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Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators finalists for Norris Trophy for top defenseman

7:15 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators have been named finalists for the 2018 Norris Trophy. The award is given “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.” Doughty (2016) and Subban (2013) have previously won the award. The winner will be named at the NHL Awards show on June 20 in Las Vegas. Source link

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Jeff Maggert, Jesper Parnevik lead at Legends of Golf

6:37 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment RIDGEDALE, Mo. — Jeff Maggert and Jesper Parnevik shot an 8-under 63 in better-ball play Thursday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf. Playing together for the first time in the team event, Maggert and Parnevik eagled the par-5 eighth and had six birdies in cool, breezy conditions on Big Cedar Lodge’s Buffalo Ridge course. The next three rounds will be played on par-3 courses. Maggert and Parnevik…

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Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Lance Armstrong won six of his seven Tour de France titles with US Postal before he was stripped of them all Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5m (£3.5m) to the US government to settle a long-running lawsuit that could have cost him $100m (£71m) in damages. The American, 46, was accused of fraud by cheating while riding for the publicly funded US Postal Service team. He was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life in 2012 before admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs….

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Alexander Gustafsson signs multi-fight deal with UFC, expects his next fight ‘soon’

Two-time UFC title challenger Alexander Gustafsson has signed a new multifight deal with the promotion and expects his next fight to take place “very soon.” The Swedish light heavyweight signed his new deal while in Los Angeles this week. He announced the agreement via social media on Thursday. “While others are talking about retirement, I just signed my new deal with the UFC today,” Gustafsson wrote on Instagram. “I am grateful, excited, and I will be fighting very soon.” The “retirement” inclusion may have been a dig at current light…

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Dwight Freeney to sign with Indianapolis Colts and retire

INDIANAPOLIS — Pass-rush specialist Dwight Freeney is ending his NFL career in the place he started it. Freeney, who brought havoc on quarterbacks for most of his 16-year playing career, will sign a contract with the Indianapolis Colts and then immediately retire. The team will hold a news conference on Monday at 3 p.m. Eastern. “He was a great player in every phase of the game,” said former Colts general manager Bill Polian, who drafted Freeney. “He was known as a great sacker, but he could play the pass and…

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Real or Not: Is 15-2 just the beginning of what these Red Sox can do? – SweetSpot

So, the Boston Red Sox are pretty good. They’re now 15-2 after clobbering the Los Angeles Angels for the second night in a row with a 9-0 win, which is noteworthy because the Angels began the week with just as much buzz and the Red Sox have turned them into a speed bump. They’re 15-2 even though Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts and Drew Pomeranz are on the DL, J.D. Martinez is just starting to heat up, their catchers are hitting .212 without a home run, Andrew Benintendi hasn’t homered, and…

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Roger Federer, Kevin Durant, Chloe Kim, Adam Rippon, J.J. Watt, Virat Kohli on Time 100

Tennis star Roger Federer is one of six people featured on a Time magazine cover honoring its most influential people of 2018, as six current athletes made the annual list. Along with Federer, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant and cricket batsman Virat Kohli were recognized in the magazine’s Titans sections. Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim, figure skater Adam Rippon and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt also were featured in the Top 100. Federer’s entry was written by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. In it, Gates recognized Federer as tennis’…

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No suspension for Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov

12:15 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov will not receive supplemental discipline for his controversial hit that knocked New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen out of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series on Wednesday night. With 3:51 left in the first period, Kucherov delivered a high check to Vatanen as he carried the puck into the Lightning zone, sending him into the air and then down to the ice. The Devils defenseman left for the dressing room and did not return. New Jersey coach…

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NFL hires Nicholas Theodore to lead head, neck, spine committee

NEW YORK — The NFL has hired Dr. Nicholas Theodore as chairman of the head, neck and spine committee, which plays a major role in the league’s health and safety initiatives. Theodore is a professor of neurosurgery, orthopedics and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and director of the Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center. He has also served as team neurosurgeon for the Arizona Cardinals and as a consultant to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Coyotes. Theodore’s research focuses on trauma, brain and spinal cord injuries, minimally invasive surgery, and…

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