Chiefs Release Pro Bowl Corner Flowers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-06_4703c680fb.jpgTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Brandon Flowers, Pro Bowl corner for Kansas City, was released by the team on Friday. Flowers had started for each of the past six seasons for the Chiefs. Flowers had not been attending offseason practices with the Chiefs, causing many to speculate that he was not happy with the franchise.

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Netherlands Dominates Spain in World Cup Opener

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-06_6aebffbd30.jpgVI-Images/Getty Images (SALVADOR, Brazil) -- For the first time in World Cup history, the two teams from the previous tournament final met in the ensuing opener. However, the rematch from 2010 was anything but similar as the Netherlands rolled defending champion Spain, 5-1 in group play.

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Kings Win Stanley Cup on Martinez's Double Overtime Goal

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-06_087e19df60.jpgHarry How/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Alec Martinez netted a game-winning goal in double overtime of Game 5 to win the Stanley Cup, 3-2, for the Los Angeles Kings. It is the second title in three years for the Kings who also won in 2012. Los Angeles won the Cup on home ice in come-from-behind fashion, trailing the New York Rangers 2-1 after two periods.

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Liriano Placed on DL with Oblique Injury

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-06_5a23875cc6.jpgPaul Spinelli/ MLB Photos via Getty Images (PITTSBURGH) -- Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to a strained left oblique. The 30-year-old Liriano suffered the injury in Tuesday's game versus the Chicago Cubs. He felt discomfort while throwing a pitch in the fourth inning and was removed from the game.

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Serge Ibaka's Brother Will Play for Oklahoma State

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-06_b96b1a853c.jpgMitchell Layton/Getty Images (OKLAHOMA CITY) -- There will be another Ibaka calling Oklahoma home. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka's younger brother, Igor, will play for Oklahoma State in the 2015-16 season. The 6-foot-8 Ibaka played for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M last season, but he will not be eligible to play JUCO ball next season because he will have surpassed the age limit.

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