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Grand Rapids Griffins win AHL title again

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Congratulations to the American Hockey League Syracuse Crunch for a magical playoff run that ended Tuesday two wins short of the Calder Cup. Grand Rapids is the fifth active AHL franchise to win multiple Calder Cup titles. The Griffins twice tied the game in the second period, only to see Syracuse regain the lead. The Crunch had three one-goal leads slip away in the game. Read More »

Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals

It was a tough night last night if you're a Cleveland Cavaliers fan, but the Golden State Warriors played an incredible post-season and won a well-deserved national championship in Game 5 of the NBA finals . Totally late to this but I've been late to everything this past little while it seems, these time zones and travel days have really screwed me up. Presidents have hosted world champion sports teams for decades, but the tradition has become a hot-button topic for athletes in recent ... Read More »

No break for Dixon to let left foot heal since Indy crash

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It was a war of attrition at a fierce 220 miles per hour on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway track in the "wild west" that lived up to its nickname. " I'm really excited to be on pole ", Kimball said. "We paid the price for my mistake". The final caution came a lap later when Japan's Takuma Sato , driving the same auto he won the Indianapolis 500 in two weeks ago and pushing for another, got his left side slightly into the grass on the front stretch, with five laps to go. Read More »

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

At the very top, in Durant and Curry, the 2016-17 Warriors featured one of the greatest duos in National Basketball Association history, two MVP calibre players playing and succeeding together at the peak of their powers, with skills that complemented each other's greatness. Read More »

Stanley Cup champion Penguins greet raving fans

While they didn't capture the Presidents' Trophy as the league's best team, the Pens were consistently ranked within the top five of our team power rankings , meaning they were expected to beat nearly every team on neutral ice. "I just feel that we're getting to a point, in some cases, where the hits are becoming more than hits". If Malkin and Crosby can stay healthy, Pittsburgh will certainly be right there. Read More »

Louisville's Rick Pitino suspended by NCAA for sex scandal

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The University of Louisville has been hit with NCAA sanctions stemming from a basketball infractions case that came about after a well-publicized sex scandal in which former director of basketball operations Andre McGee allegedly arranged stripteases and sex acts for prospects, student athletes and others, according to the NCAA's official website . Read More »

Claudio Ranieri Confirmed As New Manager Of Nantes

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Just over four months after his sacking by Leicester City and a year on from winning the Premier League title, Claudio Ranieri is preparing for his latest managerial job after taking the reigns at FC Nantes . "I was convinced by the project at Nantes ". "The fact the club climbed off the bottom to finish seventh proves they have the talent and the work ethic here". Read More »

Blimp goes down at US Open golf tournament in Wisconsin

The sheriff's office said one of its deputies reported seeing the blimp on fire or smoking, and rapidly descending at 11:15 a.m. local time. WINK News anchor Lois Thome shared that video on Facebook. His 65 broke the course record at Erin Hills, and he has laid down a spectacular marker as to what it will take to win the weekend's competition. First responders are on the scene. Read More »

Congressional baseball practice shooting: What we know about the victims

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Vice President Pence on Thursday visited House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) in a Washington hospital, where he is recovering from a gunshot wound. "I am quite comfortable holding town hall-type events with 50, 100, 150, 200 citizens, provided there is the kind of security that is needed to minimize the risk of loss of life to the town hall attendees", Brooks said. Read More »

Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep picked for West Indies tour, Rohit, Jasprit Bumrah rested

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Pant, along with Dinesh Karthik and Kuldeep Yadav , has been picked in the 15-man Indian squad for the five ODIs and a T20 global against West Indies, beginning June 23 at the Queen's Park Oval. India's support staff will be the same for the West Indies tour, the BCCI statement said. "I am very happy that I am selected for West Indies tour". Read More »

Blimp goes down at US Open in Wisconsin

Washington County sheriff's officials say the pilot suffered serious burns and injuries. Aerial video from a television news helicopter shows pieces of the flattened blimp on the field along with charred metal and grass. "It was kind of floating and was deflating and I could see flames". Golfer Brandt Snededker said he spotted something while on the course. Alex Grimm, a resident in the area, tweeted that the blimp crashed a little too close to home: in his grandmother's farm field. Read More »

India Dominate Pakistan to Grab First 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Win

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The damage was done in the last over by Hardik Pandya , who hit 3 sixes to Imad Wasim scoring 20 runs off just 8 balls. Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan gave a rollicking start and well sustained by Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh . Kohli and Hardik Pandya then stroked 34 runs off the remaining 10 balls to take India to a formidable total . But while doing so, Dhawan was caught at deep mid-wicket by Azhar Ali off Shadab Khan in the 25th over. Read More »

New Zealand team to play Samoa

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Victory in the unofficial fourth Test against the Maori All Blacks could prove absolutely vital to the success of this Lions tour but they will be without Owen Farrell on Saturday. The medical team has taken care of me and I trained this morning, training this afternoon and I'll do a bit of contact this afternoon. It's really lifted the team and helped bring them together as a unit. Read More »

Sabres hire Phil Housley as head coach

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Botterill and Housley have several connections. More recently, both had ties to the Stanley Cup finalists. "We're over that now", Housley said , with a big laugh. "And they will be heavily involved in our attack". A native of South St. Paul, Minnesota, Housley began his coaching career in 2004 as head coach of Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: India beat Bangladesh, set up title clash with Pakistan

The weakest part of Bangladesh's performance was with the ball where, not only did they only pick up one wicket , but they failed to put any real pressure on India . Both batsmen attacked Mustafizur Rahman to defang the "mystery" bowler early as runs came at a brisk pace for India . Only when Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim were batting together were Bangladesh in the game. Read More »

Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

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Rooker is the 14th MSU player to be taken in the first round and fourth in the last six years joining Chris Stratton (2012, Giants, 20th), Hunter Renfroe (2013, Padres, 13th) and Dakota Hudson (2016, Cardinals, 34th). Of the Mets' first 10 picks, nine are college players - the lone exception being second-rounder Mark Vientos, a third baseman from American Heritage High School in Florida. Read More »

Blimp goes down at US Open

Jordan Spieth faces an uphill battle to chase down his third major championship after firing a one-over 73 in Thursday's first round of the 2017 U.S. However, there are reports that the front of the blimp was deflated before it caught fire. A representative for AirSign , the company that operates the blimp, told the Associated Press that only the pilot was on board the craft, and he is "OK". Read More »

Real Madrid have full confidence in Ronaldo

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo faces a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Spain's prosecutor's office in Madrid for allegedly defrauding Spanish tax authorities of 14.7 million euros ($21.87 million) between 2011 and 2014. The statement said Ronaldo used what it deems a shell company in the Virgin Islands to "create a screen in order to hide his total income from Spain's Tax Office". Read More »

Jerry West intrigued at joining Clippers front office, per report

Sometimes you need to be challenged. That might be the reason for his departure from the Warriors as he feels that he has been defiant his whole life. When the Warriors recruited Kevin Durant last summer, West talked to Durant about the decision and told him his skills would be used better in Golden State than anywhere else. Read More »

Avalanche buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin

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Beauchemin had a no-movement clause in his deal, and buying him out allows Colorado to protect an extra player in the upcoming Vegas expansion draft. The team confirmed the report via official press release. Vegas will submit its list (one player per team) June 21, and the names will be announced that night as part of the National Hockey League awards ceremony. Read More »

Leeds appoint former APOEL boss Thomas Christiansen

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Christiansen , who played for Spanish side Villarreal and German outfit Hannover 96, impressed in his spell as manager of Cypriot team APOEL and guided them to the title last season as well as the last 16 of the Europa League . We are confident we have found a man with who can work with us to take the club to the next level". As a manager the Spaniard spent two years with AEK Larnaca before moving to Cyprus' top club APOEL, with whom he spent one season and obtained a win percentage ... Read More »

Trump Under Investigation For Possible Obstruction Of Justice

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Quoting officials, the Post said one event of interest to Mueller - a widely-respected former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - is an exchange on March 22, when Coats told associates Trump had asked him to intervene with Comey to get him to back off from focusing on Flynn. Read More »

What's in a name? Ask Paulina Gretzky

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Open venue we got to is different". WHAT WILL PHIL DO NEXT?: Bad news for Phil Mickelson without even being at Erin Hills: The forecast calls for a reasonable chance of storms for all but one day this week - Thursday, when he'll be in California for his daughter's high school graduation. Read More »

Trump tweets about Clinton after news of obstruction of justice investigation

It was a surprise move from the Clinton campaign's Twitter account, which hasn't been active since a day before the 2016 election when Clinton lost to now-President Trump. According to the Washington Post report , the investigation into Trump kicked off days after Comey was sacked on May 9. "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story". Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko fights back in fairytale final

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Ostapenko denied Halep not only a first Slam title but also the world No. 1 ranking. "This one hurts a lot maybe because I realise more what is happening", she said, comparing the loss to her 2014 final. "Can she become a serial Grand Slam champion?" It was Jelena Ostapenko this time. When she drilled a final backhand victor down the line, Ostapenko dropped her racket to the clay and held her arms aloft in delight and disbelief. Read More »