TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon could not find the words. Gabriel Landeskog cracked a smile and a joke.
After years of playoff disappointments, the Colorado Avalanche are back atop hockey’s mountain after dethroning the two-time defending champions.
Playing hockey on fast forward, the Colorado Avalanche blazed their way to the Stanley Cup championship with a mix of speed and high-end skill that needed only a defined focus to get over the top.
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Friday Sports in Brief
Take two: Steve Clifford returns to Hornets as head coach
Grizzlies confirm trade with 76ers netting Roddy, Green
LEADING OFF: Mariners-Angels penalties soon, Red Sox rolling
Appel arrives in big year for No. 1 draft picks
Taylor drives in go-ahead run, Dodgers top Braves 5-3 in 11
Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson to exit for same job at LSU
Judge's 28th homer gives Yankees 4-game split with Astros
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When the Angels made a late decision Sunday to go with little-used reliever Andrew Wantz as their opener on the mound, the Mariners suspected they might be about to get payback for a fastball that got awfully close to Mike Trout's head the previous night.
MOSCOW (AP) — More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for July 1.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The last team to get into the NCAA baseball tournament was the last team standing.
Mississippi scored twice on wild pitches in a three-run eighth inning and the Rebels won their first national baseball title, sweeping Oklahoma in the College World Series finals with a 4-2 victory Sunday.
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott salvaged a crummy day for Hendrick Motorsports and interrupted a potential Toyota rout by winning the rain-drenched race at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday night.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Xander Schauffele celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary Sunday with a dramatic victory in the Travelers Championship.
The Olympic champion won with a three-stroke swing on the final hole, hitting to 3 feet for birdie after rookie Sahith Theegala took two shots to get out of a bunker and made a double bogey in the group ahead.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Alison Riske became the first player to reach the second round at Wimbledon.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano shouted at Nathan MacKinnon in the midst of the Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup celebration.
Cale Makar led the Colorado Avalanche in scoring on the way to winning the Stanley Cup. It was no surprise the dynamic defenseman was the unanimous choice for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
LEEDS, England (AP) — A dominant England swept New Zealand 3-0 in the test series with an aggressive seven-wicket victory in the third and final test on Monday.
After the first session was washed out due to rain on the final day, England motored to 296-3 in the middle session after resuming on 183-2.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Two-time world champion Julian Alaphilippe and ace sprinter Mark Cavendish won't be on the starting line when the Tour de France kicks off Friday from Copenhagen.
Alaphilippe has not recovered enough in the two months since his horrific crash at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, his Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team said on Monday when it unveiled its eight-man roster for cycling's biggest race.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One person was killed and about 10 injured Monday as a powerful storm ripped through a historic fishing town in the southern Netherlands, tearing the roofs off at least four houses and sending café furniture flying through the streets.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Padraig Harrington knew the U.S. Senior Open was in his hands Sunday with a five-shot lead. Part of him hoped for an easy day, a chance to wave to the gallery and maybe even show off with some aggressive play that wouldn't cost him.
DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic was so busy relishing and reminiscing that he nearly missed the team photo with the Stanley Cup before racing over just in time to join the on-ice celebration at Amalie Arena.
Dallas Wings (9-10, 5-6 Western Conference) at Minnesota Lynx (5-14, 3-6 Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Arike Ogunbowale and the Dallas Wings play the Minnesota Lynx.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly presented the Stanley Cup to Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on Friday night because Commissioner Gary Bettman was sidelined by the coronavirus.
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — The man who founded Speedway Motorsports had a presence Sunday during NASCAR's Ally 400 race at the track his company bought last November.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Part of the wooden stands collapsed during a bullfight in central Colombia Sunday, sending spectators plunging to the ground and killing at least four people and injuring hundreds, authorities said.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All Blacks head coach Ian Foster, two assistant coaches and two leading players have tested positive for COVID-19, severely disrupting the team’s preparation for Saturday’s first rugby test against Ireland.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Djordje Petrovic made six saves for the New England Revolution in a scoreless draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday.
The Revolution (6-5-6) ran their unbeaten streak to nine games at 4-0-5.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are 2-0 since NL MVP Bryce Harper was lost indefinitely with a broken left thumb.
They all know what they have to do to keep it rolling.
Kyle Schwarber hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning and the Phillies' bullpen threw 6 1/3 lights-out innings in an 8-5 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Mike Salinas won the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on Sunday to take the Top Fuel points lead from Brittany Force.
Salinas won for the fourth time this season and seventh overall, beating Josh Hart in the final with a 3.706-second run at a track-record 333.58 mph.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Cory Burke’s goal lifted the Philadelphia Union to a 2-1 victory over New York City FC on Sunday.
Burke’s game-winner came in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time to put the Union (7-1-8) ahead 2-1.
CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points, including a buzzer-beating 3, and the Chicago Sky edged the Minnesota Lynx 88-85 on Sunday.
Chicago inbounded in the frontcourt with 7.6 seconds to go.
CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, to help the Chicago Sky edge the Minnesota Lynx 88-85 on Sunday.
Chicago inbounded in the frontcourt with 7.6 seconds to go.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Thorrington confirmed Sunday that Gareth Bale is joining Los Angeles FC. The timing of when that will happen remains a bit unsettled.
Thorrington, LAFC's co-president and general manager, said after Sunday's match against the New York Red Bulls he is hopeful Bale can arrive stateside in the next week to 10 days once all the immigration paperwork is completed.
PHOENIX (AP) — Daulton Varsho hit a three-run homer, Pavin Smith had a career-high four hits and three RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a series sweep with a 11-7 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tyler Mahle pitched into the seventh inning for his first victory in more than a month, and the Cincinnati Reds routed the San Francisco Giants 10-3 on Sunday.
Nick Senzel singled three times to pace Cincinnati on a day when every Reds starter had at least one hit and seven drove in one run or more.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — In Gee Chun rallied after losing the rest of her once-sizeable lead, overcoming a bogey-filled front nine to win the Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday when Lexi Thompson faltered with her putter.
GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia (AP) — Kemar Roach reached the landmark of 250 test wickets as West Indies dominated the third day of the second test with Bangladesh fighting to avoid an innings defeat.
Bangladesh was reduced to 132-6 in its second innings at stumps on Sunday and still trailed the hosts by 42 runs at Daren Sammy Stadium.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Willson Contreras hit a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning to drive in his third run of the game, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a five-run deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton raced around the bases all afternoon Sunday, his worth-the-price-of-admission speed on full display for the Minnesota Twins.
The right knee trouble he's been fighting all season sure looked like an afterthought.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cristian Arango and Diego Palacios scored three minutes apart in the second half as Los Angeles FC pulled away for a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.
MLS-leading LAFC improved to 10-3-3 with its fourth shutout of the season and capped a momentous weekend of activity.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Story drove in two runs to reach 500 career RBIs, Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez each had three hits and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Guardians 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep that extended their winning streak to seven.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) —
Shane McClanahan struck out 10 over seven innings, Tampa Bay had a three-run seventh keyed by an overturend call and the Rays completed a three-game sweep by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Sunday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jackson Tetreault allowed one run in six-plus innings in his third major league start, Josh Bell had his second three-hit game of the weekend and Nelson Cruz drove in three runs as the Washington Nationals beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Cease made it look easy as soon as he stepped on the mound.
Cease struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings, Gavin Sheets homered and the Chicago White Sox avoided a four-game sweep, hanging on to beat Baltimore 4-3 Sunday after the Orioles scored twice in the ninth inning.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge walked over to the stands and gave his bat to Spike Lee, a Yankees fan famous for scripting Hollywood dramas.
This weekend's Astros-Yankees series had all the ups, downs and twist endings audiences could handle.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — In Gee Chun was an upbeat, smiling presence throughout the Women's PGA Championship — easy enough when you shoot 64 in the first round and lead comfortably for much of the tournament.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rowdy Tellez hit a pair of two-run homers against his former team, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the Toronto Blue Jays 10-3 Sunday.
Milwaukee took two of three in the series between teams meeting for the first time since 2017.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seth Brown hit his 10th home run of the season, Nick Allen had two RBIs and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Sunday.
Brown leads the team in HRs, and belted a solo shot to right in the sixth inning to make it 2-0.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. is not starting in the Atlanta Braves’ game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night after fouling a ball off his left foot the previous night.
Acuña moved around the Braves clubhouse Sunday afternoon with his left knee on a medical scooter to keep his foot elevated.