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Shailene Woodley, from left, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep attend the premiere of HBO's "Big Little Lies" season two at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2019 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Every time a popular HBO series ends, the network faces a round of stories essentially asking, "is there life for HBO after (fill in the blank). This time, it was "Game of Thrones." Based on early indications, its executives shouldn't worry too much. The series "Big Little Lies"...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, hockey greats Mike Modano, left, and Eddie Olczyk shake hands before the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2012 induction dinner in Dallas. Olczyk already bounces back and forth during the spring between the NHL playoffs and horse racing’s Triple Crown. Now he’s adding a new stop on his pucks and ponies tour. Olczyk will go from the broadcast booth at TD Garden for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to Ascot Racecourse in England to work his first Royal Ascot. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 11, 2019 - 11:41 am
Eddie Olczyk already bounces back and forth during the spring between the NHL playoffs and horse racing's Triple Crown. Now he's adding a new stop on his pucks and ponies tour. Olczyk will go from the broadcast booth at Boston's TD Garden for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to Ascot Racecourse in...
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Anthony Cornwall, of Simi Valley, Calif., a fan of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, examines a jersey featuring Ortiz' name and number at a baseball memorabilia shop near Fenway Park, in Boston, Monday, June 10, 2019. Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at close range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 10, 2019 - 3:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz helped his adopted city recover from the Boston Marathon bombings. And now the Red Sox are calling on their fans to reciprocate for their beloved Big Papi. "We all remember in 2013 when we needed David Ortiz the most, he was there for us," team president Sam Kennedy said...
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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates with Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, and Karson Kuhlman (83) after the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. The Bruins won 5-1 to even the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
June 10, 2019 - 3:15 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The strains of JayZ and Linkin Park's "Numb/Encore" mashup emanated from a small speaker on the hallway floor outside the visiting locker room following the Boston Bruins' morning skate. "I don't know what you're expecting of me ... put under the pressure ... of walking in your...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, celebrates with right wing David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, after the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. Both players scored goals as the Bruins won 5-1 to even the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 09, 2019 - 8:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Punch, counterpunch, Game 7. Just when it looked like the Boston Bruins were down and out, they remembered they can throw their weight around, too. Boston showed it can play St. Louis' physical style of hockey and then some, and the Stanley Cup Final is tied at 3-3 with Boston...
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Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (42) celebrates after a shot by teammate Marcus Johansson, not shown, got past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (34) for a score during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. The Bruins won 7-2 and lead the series 2-1. At left is Blues' defenseman Joel Edmundson (6). (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 09, 2019 - 1:21 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 3 p.m. Coach Bruce Cassidy believes having rookie Karson Kuhlman in the lineup over veteran David Backes gives his Boston Bruins a better chance of avoiding elimination in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against the...
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Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) and St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas (18) crash to the ice during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 09, 2019 - 12:28 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robert Thomas is ready to return to the St. Louis Blues' lineup for a potential Stanley Cup-clinching Game 6 against the Boston Bruins. Thomas has missed the past four games of the series with a suspected hand or wrist injury. He handled the puck fine in practice Saturday and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Sabres center Jeff Skinner (53) skates with the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
June 07, 2019 - 7:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Jeff Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract in addressing one their most pressing offseason needs. Skinner becomes the team's second-highest paid player behind captain Jack Eichel in a deal reached Friday night, and three...
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Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) checks St. Louis Blues' Oskar Sundqvist (70), of Sweden, to the ice during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 07, 2019 - 11:48 am
Something is missing from the Boston power play. The uninterrupted puck movement and cross-ice passes to a wide open David Pastrnak aren't there anymore. Torey Krug isn't getting the chance to fire away from the top. Patrice Bergeron isn't dominating between the faceoff circles like before. Boston...
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Boston Bruins players and head coach Bruce Cassidy, right rear, watch the final minutes in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 06, 2019 - 10:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Down and nearly out, the Boston Bruins are angry, too. An emotional return by their injured captain and a frenzied start weren't enough for the Bruins, who must win to avoid elimination in the Stanley Cup Final. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy was livid following the 2-1 loss in Game 5 on...
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