For the second consecutive year, the Avalanche owns the No. 10 pick in the NHL draft. That number was golden last June, when Finnish forward Mikko Rantanen was surprisingly available and the Avs immediately selected the top-ranked European skater, who was expected to go in the top six.
Rantanen played only nine games with the Avs — primarily because the organization didn’t want to burn a year of his entry-level contract — but he led their American Hockey League affiliate in scoring, was their lone AHL all-star and captained Finland to the World Junior Championship gold medal.
The grass really was greener on the other side of a weary road trip for the Rockies. They spent 21 of the past 28 days traipsing from coast to coast. And when they finally returned to Denver, Coors Field showed off a new infield — the grounds crew had replanted and regrown the sod.
Home has not been kind to the Rockies.
TORONTO — LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight NBA Finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night.
It’s the third finals appearance in team history for the Cavaliers.
New Singapore head coach V. Sundramoorthy reacts to his appointment after being an assistant to former coach Bernd Stange.
Former Tampines Rovers coach V. Sundramoorthy has wasted no time in stamping his mark as Singapore national team coach by calling up Azhar Sairudin.
The 30-year-old Home United midfielder has been one of the top performers in the S.