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The 25 Worst Sore Losers in Sports

Steinbrenner, Canucks fans, and LeBron make the list

(Newser) - Losing stinks, but being a gracious loser is always more honorable than throwing a tantrum. Bad sportsmanship, however, did not stop these people—the 25 biggest sore losers in sports history, according to Bleacher Report . A sample: More »

What's With That Riot Kiss?

Time stood still for couple in apparent lovers' embrace amid chaos

(Newser) - The earth moved for two apparent Vancouver lovers, but it wasn't because of the riots. Though the city went completely bonkers when the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup, the two were captured in a photo locked in "The Kiss" that has captivated the public. Bizarrely, the pair's... More »

Thousands Join Vancouver Cleanup

City pitches in to scrub riot damage away

(Newser) - The sun had barely risen over the aftermath of the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver before the first of thousands of volunteers arrived to help clean up their city. People who arrived with gloves, brooms, and garbage bags said they wanted to do their part to restore Vancouver's good... More »

Shame on You, Vancouver

Hockey riots mar a world-class city: Helene Elliott

(Newser) - Vancouver's police chief is blaming "anarchists and criminals" for the violence that erupted last night after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup, reports the Vancouver Sun . Some numbers from AP : 100 arrests, 150 injuries requiring hospital treatment, 15 burned cars, 9 injured cops, three stabbing victims, and scores... More »

Vancouver Erupts in Rioting After Canucks Lose

Fans go on rampage as Bruins lift Stanley Cup

(Newser) - Hockey fans enraged by the Canucks' 4-0 home loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals went on a rampage in downtown Vancouver. The mood turned ugly downtown as some 100,000 fans watched the game's final minutes at bars and restaurants, and on... More »

Bruins Win Stanley Cup

Boston beats Canucks 4-0 in Game 7

(Newser) - The Boston Bruins have won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 7 of the finals. Tim Thomas capped a spectacular playoff run with 37 saves in the Canucks' hostile home arena, and Patrice Bergeron scored two goals as the Bruins... More »

Pirates Set Mark With 17th Straight Losing Year

Pittsburgh's futility streak longest in North American sports history

(Newser) - Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates set a new North American standard for consecutive losing seasons by a major sports franchise, the Post-Gazette reports, with today’s loss to the Chicago Cubs guaranteeing the team finishes with more losses than wins for the 17th year in a row. The Pirates had shared... More »

Lord Stanley's Top Game 7s

(Newser) - With the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins to decide the Stanley Cup finals tonight, David Schoenfield takes a look at the best Game 7s in NHL championship history for ESPN. Some highlights:
  • 1950: Red Wings 4, Rangers 3 (2 OT). Pete Babando’s goal 8½ minutes into the second
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San Jose Is 'LePumped' About Lemieux

Unretired hockey star makes solid start to comeback at 43

(Newser) - Four-time Stanley Cup winner Claude Lemieux took to the ice for the San Jose Sharks yesterday after nearly 6 years in retirement, and Mark Purdy of the Mercury News is cautiously optimistic. The 43-year-old, who's been a pro for longer than several of his new teammates have been alive, "... More »

Iginla Gets 50th Goal as Flames Rout Canucks

Captain adds two assists to finish with a career-best 98 points

(Newser) - Jarome Iginla scored his 50th goal and added two assists as the Calgary Flames finished the regular season with a 7-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks last night. Eric Nystrom scored his second goal with 1:42 left, and also added two assists, including the cross-crease feed for Iginla's milestone... More »

Oilers Eliminate Canucks From Playoffs

(Newser) - Dwayne Roloson made 13 of his 37 saves in the third period as the Edmonton Oilers knocked Vancouver out of the playoffs with a 2-1 win over the Canucks last night, the AP reports. Vancouver’s only goal was off a power play and came late in the third period,... More »

Canandiens Light Lamp Late, Stun Sabres

Elsewhere, Boyes' 40th leads Blues while Wild blank Canucks

(Newser) - Tomas Plekanec scored twice in the final 2:31, including the tying goal with 15 seconds remaining, and teammate Christopher Higgins scored in overtime as Montreal dealt Buffalo a serious blow to its playoff hopes with 4-3 victory. Mark Streit added three assists for the Canadiens, who took over first... More »

Wild Takes Over First Place in Northeast

Forsberg lead Avalanche win, Ducks clinch playoff spot

(Newser) - The Minnesota Wild bounced back from an awful loss to Edmonton Monday to beat the Oilers 3-1 last night, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Niklas Backstrom made 32 saves for the Wild, who jumped over idle Calgary for first place in the Northwest Division. Branko Radivojevic had a goal and... More »

Flames Climb Out of Hole to Shock Canucks

Red Wings batter Blues, Coyotes Stop Streaking Sharks in OT

(Newser) - The Calgary Flames turned a 2-0 disadvantage into a 3-2 victory last night, capitalizing on two third-period power plays 41 seconds apart to shake Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo. The win sends the Flames to the top of the Northwest Division, and seeds them third for the Western Conference playoffs, the... More »

Leafs Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win

Sharks beat Ducks, solidify hold on 1st; Wild over Canucks

(Newser) - The Maple Leafs aren’t out of the playoff hunt just yet, after a 4-1 win in Buffalo last night left them a fighting chance in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is in 12th place right now, but only five points separates them from the Boston Bruins, who hold the eighth... More »

Flames Stay Ahead of Avalanche

Canucks win third straight, O'Sullivan lifts Kings in shootout

(Newser) - The Calgary Flames moved two points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche for sixth place in the West with a 2-1 win last night , reports the Associated Press. Daymond Langkow and Craig Conroy both scored power-play goals in the first period as the Flames moved within a point of Minnesota for... More »

Sedins Team Up on Coyotes

Canucks net 3-1 win on twins' collaboration

(Newser) - Vancouver avenged last week's 2-0 loss to Phoenix by scraping together a 3-1 win out of second-chance shots, the Vancouver Sun reports. Daniel Sedin twice got the puck near enough to the Coyotes net for his twin Henrik to slip it past Ilya Bryzgalov, and Taylor Pyatt scored off a... More »

Ducks Take 8th Straight Home Win Against Canucks

Newbies fuel Penguins' 7-3 rout of Sabres as Crosby, Hossa sit

(Newser) - Todd Marchant sparked a three-goal first period for the Ducks and the Canucks eventually fell 4-1 in Anaheim's eighth straight home win. The record streak has brought the team to within two points of Pacific-Division-leading San Jose and within just a point of Dallas, the Los Angeles Times reports. Elsewhere... More »

Avalanche Make 3-1 Comeback Against Stars

Canucks drill Blues on the power play for an easy 4-2 victory

(Newser) - The Avalanche waited until the third period to start it up against Dallas, tying the score and sending in the game-winner within a three-minute stretch—then adding an insurance goal as time ran out. Peter Forsberg collected his first two assists of the season in the 3-1 victory, the Denver ... More »

Third-Period Rally Lifts Canadiens

Canucks jump on Predators early, Avalanche blank Ducks

(Newser) - The Phoenix Coyotes looked on their way to their first win over the Montreal Canadiens since 1998 last night when everything fell apart, reports the Associated Press. The Canadiens scored three third-period goals and Carey Price had 37 saves in a 4-2 win. Phoenix led 2-1 when Saku Koivu, Andrei... More »

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