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Milk the Moment It was the shower Tony Kanaan had dreamed of for more than a decade: the reward for winning the Indianapolis 500. In his 11 previous starts the ever-ebullient Brazilian had led 221 laps but never won. On Sunday the cream finally rose to the top. On Lap 194 of 200, Kanaan was second behind Ryan Hunter-Reay when Graham Rahal's wreck brought out the caution and set up what would be a one-lap sprint for the win. When the green flag dropped again on Lap 197, Kanaan seized the lead going into Turn 1. Moments later, in the back of the field, Dario Franchitti crashed between Turns 1 and 2. Under the resulting yellow flag, Kanaan coasted to the checkered flag. "Tony has raced here long enough that he deserves to catch a break and finally win this race," said Mario Andretti, as he watched Kanaan celebrate in Victory Lane. "It's a feel-good moment."
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Beyond a Shadow of A Doubt Boston's Adam McQuaid (far left) and Milan Lucic prepared to take the ice for Game 4 of their second-round series against the Rangers last Thursday with a sweep on their minds. New York had other plans, though, winning 4--3 in overtime. The loss clearly didn't damage the Bruins' psyche: They wrapped up the series two days later with a 3--1 win in which Lucic was the second star.
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This Could Be the Start of a Beautiful Rivalry So that's why they call the position attackman. Duke's Josh Dionne gave Syracuse's Brian Megill a shot during Monday's NCAA title game, which the Blue Devils won 16--10 after falling behind 5--0 in the second quarter. The Orange, which entered the championship game ranked No. 1, will have plenty of opportunities to exact their revenge: Syracuse will join the ACC on July 1.