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Game 7 showdown in West finals welcomed by Ducks, Blackhawks

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Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards (91) waits for linesman Jean Morin, left, to release the puck in a face-off against Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

One year after the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks both exited the playoffs with a loss in a seventh game, they're facing off in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on tonight at Honda Center.

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Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) and New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) battle for the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Tampa, Fla., Friday, May 22, 2015. The Rangers won 5-1.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals in seven games.

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Belichick avoids direct answers on deflated footballs

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, speaks with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels during an NFL football organized team activity Friday, May 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass.

Coach Bill Belichick is shedding little light in his first public remarks since the Wells report on the Patriots' use of underinflated footballs.

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Magic hire former player Scott Skiles as head coach

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Scott Skiles questions a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Indianapolis.

The 51-year-old Skiles becomes the 12th coach in franchise history. He follows Jacque Vaughn, who was fired in February.

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INSTANT REPLAY: The week’s best sports photos

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A look back at some of the week's biggest plays in sports and the moments you may have missed.

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State prep sports roundup

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Friday's results from the softball, tennis and track & field state tournaments.

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Walker, Smith lead Mariners to 2-1 win over Indians

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker in action against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Seattle.

Taijuan Walker allowed two hits over eight strong innings, Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Friday night.

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Squalicum falls to Selah in 2A state semifinals

Selah celebrating after beating Squalicum, 6-3, in a 2A state semifinal at Yakima County Stadium

The Selah Vikings scored four runs in the last three innings to beat the Squalicum Storm, 6-3, in a 2A state baseball semifinal Friday at Yakima County Stadium in Yakima.

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Warrior guard and former Coug Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson lies on the court after being injured during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free.

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Prep sports roundup

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Results from boys and girls golf, along with track and field from the state tournament.

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Google wants the world’s photos

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The online photo service is the latest example of Google's desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually every part of people's lives.

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Amazon launching free, same-day delivery

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The online retailer wants to make your impulse buys even more impulsive.

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Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up

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A new study finds renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies.

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PHOTOS: Last Chance Corral lets orphaned foals thrive

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The 2.75-acre horse rescue farm says it has saved thousands of foals and full-grown horses over the past three decades.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: 10 years of YouTube in 2 minutes

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The viral video site that is now a part of everyday life launched 10 years ago and forever changed the Internet.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Netflix: What’s coming and going in June

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Find out what you should watch this weekend and get a sneak peak at what's being added next month.

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REVIEW: The Earth quakes, cleavage shakes in ‘San Andreas’

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"San Andreas" is so over the top, Michael Bay might find it excessive.

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Paralyzed student walks across stage at college graduation

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Injured playing football in 2010, Christopher Norton walked across the stage with help from his new fiancée.

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Stars salute Pete Townshend

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The Who star was honored with a special concert for his longtime work with the MusiCares charity.

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This ‘Single Ladies/Ducktales’ mashup is a thing of beauty

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WATCH: The infamous video from Beyoncé's hit single pairs perfectly with the cartoon theme song.

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Berry Gordy’s ‘Motown Mansion’ is on the market

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It's your chance to live like a music legend.

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Cast of ‘Big Bang Theory’ helps students study science

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Dozens of crew and cast members, including Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, have raised more than $4 million for "The Big Bang Theory" Scholarship Endowment.

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Motley Crue wants your help planning final tour

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The rockers have launched the #demandthecrue campaign for fans to fight for the rockers to visit their city.

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For Sale: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

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The King of Pop's former fantasyland is on the market for a cool $100 million.

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Overnight repair work starts Sunday after overturned dump truck accident

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Overnight closures will repair damage to shoulder and barrier

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Chestnut Bay Bridge closed starting next Monday

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Construction will take about six months