Massive Southwest China Landslide Kills More Than 120 Villagers

BEIJING – More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. Some reports states at least 141 are missing. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Maoxian County at about 6 a.m., the Sichuan provincial government said. Officials said 1.6 kilometres of road were buried in the disaster. “It’s the biggest landslide to hit this area since the Wenchuan earthquake,” Wang Yongbo, an official leading one of the rescue… Read More

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Vegas Golden Knights acquire Keegan Kolesar from Blue Jackets

The National Hockey League’s newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, acquired T-Birds right wing Keegan Kolesar from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for one of Vegas’ three second-round picks, no. 45 overall. The Blue Jackets used the pick to select Alexandre Texier from France. Kolesar, 20, was instrumental in helping the Thunderbirds win their first WHL Championship in 2017. The power forward from Brandon, Man. had 60 points in 54 regular season games, then led the WHL in playoff scoring with 31 points on 12 goals and 19 assists in 19 postseason contests. While he’s still eligible to return for one more season in Seattle, it’s unlikely he’ll don… Read More

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Sharks replace Mueller with another defenseman

SAN JOSE — Exit Mirco Mueller, enter Mario Ferraro. The Sharks replaced a former-top blue line prospect in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago Saturday, using one of the picks (No. 49) they acquired from the New Jersey Devils in the Mirco Mueller trade last weekend to acquire a highly-touted defenseman from the United States Hockey League. With the 49th pick, the Sharks selected Mario Ferraro, a mobile, puck-moving blue liner who collected 41 points (8g, 33a) in 60 games for the Des Moines Buccaneers. …read more Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

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Sharks replace Mueller with another defenseman

SAN JOSE — Exit Mirco Mueller, enter Mario Ferraro. The Sharks replaced a former-top blue line prospect in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago Saturday, using one of the picks (No. 49) they acquired from the New Jersey Devils in the Mirco Mueller trade last weekend to acquire a highly-touted defenseman from the United States Hockey League. With the 49th pick, the Sharks selected Mario Ferraro, a mobile, puck-moving blue liner who collected 41 points (8g, 33a) in 60 games for the Des Moines Buccaneers. …read more Source:: East Bay – Sports

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Coyotes trade No. 35 overall pick to Flyers for three selections

The Arizona Coyotes traded the 35th-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday in exchange for a trio of selections. The #coyotes are trading No. 35 pick to Philadelphia for Nos. 44, 75 and 108. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 24, 2017 With the No. 35 pick, the Flyers selected six-foot-six winger Isaac Ratcliffe from the OHL’s Guelph Storm. The Coyotes selected Swedish defenceman Filip Westerlund with the 44th pick. The trade is just the latest in a flurry of deals for Arizona over the last couple of days after the Coyotes acquired Niklas Hjalmarsson, Derek Stepan and Antti Rannta in two separate trades on… Read More

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