Blackhawks’ Dominik Kubalik finishes 3rd in Calder Trophy voting; Cale Makar wins

Blackhawks forward Dominik Kubalik finished third in the NHL’s Calder Trophy voting. | AP Photos The Hawks breakout forward was a finalist for the NHL’s Rookie of the Year award, but unsurprisingly finished third. Despite his finalist status, Dominik Kubalik unsurprisingly did not win the Calder Trophy at the NHL Awards on Monday. The rookie […]

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Dylan Strome, a restricted free agent, faces crucial moment in his Blackhawks tenure

Dylan Strome finished the regular and postseason with 41 points in 67 games. | AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Strome’s agent has had preliminary contract talks with Hawks GM Stan Bowman, but Strome and the Hawks first need to figure out his long-term role on the team. The Blackhawks spent much time trying to convert Dylan Strome […]

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Bears GM Ryan Pace’s mistakes catch up to him amid Allen Robinson stalemate

The Bears have finished, on average, 24th in scoring during Ryan Pace’s six years as general manager. | Dylan Buell/Getty Images The Bears will have a legitimate problem fitting a splashy new contract extension for Robinson into their tight financial situation. But whose fault is that? Given how tight-lipped he likes to be about, well, […]

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Injuries to Walker Buehler and Dustin May turn Dodgers’ rotation into a question mark

The Dodgers finished August confident enough in their starting pitching depth to discard Ross Stripling on the final day of the month, right before the trade deadline, for two minor leaguers. It hasn’t even been two weeks and that depth is already facing a challenge as the club seeks to clinch its eighth straight division […]

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Offense shows signs, but Craig Kimbrel shaky as Cubs split doubleheader with the Reds

Albert Cesare/AP First baseman Anthony Rizzo finished the game 3-for-5 with two homers in Game 1’s 3-0 win. Craig Kimbrel blew his first save of the season in the Cubs’ 6-5 loss in the nightcap. Good luck has been tough to come by for the Cubs, and after dropping three games in a row to […]

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Riquna Williams hits seven three pointers, Sparks beat Fever for 4th win in a row

Riquna Williams hit seven three-pointers and finished with 21 points, Nneka Ogwumike scored 17 points on eight-of-nine shooting, and the Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 90-76 on Saturday for their fourth consecutive win. Rookie Te’a Cooper scored a season-high 14 points and Chelsea Gray added 13. Gray, Candace Parker, Sydney Wiese and Brittney Sykes each […]

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Beyond basketball, life in NBA’s anti-coronavirus ‘bubble’ tests players in many ways

LeBron James had just finished a 30-minute workout and lay on the court wearing sweatpants just a shade darker than the gray in his beard. From a pocket he pulled out a plastic wristband imprinted with a Lakers logo and the outline of Mickey Mouse. It’s called a MagicBand. For tourists visiting Walt Disney World, […]

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Soccer on TV: What to watch this weekend

The Champions League should have finished long ago, but with the COVID-19 pandemic suspending domestic league play for as long as three months, the continental tournament was paused as well. It’s back now, picking up where it left off in March with the round of 16, highlighting the best European soccer offerings on TV this […]

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Russia plans mass vaccinations by October, doctors and teachers will be first, health officials said

Russian health officials say a potential coronavirus vaccine has finished clinical trials in a Moscow lab and there could be mass vaccinations by October. Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said state research facility Gamaleya Institute is one step closer to registering the vaccine, according to Interfax news agency. RUSSIA’S ELITE GIVEN EXPERIMENTAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE FOR MONTHS: REPORT Medical workers wearing […]

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Soccer on TV: Real Madrid looks to stay on winning streak

League races are over in Spain and England and almost finished in Italy. Scoring races and relegation battles are still raging in all three leagues, however, highlighting the top televised soccer games from Europe this weekend. La Liga: There is little left to be decided on the final day of the Spanish season. Behind goalkeeper […]

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Santa Anita experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases

Santa Anita, which finished its meeting June 21, has had a surge of people with COVID-19, according to statistics released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The agency report, issued Monday, noted that the track had 38 people confirmed as having had the coronavirus infection, and 10 more are symptomatic and awaiting […]

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‘The Order’ Creator On Whether Or Not [Spoiler]’s Really Dead, The ‘90210’ Cameos & More

‘The Order’ finished off season 2 with its most shocking twist yet. Series creator Dennis Heaton spoke with HL about all things season 2, including those game-changing final moments. Spoilers ahead! Just when you thought The Order couldn’t top season 1, the show took things to a whole new stratosphere. After Alyssa had unleashed magic […]

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Conditioning is the key to success on the course

Pormezz – stock.adobe.com Try telling a golfer who just finished walking 18 holes at a lengthy course featuring significant elevation changes in warm temperatures that golf is 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical. They might have a different opinion. Golf is not as physically brutal as football or as athletically demanding as basketball, but […]

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Rookie Bryce Duke bypassed other opportunities to sign with LAFC

Bryce Duke finished high school in May, but there wasn’t much pomp given the circumstances. “I pretty much just got told I graduated,” he said. “I haven’t got my diploma yet. That’ll probably come via email, I’m guessing.” What would have been an elaborate ceremony at a 14,000-seat basketball arena was canceled because of the […]

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A Bitter Battle for a California House Seat Unfolds in Quarantine

LOS ANGELES — Christy Smith, a Democratic House candidate in suburban Los Angeles, had just finished a debate (over Zoom, of course) and was eager to point something out: First, President Trump had endorsed her Republican opponent, Mike Garcia. Then the president raised the specter of voting fraud, writing on Twitter: “Turn your Ballots in […]

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In Wisconsin, Virus Creates New Front in Long-Simmering Partisan Wars

Wisconsin had barely finished its fight over whether to hold an election in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic before America’s foremost battleground state began another political brawl over the pandemic itself. Officials from both parties rushed to familiar corners this week, with Democrats rallying behind Gov. Tony Evers’s decision to extend the state’s stay-home […]

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At Home With Rapper Aye B: How The Weeknd’s New Music Is Getting Her Through Quarantine

Aye B is getting through her at home quarantine by pretending she’s at Coachella! The rapper just finished up a successful tour with Mod Sun and has had to postpone her own. Little did Ashley Brinton, 22, also known as Aye B, know that after wrapping a successful tour with Mod Sun, she’d be heading […]

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Dave Gettleman may have given away Giants’ first-round draft plan

It is not a finished product, and general manager Dave Gettleman admits “there’s more work to be done’’ before the reconstruction of the Giants’ defense can be viewed as complete. In free agency, the Giants brought in cornerback James Bradberry and linebackers Blake Martinez and Kyler Fackrell. Gettleman said “we’re thrilled signing those three guys’’ […]

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Hilary Duff’s Son Luca, 8, Hilariously Attempts Her Makeup In Quarantine Video — Watch

Hilary Duff let her adorable 8-year-old son Luca do her makeup while in quarantine, and the finished look was absolutely priceless. Hilary Duff, 32, is having fun with her kids while in quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak. The actress took to her Instagram stories on April 8 to share a series of clips showing her […]

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Frightened Doctors Face Off With Hospitals Over Rules on Protective Gear

Just after 6:30 on a recent morning, Dr. Henry Nikicicz, an anesthesiologist in Texas, finished an emergency intubation of a man in his 70s who was suffering severe respiratory distress. Then the doctor’s own trouble began. Stepping out of an elevator after finishing the procedure, Dr. Nikicicz put his respirator face mask back on when […]

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One Continent, Two Very Different Political Responses to the Pandemic

Shortly after I finished my ] A reminder to spread the word that all of The Times’s coronavirus coverage can be viewed free of charge and can be found here. The political response to the crisis in Canada and the United States has, of course, been drastically different. Partisan and regional grievances have been set […]

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