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Hopeful Envy: Following the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft

Which players will McPhee pick, and which teams will pay the heaviest price for the growth of the National Hockey League? If they only get to protect one in the NHL Expansion Draft , who would it be? However, Lehner is a restricted free agent this offseason, and the Sabres could leave him exposed in the draft.

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Cars towed, citations issued after Warriors win

To add to the joy, the Warriors will start their Championship Parade on Thursday morning for fans to get in on the party. "Everybody for the last 10 years knew how good he was but until you break through and win that first championship there's still something there".

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AFC Asian Cup Qualifier

Aleksandr Krestinin, the head coach of Kyrgyzstan football team spoke to the press ahead of his team's crucial Asian Cup qualifier against India on Tuesday. Edgar Bernhardt took his place. In the 59th minute, Sandesh Jhinghan pulled off a stunning goalline clearance to keep India alive in the match. Even though the Nepal defence did commit the occasional error, poor finishing ensured that the Indians were unable to take the lead in the first half.

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Mbappe: Madrid wanted me when I was 14

The 18-year-old burst on to the scene with AS Monaco last season scoring 26 goals in all competitions which has attracted interest from clubs all across Europe. Jurgen Klopp has not been shy about his desire to strengthen Liverpool's attacking line ahead of the upcoming season. Though, the prospect of both Mbappe and Lacazette heading to North London would be one that Arsenal fans can only imagine, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would love to see both strikers lining up alongside him next ...

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Five matches to watch on day eight at French Open

In the men's section, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic play their quarter-final matches against Pablo Carreno-Busta and Dominic Thiem respectively. Danish 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki knocked off 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the last eight for just the second time .

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Lions Labour To Beat Barbarians In Tour Opener

Gatland said he doesn't worry too much about those perceptions, but his apparent frustration suggested otherwise. "This is the third occasion I've been to New Zealand and I've had a few official welcomes, but that was like nothing I've ever experienced before", Lions captain Sam Warburton told the New Zealand Herald .

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Golden State Warriors vs. the 2004 Detroit Pistons: Who reigns supreme?

Kevin Durant Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors , Oakland , USA - 12 Jun 2017 Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant celebrates after winning the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five of the NBA Finals.

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Warriors unanimously decline White House visit, per reports

Warriors' team owner Joe Lacob also addressed the report in a television interview, saying the White House visit "is something we'll worry about at the time". After the reports surfaced, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi invited the Warriors to the U.S. Capitol. "Today is all about celebrating our championship", they said .

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Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

Fly-half Lima Sopoaga and wing Waisake Naholo have been released from All Blacks camp to represent their team while there is a place in the midfield for Malakai Fekitoa, a surprise omission from Steve Hansen's squad last week. "It's more about us just making sure we're adapting to (referee) interpretations, but in terms of legality, we've got no concerns". "But I just think there's not much you can do with the penalty in the first scrum of the game where there's a whole new front-row and ...

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Kevin Durant Did What He Came To Do

Durant won the Finals MVP award after averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.6 blocks for the series. Not to mention he got a quick jab at his critics with a well-timed Nike commercial shorty after the confetti fell in Oracle Arena.

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Judge, Yankees batter Orioles 16-3 for 4th straight win

I'm really not quite sure what that has to do with hitting the ball a mile but it just makes Judge all the more awesome. I've watched and been to plenty of Yankee games. Masahiro Tanaka gives the Yankees 6.2 strong innings, allowing three runs (one earned ) and striking out eight. He falls to 2-3 with a 4.08 ERA after seven starts.

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Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant Look to Build a Warriors Dynasty

LeBron James may be the game's greatest player but the manner in which his Cleveland Cavaliers were dispatched in the NBA Finals on Monday may have signalled that his championship window has been slammed shut. "Let's do this." Sixteen days later, he signed with Golden State, setting in motion the campaign that ended Monday with the Warriors hoisting the O'Brien Trophy.

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Shaw, Broxton homer as Brewers beat Cards 8-5 to split DH

Jumping out to a quick 2-0 lead on RBIs by Jose Martinez (0-for-3, RBI, BB, 2 Ks) and Matt Carpenter (3-for-5 HR, 2B, 2 RBI), Gonzales' line through three innings was encouraging - 3 IP, 2 H, 2 K, 1 HR. "I had good stuff; I was just missing here and there at times". Three of the five hits he gave up were homers. All four batters Rosenthal faced reached and three scored, his worst outing since June 24, 2016, when he also gave up three runs without an out against Seattle.

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Spanish prosecutor files tax fraud lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo

Between the years 2011-2014, Ronaldo claimed earnings of only 11 million euros in Spanish-related income. Last month, Ronaldo told El Chiringuito TV that the rumoured tax evasion charges that were at that stage looming was of no concern to him because he had nothing to hide.

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Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Congrats to Durant and the Golden State Warriors . "This is something we want to continue to do". The Golden State Warriors did not blow a 3-1 lead in 2017 as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the 2017 NBA Finals , but LeBron James' legacy was cemented even before the 2016-17 season tipped off last October.

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The Golden State Warriors Unanimously Decided Against Visiting Trump White House

Durant averaged 35 points, eight rebounds and five assists per game, but the impressive part is he did it shooting 56 percent from the field. Two titles in three years for Golden State . The Warriors said in a statement that they've yet to receive the customary invitation to the White House for their big win, and they will make those decisions "when and if necessary".

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LeBron James Doesn't Think Cavaliers, Heat Were Superteams

He doesn't "believe in that" and stated his current Cavs team doesn't fall into such a category. "For us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it's pretty great ". LeBron James at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, June 9. 2017: Cleveland Cavalier vs. Golden State captured their second National Basketball Association crown in the last three years after taking Game 5, 129-120, on Monday night.

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Golden State Warriors unanimously decline to visit White House, Donald Trump

KD was relentless on both sides of the court, playing a menacing defence and igniting the league's best offence. He scored 39 last night and became the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to score 30 or more points in five straight Finals games.

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Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

James has taken his teams, in Miami and now Cleveland, to seven consecutive finals. The X factor was Kevin Durant, who won the first championship of his illustrious career and was crowned Finals MVP, recording more than 30 points in each game of the series.

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Mets PR squad rallies after mascot's one-finger salute to fans

Met costume on Wednesday will not be allowed to do so again . The Mets official spoke on condition of anonymity because the statement from the organization was the team's only authorized comment. Fans leapt to Mr Met's defense , saying he can't flash his middle finger because he only has four digits per hand. "We do not condone this type of behavior", the statement read .

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Warriors haven't made White House visit decision

Bush. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who represents San Francisco, which neighbors the team's Oakland , Calif., facility, seemed to embrace reports of the Warriors' decision before the team poured cold water on them. In a short statement , the Warriors said: "Today is all about celebrating our championship. People know how I feel about it, just follow me on Twitter".

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Twins make Royce Lewis No. 1 pick

High school coach Brett Kay had high praise for his star back in April. The Cincinnati Reds selected high school phenom Hunter Greene with the No. The Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year is hitting.343 with 17 homers and 56 RBIs for the College World Series-bound Cardinals. He's also 10-3 with a 2.34 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 104 innings on the mound.

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Wing Seymour hopes to see more from Lions attack in Otago

It is particularly true in New Zealand , where every Lions performance is mercilessly picked over , whether it involves a second-string team or not. But not being able to play your normal game if denied good possession shouldn't surprise anyone because this was what the Crusaders themselves did to the Hurricanes in a Super Rugby game a month ago to win 20-12.

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Kabul blast: Afghanistan President orders execution of 11 Haqqani network, Taliban prisoners

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told NPR that "his outfit has nothing to do with this blast and that they have not carried out the attack", Abdul Sattar reports for NPR. Even though the Taliban claim they are only waging war against the Kabul government and foreign forces in Afghanistan, most of the casualties of their attacks have been civilians.

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Nadal to miss Queen's Club tournament to rest

It takes him four clear of the 49 clay titles won by Vilas , whose record the Spaniard surpassed by winning at Monte Carlo in April. Nadal's career title count now stands at 73, fifth on the all-time list behind Jimmy Connors (109 ), Ivan Lendl (94 ), Federer (91 ) and John McEnroe (77 ).

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England skipper Morgan says Pakistan have strong bowling lineup

Barring a last-minute U-turn, it means Bairstow will take his place at the top of the order for the first time in a full worldwide. Bairstow is set to open the batting for the first time in global cricket although he has performed that role for Yorkshire in the Royal London Cup this season, which included making 174 against Durham .

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Mladenovic packs off Muguruza; Nadal through

Nadal remains on course to meet second seed Novak Djokovic in the last four after the defending champion defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7-5), 6-1, 6-3. Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic is through to the fourth round of the French Open after swatting aside Germany's Carina Witthoeft in straight sets.

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Who are NBA champions Golden State?

James racked up 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in Cleveland's Game 5 loss. And as Sports Illustrated writer Ben Golliver noted, LeBron James will certainly need something more to compete with the Warriors , who have Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson , and Draymond Green all remaining with the team for years to come and all at their peak.

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LeBron James' Fan Ethers Michael Jordan & Kobe: 'You Better Crown The King'

This most likely won't happen, but we could still wish. One avid LeBron James took to social media to educate people on the careers of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as many never seem to bring up their shortcomings, but will praise their accomplishments constantly like they never struggled.

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Beef Alert! The Game Blasts LeBron, Says Jordan and Kobe are Better

When it looked like the Cleveland Cavaliers was on the brink of a historic comeback after a record-setting Game 4 on June 9, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors closed the deal in Game 5 delivering KD his first ring. There will be people this offseason that try to claim that LeBron didn't do enough for his team , that now that he's 3-5 for his career in The Finals, and that he will never be as great as Jordan.

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Golden State Warriors Reclaim NBA Championship Title

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Warriors in a 4-1 series loss in the NBA Finals . When the Warriors won their second championship in three years on Monday night at Oracle Arena, downing the Cavs 129-120 in Game 5 and thus avoiding all the rising pressure that would have come with another loss, this National Basketball Association truth was cemented in a way that isn't changing anytime soon: Golden State isn't going away.

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The 'Stonewalling' Moment During the Jeff Sessions Testimony Was Intense

Testifying at a Senate hearing , Sessions said it was a "detestable and appalling lie " to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign . "Why did you sign the letter recommending the firing of Director Comey when it violated your recusal?" In light of his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation, he said that he does not receive briefings on the investigation and does not have any more information than ...

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Amla's 25th ODI century props up Proteas

On Sunday, Pakistan will take on arch rivals India India at Birmingham. Before that, it was the Amla show, as the South African opener scored his 25th ODI Hundred. With Sri Lanka suddenly reeling at 116-3, leg-spinner Imran Tahir got into the act, trapping Chamara Kapugedera leg-before for a duck, before enticing Upul Tharanga into a lofted drive that was caught by David Miller in the deep.

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National Basketball Association champion Warriors undecided on potential White House visit

On Monday, the Trump hosted the 2016 NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers for a title celebration at the White House. "Today is all about celebrating our championship", the team said in a statement Tuesday. The decision would be in direct contrast with the team's 2015 win, after which they proudly posed alongside then-President Obama. Forward David West expressed his unhappiness after the election of Trump, saying it was "unsettling".

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Dominance of Warriors and Cavaliers isn't going away any time soon

Fans light a LeBron James jersey on fire after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 5 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif ., on Monday June 12, 2017. The Golden State Warriors receive love for winning the championship from all around the world. "I need to sit down and figure this thing out", said James, who averaged 33.6 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his seventh consecutive Finals.


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