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NHL: Stanley Cup Final begins Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) The Stanley Cup Final will open on Wednesday with Game 1 in New York, Tampa or Anaheim. The NHL announced Thursday that Game 1 will be at Madison Square Garden if the Rangers beat the Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final on Friday night. If the Lightning win, they'll have home-ice advantage in the Cup final if the Blackhawks beat the Ducks in Game 7...
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Walker supports key parts of reported Bucks arena deal

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) Gov. Scott Walker spoke in favor Thursday of key elements of a reported deal fora new $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks that includes raising taxes on Milwaukee County hotel rooms and rental cars. Walker's support for central parts of the plan came as conservatives, including the influential group Americans for Prosperity, blasted the latest funding proposal...
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Nets to play preseason game in exotic, upstate location

Remember last year when the Nets headed to China for a preseason? That must've been such a fascinating non-basketball experience, getting an opportunity to witness a culture completely different than the one in New Jersey or Manhattan or Brooklyn. It's a completely different part of the world, almost a completely different world, itself.Next year, they're going to an even more exotic...
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FIFA 16 to include women's national teams for the first time

FIFA 16 to include women's national teams for the first time
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President Obama tweets about Thibodeau firing

President Barack Obama is a Chicago sports fan. A Twiter user was quick to remind him of his allegiance on Thursday, hours after the firing of Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. POTUS had a reply that echoes much of the sentiment going on the Windy City, following the expected news:Now, we'll see what the Bulls do next. Many have linked them to Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg as the next...
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Colts tight end Erik Swoope making strides

As Erik Swoope enters his second season with the Indianapolis Colts, it may be time to stop thinking him as a former college basketball player.  Instead, head coach Chuck Pagano says Swoope is blossoming into an NFL tight end. "He's doing a nice job," Pagano told reporters Wednesday, according to Stampede Blue.  "He's turning into a football player right before our eyes.  The...
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Report: Pelicans could be going after Scott Skiles, too

All week, it's seemed like a guarantee Scott Skiles would end up coaching the Magic. Now, even though there is a distinct chance that ends up happening, the odds are slipping just a little.According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic aren't the only coach-less team interested in Skiles' services. You can add the New Orleans Pelicans to that list. From Robbins' report...
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Report: Scott Skiles 'progressing toward deal' with the Magic

The Scott Skiles-to-the-Magic rumors are already getting old. Is this happening or not?Well, apparently it's inching toward the finish line. That's according to Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, who has more:Skiles is formerly the coach of the Bucks, Suns and Bulls. He is barely over .500 in his career, posting a 443-433 and has earned a reputation of a...
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Text from Sepp Blatter's speech at FIFA congress

ZURICH (AP) Text from FIFA President Sepp Blatter's speech on Thursday at the opening of the FIFA congress: --- You will agree with me, these are unprecedented and difficult times for FIFA. The events of yesterday have cast a long shadow over football and over this week's congress. Actions of individuals bring shame and humiliation on football and demand action and change from us...
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Miami-FIU matchup in NCAAs rekindles coaching feud

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Separated by nine miles, Miami and FIU are natural rivals. That is, they would be -- if they ever played. For a multitude of reasons, the Hurricanes and Panthers have not met in baseball since 2008. That changes Friday night when FIU visits Miami in an NCAA Tournament first-round matchup that has tons of subplots -- namely, two coaches who once teamed up...
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Justin Wilson to make Formula E debut in Moscow

Less than two weeks after finishing 21st in the Indianapolis 500, Justin Wilson will be behind the wheel of a far different form of open-wheeled racing car on the streets of Moscow. The 36-year-old Briton will make his FIA Formula E series debut at the Moscow ePrix on Saturday, June 6, replacing American driver Scott Speed at Andretti who will be at the Red Bull Global Rallycross...
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Nationals-Reds Preview

Stephen Strasburg isn't reporting any physical issues anymore, which is no doubt making his struggles all the more frustrating. The Cincinnati Reds finally ended their lengthy losing streak this week only to have another frustrating defeat result in a team meeting. The Reds look to add to Strasburg's woes in the opener of a three-game series against the visiting Washington Nationals...
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Report: Sabres, Bylsma reach agreement on head coach position

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement in principle to hire former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma. The person said Thursday that one holdup is a discussion over whether the Penguins are due compensation from the Sabres for hiring a coach who is still under contract with Pittsburgh. The...
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Colts rookie safety Geathers impressing early

The Colts entered the offseason with a glaring need a safety that they believe they addressed with the re-signing of Pro Bowler Mike Adams and the addition of former Atlanta Falcon Dwight Lowery. They're also getting a contribution from a rookie who may end up earning playing time right away. Head coach Chuck Pagano said fourth-round pick Clayton Geathers has already impressed coaches...
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Soak it in: How it feels to get your first PGA Tour win

This week one of my favorite tournaments on the PGA Tour is being held in Dallas. It’s not because it’s played on a particularly great course or because it’s named after one of the greatest and nicest golfers of all time. Actually, it’s one of my favorites because back in 2001 a 29-year-old Robert Damron won his first and only PGA Tour event at the Byron Nelson. (That’s...
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Philly works out six second-round prospects

The Philadelphia 76ers have an incredible five draft picks in this year's second round. It's unlikely they use all of them, but that sort of collection is still impressive, and means the team's front office has a lot of work cut out for them.Thousands of hours of game film has likely already been watched, but the team now has to conduct individual and team workouts. On Tuesday, they...
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Brown: Dellavedova is not a dirty player

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova has seen his name get dragged through the mud over the past few weeks, thanks to a few questionable plays that led to one serious injury and two ejections from frustrated opponents.Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown is familiar with Cleveland's backup point guard going back to his days coaching in Australia, and doesn't think he...
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Phil Jackson 'intrigued' with Hawks free agents Paul Millsap, DeMarre Carroll

Let rumors season begin!The Knicks are always spouting out interest in some upcoming free agent and who better for them to look at than two Hawks coming off fantastic seasons: DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap?Now, the New York Post reports Phil Jackson is "intrigued" with soon-to-be free agents DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap. Here is some of Marc Berman's report:Click here to read...
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J.J. Watt: Ben Jones will be a 'Hard Knocks' star

With the announcement that the Houston Texans will be featured in the latest installment of HBO's reality show "Hard Knocks," the early expectation is that the series will turn into another showcase for star defensive end J.J. Watt. Watt, though, has another name to keep an eye on: Offensive lineman Ben Jones. “I think Ben’s going to be a big winner,” Watt said, according to...
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US Specialty Vehicles bringing military style to the street

Does the Ford Super Duty not look enough like a superhero for you? California boutique automaker US Specialty Vehicles (USSV) is now selling a military-style truck called the Rhino GX. The massive SUV is built on a Ford F-450 chassis and features an up-armored style that might cause an MRAP to give it the right of way. It's not actually bulletproof or bombproof, but has a steel...
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Agent: No contract extension deadline for Seahawks, Wilson

SEATTLE -- The agent for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said in a radio interview that the sides have made progress in attempts to get a contract extension done, but there is no deadline for reaching an agreement. Agent Mark Rodgers told 710ESPN Seattle on Thursday morning that he remains optimistic that Wilson will remain Seattle's quarterback for a long time. Wilson...
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Verlander to make first rehab start for Toledo Sunday

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Justin Verlander will make his first rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Toledo and could rejoin the Detroit Tigers soon after. The six-time All-Star and 2011 AL Cy Young winner has been out since late March with a right triceps strain. He threw a simulated game on Tuesday. "It went really well," Verlander told the Detroit Free Press. "Obviously, first and foremost...
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Blatter blames individuals for corruption within FIFA, will not resign

ZURICH -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter says an American federal probe into soccer corruption brings "shame and humiliation" upon the sport. Blatter blamed the "actions of individuals" and said "it has to be stopped now" to prevent FIFA's reputation from being "dragged through the mud." Though Blatter told FIFA's 209 member federations Thursday that events "demand change from us all...
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Anu Solomon: 'I will never experience this feeling again'

Never mind that Anu Solomon threw for over 3,000 yards last year as a redshirt freshman and led Arizona through a treacherous Pac-12 to win the South Division. As far as last year is concerned, Solomon's still trying to get rid of the sour taste after losing the Fiesta Bowl. Solomon said as much when he posted a picture of himself on Instagram with his head down and this caption...
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For the returning Carlos Condit, the battle within is finally over

On March 15, 2014, former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit tore an ACL. He spent the next year undergoing surgery, rehabilitating his knee, and sitting out from competition. After nearly fifteen years of professional MMA experience and world-class accomplishments Condit faced a long recovery that was both emotionally and physically difficult. The light at the end of...
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