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Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

It will last through Tuesday. The entire protected list of players is available on the NHL's official website and it includes players such as James Neal , Marc-Andre Fleury, Sami Vatanen , Eric Staal , Roberto Luongo , etc. He can made side deals with teams who don't want to lose certain unprotected players. The Anaheim Ducks are also a strong candidate to pull the trigger on a deal after failing to protect Vatanen and Manson - two coveted defensemen they'd love to retain. Read More »

Louisville builds big lead, holds off Aggies for 8-4 CWS win

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Howard said he probably had the best stuff he's had all season on Tuesday, and it showed. "I'm pumped I didn't walk anybody". Second base umpire Heath Jones seems duly unimpressed... No team since the CWS moved to TD Ameritrade Park in 2011 has come back from a five-run deficit to win. "Just fantastic through the great pitching history of our program in the last 14 years, with a lot of really good pitchers, Big Leaguers, that kind of thing, and for Brian to be the only back-to-back ... Read More »

Pelfrey out-pitches Stroman as White Sox stay on roll

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Danny Barnes pitched 1 1/3 inning of relief before Roberto Osuna came in for a scoreless ninth inning. Jose Abreu had two hits and drove in three runs for the White Sox , while Alex Hanson has three hits and scored three times. As of this report, Houston leads the American League West with a 45-22 record which has them 11.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. "Even then I thought at that point we were still kind of battling and Swarzak came in, obviously we didn't get the results we ... Read More »

Vegas Golden Knights hold cards as NHL expansion draft nears

The league began conducting the draft Sunday. According to a report last month from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Blues have chose to protect seven forwards , three defensemen and a goalie. "But we will not make a claim with any club before we talk to the club". "We're going to go to that club and say 'We have interest in this player". Read More »

Captain Sarfraz proud of Pakistan young guns

On a Cardiff ground where they chased more than 300 to beat England in an ODI previous year, Pakistan completed Wednesday's pursuit with a mammoth 77 balls to spare when Mohammad Hafeez pulled Stokes for four. Their chase was spearheaded by Fakhar Zaman (57) and Azhar Ali (76), who laid a solid foundation by sharing a 118-run opening stand. "Today was a flawless performance from all departments", said Azhar. Read More »

Magic Johnson has awesome timing with tweet after Paul George report

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But other teams know how much George loves the Los Angeles Lakers , his hometown team, and should be wary of chasing a player who could be bound for Hollywood next summer. A wild weekend that began with rumors of a trade at the top of the draft, which materialized in the blink of an eye , has just been bookended by a potential league-altering leak: Paul George wants the Hollywood treatment. Read More »

America's Cup: Team New Zealand hold the edge over Team USA

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Oracle Team USA were over the line in the first start, allowing New Zealand to gain an advantage and extend their lead during the race, despite an uncomfortable moment at the last mark, when the Kiwis came off their foils. Races 3 and 4 are scheduled Sunday. But skipper Jimmy Spithill and his crew, although outwardly confident, will not be taking anything for granted in their quest for a third successive win after seeing how New Zealand have performed to become the challenger for the ... Read More »

Russia coach has comic touch at Confederations Cup

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Russian Federation are automatically part of the Confederations Cup as they're hosting the tournament, as well as the 2018 World Cup. Portugal won 2-1 the only time it faced Mexico in an official match, in the group stage of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots 63 in US Open third round

In arguably one of the most entertaining rounds of golf ever witnessed at a major tournament, Thomas tamed the longest course in US Open history to overtake Jonny Miller's eight-under record - which he had held since 1973. When we spoke to Justin Thomas earlier in 2017, he had already shot a 59 and won three titles (two of which were back-to-back) this season. Every time I've been in majors so far I've put so much emphasis on them and tried so hard at them that I kind of got in my way. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

But it could have been so much better for Cleveland . "We make each other better and it's not about who gets the credit", Durant said . Durant accepted that he was jittery before the final match. NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant rode on a different bus with his mom. "It nearly makes too much sense not to happen". Led the league with 121 points per game while outscoring opponents by 12.3 per night behind their potent backcourt of Goodrich and West, who each averaged almost 26 points to rank ... Read More »

Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

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Golden State Warriors fans are breakdancing in downtown Oakland and honking their horns in San Francisco to celebrate their team's latest National Basketball Association title. "We're going to do what our leader (Curry) does", Iguodala told Amick. "It's so rare so I know exactly how lucky I am", he said. "It was sweet. I mean, revenge is always sweet and this was payback from a year ago", another Warriors fan said. Read More »

Blimp goes down at US Open golf tournament in Wisconsin

Justin Maynard is a sales manager for AirSign, the advertising company that operates the blimp . Maynard could not confirm witness accounts that the pilot skydived from the blimp and said the aircraft's pilots do not regularly carry parachutes. Read More »

Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav picked for ODI's against Windies

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Opener Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah are the only members from the Champions Trophy squad who won't be making the trip to the Caribbean. The Indian team are presently in England playing in the Champions Trophy. The incumbent Anil Kumble's contract ends with the Champions Trophy and India have advertised for a new coach, as opposed to extending Kumble's tenure without further interviews. Read More »

USGA pledges no repeat of rules gaffe from last US Open

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A repeat of the Johnson incident is unlikely this year, and not just because the greens at Erin Hills are nowhere near as fast as Oakmont's putting surfaces. Stricker said his hard-working path to the U.S. Open, where he will seek his maiden major title, reflects the values of Wisconsin people in general and that he is happy about earning his place rather than having it handed to him. Read More »

Mayweather, UFC star McGregor agree to August fight

As part of that deal with MGM Resorts International - the parent company of T-Mobile Arena - any Mayweather-McGregor fight could not take place within three weeks of Alvarez-Golovkin, and August 26 is exactly three weeks before September 16. Read More »

Premier League fixtures: Brighton start against Manchester City, holders Chelsea host Burnley

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Of the other promoted sides, Newcastle United are at home against last season's runners-up Tottenham . Arsenal will be opening the season hosting Leicester City on August 12th, which, wow that's soon. Huddersfield Town, back in the top flight after a 45-year absence, are the only newcomers not to start with a home game. This season the first one comes during a challenging stretch for the Gunners, but Arsenal will be desperate for a win to reclaim some bragging rights after finishing ... Read More »

Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

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When McKay is drafted, the MLB Network will interview him live. "It was an unbelievable feeling". Lewis is a 6-2, 188-pound shortstop from JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and is perhaps the most complete position player in the draft. Read More »

Here's why Draymond Green wasn't ejected from Game 4

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But here's what happened. But Green kept pushing the rhetoric on Friday, because that's just what he does - he has been trash-talking the Cavaliers (who are trash-talking right back) the whole series, and he had that weird episode with the officials on Friday when it was assumed he'd been ejected for two technical fouls but the refs went back and clarified that the first technical was actually called on Steve Kerr . Read More »