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May 30, 2015

Lightning reach Stanley Cup Finals with 2-0 win over Rangers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game Seven on Friday to win the Eastern Conference championship and book their spot in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Finals.

The Lightning will meet either the Anaheim Ducks or the Chicago Blackhawks, who play a Game Seven on Saturday for the Western Conference title.

May 25, 2015

Business at the high end is grand for Trump

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Warnings bells have sounded on the health of golf, from lower participation and course closures to environmental demands for reduced water use, but billionaire Donald Trump says business at the high end is grand.

Trump on Tuesday will stage the grand opening of Trump Links at Ferry Point, his latest golf enterprise, where he oversaw the transformation of a New York City dump into a jewel of a public course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

May 25, 2015

Lightning move within one win of Stanley Cup Finals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a scoreless tie with two brilliant second-period goals to beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Sunday and move within one win from the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Lightning hold a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals with the series heading back to Florida on Tuesday.

May 22, 2015

Cuba, U.S. wrestlers tussle in Times Square

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World class wrestlers from Cuba and the United States celebrated the improving relations between the countries on Thursday with an outdoor exhibition amid the hubbub of Times Square.

Billed as “Salsa in the Square,” the event opened at rush hour and ended at nightfall with Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs registering the only pin of the showdown, taking down Luis Esteban Quintana Martinez in a bout lit only by the massive electronic screens that dominate the area.

May 22, 2015

Wrestling-Cuba, U.S. wrestlers tussle in Times Square

NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) – World class wrestlers from Cuba and the United States celebrated the improving relations between the countries on Thursday with an outdoor exhibition amid the hubbub of Times Square.

Billed as “Salsa in the Square,” the event opened at rush hour and ended at nightfall with Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs registering the only pin of the showdown, taking down Luis Esteban Quintana Martinez in a bout lit only by the massive electronic screens that dominate the area.

May 20, 2015

Timberwolves win lottery for top draft pick

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Minnesota Timberwolves won the National Basketball Association’s draft lottery on Tuesday, giving them the first selection in the NBA draft for the first time.

The Timberwolves had a 25 percent chance — the best odds among the 14 non-playoff teams in the draw — at winning the weighted lottery after finishing with the worst record in the 2014-15 regular season.

May 19, 2015

Diminutive Johnson a huge force for Lightning

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Undersized Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson, passed over in every NHL Draft he was eligible for, is silencing his critics by carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning on his shoulders in the thick of the playoffs.

The 5-9 (1.75m) Johnson, once considered too small for the NHL, has a playoff-leading 11 goals that have put the Lightning three wins away from upsetting the top-seeded New York Rangers and advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals.

May 19, 2015

Johnson hat-trick sparks Lightning to victory, levels series

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tyler Johnson’s hat-trick powered the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday that leveled the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final at 1-1.

Johnson, a 24-year-old NHL All Star, scored a pair of goals in a frantic, penalty-filled first period and added another in the second, while towering netminder Ben Bishop stopped 34 of 36 shots to quieten the Madison Square Garden crowd.

May 14, 2015

Ovechkin falls short again; fails to deliver on guarantee

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alex Ovechkin has size, speed, skill, three NHL Most Valuable Player awards and five goal-scoring titles but the individual accolades have not been enough to give the Russian even a sniff at a Stanley Cup.

The 29-year-old captain of the Capitals tried to will his team into their first Eastern Conference finals together this week by predicting victory over the New York Rangers in Wednesday’s do-or-die Game Seven at Madison Square Garden.

May 14, 2015

Rangers reach conference finals with Game Seven overtime win

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Rangers capped an historic comeback with a 2-1, Game Seven overtime win over the Washington Capitals to reach the NHL Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

Derek Stepan blasted home a rebound off a blistering Dan Girardi shot at Caps goalie Braden Holtby with 8:36 left in overtime to lift the Rangers to a 4-3 series triumph and set off wild celebrations on the Madison Square Garden ice.