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Ducks, Penguins move on to conference finals...Spurs look to finish off Houston...WNBA joins daily fantasy sports market

May 11, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have cleared a major hurdle with their victory over Edmonton, after losing Game 7s four years in a row. Now they have to face another prominent obstacle from their playoff past: Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne (PEH’-kuh RIH’-neh), who ran Anaheim out of the first round last season. The Ducks face the surging Predators in the NHL Western Conference finals starting Friday.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh is moving on to the Eastern Conference finals after beating the Washington Capitals in Game 7 for the fourth time. The Penguins will host the Ottawa Senators in Game 1 on Saturday.

HOUSTON (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are a victory away from eliminating the Houston Rockets and advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time since winning the NBA title in 2014. But heading into tonight’s Game 6 in Houston, the Spurs’ MVP candidate Kawhi (kuh-WY’) Leonard is listed as questionable after rolling his ankle Tuesday in Game 5.

UNDATED (AP) — Houston’s Dallas Keuchel (KY’-kehl) and Baltimore’s Dylan Bundy can become the majors’ first six-win pitchers this season. They’re among a pack of pitchers tied for the league lead with five victories. Keuchel can do Bundy’s Orioles a favor by beating the Yankees in New York tonight, while Bundy will pitch the finale of a four-game series against NL East-leading Washington.

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is entering the daily fantasy sports market. The league has announced a partnership with FanDuel. The site will offer daily fantasy contests in which people can win money by picking a lineup of WNBA players and pitting them against other players. It will also offer free WNBA contests in which participants can win courtside tickets and merchandise. It’s the first time a women’s professional sports league will be available in one-day fantasy games.

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