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Rio 2016: Alison Leonard criticises UK Athletics selection policy

Alison Leonard has criticised UK Athletics after she was not selected to compete in the 800 metres at the Olympic Games in Rio. The 26-year-old lost out to Shelayna Oskan-Clarke and Lynsey Sharp, with a third Olympic place left unfilled. ...

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Leonard: The NHL can't mask this problem for the goalies

PITTSBURGH – Alain Vigneault has seen an injury like Henrik Lundqvist’s once before. The Rangers coach can’t place the last time he saw a hockey player’s stick poke a goalie in the eye through his mask, but Vigneault did remember ...

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Leonard: Rangers need to ride Lundqvist down the stretch

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Now the Rangers need Henrik Lundqvist more than ever. LOS ANGELES — Rangers backup goalie Antti Raanta has done his job superbly the past month. The Finnish netminder has built a 5-1-0 record in his last six ...

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Leonard: Rangers need to channel urgency on West Coast

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Marc Staal, seen here pausing after a shot by Penguins’ Matt Cullen goes in against Henrik Lundqvist, needs to stay healthy. LOS ANGELES — Wheels up, spirits down. The Rangers landed in California on Monday hoping to ...

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Leonard: Rangers gain quiet confidence, have eyes on ‘prize'

Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images The Rangers lost to the Kings in overtime, but they’ve been turning their game around and are still thinking about the Stanley Cup. Maybe Dan Girardi only made the comment out of habit. Regardless, his ...

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Leonard: How good are these Rangers? Let's debate

Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News With the Rangers skating off into an early offseason there are plenty of questions about whether this team is ready to take the next step next season or slip back into the pack. So how ...

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Leonard: Elimination stings most for Alain Vigneault

Craig Ruttle/AP Alain Vigneault continues to fall just short of the Stanley Cup as a head coach and knows next season won’t be any easier. Alain Vigneault sounded devastated on Monday — a lot more distressed, frankly, than many of ...

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Leonard: Elimination stings most for Alain Vigneault

Craig Ruttle/AP Alain Vigneault continues to fall just short of the Stanley Cup as a head coach and knows next season won’t be any easier. Alain Vigneault sounded devastated on Monday — a lot more distressed, frankly, than many of ...

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Leonard: Rangers' McDonagh played with broken foot

Julie Jacobson/AP Blueshirts captain Ryan McDonagh, who plays despite having broken foot, battles ex-Ranger Anton Stralman for puck during Game 7 of Eastern Conference finals Friday night at Garden. Long before Ryan McDonagh was the Rangers’ captain, on May 25, ...

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Leonard: If Rangers need a Game 7 hero, Stepan's the man

Kathy Willens/AP Derek Stepan is used to scoring big goals, burying game-winner in Game 7 against the Caps in last round and evoking memories of Stephane Matteau. Everyone knows Henrik Lundqvist has won six straight Game 7s. Everyone knows from ...

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