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NLL: Rush gamble; dynasty ends

The Saskatchewan Rush gambled on Saturday night and it cost them a championship. The Georgia Swarm ended the Rush’s Champion’s Cup dynasty with a 15-14 OT win to take the series two games to none. The Swarm won the championship for the first time in their history. On what should have typically been the last possession of a game in which the Rush led 14-13, they pulled Aaron Bold to…

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Mike Poulin of the Georgia Swarm shakes hands with captain Chris Corbeil of the Saskatchewan Rush. (Photo by Josh Schaefer/GetMyPhoto.ca)

Swarm deny Rush the three-peat, win Champion’s Cup 15-14 in OT

Miles Thompson scores winner in overtime. Georgia Swarm win first championship in franchise history. Lyle Thompson M.V.P. with four goals. The Georgia Swarm defeated the Saskatchewan Rush 15-14 in overtime in front of 14,264 screaming fans at the Sasktel Centre on Saturday evening to become the 2017 National Lacrosse League champions. Miles Thompson scored the game winner 1:17 into overtime off a pass from his brother Lyle. “You can take…

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Maryland Terrapins: kings and queens of lacrosse

Lady Terps win third title in four years. Men break 42 year drought.   On Memorial Day, Maryland Lacrosse climbed to the top of the mountain in just about every way possible. On Sunday the Lady Terps won their 13th national championship, and their third in the last four seasons. During the past four years, the women have compiled a record of 89-3, including a 23-0 record this season. Head coach Cathy Reese has built an…

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June 3, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Charlotte Hounds @ Atlanta Blaze at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Photography Credit: Brett Davis

MLL: Rookies debut as race for playoffs remains tight

As Major League Lacrosse closes in on the middle of the season, the race for playoff spots tightens with the usual suspects remaining at the top while a surprise contender finds itself in a tie for the number four spot. The season is far from over and even the bottom teams are still within striking distance with little room for error. The number that every team wants to avoid is…

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NLL: Success for Swarm in game one

  A seven goal run in the second half by the Georgia Swarm propelled them to an 18-14 win over the Saskatchewan Rush on Sunday afternoon in game one of the Champion’s Cup final. The Swarm are making their first-ever appearance in the finals, while the Rush are the back-to-back defending champions. It will perhaps be one of the most entertaining playoff series in league history, and that’s not even…

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Jake Fox had two shorthanded goals for the Peterborough Lakers against the Brooklin Redmen on June 1, 2017. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor/AK Graphics)

MSL: Young guns take centre stage

The first week of Canadian summer ball finally arrived but with it came a lot of uncertainty for the early part of the Major Series Lacrosse season. With such a late end to the NLL season, every team in the MSL had to rely on patchwork rosters built from Jr. A and Sr. B call-ups. Some senior players are still in the NLL finals; some just need more time off…

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Dylan Molloy goes first overall at the 2017 MLL draft. (Photo credit: Major League Lacrosse)

MLL draft results: Molloy goes first

The 2017 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft may end up producing one of the deepest classes the MLL has ever seen. Every team came out with at least one guy that can make a huge difference in their organization. Some teams even got two or three guys potential impact guys. Here are Bailey Kennedy’s thoughts and grades for each team’s draft picks.   Atlanta Blaze Draft Grade: C- #9 Jake Withers, Ohio…

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Saskatchewan Rush Will Win the Champion’s Cup

Prior to the start of the 2017 season, I predicted that the Saskatchewan Rush would three-peat in the Champion’s Cup. However with the finals just days away, the Rush appear to be the underdogs and the Georgia Swarm look to be the unstoppable force destined to win it all. But let’s not count the Rush out just yet. Saskatchewan is a combined plus-10 in two playoff games so far this…

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May 27, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Florida Launch @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Joe Maiorana

Press Release: Launch defeat Lizards to take all-time series lead

The Florida Launch downed the New York Lizards for a big 13-10 road win on Saturday night. The Launch now lead the all-time series at 4-3. In a game of firsts, Launch rookies made quite the impact, accounting for four of the 13 goals put up by Launch players and helping the Launch regain their lead late in the third quarter. The comeback was mounted with a three-goal scoring run…

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May 27, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Florida Launch @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Joe Maiorana

MLL: Denver loses and Ohio wins

With the College Lacrosse Championships dominating this past weekend, Major League Lacrosse only had two games, but they were very important for the standings. Rochester bested the previously undefeated Denver and Ohio stopped the visiting Florida Launch. These victories moved the Machine into third and the Rattlers into fourth place respectively. The Outlaws remain in first place, but now they find the Bayhawks close behind trailing by a game in…

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