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June 5, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
The Edmonton Oilers would not be at the RBC Center today competing against the Carolina Hurricanes for the Stanley Cup -- and might not exist at all -- if not for a stubborn man who would not let go of the team that had put Edmonton on the map in the 1980s and made it something more than a second-rate oil town.
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June 5, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
The Edmonton Oilers would not be at the RBC Center today competing against the Carolina Hurricanes for the Stanley Cup -- and might not exist at all -- if not for a stubborn man who would not let go of the team that had put Edmonton on the map in the 1980s and made it something more than a second-rate oil town.
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June 9, 1997
Alan Burke hit two home runs and drove in five runs as the Vigilantes stopped a three-game losing streak with an 8-5 victory over Reno in a Western Baseball League game that was stopped after six innings because of rain. With the Vigilantes (8-8) leading, 5-3, to start the fifth, Cal Nichols doubled and Sam Taylor singled. Burke then hit a three-run homer. Burke, who had two-run homer in the third, has four home runs and 21 runs batted in this season.
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January 27, 2005 | Helene Elliott and Chris Foster, Times Staff Writers
The third meeting in eight days between the NHL and the players' union produced little comment from those involved beyond a promise to meet again "this week." However, two signs indicated that talks have entered the final push if the NHL is to avoid becoming the first major North American sports league to cancel an entire season. Sources familiar with the discussions said negotiators had zeroed in on a luxury tax on payrolls that exceed $40 million and a hard cap at $50 million.
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May 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
With rookie goaltender Brian Boucher playing like Dominik Hasek, the Philadelphia Flyers didn't need to worry about either the New Jersey Devils' recent dominance or the so-called Meadowlands jinx. Boucher made 27 saves, Keith Primeau set up two goals and Rick Tocchet got his third in two games as the Flyers beat the Devils, 4-2, Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
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August 8, 2007 | Larry Stewart; Lance Pugmire; Peter Yoon, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
American midfielder DaMarcus Beasley scored his first goal for Glasgow Rangers and was taunted by racist fans during a 1-0 victory over FK Zeta on Tuesday night in European Champions League qualifying at Bijelo Polje, Montenegro. A small section of fans made "monkey chants" aimed at Beasley and teammate Jean-Claude Darcheville, according to Rangers' website.
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June 1, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
If the courts permit it, heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman will fight David Izon this summer in China. Don King signed Izon to a promotional contract and immediately matched him against the World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation champion as part of a heavyweight title doubleheader with Worle Boxing Assn. champion John Ruiz's defense against Evander Holyfield on Aug. 5 at Beijing. Rahman became champion by knocking out Lennox Lewis in the fifth round April 22 in South Africa.
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December 14, 1999 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Sweaty and red-faced, Larry Robinson clomped into the locker room of the New Jersey Devils' practice arena and laughed heartily. He had just finished a pickup game with the team's reserves, and the rest of the day was his. As an assistant coach, he had no videos to analyze and no meetings to discuss personnel--none of the chores he faced in four seasons as the Kings' coach.
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December 16, 2003 | Helene Elliott
General Manager Kevin Lowe of the Edmonton Oilers might have started a trend when he asked Mike Comrie to "top off" a trade to the Mighty Ducks by paying $2.535 million for his freedom. With so many clubs pleading poverty, Lowe could have hit upon a new way to balance the books. Want to play on the power play? Write a check to the club for $5,000. Eager for more ice time? That will be $10,000, please. Lowe's idea may seem bizarre, but it has struck a chord among fans. In a poll on Canada's tsn.
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