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Avalanche beat Lightning in OT to take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Avalanche beat Lightning in OT to take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Tampa’s Andrei Vasilevskiy fails to defend a goal from the Avs’ Andre Burakovsky during overtime to win Game One of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final.Image: Getty Images Usually, especially in a Stanley Cup Final, you need at least a few games before the level of play truly takes off. Coaches and teams want to try …

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Bills, Sabers co-owner Kim Pegula treated for health issues

Bills, Sabers co-owner Kim Pegula treated for health issues

ORCHARD PARK, NY (AP) — Buffalo Bills and Sabers co-owner Kim Pegula is in the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital receiving medical care for what her family described Tuesday as “some unexpected health issues.” The statement from the Pegula family said they are grateful for the progress she has made over the past …

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Tottenham set to sign Yves Bissouma in £25m transfer

Tottenham set to sign Yves Bissouma in £25m transfer

Tottenham are close to finalizing a £25 million deal for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, sources have told ESPN. The 25-year-old is expected to undergo a medical later this week as the finishing touches are put to a five-year contract which will see Bissouma become the club’s third summer signing after Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster. …

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Barcelona need the fire Samuel Eto’o gave to them as a player, and now to Cameroon as FA president

Barcelona need the fire Samuel Eto'o gave to them as a player, and now to Cameroon as FA president

Samuel Eto’o has been an uncompromising leader for Cameroon since taking over as Fecafoot president, but those qualities will yield results in the long run. How Barcelona could do with a similarly strong voice in the squad. -/AFP via Getty Images This brief respite in the packed calendar before the next European season means the …

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Atletico Madrid fans wind fury at ‘ugly’ 22-23 home kit

Atletico Madrid fans wind fury at 'ugly' 22-23 home kit

Atletico Madrid’s 22-23 kit has been met with a negative reaction. Atlético Madrid Atletico Madrid have unveiled their new kit for the 2022-23 season and its new design has provoked a negative reaction from many fans. The new home jersey, that will go on sale on July 16, has been criticized for veering away from …

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Australia reach World Cup on PKs as Peru’s run of punching above their weight ends

Australia reach World Cup on PKs as Peru's run of punching above their weight ends

Football is conflict. The entertainment emerges from the conflict — or, in cases of tight games with plenty at stake and little given away, the tension emerges from the conflict. There was certainly more tension than entertainment in Monday’s World Cup playoff in which Australia booked their place in Qatar, overcoming Peru on penalties after …

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England player ratings on Gareth Southgate’s worst night as their manager

Connor Gallagher of England, against Hungary

A worst home defeat in 94 years for England is a collective failure than can’t be pinned on one player, but here’s their individual rankings, regardless. Aaron Ramsdale Beaten with his first shot, and that’s not a strong look, even if whether he had much chance of saving it is debatable. There’s a case for …

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Liverpool sign Darwin Nunez from Benfica for club-record fee

Liverpool make €100m move to sign Benfica striker Darwin Nunez

Liverpool have announced the signing of striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica in a deal worth up to €100 million that would break their transfer record. Benfica confirmed on Monday that an initial fee of €75m ($78.59m) had been agreed with Liverpool, with €25m in potential add-ons. – O’Hanlon: Why do Liverpool want to sign Nunez? …

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World Cup 2022: Full 32-team field, groups, game schedule in Qatar

World Cup 2022: Full 32-team field, groups, game schedule in Qatar

Over two months after the draw was conducted, the 2022 World Cup groups are now officially complete. In what will be the final 32-team field before the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026, the stage is now set for November in Qatar. After Wales edged Ukraine to claim Europe’s final berth last week …

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