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Why the Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Final must be seen to be believed

After dominating three rounds of their post-season competition, the Colorado avalanche are heading to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Avs superstars delivered, as Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar both make strong arguments for the Conn Smythe. But they also had superb production from depth players, including a series-winning goal from Arturi Lehkonen in match 4 …

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Ukraine’s hopes of reaching the end of the World Cup this year with a loss to Wales

Ukraine failed to qualify for this year’s FIFA World Cup, football’s most prestigious tournament, after a 1-0 loss to Wales, but when your country is at war, it doesn’t really matter. The bloodshed continues, lives are still being lost. Yet for 90 minutes on a rainy evening in Wales, this game mattered, because there was …

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Lineup wrinkles pay dividends for USMNT and Berhalter in pre-World Cup win over Morocco

CINCINNATI — With just under six months to go world CupWednesday’s friendly against Morocco was the perfect time to United States Men’s National Team manager Gregg Berhalter to venture a bit into mad chemist mode both in terms of roles and personnel. There are times when such experiences can explode in a manager’s face. But …

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Qatar Airways CEO defends 160 more daily flights in ‘climate neutral’ World Cup

Qatar Airways announced on Thursday that it has partnered with regional carriers to allow World Cup ticket holders fly to Doha and return from neighboring countries just for the day. Climate advocates say the decision goes against the tournament’s sustainability goals. “Please don’t believe people who only say negative [things]”, Akbar Al Baker told CNN’s …

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