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San Francisco Giants batter Minnesota Twins to salvage series finale

San Francisco Giants batter Minnesota Twins to salvage series finale

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The slumping San Francisco Giants tried a new look Sunday. It produced a new result. Despite holding three regulars out of the starting lineup, the Giants rode a season-best 17-hit attack to a 13-8 win over the Minnesota Twins, allowing them to salvage one win in the three-game interleague series.Buster Posey and Austin Slater drove in four runs apiece, igniting an offense that had produced a total of two runs and 10 hits in two series-opening losses. "Anytime you sit regulars like that and get a win, a come-from-behind win, that's nice," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy, whose team's run total also was a season high. "For the guys to step up and play a real nice ballgame, that's just what we needed." Replacing shortstop Brandon Crawford, first baseman Brandon Belt and cent...
Pittsburgh Penguins pick up controversial victory over Nashville Predators to win Stanley Cup

Pittsburgh Penguins pick up controversial victory over Nashville Predators to win Stanley Cup

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Stanley Cup is going back to Pittsburgh. Former Nashville forward Patric Hornqvist broke a scoreless tie at 18:25 of the third period Sunday night as the Penguins successfully defended their Stanley Cup championship with a 2-0 victory over the Predators in Game 6 of the Final at Bridgestone Arena. It was the fifth postseason goal for Hornqvist, who deflected the puck off netminder Pekka Rinne from behind the goal line at the right post after Justin Schultz's wide shot. Nashville challenged the goal for goalie interference, but it was upheld after a brief review. Carl Hagelin scored his second of the playoffs into an empty net at 19:46 to seal it. The sellout crowd, already upset by a Predators goal being nullified early in the second period, showered the ice with to...
Leyton Orient winding-up petition dismissed at High Court after creditors paid in full

Leyton Orient winding-up petition dismissed at High Court after creditors paid in full

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Leyton Orient's Matchroom StadiumMonday, June 12, 2017A winding-up petition against Leyton Orient has been dismissed at a High Court hearing.Controversial owner Francesco Becchetti was given until Monday to pay off debts or sell the club following a previous hearing in March.A lawyer representing Orient told Registrar Sally Barber that all debts had been paid at a Bankruptcy & Companies Court hearing in London and she dismissed all bids to have the club wound up.Another judge had examined the case in March.Registrar Nicholas Briggs had adjourned applications.Bosses at an events management firm had told Registrar Briggs they were owed about £18,000.He had said he would adjourn Central Circle Event Management's application after hearing of plans to inject £1million into the O's.The judge...
'Too early' to predict golden generation, says boss of England's U20 World Cup winners

'Too early' to predict golden generation, says boss of England's U20 World Cup winners

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Paul Simpson praised his England team after they won the Under-20 World Cup, but said it was "too early" to call them the next golden generation.England beat Venezuela 1-0 in Sunday's final, to win the country's biggest international title since 1966.It was England's first appearance in the final of a global tournament since their World Cup victory 51 years ago."We don't need anymore songs talking about 50 years of hurt," said Simpson, referencing the song Three Lions.England's Under-20 World Cup triumph points to bright futureThe song, with its signature lyric "30 years of hurt", was first released for England's Euro 96 campaign and fans have changed the lyrics for each subsequent major tournament. Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin's first-half goal was enough for victory in South Kor...