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Predicting the Hurricanes’ Top-6 Forwards for 2022-23

The Carolina Hurricanes’ forward group will have a different look in 2022-23. The most significant departures were Vincent Trocheck and Nino Niederreiter, who signed elsewhere after successful stints in Raleigh. However, the Hurricanes managed to grab a proven goal-scorer in Max Pacioretty via trade from the Vegas Golden Knights; unfortunately, he will be out for at least six months due to an Achilles tear suffered less than a month after the deal. General manager Don Waddell was also able to strike a deal with Martin Necas to keep the young Czech forward in Carolina.
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Gavin Green sets course record to take lead on day two at Czech Masters

Gavin Green hit a couple of eagles to break the course record with a 9-under 63 and take a three-shot lead after the second round of the Czech Masters on Friday. Green eagled the par-5 first and 10th holes and added five birdies in his flawless round for a 14-under total of 130 at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague. He also made a couple of eagles in the opening round on Thursday but they were accompanied by three bogeys as well four birdies.
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Canada vs. Czechia takeaways: Canadians' power play helps team to 2022 World Juniors gold-medal game

For the third consecutive World Junior Championship, the home of hockey will be playing for gold. Canada defeated Czechia 5-2 in the semifinals of the 2022 tournament Friday. Canada scored twice each in the first and second periods and headed into the final 20 minutes up 4-0. Czechia did not go down easily; it scored two goals in the third to cut the deficit in half, but a late goal by Canada provided needed insurance.

Music at the Broz closes with upbeat note

New Prague’s summer concert series Music at the Broz closed out with lovely weather, toe tapping music and likely its largest crowd as an estimated 400 people came out to listen to the Eddie Shimota Band the evening of Thursday, Aug. 11. Playing a mixture of Czech waltzes and...

Tennis-Keys sweeps into Cincinnati semis with win over Rybakina

(Reuters) – Madison Keys swept past Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina 6-2 6-4 on Friday and into the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Open. After dispatching world number one Iga Swiatek in the third round, the 27-year-old American carried that momentum into the quarter-finals with a dominating win over 25th-ranked Rybakina.

Wimbledon winner Rybakina out at Cincinnati

Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina saved three match points before falling 6-2, 6-4 to Madison Keys on Friday in the ATP and WTA Cincinnait Masters quarter-finals. The Kazakh, who lifted the All England Club trophy last month against the odds, exited the pre-US Open event in 92 minutes as she went down to the American titleholder from 2019.