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Smith scores in OT, Vegas takes 2-0 series lead on Chicago

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Even though Reilly Smith called it a lucky bounce, a whole lot more than luck is working right now for the Vegas Golden Knights. Smith scored in overtime, Robin Lehner made 22 saves and the Golden Knights beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Thursday to take a......
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Nagelsmann’s Touch All Over RB Leipzig’s Run to UCL Semis

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RB Leipzig was only founded 11 years ago but on Tuesday it will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League semifinals after a late goal from U.S. international Tyler Adams sealed a 2-1 quarterfinal win over Atletico Madrid. This was a victory for RB Leipzig’s organization and planning, for the......
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Only the Lakers Don’t Know Their Upcoming Playoff Opponent

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Seven-out-of-Eight NBA Playoff Matches are Set The NBA playoffs are set to start on Monday and seven of the eight match-ups are already set. Only the Western Conference top-seeded Lakers do not know their opponent.  There are four teams still in the running for that 8th seed in the West:......
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Pandemic’s Impact Makes for Congested English Calendar

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LONDON (AP) — Big changes have been made to the English soccer schedule in a congested and shorter season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Replays in the FA Cup have been scrapped “to assist in easing pressure on” the tight program, the Football Association said on Thursday. In the English......
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Raptors and Nuggets clash in final playoff prep

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The Toronto Raptors and the Denver Nuggets know their first-round playoff opponents, so there will be little at stake when they play their final game of the restart Friday afternoon near Orlando. After losing 124-111 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, the Nuggets (46-26) will be the No. 3......
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Weary Lightning, Blue Jackets rush to recover for Game 2

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After battling over 150 minutes of action in Game 1, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning now have to quickly regroup for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first round series on Thursday in Toronto. Brayden Point’s goal in quintuple overtime sealed a 3-2 win for the Lightning......
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How to Watch RB Leipzig vs. Atletico Madrid

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RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid will face off Thursday afternoon in the Champions League quarterfinals, the second of the matches taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, in UEFA’s revamped conclusion to the competition. The winner will advance to the semifinals to face PSG, who completed a late comeback to beat Atalanta,......
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Tony Hawk Pro Skater Renames ‘Mute Grab’, Honors Trick Creator

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Remastered editions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will be released on PlayStation and Xbox platforms in September. The updated versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will change the name of the “mute grab,” in honor of its creator, Chris Weddle, per Hawk. Weddle, who is deaf, invented......
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Padres-Dodgers Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers finally showed signs of breaking out of an offensive funk as their abbreviated 2020 season nears the 20-game mark. The San Diego Padres like having something to do with their opponent’s scuffles. Wednesday marked the third consecutive night that the Dodgers had a hard time getting......
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Senators Announce Proposal for ‘College Athletes Bill of Rights’

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressional members have voiced their desire recently for full-scale NCAA reform. Now it is in writing. A group of U.S. senators plans to introduce in Congress “a college athletes bill of rights” seeking to guarantee NCAA players monetary compensation, long-term healthcare, lifetime educational scholarships and more eligibility......
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Pirates face DeSclafani, Reds looking to end skid

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The Pittsburgh Pirates return from an unintended break to face one of the better pitchers in the majors at the moment. Looking to avoid a fourth straight defeat, the visiting Pirates open a four-game series against Anthony DeSclafani and the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. A winner of just three games......
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Horvat scores twice, Canucks beat Blues 5-2 in series opener

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Bo Horvat scored twice and the Vancouver Canucks beat the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday in the opening game of their best-of-seven first-round series. J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Troy Stecher also scored for Vancouver. David Perron and Jaden Schwartz scored for......
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Pitching, Turner’s 3-run blast help Dodgers beat Padres, 6-0

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Tony Gonsolin and five relievers combined on a six-hit shutout, Justin Turner hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Wednesday night to avoid losing three in a row for the first time since last August. The Dodgers played......
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Hart, Farabee help Flyers beat Canadiens in Game 1

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TORONTO (AP) Carter Hart made 27 saves, Joel Farabee scored 16 seconds after Montreal tied it, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Ivan Provorov also scored for the Flyers. Shea Weber scored for the Canadiens, and Carey......
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Twins rout Brewers, 12-2, behind Kenta Maeda

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MILWAUKEE (AP) Byron Buxton hit two solo home runs and Miguel Sano added another as the Minnesota Twins jumped to an early lead and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 on Wednesday night. The victory gave the AL Central-leading Twins a 2-1 series win over the Brewers, who dropped to 2-6......
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Lakers look to finish strong vs. Kings

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The Los Angeles Lakers close out their regular season Thursday when they face the Sacramento Kings at The Field House inside the NBA bubble near Orlando. The Lakers (52-18), who are 3-4 in the NBA restart, are trying to win consecutive games for the first time since entering the bubble.......
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Dbacks bop Rockies 13-7; Blackmon hitless, drops under .500

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DENVER (AP) Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Wednesday in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, but none by blistering Charlie Blackmon. Blackmon began the game batting an astonishing .500 for the Rockies. He went 0 for 4,......
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Sources: Tyronn Lue to be Leading Candidate for Several Coaching Jobs

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Every weekday, SI’s Chris Mannix will check-in with his Bubble Bits, a quick hit on something notable from inside the NBA’s campus LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Tyronn Lue already has a job, lead assistant for Doc Rivers, and will spend the next couple of months working to help the......
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Big 12 Aims to Play Football in 2020

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Big 12 Intends to Have College Football This Year Despite other Power 5 conferences opting out of football this fall, the Big 12 will try to play its schedule. The decision made by the Big 12 Board of Directors means that three of the nation’s Power 5 conferences are intent......
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Suns look to complete run to play-in game

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The Phoenix Suns have done just about everything they can to put themselves in position for a spot in the Western Conference play-in game. They’re 7-0 — the only undefeated team in the NBA’s bubble — and have one seeding game to go Thursday afternoon. It’s against a team they’ve......

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