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Stanley Cup winner Alex Ovechkin may just be getting started

Fri, June 08, 2018

Stanley_Cup_Capitals_Golden_Knights_Hockey_48586It sure looked as if Alex Ovechkin was slowing down, at least by his standards.

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Trump considers pardon for Ali, wants athletes' advice

Fri, June 08, 2018

Trump_06578Reveling in his pardon powers, President Donald Trump said Friday he's thinking "very seriously" about pardoning former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose conviction was already overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971.

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Nadal beats del Potro at French Open, faces Thiem for No. 11

Fri, June 08, 2018

France_Tennis_French_Open_10072Under pressure at the outset, Rafael Nadal already had cast aside three break points in his French Open semifinal's third game when, at 4-all, Juan Martin del Potro held another three.

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UNC 'enjoying the moment' before super showdown with Stetson

Thu, June 07, 2018

UNC vs. Pitt 2018 ACC TournamentPlaying in its first Super Regional since 2013, North Carolina is set to welcome Stetson to Boshamer Stadium this weekend for a three-game set.

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Preview: Tar Heels, Blue Devils carry ACC into Super Regional weekend

Thu, June 07, 2018

Marilyn Payne Michael Lananna preview the 2018 Super RegionalsMarilyn Payne and Baseball America's Michael Lananna preview UNC's Super Regional against Stetson and Duke's trip to Texas Tech.

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Caps on top!: Washington wins Stanley Cup, beats Vegas 4-3

Thu, June 07, 2018

APTOPIX_Stanley_Cup_Capitals_Golden_Knights_Hockey_17280After 43 seasons, the Washington Capitals are finally sitting on top of hockey.

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White House visits become political litmus test for athletes

Thu, June 07, 2018

Trump_Eagles_75362For victorious sports teams these days, the confetti and champagne are apt to be accompanied by a politically fraught question: Are you going to the White House?

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Williams, Wood lead Bulls to series victory over Scranton, 5-4

Thu, June 07, 2018

Williams, Wood lead Bulls to series victory over Scranton, 5-4Justin Williams cranked an opposite-field three-run home run in the fifth to tie the game to lead a Durham Bulls rally past the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 5-4 at PNC Field on Thursday night.

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Twitter Mailbag: Bad publicity, eye rolls, Duke jokes and more

Thu, June 07, 2018

cuseduke36In this week's Twitter Mailbag, Lauren Brownlow addresses whether any publicity is good, Duke's preseason titles and her own advanced metrics involving eye rolls.

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Patience pays off for Crabtree, a Bahama native who helped Duke advance to 1st super regional

Thu, June 07, 2018

Duke freshman Chris CrabtreeDuke freshman Chris Crabtree burst onto the college baseball scene this past weekend as the MVP of the Athens Regional.

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