Alex Ovechkin leaves in first period of Game 5 after low hit by Nazem Kadri

The Washington Capitals experienced a scare in the first period of Friday night’s Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. As Alex Ovechkin was skating up the ice, Toronto’s Nazem Kadri caught him with a low check that appeared to make contact with Ovechkin’s knee. Kadri was attempting to deliver a hip check on the Capitals star and received a two-minute minor for tripping on the play. The Capitals scored the game’s first goal oon the ensuing power play. Ovechkin stayed on the ice after first attempting to get up on his own power. He needed help leaving the ice. No word yet on how serious the injury to Ovechkin… Read More

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Steward: Want to be like McGee? Find yourself an 8-foot basket

Darting here and there … –We found an elementary school with 8-foot baskets just to get an idea where JaVale McGee’s head is at these days. –Hardest part of that: Getting the braids just right on the back of the neck. –McGee said the other day he doesn’t work on lobs: “In practice, I don’t like to jump too much. You can’t waste your jumps. You only get a certain amount in a lifetime.” –Apparently, we’ve already exhausted our lifetime supply, kind of like Zaza Pachulia. –Yes, the Warriors are nursing some injuries, but it could be worse. They still could have Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli instead of McGee,… Read More

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The Broncos may draft an offensive tackle in the first round, and his rookie year could be brutal. Take it from those who know.

The three things Ryan Harris remembers most about his NFL draft day in 2007 were — in this order — “The Godfather” series, that neighbor who showed up almost hourly to ask if he had been drafted yet, and an impromptu trip to Dairy Queen. “That was when the first round was like 6½ hours,” Harris recalled. “So I was going to watch ‘The Godfather’ movies — just the first one, and I thought by then the first round would be done and I’d be in action. I watched two ‘Godfather’ movies and then I left the house to avoid my neighbor. I was on my way to Dairy Queen… Read More

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People are unhappy with Donald Trump Jr’s plans to hunt prairie dogs in Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. will be targeting more than just Montana’s Republican voters on Friday and Saturday when he helps Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat. A prairie dog hunt is also on the agenda for the four-city tour for President Donald Trump’s son and Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur up against Democrat Rob Quist in the May 25 election for the seat vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. “As good Montanans, we want to show good hospitality to people,” Gianforte said. “What can be more fun than to spend an afternoon shooting the little rodents?” Trump is lending Gianforte some star power to fuel… Read More

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ASIRT clears Tsuut’ina Nation Police in prisoner’s death

Alberta’s police watchdog said no officers will be charged after a “perfect storm” provided opportunity for a man in police custody to take his own life. On Feb. 17, 2015, Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service (TNPS) arrested an unidentified 25-year-old man for intoxication after receiving complaints of an unwanted man at a residence. Following the arrest, an officer transported the man to the holding cells of the TNPS where the man later killed himself. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) were called in to investigate the incident the following day. The ASIRT investigation found the deceased man was known to police and “specific protocols were in place” for times when… Read More

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New photo book features LGBTQ people and their homes, some in Colorado

Surrounded by chickens and holding two Kermit plush toys, Jerry Shelton was walking in front of his self-described “tuna can” of a home in Fruita when Tom Atwood snapped his photo. It’s an intriguing photo, the odd juxtaposition inviting the viewer to stay with Shelton and absorb more of his surroundings, both of which were in focus due to Atwood’s use of a wide-angle lens and large depth of field. Despite the uniqueness, 62-year-old Shelton appears like an average guy — everyone knows someone like Shelton. And that was partly the goal for Atwood, whose upcoming book, “Kings and Queens in their Castles,” documents LGBTQ individuals in their homes. “When… Read More

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