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MLB-SCHEDULE Cole faces former Astros teammates NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees ace Gerrit Cole faces his former team when New York hosts the Houston Astros in the third game of a four-game series between the American League’s top two teams. Cole went 35-10 with a 2.68 ERA in 65 starts for Houston from 2018-19 before signing a $324 million, nine-year…

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NHL-STANLEY CUP FINAL-LIGHTNING/AVALANCHE Lightning stay alive in bid for three-peat DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado’s party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night in Game 5. Ondrej Palat scored with 6:22 remaining and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots in front of a raucous crowd…

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NHL-STANLEY CUP FINAL-LIGHTNING/AVALANCHE Lightning stay alive in bid for three-peat DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado’s party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night in Game 5. Ondrej Palat scored with 6:22 remaining and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots in front of a raucous crowd…

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NHL-STANLEY CUP FINAL-LIGHTNING/AVALANCHE Lightning stay alive in bid for three-peat DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado’s party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night in Game 5. Ondrej Palat scored with 6:22 remaining and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots in front of a raucous crowd…

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NHL-STANLEY CUP FINAL-LIGHTNING/AVALANCHE Lightning stay alive in bid for three-peat DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado’s party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night in Game 5. Ondrej Palat scored with 6:22 remaining and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots in front of a raucous crowd…

Avs can’t close out Lightning in Game 5 loss at Ball Arena

By ARNIE STAPLETON - AP Sports Writer

The Colorado Avalanche were stymied in their quest to close out the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Avalanche never led in their 3-2 loss that sent the series back to Tampa with Colorado holding a three games-to-two edge in the best-of-seven series. The odds are still against the Lightning winning a third consecutive crowd as no team since the 1942 Maple Leafs have won the Stanley Cup after losing three of the first four games in the final. Game 6 is Sunday night.

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MLB-SCHEDULE Astros end Yanks’ home streak…Mets win behind Lindor UNDATED (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Yankees 3-1 Friday night to stop New York’s 15-game home winning streak. Verlander averaged 95.5 mph with his fastball, up from 94.8 mph coming in during his first…

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MLB-NEWS Judge, Yankees agree to $19 million deal, avoid hearing UNDATED (AP) — Slugger Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees agreed to a $19 million, one-year contract, avoiding an arbitration hearing. Judge can make an additional $250,000 for MVP and $250,000 for World Series MVP. He is in the middle of perhaps his best season, batting .304 with 27…

Executive director Ramsey Baker to leave US Figure Skating

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Ramsey Baker is leaving U.S. Figure Skating at the end of the year, leaving the organization in search of a new executive director after a successful Beijing Olympics and as it turns its attention toward the 2026 Winter Games in Milan. Baker has been with the governing body since 2005 in a variety of roles, including chief marketing officer. He took over as acting executive director in late 2020 before assuming the job on a full-time basis last July. No timetable was given for U.S. Figure Skating’s board of directors to find a replacement.

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SWIMMING-WORLDS-LEDECKY Ledecky stretches 22-medal record at worlds with 800 title BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky has extended her record haul of medals from the world swimming championships to 22 with her latest 800-meter freestyle win. Ledecky clocked 8:08.04 to win the event for the eighth consecutive time at a worlds or Olympic Games. It’s her 19th gold at a…