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NHL Playoffs Daily: Stanley Cup semifinal matchups are set

ESPN
The NHL’s final four is set. The Vegas Golden Knights took care of business at home, eliminating the Colorado Avalanche to set up a semifinal date with the Montreal Canadiens. Sadly, we have two days off from hockey, before the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning kick off their......

Brazil COVID inquiry staffers say Copa soccer cup should be postponed

Reuters
A general view of the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 2, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares Staff of a Senate commission investigating the handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil said on Sunday that the Copa America soccer tournament should not be held in......

AFC moves World Cup qualifiers to UAE from China

Reuters
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said it has moved Group A matches in the region’s 2022 World Cup preliminaries to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from China. The remaining seven games involving China, Maldives, Syria, Philippines and Guam were due to be played in a bio-secure bubble in Suzhou that......

Stricker Wants Woods to Serve as Ryder Cup Assistant

Sports Illustrated
United States Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker said on Wednesday that he’s approached Tiger Woods regarding a potential assistant role on the team in September. “I’ve talked to [Woods]. I don’t know if we are there yet to commit to him being there,” Stricker said, per ESPN’s Bob Harig. “He’s......

Leicester’s FA Cup final dreams come true

ESPN
LONDON — Stretched above the majority of Leicester City supporters, Youri Tielemans unleashed a majestic 25-yard strike to beat Chelsea 1-0 in the FA Cup final, was a banner bearing the image of the club’s deceased owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Thirteen words accompanied his picture, bearing a warm smile and hands......

Leicester Finds FA Cup Glory in Emotional Win Over Chelsea

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Wilson There’s supposed to be no place for sentiment in football—a lesson Brendan Rodgers very nearly learned in the most painful way. With nine minutes remaining he sent on Wes Morgan, the 37-year-old former captain who hadn’t played since......

How to Watch the FA Cup final

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum Leicester City will be looking for its first-ever FA Cup triumph but Chelsea will have its sights set on a late-season double in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. After Chelsea denied Manchester City a chance at......

Pulisic exclusive: U.S. star, Chelsea ‘excited to get redemption’ in FA Cup final

ESPN
There’s a word Christian Pulisic reaches for instinctively when contemplating Saturday’s FA Cup final: redemption. Chelsea will contest the Wembley showpiece against Leicester City — Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET, stream LIVE on ESPN+ — a little over nine months on from losing last season’s rescheduled final to Arsenal, a match......

Avalanche Are Cup Favorites, but Even the Islanders Can Dream

New York Times
Andrew Knoll The N.H.L. playoffs begin on Saturday the same way the 56-game regular season played out: the schedule featured entirely intradivisional play and the postseason will be no different through the first two rounds. The four semifinalists will be seeded for the conference finals based on their records, and......

Avalanche Are Cup Favorites, but Even the Islanders Can Dream

New York Times
Andrew Knoll The N.H.L. playoffs begin on Saturday the same way the 56-game regular season played out: the schedule featured entirely intradivisional play and the postseason will be no different through the first two rounds. The four semifinalists will be seeded for the conference finals based on their records, and......

Chelsea unveil mesmerising kit for FA Cup, Champions League finals

ESPN
Chelsea have revealed their brand new home kit for the 2021-22 season, inspired by the changing face of London during the 1960s. It will be worn by the men’s team for the first time on May 15 when they face Leicester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley, and......

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