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George McPhee's strategic moves help Vegas reach Cup Final

George McPhee's strategic moves help Vegas reach Cup Final

LAS VEGAS (AP) — George McPhee’s endgame has always been about making the Golden Knights contenders. Strategic moves to keep winning. The veteran general manager has ridden his savvy all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, a stirring run by the first-year franchise and the first major sports team in Las Vegas. While the […]

Washington Capitals are heading to Stanley Cup finals, extinguish Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7

Washington Capitals are heading to Stanley Cup finals, extinguish Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7

The Washington Capitals celebrate after winning Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Eastern Conference finals: Game 7 Washington Capitals 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 Series: Washington wins 4-3 Next game: Stanley Cup finals, Monday, May 28 • The story: A timely shutout and a scoring onslaught propelled the Washington Capitals past the top-seeded Tampa […]

Unai Emery Named Arsenal Manager to Replace Arsene Wenger

Unai Emery Named Arsenal Manager to Replace Arsene Wenger

CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/Getty Images Arsenal named Unai Emery as their new manager on Wednesday, with the Spaniard reportedly signing a two-year deal at the club.  The Gunners announced the news via their official Twitter account: Arsenal FC @Arsenal A new dawn. A new era. A new chapter. #WelcomeUnai https://t.co/kGrE2gMLQl Emery told Arsenal’s official website he is “thrilled to be […]

Hero Ball 2.0: How the NBA Playoffs has revived isolation basketball

Hero Ball 2.0: How the NBA Playoffs has revived isolation basketball

There are two constants in the theoretical foundation of modern basketball: evolution and mimicry. A team will evolve to exploit a market inefficiency or analytic finding and find success, others teams will mimic that shift with varying degrees of success, a new paradigm will calcify, another team will evolve to exploit the new market inefficiency […]

Lamoriello to oversee hockey operations for Islanders: report

Lamoriello to oversee hockey operations for Islanders: report

Lou Lamoriello will be hired to oversee hockey operations for the New York Islanders, The Athletic reported Monday. No job title was mentioned, nor was the status of general manager Garth Snow. Lamoriello, 75, refused to comment on the report, according to Newsday. His son, Chris Lamoriello, has been with the Islanders the past two […]

Yankees option outfielder Clint Frazier to Triple-A

Yankees option outfielder Clint Frazier to Triple-A

The New York Yankees optioned outfielder Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre after Sunday’s game. Frazier, 23, had appeared in only one game since being called up on May 15. He sat for five games, then went 1 for 2 with two walks and a double in the Yankees’ 8-3 win over Kansas City on […]

LEADING OFF: Ohtani takes mound, Romo starts again for Rays

LEADING OFF: Ohtani takes mound, Romo starts again for Rays

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: OHTANI TIME Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani pitches at home against Tampa Bay. He’s 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA in six starts, and struck out 11 Twins in his last outing. The 23-year-old rookie is hitting .321 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 84 […]

Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves reportedly 'not in a good place internally'

Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves reportedly 'not in a good place internally'

Karl-Anthony Towns is apparently not so happy in Minnesota. USATSI Karl-Anthony Towns‘ relationship with the Timberwolves has reportedly grown as cool as the Minnesota winter air. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, Towns and the franchise are “not in a good place internally” right now. Fellow ESPNer Brian Windhorst piled on to that sentiment in the […]

DeMarcus Cousins injury update: Looming free agent 'feels great,' hopes to return for training camp

DeMarcus Cousins injury update: Looming free agent 'feels great,' hopes to return for training camp

Despite an Achilles injury that cut his 2017-18 campaign short, Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins will likely have a number of suitors when he hits the market as an unrestricted free agent this summer. That list will include his incumbent team, who he told ESPN’s The Undefeated he’s very open to re-upping with this summer. […]

'Freak of nature' shocks NBA with never-before-seen 'wing-span'

'Freak of nature' shocks NBA with never-before-seen 'wing-span'

Now that the 2018 NBA draft lottery is behind us, and each NBA team knows where they’ll be picking in June’s draft, executives and evaluators turn their attention to the annual draft combine, a two-day affair in Chicago where prospects run through drills, meet with prospective future employers, and generally get put through their paces. […]