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RNC nominates Trump; speakers blast Clinton

CLEVELAND — The man who promised to bring showbiz to Cleveland's Republican National Convention was officially nominated Tuesday night after a lengthy roll call vote that was followed by a lengthy program of speeches in the Quicken Loans Arena....

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Tensions heat up but don't boil over at Cleveland's RNC

CLEVELAND — At a morning media briefing Tuesday, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin D. Williams seemed pleased that with all of the tensions accompanying the Republican National Convention, there had only been five arrests and no injuries or vandalism since Sunday....

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Kasich is there but not there in Cleveland at GOP national convention

CLEVELAND — Where is Ohio Gov. John Kasich?...

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Trump’s team tries to quiet Melania speech flap

CLEVELAND — The Republican Party woke up to a cascade of finger-pointing and confusion Tuesday as the Trump campaign was rocked by accusations that parts of Melania Trump’s convention speech had been cribbed from the one that Michelle Obama delivered to Democrats in 2008....

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Empty Netter Assists - Murray mans the Cup - 07-20-16

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Goaltender Matt Murray showed the Stanley Cup off in Thunder Bay, Ont

-Center Matt Cullen will have his day with the Stanley Cup in Moorhead, Minn. July 30.

-"I’ve got to be one of the only guys to win the Cup in the penalty box. I don’t know who else has done that. I got a penalty with about 10 seconds left and I actually had to watch it again on video to see what my penalty was because I didn’t remember taking one. And it was a blatant penalty. Absolutely. I just don’t remember doing anything. At that point you’re just waiting for the buzzer to sound." - Center Eric Fehr on watching the final moments of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final from the penalty box.

-Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury hit up a youth sports camp in New Brunswick

-Demands for ice rinks in the Pittsburgh area appear to be on the decline.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division

-“It’s not like all my energy is going to prove Ottawa wrong. I want to prove the Rangers right, that they went after the right guy.” - Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad (right) on being traded by the Senators Monday.

-Former Blackhawks/Canucks/Thrashers defenseman Steve McCarthy has retired and become an assistant coach of the Lake Erie Monsters, American Hockey League affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

-The Hurricanes report an increase in season ticket sales of 40 percent.

Atlantic Division

-Long-time Red Wings forward Dan Cleary is open to playing another season with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

-Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Wheeling Nailers center Paul Crowder has joined the Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL affiliate of the Maple Leafs.

Central Division

-Eight days prior to his upcoming arbitration hearing, the Wild placed restricted free agent Jordan Schroeder on waivers.

Pacific Division

-The Canucks re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Andrey Pedan and forward Alexandre Grenier to one-year, two-way contracts.

Adams Division

-Former Rangers/Kings/Canucks/Coyotes/Oilers/Blackhawks/Ducks/Flyers goaltender Jason LaBarbera has retired and become a goaltending coach with the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen.

-Former Rangers forward Jeff Ulmer has joined Braehead Clan of the United Kingdom's EIHL.

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