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Jun 12, 2014

Rangers beat Kings in thriller to extend Stanley Cup

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Henrik Lundqvist pulled off 40 saves as the New York Rangers held their nerve to edge the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Wednesday and avoid being swept in the Stanley Cup Final while reviving slim hopes of winning their first championship in two decades.

Needing a victory to extend the best-of-seven series, the Rangers survived a ferocious fightback from the Kings to win a heart-pounding Game Four at Madison Square Garden and send the teams back to California.

Jun 11, 2014

Ronaldo shines in return for Portugal

EAST RUTHERFORD New Jersey (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo provided Portugal with a major confidence boost ahead of the World Cup when he made a successful return from injury in a 5-1 romp against Ireland on Tuesday.

Playing his first match since the Champions League final, Ronaldo’s presence helped reignite Portugal’s stuttering attack at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Jun 11, 2014

Soccer-Ronaldo shines in return for Portugal

EAST RUTHERFORD New Jersey (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo provided Portugal with a major confidence boost ahead of the World Cup when he made a successful return from injury in a 5-1 romp against Ireland on Tuesday.

Playing his first match since the Champions League final, Ronaldo’s presence helped reignite Portugal’s stuttering attack at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Jun 9, 2014

Kings’ Quick saving his best for when it matters most

NEW YORK (Reuters) – As the last line of defense for the Los Angeles Kings, goalie Jonathan Quick is used to being in the firing line, both on and off the ice.

During a marathon run of playoff games that has seen his team play the maximum seven games in all three series en route to the Stanley Cup Final, Quick has been routinely pounded by his opponents on the rink and slammed by his critics off it.

Jun 8, 2014

Horse racing-California Chrome owner continues attack on rules

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Steve Coburn, the outspoken co-owner of California Chrome, continued his bitter attack against the rules of the Triple Crown a day after his horse was beaten in the Belmont Stakes.

Winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, California Chrome had the chance to become just the 12th horse to complete the elusive treble but came up short when he dead-heated for fourth place in the Belmont on Saturday.

Jun 8, 2014

Tonalist’s connections unapologetic after win

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The connections of surprise Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist proved the old idiom that one man’s loss is another man’s gain.

While millions of people were rueing the fact that California Chrome’s bid to win the elusive Triple crown had come unstuck, Tonalist’s connections were reveling in their fairytale win.

Jun 8, 2014

Horse racing: Tonalist upsets California Chrome to win Belmont

NEW YORK (Reuters) – California Chrome’s bid to complete U.S. racing’s elusive Triple Crown ended in disappointment when he finished fourth behind Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

Ridden by Mexican jockey Victor Espinoza, California Chrome moved into contention down the final stretch but could not sustain his run and catch the flying Tonalist (9-1), who won in a thrilling photo-finish.

Jun 7, 2014

Bradley embodies fighting spirit of U.S. team

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Every team has a player who embodies the spirit of the side. For the United States, that player is Michael Bradley.

The 26-year-old is the heart and soul of a team that has punched above its weight at international level for years but still wants more.

Jun 7, 2014

Globe-trotting Klinsmann a perfect fit for U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For a man who has spent half his life living and playing in foreign countries, Juergen Klinsmann seems the perfect fit as the United States head coach.

Personifying the mantra that you should practice what you preach, Klinsmann’s globe-trotting exploits have made him the ideal man to lead an American team drawn from all corners of the world.

Jun 7, 2014

Soccer-World-Bradley embodies fighting spirit of U.S. team

NEW YORK, June 7 (Reuters) – Every team has a player who embodies the spirit of the side. For the United States, that player is Michael Bradley.

The 26-year-old is the heart and soul of a team that has punched above its weight at international level for years but still wants more.

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