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Amid banter, NHL officials get refresher course at camp

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lunch is over and before the next session of game film study begins, the jokes start flying among the 80-plus referees and linesmen assembled in a downtown hotel ballroom. 647 more words

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Jones leads backfield trio reshaping No. 8 Irish offence

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — There doesn’t seem to be a load that Notre Dame running back Tony Jones Jr. cannot handle.

The junior shed more than 10 pounds from his 5-foot-11 frame over the summer after playing at 230 pounds during an injury-plagued 2017 season. 594 more words

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Illinois RB Mike Epstein poised for breakout season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — First-year offensive co-ordinator Rod Smith’s up-tempo, spread offence has created some big opportunities for Illinois, which has contributed to a solid 2-1 record going into Friday’s conference opener at home against No. 609 more words

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Scores and Schedule

Tuesday’s Games

NHL pre-season

Toronto 4 Ottawa 1

Boston 5 Washington 2

Buffalo 3 Pittsburgh 2

Columbus 4 Chicago 1

Philadelphia 5 N.Y. Islanders 1… 300 more words

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Cowart hits grand slam, drives in 5 as Angels stall A's

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Piscotty thought he had Andrelton Simmons’ fly ball lined up in the sixth inning before a woman reached her glove over the right-field wall and cost him a potential catch in foul territory. 758 more words

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Shaw's 2-run single lifts Giants over last-place Padres, 5-4

SAN DIEGO — Hunter Pence isn’t slowing down even though his seven-year run with the San Francisco Giants — which includes two World Series titles — is coming to an end. 803 more words

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Taylor HR in 10th, Dodgers top Rockies 3-2, pad NL West lead

LOS ANGELES — Chris Taylor couldn’t have picked a better time to launch his first career walk-off home run.

He hit a high-arching, two-strike solo shot to left field in the 10th inning, lifting the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies that extended Los Angeles’ NL West lead to 1 1/2 games on Tuesday night. 669 more words

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