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LAS VEGAS | Eakin scores 2, Fleury gets shutout as Vegas beats Ducks 5-0

LAS VEGAS — Cody Eakin scored twice, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for his third shutout of the season, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-0 Wednesday night. Alex Tuch and Nick Holden each had a goal and an assist, Tomas Hyka also scored and Max Pacioretty added two assists to help … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Eakin scores 2, Fleury gets shutout as Vegas beats Ducks 5-0

SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ accuse coaches of derailing team

SEOUL, South Korea— The Garlic Girls, South Korea’s hugely popular Olympic silver medalist curlers, accused their coaches Thursday of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year’s feel-good sports stories. The women’s claims, if confirmed, suggest a familiar tale of abuse, corruption and nepotism that has regularly … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ accuse coaches of derailing team

SAN JOSE, Calif | Correction: Predators-Sharks story

SAN JOSE, Calif.— On a night when he reached an impressive personal milestone, Joe Thornton wasn’t taking stock of his career accomplishments. The veteran San Jose Sharks center even bristled when asked about it. “I’m just trying to improve my game, to be honest with you,” he said. All that hard work is still paying … Continue reading SAN JOSE, Calif | Correction: Predators-Sharks story

TORONTO | Pistons stun Raptors 106-104 in Casey’s return to Toronto

TORONTO — Reggie Bullock made the winning shot as time expired and the Detroit Pistons rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-104 on Wednesday night, giving coach Dwane Casey a victory over his former team. Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, Reggie Jackson and Langston Galloway each scored 13 … Continue reading TORONTO | Pistons stun Raptors 106-104 in Casey’s return to Toronto

ORLANDO, Fla | Magic come back to beat 76ers 111-106 in Butler’s debut

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jimmy Butler had 14 points in his Philadelphia debut, but the 76ers collapsed late and lost to Orlando 111-106 after Terrence Ross hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left that helped the Magic finish off a big comeback Wednesday night. Orlando scored 21 straight points in the fourth quarter, then held … Continue reading ORLANDO, Fla | Magic come back to beat 76ers 111-106 in Butler’s debut

VILLANOVA, Pa | Michigan routs Villanova in championship rematch

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Charles Matthews scored 19 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 18 and No. 18 Michigan beat No. 8 Villanova 73-46 in a national championship game rematch Wednesday night. Villanova captured its second title in three years with a 79-62 victory over Michigan in April but was completely overmatched in the second game at its … Continue reading VILLANOVA, Pa | Michigan routs Villanova in championship rematch

BOSTON | Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

BOSTON  — The Red Sox rewarded manager Alex Cora for winning a World Series in his first year with the team, giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the 2021 season. The deal containing the extension was announced Wednesday by Boston also includes a club option for 2022. In his first … Continue reading BOSTON | Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season