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MacKinnon shines in clinching win, helps Avs win Stanley Cup

Jun. 27, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano shouted at Nathan MacKinnon in the midst of the Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup celebration. “87!” he bellowed. It was a reference to the final two numbers of MacKinnon’s hotel room, which Colorado’s star forward thought...

Daly hands Stanley Cup to Avalanche in Bettman's absence

Jun. 27, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly presented the Stanley Cup to Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on Friday night because Commissioner Gary Bettman was sidelined by the coronavirus. Bettman recently tested positive and was unable to produce enough...

Defending champion Lightning's bid for 3-peat falls short

Jun. 26, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t relinquish their grip on the Stanley Cup without a fight. Andrei Vasilevskiy rejected shot after shot, keeping the two-time defending champions’ quest for a threepeat alive. In the end, another superb performance by the star...

Avalanche dethrone Lightning to win Stanley Cup for 3rd time

Jun. 27, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon could not find the words. Gabriel Landeskog cracked a smile and a joke. After years of playoff disappointments, the Colorado Avalanche are back atop hockey’s mountain after dethroning the two-time defending champions. Behind a...

Colorado Avalanche win third Stanley Cup title, beating two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6

Jun. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Colorado Avalanche win third Stanley Cup title, beating two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6.

McClanahan strikes out 10, Rays beat Pirates 4-2 for sweep

Jun. 26, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane McClanahan struck out 10 over seven innings, Tampa Bay had a three-run seventh keyed by an overturend call and the Rays completed a three-game sweep by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Sunday. McClanahan (8-3) allowed one run...

Providers argue Florida's privacy measure protects abortion

Jun. 26, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A state court is being asked to block a new Florida law which bans most abortions after 15 weeks just days after a conservative U.S. Supreme Court majority overturned a landmark case that had provided constitutional protections for women seeking abortions for almost 50...

Fortes solo HR with 2 outs in bottom of 9th, Miami tops Mets

Jun. 26, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie Nick Fortes hit a solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning, lifiting the Miami Marlins over the New York Mets 3-2 Sunday. Fortes drove an 0-1 pitch from Adam Ottavino (2-2) into the left-field seats as Miami avoided a three-game sweep by the NL East...

Rays SS Wander Franco returns from quadriceps injury

Jun. 26, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay shortstop Wander Franco was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after missing 23 games with a right quadriceps strain. The 21-year old was the No. 2 hitter in Sunday’s lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Franco was...

Deputies fatally shoot Florida man who held 2 women hostage

Jun. 26, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

GRANT, Fla. (AP) — A suspect believed to be holding two women hostage was fatally shot by deputies along Florida's Space Coast following a chase that spanned three counties. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that a woman on Saturday night was shot and...