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  • August 12, 2018
    PRATTVILLE, Ala. [b]Olivier Giroud Jersey[/b] . -- Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied the last three holes and five of the final six Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with Mi Jung Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Lewis, the 2012 winner in the event that was dropped from the schedule last year after losing its title sponsor, had a bogey-free round on The Senator course. She has a tour-high three victories this season. "I grew up playing on Bermuda grass, which I think that helps a lot, you know, just reading greens and understanding the different types of lies, but it feels like home," said Lewis, the former University of Arkansas star from Texas. "The heat, the humidity, Im used to it." Lewis tied for 16th last week in France in the Evian Championship in the final major of the year. "I played really solid last week and that golf course was just a little goofy and the scores just didnt really show how I played," Lewis said. "So I felt like things were coming along and getting closer and it showed out there. I hit my wedges a lot better, which is always a good sign for me. When my wedges get back on track that usually gets the entire swing back going in the right direction." Hur also had a bogey-free round. The South Korean player won her lone LPGA Tour title in 2009. "It was awesome with bogey-free," Hur said. "That was my goal for today and I make it. My shot was really working good and also my putter was very good, so everything was perfect." South Africas Paula Reto had a 65, and Cydney Clanton was another stroke back along with Swedens Karin Sjodin and Japans Ayako Uehara. Hur tied for third in the 2012 event. "I feel pretty much good with this course," Hur said. Shes coming off a tie for ninth in Portland, Oregon, and a tied for third in France. "I feel so much comfortable after I did the top 10 in Portland," Hur said. "I think my confidence, it made me feel better and better. Also my putting doing really great." Former University of Alabama star Stephanie Meadow shot 68. She played alongside fellow former Crimson Tide players Jenny Suh and Kathleen Ekey. "It was fun," said Meadow, from Northern Ireland. "I mean, its not every day you hear Roll Tide for all of us, so it was really something special and I think its really cool we got to do it." Suh and Ekey shot 71. Lexi Thompson, the 2011 winner at age 16, opened with a 70. [b]Corentin Tolisso France Jersey[/b] . You can watch the game on TSN at 7pm et/4pm pt and listen to the game on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal. After starting the month of November on an 0-3-1 slide, the Canadiens have recorded wins in three of their last five outings (3-1-1). [b]Antoine Griezmann France Jersey[/b] . Plata blasted a rising shot to the upper left corner for his team-leading seventh goal of the season. He got the kick after referee Allen Chapman ruled Chris Tierney fouled John Stertzer in the penalty area. BOSTON -- Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored goals 17 seconds apart Monday as the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in dramatic fashion with an amazing 3-2 last-minute comeback victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the final. Milan Lucics third-period goal had seemed to give the Bruins a 2-1 victory and a new lease of life in the final. But with Chicago goalie Corey Crawford out for an extra attacker, Bickell tied it up at 18:44 after Jonathan Toews circled out of the corner when Boston was unable to clear the puck. With two teammates waiting for him in front of goal, Toews chose Bickell and the game was suddenly tied. Bolland then won the Cup seconds after the puck drop, tucking in a rebound of a Johnny Oduya point shot that hit the goal-post. Bolland nipped between two defenders to redirect the puck in at 19:01 to stun the Bruins and previously raucous crowd at TD Garden. Toews, reduced to a spectator the final minutes of Game 5, added a goal and an assist for Chicago as the Blackhawks clawed their way back into the game. The captain was the first to hoist the Cup as his teammates jumped up and down. Crawford finished with 23 saves in the victory that marked Chicagos fifth championship and second in four years. "That team in 2010, we didnt really know what we were doing," Toews said. "We played great hockey, and we were kind of oblivious to how good we were playing. This time around we know definitely how much work it takes and how much sacrifice it takes to get back here, and this is an unbelievable group. "Weve been through a lot together this year, and this is a sweet way to finish it off." Added Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville: "Its always the greatest feeling in the world, so it cant be any better. So its always a tie, and once you do it, you cant wait to do it again. The stories, the ups and downs and the process of trying to win a Cup, thats what makes it so special. Chris Kelly had the other goal for Boston, while Tuukka Rask made 28 saves. The Bruins offence was limited by a power play that went 0-for-4 on the night. Lucic had taken advantage of a Crawford handling error behind the goal to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead at 12:11. The bruising forward disrupted the Chicago goalie and when the puck came back in front from David Krejci in the corner, Lucic wristed it in. The Bruins, who won the Stanley Cup in 2011, had their way with the Blackhawks in the first period, but only managed to turn that dominance into a 1-0 lead. Chicago rallied in the second to tie it up and make a contest out of it before completing the memorable comeback. Tied 1-1 going into the third, the game was up for grabs. And the stakes were high, ratcheting up the pressure for the capacity crowd of 17,565 -- Bostons 165th straight sellout. It made for a fast-placed third period, with both teams getting chances in what felt like overtime. A lot of hearts were in throats as pucks flew through the crease or just missed sticks. Both goalies -- Rask for Boston and Crawford for Chicago -- were in the zone. They never really left it during a series where goals were hard to come by most nights. Both teams endured a bumpy ride to get to Game 6. There were question marks over the health of Chicagos Toews and Boston star Patrice Bergeron. It was revealed that Toews had his bell rung in Game 5, while Bergeron had a broken rib and cartilage damage before separating his shoulder in Game 6. Chicagos Marian Hossa, who was dealing with a back injury, and Bostons Nathan Horton were also playing hurt. The players also had to contend with searing summer heat in the low 30s that did little for the ice. It was warmer in Beantown than Libya. A thin layer of fog was visible over the ice as the Bruins started their morning skate over some bumpy ice. Monday matched the deepest the Stanley Cup playoffs have stretched into the summer. New Jersey capped its sweep of Detroit on June 24, 1995, in the last lockout-shortened season. The last time the Cup was presented on Boston ice was in 1990 when John Mucklers Edmonton Oilers defeated Mike Milburys Bruins four games to one. Craig Simpson, who was in CBCs commentary booth for the 2013 final, scored the winning goal. Milbury is a studio analyst for NBC. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was once again booed after the game. Chicago sniper Patrick Kane won the Conn Smythe award as playoff MVP. The final, the first to feature Original Six teams since Montreal defeated the New York Rangers in 1979, did not disappoint. There were three overtime games and plenty of drama as the speed and skill of Chicago was matched against the hard-hitting Bruins who balanced talent with truculence. But in truth, both teams had a bit of everything including clutch goaltending and a high pain threshold. If Chicago is a sleek Porsche, Boston is a muscle car. Both have power, but one was built to give and take some more knocks. Going into Game 6, Chicago led in shots (204-175) and goals (14-13). Boston had the edge in hits (237-176). Chicago, with a full-season salary tab of US$79.8 million, ranked fourth in the league in payroll. Boston was eighth at $73.2. The Blackhawks become the first team in the salary cap era to win the Cup twice. Chicago also won the Cup in 2010,, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2. [b]Blaise Matuidi Jersey[/b]. Given the Hawks recent success, it is easy to forget that the 2010 championship was the first for Chicago since 1961 -- at the time the leagues longest active Stanley Cup drought. The franchise had to shed players in the wake of that Cup run because of salary cap issues. But once again it finds itself celebrating on enemy ice, thanks to GM Stan Bowmans refreshing of the roster. Dustin Byfuglien, Troy Brouwer, Brian Campbell, Ben Eager, Tomas Kopecky, Andrew Ladd, John Madden, Antti Niemi and Kris Versteeg all moved on after the 2010 Cup win. Boston, meanwhile, seemed to run out of weapons in the final. Krejci had nine goals and 12 assists in the first three rounds of the playoffs but only managed two assists in the first five games of the final. That was two more points than Brad Marchand, who led the team in scoring this season. Tyler Seguin, fourth on the team in scoring during the season, was 11th on the team going into Mondays game with one playoff goal and six assists. It said something that going into Game 6 defencemen had scored 17 of Bostons 63 goals (27.0 per cent), the most among all playoff clubs. And Chicago seemed to have solved Bruins beanpole Zdeno Chara. The Bruins captain was on the ice for eight of the nine Chicago goals in the Hawks Game 4 and 5 wins. The game had Prime Minister Stephen Harpers attention. "Original 6/Game 6 - fans like us cant lose," he tweeted prior to the game. After falling victim to several Chicago fast starts, Boston came out buzzing and soon had the Hawks on their heels. Hard work paid off for the Bruins third line as Kelly won a faceoff in Chicagos defensive end and the Bruins kept the puck in. Seguin batted the puck down out of the air and passed over to Kelly, who snapped a shot past Crawford before the goalie could slide across the crease. Kellys second goal of the playoffs came at 7:19. With 4:01 remaining in the period, Chicagos Andrew Shaw went down after taking a Shawn Thornton shot to the face. That required workers to clean blood off the ice, while Shaw needed repairs of his own. The fast-paced game was taking its toll. Jaromir Jagr played just three minutes three seconds of the first period with Rich Peverley taking his place alongside Marchand and Bergeron. Jagr returned for the second period, took one shift then headed back to the dressing room, with Seguin filling in. The first period was all Boston, who led the shot attempts category 32-8. The Bruins outshot Chicago 12-6 and won 17 faceoffs to the Hawks seven. They also outhit Chicago 16-13. It could have been worse but the Blackhawks blocked 13 shots to the Bruins one. Still it was only 1-0 on the scoreboard. And that soon changed. Toews tied it up at 4:24 of the second period with his third of the post-season, winning a faceoff and then -- after Michael Rozsival chipped the puck ahead -- beating Chara down the boards before swooping in to rifle a shot past Rask at 4:24. To make matters worse, the goal came at the end of a Boston power play -- the exact second that a Shaw roughing penalty expired as the Blackhawks killed off their fourth penalty of the game. It was Toews second goal in his last three outings, equalling his total from his prior 22 playoff contests. For Chara, it meant he had been on the ice for nine of Chicagos last 10 goals. But it was Chara to the rescue later in the period on a Chicago power play, clearing the puck away with Rask out of position after a pair of saves and Kane ready to stuff the rebound in. Chicago outshot Boston 9-6 in the second period. And the Hawks were working hard to limit the Bruins chances, leading 20-4 in blocked shots after two periods. Bergeron, clearly not 100 per cent, won three of seven faceoffs in the first 40 minutes. Jagr was back on the bench to start the third period and returned to the ice. The Hawks -- who also won the Cup in 1934, 1938 and 1961 -- opened the lockout-shortened season with a statement, picking up at least a point in 24 straight outings. Colorado won 6-2 on March 8 to end the streak. Chicago had won 11 in a row and were unbeaten in regulation in 30 straight games (24-0-6) dating to last season. Prior to the defeat at the hands of the Avalanche, the last regulation loss for the Blackhawks was a 6-1 home defeat to the Nashville Predators almost a year before. Only the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers (25-0-10) have enjoyed a longer unbeaten NHL run. They did it in an era before regular season overtime. Chicago finished the regular season with 36-7-5 record to lead the league. Boston was 15 points behind, in fifth spot overall in the league. The Blackhawks become the first Presidents Trophy winner to win the Cup since the Red Wings did it in 2008. The Bruins finished with a 28-14-6 record, winning just two of their last nine in an end-of-season schedule disrupted by the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. In the playoffs, the Chicago dispatched Minnesota (4-1), Detroit (4-3, a series they trailed 3-1) and Los Angeles (4-1). Boston survived the Toronto Maple Leafs, barely (4-3, mounting a historic three-goal comeback in the third period of Game 7 to win in OT), the New York Rangers (4-1) and Pittsburgh (4-0). Cheap Arizona Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Falcons Jerseys Cheap Ravens Jerseys Cheap Bills Jerseys Cheap Panthers Jerseys Cheap Bears Jerseys Cheap Bengals Jerseys Cheap Browns JerseysCheap Cowboys Jerseys Cheap Broncos Jerseys Cheap Lions Jerseys Cheap Packers Jerseys Cheap Texans Jerseys Cheap Colts Jerseys Cheap Jaguars Jerseys Cheap Chiefs Jerseys ' ' '
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