Analysis: Why the Maple Leafs lost

BOSTON – Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock used the word “opportunity” over and over again when discussing his team’s playoff rematch with the Boston Bruins. Toronto wound up missing a big one against its Atlantic Division rival. The Leafs lost in seven games for the second consecutive season on the same TD Garden sheet of ice Tuesday night. There […]

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Leeds, Norwich and Aston Villa dominate PFA Championship Team of the Year… but fans rage at exclusion of Chelsea loanee Reece James

NORWICH, Leeds and Aston Villa dominate the 2018-19 PFA Championship Team of the Year – but fans are furious at Reece James' exclusion. The league-leading Canaries have three stars named in the XI – as do Leeds – while Villa and Sheffield United both boast two. In a team led by the top clubs in the league, leading-scorer Teemu Pukki […]

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Portland Trail Blazers oust Oklahoma City Thunder in 5 games

PORTLAND, Ore. – After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench. “That was the last word,” he said afterward. “That was having the last word.” Lillard finished with a franchise playoff-record 50 points and Portland eliminated Oklahoma City from the post-season in five games with […]

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The ESPN Daily: OBJ’s tweetstorm

WE SCROLLED TWITTER SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO OBJ goes off on Twitter … Odell Beckham Jr. saw a headline that suggested Giants GM Dave Gettleman claims a “culture problem” led to OBJ’s trade to the Browns. What followed was a lengthy tweeting session in which he defended himself against that perception, took issue with the sendoff the Giants gave […]

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Mets Grab Hold of the Series

Game 1: Orioles 4, Mets 1 Memorial Stadium, Baltimore | Saturday, Oct. 11, 1969 First pitch: Bowie Kuhn, baseball commissioner National anthem: Joseph Eubanks, opera singer Orioles Beat Seaver to Win Series Opener Leonard Koppett covered the World Series for The New York Times. Following are excerpts from his articles about the first four games. BALTIMORE, Oct. 11 — The […]

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