Kings win their first Stanley Cup


Kings win their first Stanley Cup

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings have won their first NHL championship, beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece, and Jonathan Quick made 17 saves in his latest stellar performance for the Kings, the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the Stanley Cup.

Captain Dustin Brown had a goal and two assists as Los Angeles ended its dominant two-month playoff run in front of frenzied fans who had waited 45 years for their first look at the Stanley Cup since the Kings' expansion birth in 1967.

With three first-period power-play goals after New Jersey's Steve Bernier was ejected for boarding Rob Scuderi, the Kings finished ferociously after taking a 3-0 series lead and then losing two potential clinching games last week.

Martin Brodeur stopped 19 shots for the Eastern Conference champion Devils, just the third team to force a Game 6 in the finals after falling into an 0-3 hole.

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DeMaurice Smith: The NFLPA once audited the NFL for $100 million

DeMaurice Smith: The NFLPA once audited the NFL for $100 million

The NFL Players Association once audited the NFL for a nine-figure amount, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith told the Sports Junkies during an in-studio appearance on Friday.

"We have the right to audit revenue, so we went through a huge fight where we found $100 million," Smith said.

"That they were trying to hide?" Jason Bishop asked.

"Yes," Smith said. "As some would say, you bend over in the street to pick that up."

"It was labeled as — they came up with a new term — called 'waived gate,' that doesn't appear anywhere in the collective bargaining agreement, and it just said, 'Oh, simply, that's not money that goes into revenue,'" Smith continued. "Well, yes it is. And then they made us a ridiculous offer to settle for pennies on the dollar, we had to go to trial, we go to trial and we win the case."

The process that ended up uncovering that huge sum is something that happens on a regular basis, according to Smith.

"We send our auditors to audit revenue every year," Smith said.

As for whether the person who discovered the $100 milliion was rewarded for his efforts, Smith left little doubt.

"Yes, he got a bonus."


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Martrell Spaight loses bet to Deshazor Everett - Instagram photo shows true disappointment

Martrell Spaight loses bet to Deshazor Everett - Instagram photo shows true disappointment

Redskins linebacker Martrell Spaight went to Arkansas and loves his school. Redskins safety Deshazor Everett went to Texas A&M and loves his school. Their schools played each other, and the players bet on the outcome. 

For the loser it meant wearing the gear of the other squad. For Spaight, it meant wearing a Texas A&M sweatshirt all week. 

Gotta wear this 🚮 for a week 😒

A photo posted by Martrell Spaight (@spaighted_50) on

It's funny to notice different captions from the same picture. Spaight clearly didn't like wearing the Aggie gear. Everett thought it was fantastic.

S/O to former razorback LB @spaighted_50 don't ever doubt my boys again #gigem #12thman #aggie4life

A photo posted by Deshazor Everett (@deverett) on

For Spaight's sake, he might want to skip the bet next season. A&M won this year's game 45-24 and has won five straight over Arkansas.