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Eastern Washington beats Portland State 76-65

Eastern Washington beats Portland State 76-65

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Venky Jois had 20 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to lead Eastern Washington to a 76-65 win over Portland State Monday night.

Parker Kelly scored 17 points - going 5 for 8 from 3-point range - while Martin Seiferth had 13 points and Kevin Winford scored 12 as the Eagles (5-15, 3-7 Big Sky) ended a four-game losing streak.

Eastern Washington never trailed in the game. Its biggest lead was 15 points early in the second half,

Aaron Moore led the Vikings (5-12, 3-7) with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Harthun scored 14 points and Gary Winston added 12 for Portland State, which has dropped four in a row and hasn't won on the road in 10 tries this season.

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Sergei Ovechkin meets baby brother Ilya

Sergei Ovechkin meets baby brother Ilya

Where would we be through this pause in the NHL season without baby news? Alex Ovechkin is now a father of two with the birth of his son Ilya on Wednesday. After a few years of Sergei stealing the hearts of Capitals fans, no doubt Ilya will be as cute and fans can't wait to meet him...but we'll have to get in line.

Before we can meet Ilya, he first had to meet big brother Sergei. Luckily, the moment was captured on camera and shared on Instagram.

It's as adorable as you would expect.

Let's get these kids on the ice!

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Report: NHL training camps won't start before July 10

Report: NHL training camps won't start before July 10

Tuesday's announcement of the NHL's return to play plan was a step in the right direction towards resuming the 2019-20 season, but we are still a long way off from that point. According to a report from TSN's Pierre LeBrun, NHL training camps will not start before July 10.

That does not mean July 10 is now the set return date, it simply means training camps will not begin before then.

The NHL has organized its return to play plan into four phases. Opening training camps is considered Phase 3 of that plan. The league is still in Phase 1, which is self-isolation.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday he was hopeful Phase 2, players returning to team facilities for voluntary activities, could begin in late June. Even if that were the case, an early July return for training camps would have been ambitious. Given that, the report that camps would not be able to return until at least mid-July should come as no surprise.

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As for how this will affect the 2020-21 season, the NHL has been adamant that it intends to hold a full 82-game season, even if it means pushing the start back into December and cutting out both the All-Star game and bye weeks. For now, there is no reason to think that plan will change based on LeBrun's report.

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