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Youthful Avs have 17th overall pick in NHL draft

Led by a band of talented youngsters, the Colorado Avalanche were largely overlooked last season, even as they lunged toward the playoffs. That certainly wont be the case next season. With rookies such as forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan OReilly fueling the 2009-10 revival, Colorado made the postseason for a 12th time in 14 seasons […]

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NHL owners agree on penalties for blindside hits

NHL owners unanimously agreed Thursday to penalize blindside hits to the head with major penalties and ejections. The new rule was the biggest development from the leagues board of governors meeting, held one day before the NHL draft at Staples Center. The boards approval was the final step to institute five-minute in-game penalties and game […]

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D’Antoni: ‘Our big date is circled as July 1′

Draft day is a bit anticlimactic for Mike DAntoni. “Our big date is circled as July 1,” the New York Knicks coach said Thursday, not exactly revealing a franchise secret. For two years team president Donnie Walsh has maneuvered to slash salaries, freeing up cap room in anticipation of this summers glittery free agent class. […]

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Nadal misses queen but advances at Wimbledon

The King of Clay passed up a chance to meet the Queen of England. Rafael Nadal had another priority – winning at Wimbledon. Queen Elizabeth II visited the All England Club for the first time since 1977 and met a small group of current and former players, including Roger Federer and the Williams sisters. Nadal […]

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Jazz take Hayward at No. 9 in NBA draft

The Utah Jazz made their highest draft pick in years, then immediately had to defend it. Utahs selection of Butler sophomore Gordon Hayward with the ninth overall pick Thursday was greeted with more boos than cheers at EnergySolutions Arena, where the lanky forward helped lead the Bulldogs run to the Final Four just a few […]

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70-68 in 5th! Isner beats Mahut at Wimbledon

When The Match That Would Not End finally did, at 70-68 in the fifth set, after a record 11 hours, 5 minutes spread over three days, the customary handshake between opponents simply would not suffice. So when John Isner of the United States won the longest match in tennis history and went to the net […]

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Golf Capsules

Cristie Kerr shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with Stacy Lewis and Seon Hwa Lee in the LPGA Championship, the LPGA Tours second major of the season. Justin Rose birdied five of his final six holes for a 6-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead in […]

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