of games in the NHL more than Mika.The Associated Press contributed to this report. 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