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Preview: Wild vs. Flyers

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — While the playoffs are all but inevitably looming dead ahead for the Minnesota Wild, the Philadelphia Flyers are seemingly getting farther away from the postseason all the time. If the Wild win Thursday night when they host the Flyers, they would clinch their fifth consecutive trip to the playoffs. A Flyers […]
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3 Grenoble rugby players in custody over rape accusations

PARIS (AP) Three Grenoble rugby union players remained in detention on Thursday after being accused of taking part in a gang rape following a match in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux nearly two weeks ago. The three detained men, whose exact identity was not revealed by Bordeaux prosecutor Marie-Madeleine Alliot, were among a group […]
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Yankees History: Howard Spira Arrested for Extortion

The George Steinbrenner Era had its unique moments. One of them came on this day in 1990, when Howard Spira, a professional gambler, was arrested for extorting money from the Yankees owner. During the early part of his tenure as Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner ran the team like a demented Roman emperor. Anyone who displeased […]
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NHL Daily: Nylander, White, and Ristolainen

NHL Daily: Leafs and Islanders battle for playoff position, Rasmus Ristolainen facing suspension, Should the Sens sign Colin White, Ethan Bear named top WHL defenceman, and much much more! (Morning NHL Headlines) Grab your morning cup of coffee and join us here at Puck Prose for a compilation of NHL daily links that will help keep […]
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World Baseball Classic title is a perfect end to Jim Leyland's career

LOS ANGELES — His voice cracked. His voice always cracks at times like this, times of triumph and emotion and reflection. This would be the last time for any of that. And Jim Leyland got sentimental, because at his core, that’s who he is, always has been. A few minutes earlier, he had held himself together […]
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Faster F1 cars means bigger, stronger drivers for 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Renault driver Niko Hulkenberg has the kind of name that sounds like big could be his thing. In Formula One seasons past, muscle bulk hasn’t really been the key requirement for drivers, with work on endurance being the focus of training in the gym. The new regulations in F1 have made the […]
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USA Shuts Out Puerto Rico to be Crowned the 2017 World Baseball Classic Champions

And just like that, the United States stunned the Team Puerto Rico to win their first-ever World Baseball Classic championship. With all eyes on Dodger Stadium, Team USA defended their nation’s pastime by defeating Puerto Rico 8-0 to become the 2017 World Baseball Classic champions. This marks the second straight WBC that the Puerto Rican […]
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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC LOS ANGELES (AP) Marcus Stroman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. Stroman dominated the tournament’s highest-scoring team. Puerto Rico lost for the first time in eight games […]
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Wednesday” Sports in Brief

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC LOS ANGELES (AP) Marcus Stroman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. Stroman dominated the tournament’s highest-scoring team. Puerto Rico lost for the first time in eight games […]
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The Raiders' Road to Vegas Relocation Appears All Clear

Decades ago, the late Raiders owner Al Davis ruminated about wanting to relocate his team to Las Vegas. And it turned out that was the one creek where he couldn’t swim upstream. Too seedy. Too much gambling. Too much mafia. Too far from the NFL’s ideals. It was too far to go for even the […]