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Avalanche must beat two-time champion Lightning to win Cup

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon wouldn’t have it any other way. He and the Colorado Avalanche have stubbed their toe many times in the playoffs over the past several years, never getting past the second round. Now that they’ve broken through to reach the Stanley Cup Final, naturally they…

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Oklahoma beats Texas, repeats as NCAA Softball champs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jocelyn Alo and Tiare Jennings put Oklahoma on the brink of a repeat national championship with their stellar play throughout the Women’s College World Series. Their teammates brought it home. Kinzie Hansen and Grace Lyons hit three-run homers, Jayda Coleman made spectacular defensive plays and No. 1 seed Oklahoma defeated unseeded…

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Palat scores late, Lightning beat Rangers 3-1 in Game 5

By VIN A. CHERWOO AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After falling behind midway through the game, the Tampa Bay Lightning showed the poise of a two-time defending champion. They rallied for another late victory to move a win away from returning to the Stanley Cup Final. Ondrej Palat scored on a deflection with…

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PGA Tour says Saudi-paid players off tour

The PGA Tour says members who are playing in the Saudi-funded league in London are no longer eligible to play tour events. Commissioner Jay Monahan sent a memo indicating the sanctions against Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and 15 other players. The memo went out a short time after the LIV Golf Invitational outside London began…

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Contreras, Cubs agree to $9.625M contract

CHICAGO (AP) — Catcher Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs avoided an arbitration hearing scheduled for later in the day, agreeing Thursday to a one-year contract for $9.625 million. The agreement was at the midpoint between the $10.25 million Contreras had asked for and the $9 million the Cubs had offered when figures were exchanged…

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Rays sweep 3 from Cardinals, 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane McClanahan pitched eight superb innings to win his fifth consecutive start and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 2-1 victory on Thursday. Ji-Man Choi hit a two-run homer as the Rays moved a season-high 11 games over .500. McClanahan (7-2)…

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Chicago White Sox fall to Dodgers, 11-9

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Muncy broke open the game with a three-run homer in the sixth inning after White Sox manager Tony La Russa ordered an intentional walk to Trea Turner with a 1-2 count, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago 11-9 Thursday. Muncy had five RBIs in his return after missing 11 games…

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Coach K enjoying family, ‘at peace’ with coaching retirement

FILE – Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski watches his team play against North Carolina during a college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Men’s Final Four NCAA tournament, Saturday, April 2, 2022, in New Orleans. The 75-year-old has spent time with family, travel and a new puppy in the two months since his…

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Arenado sparks Cardinals to 5-2 win over Padres

By WARREN MAYES Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and drove in three, Dakota Hudson threw seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Nick Wittgren earned his first save as a Cardinal by getting the last…

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Volunteers’ dominance earns them No. 1 seed in NCAA baseball

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After finishing one of the most dominant runs in Southeastern Conference history, Tennessee was selected the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA baseball tournament Monday. The Volunteers (53-7) won 31 of their first 32 games, swept the SEC regular-season and tournament titles and have the best pitching and batting statistics…

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