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American Players Rise to the Top in the N.H.L. Draft

The first round of the N.H.L. draft on Friday yielded one of the strongest showings ever by American-born players — and not just because Jack Hughes was selected at No. 1 by the Devils. Right behind Hughes were six other American prospects among the first 15 picks. Two more became the final selections of the…

Kevin Durant’s Injury Overshadows Warriors Win

TORONTO — Kevin Durant had just departed for the locker room and an uncertain future when DeMarcus Cousins entered the game for the Golden State Warriors for the first time. It was Monday night at Scotiabank Arena, and a cloud had settled over Game 5 of the N.B.A. finals. Durant’s teammates could sense that he…

The Raptors Had a Title in Their Grasp. Now They Must Regroup.

TORONTO — They were so close. The Golden State Warriors’ dynasty was a moment away from being extinguished. Toronto’s Kyle Lowry even said after the game that the ball “felt great out of my hand.” But as the ball began its arc — and those standing inside Scotiabank Arena trained their eyes on the round…