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The Daily Buzz: Monday, June 24

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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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With the NBA Finals over, and the Miami Heat celebrating their championship with a parade Monday morning, it’s all about the NHL and the Stanley Cup Finals — at least for one more night.

Injuries will be big questions for both the Blackhawks and Bruins when they take the ice at 8 p.m. ET for Game 6, with Boston hoping to force a deciding Game 7 and Chicago looking to close out a championship on the road.

Monday night’s contest will certainly be must-see TV, but while you wait for the puck to drop, check out some of the other news you may have missed over the weekend:

• This columnist isn't thrilled that people are contemplating Maryland's Alex Len as the No. 1 overall pick

• And Nerlens Noel is also becoming a controversial pick

• Great PGA win for Ken Duke, who got his first tour victory at 44

• And at the other end of the golf world, check out this 5-year-old prodigy

• This gif, from Yahoo!, of every shot LeBron made in Game 7 is awesome:

• A reported $10K in booze was lifted from a U.S. Open tent

• Former boxer discusses concussion awareness

• At 23 years old, Syracuse's Eric White is a recruiting star

• Jockey gets ready for her first career ride.

• Aerialist and crazy person Nik Wallenda crossed the Little Colorado River Gorge on a tightrope Sunday night:

• An Arena Football team guaranteed home fans free pizza if it lost — then it won the game

• Forty years after his memorable debut, David Clyde reflects on a career cut short

• On Torrey Smith, Patriots fans and a Twitter battle

• The Bikini Basketball League's Miami Spice turn up the heat

• Heck of a play by Tigers first baseman Victor Martinez:

• And it's official: The Miami Heat are more compelling than porn

• Under Armour gives St. John's hoops a hefty deal

• It's summer, so let's heat up the the Super Bowl ticket market

• Sarah French helps you meet the artist behind Tuukka Rask's mask

• Florida Gulf Coast hoops fan dunks with a water jet pack:

• Nice story on LPGA player Laura Kueny

• Jose Reyes' comeback trail takes him to Buffalo

• Friend of UConn baseball gets liver from unlikely source

• The Aaron Hernandez situation is turning into one search after another

• Buck Showalter ejected the umpire Friday night:

• The Patriots and Florida gridders are proving a bad mix

• The Connelly Bros. carry some heavy NBA weight

• This Earnhardt is 12 and has a future in racing

• Brad Keselowski is going to buy a $200,000 tank

• The Sporting News listed Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart, who does not have cancer, as being out indefinitely with cancer:

 

• Alonzo Highsmith Jr. hoping to make his own mark in South Florida

• We kid you not — a driving range is an Austin night hotspot

• Former Kentucky coach Guy Morriss is concerned about this generation of players

Meet the Georgia Irondawgs of powerlifting fame

• Dirk Nowitzki flopped during a charity soccer game, and did so epically:

• Meet the world's oldest bear, he is 39

• Russell Westbrook records another assist, this time as a fan proposes.

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