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Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

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LAS VEGAS — Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning’s first-round ...

Kipnis cranks two home runs, Tribe keeps rolling

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Jason Kipnis hit two home runs, going back-to-back with Roberto Perez during a five-run first inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 10-4 on Wednesday night. The Indians have won 10 of their last 14 games. They have hit nine home runs in winning two of ...

What the salary cap means in the NHL

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Matt Niskanen wasn’t totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. “I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility,” he said. General managers say there is ...

Williamson the center of attention at NBA draft

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NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted. Suddenly, a tall, thin newcomer pushed his way to the front of the shoulder-to-shoulder swarm surrounding Williamson and shot down ...

NASCAR denies Chastain appeal of disqualification

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR denied Ross Chastain’s appeal Wednesday after his race-winning truck was disqualified following a postrace inspection at Iowa Speedway over the weekend. National Motorsports Appeals Panelist Bryan Moss heard Chastain’s appeal and chose to uphold the ...

After piggybacking on baseball, NFL stood tall in expansion

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George Halas wanted an NFL team in Dallas, and in 1960 the influential founder of the Chicago Bears helped Clint Murchison get one. Less than 10 years later, a league that for decades piggybacked geographically on baseball went from 16 to 26 franchises in a merger with the rival American ...

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Robertson nails hole-in-one BERGHOLZ — Bill Robertson nailed a hole-in-one on May 29 at Spring Hills Golf Course as part of the Senior’s Golf League. Robertson sank his second career hole-in-one on the 169-yard fourth hole. Witnesses were Van Taylor, Dave Galbraith and Frank DeStefano. ...

Toronto Post 86 gets first win, revenge

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TORONTO — Coy Amis might be new to Toronto Post 86, but he is no stranger to baseball. With the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position and no one out, the Indian Creek junior was the third Post 86 pitcher to take the mound in the seventh inning. After walking the first batter he ...

Roughriders will host AAL championship

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WHEELING — West Virginia Roughriders owner and general manager Gregg Fornario is a believer in Dorothy’s statement from “The Wizard of Oz” because there is no place like home. Fornario learned late Tuesday morning that his Roughriders (12-0) would play host to Carolina Energy (9-0) at ...