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Sullivan Mum on Goalie Decision, Letang Off Top Power Play? – Pittsburgh Hockey Now

Loose lips sink ships. Or so the Pittsburgh Penguins believe. As coaches across the league pledged to reveal their practice and gameday line rushes and discussed other decisions related to their preparation for the 24-team NHL Stanley Cup tournament, Penguins…

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Loose lips sink ships. Or so the Pittsburgh Penguins believe. As coaches across the league pledged to reveal their practice and gameday line rushes and discussed other decisions related to their preparation for the 24-team NHL Stanley Cup tournament, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan instead evaded questions and did his best Bill Belichick routine on Wednesday.
Penguins fans hope Sullivan has the same success as Belichick, too.
On Wednesday in practice, the Pittsburgh Penguins made a change to…

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Portland Timbers win MLS is Back tournament, capping off magical Cinderella run in virus-free bubble – OregonLive

Dario Zuparic, the center back who signed with the Timbers ahead of the 2020 season, picked a fine moment to score his first goal in MLS, notching the crucial game-winner.

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Disney World likes to market itself as the most magical place on earth, and luckily for the Portland Timbers, they harnessed enough of that magic to win the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando, Florida.
The Timbers beat Orlando City 2-1 in the tournament final Tuesday night, capping off a Cinderella run through an unusual one-off tournament hosted in a bubble at Disney World where teams could avoid COVID-19.
As the last team standing, the Timbers have earned a spot in next years CONCACAF Champio…

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Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard scores 61 points in critical win over Mavericks – ESPN

The Trail Blazers are in sole possession of the eighth spot in the Western Conference after Damian Lillard tied his career high with 61 points in a 134-131 win over the Mavericks on Tuesday.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Damian Lillard launched from 33 feet and could only watch and wait as the ball caromed off the back rim and shot straight up into the air, with the fate of the game — and his Portland Trail Blazers’ frantic playoff push — hanging in the balance.
The hottest player in the NBA bubble got the shooter’s bounce. The late 3 gave Lillard 61 points, tying his career high, and propelled the Blazers to a 134-131 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.
As Lillard relished th…

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Player unity group criticizes Pac-12’s handling of postponement decision – ESPN

A Pac-12 player unity group renewed calls for the formation of a players’ association for college athletes and was critical of the conference’s handling of Tuesday’s postponement of all sports through the end of the year.

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In the wake of the Pac-12’s decision to put all sports on hold for at least the rest of 2020, the Pac-12 #WeAreUnited unity group released a statement in which it renewed calls for the formation of a players’ association for college athletes, was critical of the conference’s handling of Tuesday’s decision to postpone and outlined requests for athletes whose sports have been paused.
“It is obvious that the Pac-12 was woefully unprepared to protect college athlete safety in response to COVID-19 a…

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