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Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn accidentally clobbers official while celebrating bucket

[ad_1] Louis Garrison, a college basketball official, left a matchup between Illinois and No. 5 Michigan on Wednesday after he was accidentally hit by Kofi Cockburn as the freshman center celebrated a key play in his team's 71-62 upset victory.After Cockburn scored and drew a foul late in the second half, he turned to celebrate and threw his arm in the air, making contact with Garrison, who then fell to
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Ben Chiarot, Cayden Primeau leads Canadiens past Senators

[ad_1] MONTREAL (AP) — Ben Chiarot scored in overtime and Cayden Primeau made 35 saves for his first NHL victory in the Montreal Canadiens‘ 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Chiarot scored 1:11 into the extra period on a 2-on-1 with Max Domi. Nick Cousins and Tomas Tatar scored in regulation for the Canadiens. They improved to 15-11-6, winning for the third straight time after losing four
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For Kawhi Leonard, Toronto provided a return of a different kind

[ad_1] 10:48 PM ETTim BontempsESPN TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors had five months to decide how they were going to honor Kawhi Leonard.It was time well-spent. The Raptors feted Leonard perfectly before their game Wednesday against the LA Clippers. Public address announcer Herbie Kuhn directed the sellout crowd at Scotiabank Arena to look at the video board above center court for a tribute video. Leonard received his championship ring from
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T.J. Oshie scores twice, Capitals beat Bruins _ again

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored twice in under four minutes and John Carlson got the go-ahead goal to extend the Washington Capitals‘ longstanding domination of the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night in a showdown between the NHL’s two best teams. The Capitals have won 16 of their past 17 games against the Bruins. Boston has lost four in a row. Carlson’s blast past Jaroslav Halak
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Anthony Rendon agrees to 7-year, $245M deal with Angels

[ad_1] Third baseman Anthony Rendon has agreed to a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan.Having fallen short in their bid to sign Gerrit Cole, the Angels wasted little time in turning their sights toward Rendon.Rendon, 29, was widely considered the top offensive free agent after having a career season with the Washington Nationals in which he emerged as a candidate for the
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San Jose Sharks fire coach Peter DeBoer

[ad_1] The slumping San Jose Sharks fired coach Peter DeBoer on Wednesday less than seven months after playing in the Western Conference final. Doug Wilson announced the change after the Sharks returned home from a road trip on a five-game losing streak and five points out of playoff contention. San Jose also fired three of DeBoer’s assistants and made assistant Bob Boughner the interim coach. “When you have had a
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Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster admits on stream he was paid to watch Thursday Night Football on Twitch

[ad_1] 7:31 PM ETEmily RandESPN While streaming live, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster accidentally revealed that he was paid $100,000 to watch an NFL Thursday Night Football game on Twitch. The news was first reported by CBS Sports. The 23 year-old wide receiver admitted this on stream while playing Fortnite with popular streamer Taylor "THump" Humphries."I did a stream yesterday, with [Timothy] "TimTheTatMan" [Betar], or like two days ago,
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Capitals beat Bruins in showdown between NHL’s top two teams

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored twice in under four minutes and John Carlson got the go-ahead goal to extend the Washington Capitals‘ longstanding domination of the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night in a showdown between the NHL’s two best teams. The Capitals have won 16 of their past 17 games against the Bruins. Boston has lost four in a row with three of those defeats
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Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard showered with ‘MVP’ chants in Toronto return

[ad_1] TORONTO -- With the entire arena standing on its feet and chanting "MVP," Kawhi Leonard returned to Toronto and was celebrated as a champion as he received his championship ring Wednesday night.Leonard left the Toronto Raptors after one season to join the LA Clippers in free agency. But the Toronto fans finally got to thank Leonard for helping deliver the first NBA title to Canada."It's like Maximus coming back
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San Jose Sharks fire coach Pete DeBoer

[ad_1] With a high payroll and even higher expectations, the San Jose Sharks fired head coach Pete DeBoer on Wednesday after an underwhelming first third of their season, a source confirmed.Bob Boughner, an assistant coach with the Sharks, takes over on an interim basis, sources confirmed to ESPN. The team also let go assistant coaches Dave Barr, Steve Spott and goalie coach Johan Hedberg.DeBoer's firing was a hockey-related decision based