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Spain take control to send Italy towards play-offs

Isco scored twice as a scintillating Spain beat Italy at the Bernabeu to take a huge step towards qualifying for the World Cup from Group G. The Real Madrid playmaker curled home a free-kick and then smashed in a second ...

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King Henrik and Rangers ready for Penguins in playoffs

Keith Srakocic/AP Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers look to turn back Sidney Crosby (l.) and the heavily favored Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Henrik Lundqvist was back at practice Tuesday feeling “pretty close to 100%” ...

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Rangers – Penguins: Eastern Conference playoffs matchups

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Henrik Lundqvist and Rangers will have their hands full with Penguins. The Penguins are the favorites, but it’s impossible to ignore that the Rangers have won seven of their last eight playoff games head-to-head in eliminating Pittsburgh ...

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Rangers – Penguins: Eastern Conference playoffs matchups

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Henrik Lundqvist and Rangers will have their hands full with Penguins. The Penguins are the favorites, but it’s impossible to ignore that the Rangers have won seven of their last eight playoff games head-to-head in eliminating Pittsburgh ...

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Red Wings’ Datsyuk plans to retire from NHL after playoffs

Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images Pavel Datsyuk has one year remaning on his contract with the Red Wings. DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to retire from the NHL after the playoffs. Dan Milstein, his ...

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Girardi likely back for playoffs, but Rangers rely on Skjei

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Rangers would like to see more of Brady Skjei’s solid defense, but it may have to be in place of Ryan McDonagh. Dan Girardi should be ready to return for the Rangers when the NHL playoffs ...

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Anders Lee suffers broken left leg, will miss playoffs

Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports The Islanders will be without Anders Lee for the remainder of the season and the playoffs. Just when Anders Lee was starting to pick up his offensive production with the Islanders, his season is over. Lee ...

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Girardi likely back for playoffs, but Rangers rely on Skjei

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Rangers would like to see more of Brady Skjei’s solid defense, but it may have to be in place of Ryan McDonagh. Dan Girardi should be ready to return for the Rangers when the NHL playoffs ...

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Islanders not trying to avoid Penguins, Capitals in playoffs

Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports John Tavares says the Islanders are not trying to manipulate the standings, and their playoff seeding, down the stretch. The chatter used to take place around bars and water coolers, but now it’s generally seen around ...

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Rangers get one last shot at Islanders before playoffs start

No, the Rangers and Islanders will not meet in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But with both teams officially qualified and looking to ascend heading into the tournament, Thursday’s tilt between the rivals at the Garden should ...

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