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Arch de Triumphe…Durant confirms Achilles surgery…Six detained in Ortiz shooting

BOSTON (AP) – Ryan O’Reilly and Alex Pietrangelo¬† each had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues knocked off the Bruins, 4-1 in Boston to win their first Stanley Cup since joining the NHL in 1967. O’Reilly led the Blues with 23 points in the postseason and received the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP. Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots while becoming the first rookie to win 16 games in his first postseason.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Kevin Durant has confirmed that he has undergone surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon. Durant got hurt about two minutes into the second quarter after scoring 11 points in just 12 minutes. Durant posted on social media Wednesday the severity of his injury. He was in action for the first time since suffering a strained right calf during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – The chief prosecutor in the Dominican Republic says the alleged gunman and five others have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz at a bar in the country on Sunday. Four other suspects were also being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses said was carried out by two men on a motorcycle, assisted by two other groups of people in cars. Police say the coordinator of the shooting was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800, to carry out the crime.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Francisco Giants activated catcher Buster Posey off the 10-day injured list before last night’s 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres. Posey was 1-for-4 in his first action since missing eight games with a right hamstring injury sustained in Baltimore on June 1. The six-time All-Star also was out for six games in May with concussion symptoms.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University has been found guilty of neglect of duty but acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. William Strampel was also convicted Wednesday of misconduct in office. The 71-year-old Strampel was the dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and had been accused of abusing his power to sexually harass female students.

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