Last Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 8:49:42 AM
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Mikael Backlund scored on a delayed penalty call in overtime, lifting the late-charging Calgary Flames over the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Johnny Gaudreau scored with 19.5 seconds left in the third period to tie th ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 8:38:36 AM
TORONTO (AP) -- With Masahiro Tanaka injured and CC Sabathia struggling, the New York Yankees could use a reliable ace.
Once again, Michael Pineda proved he's up to the task.
Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer, Pineda matched his career high with ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 8:38:34 AM
BOSTON (AP) -- Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning -- the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly -- and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
On the night the Red Sox ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 8:49:39 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Patrick Kane has been playing like he never left. Corey Crawford has resolutely rebounded from being benched.
The Chicago Blackhawks have only begun to rev up their game, and the Minnesota Wild have lost their touch at the w ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 8:38:31 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- No matter which jersey he's wearing, no matter whether it's Cal Ripken or Manny Machado in the batter's box, Bartolo Colon keeps finding new ways to beat the Baltimore Orioles.
Colon became the first pitcher in at least 100 years t ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 8:28:27 AM
By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
The Associated Press
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers thinks the odds are 50-50 point guard Chris Paul will return tonight to try to help the Clippers build a 2-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 8:18:18 AM
ATLANTA (AP) -- DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Kyle Korver bounced back from a miserable first half and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks held off the Washington Wizards 106-90 on Tuesday night, taking advantage of John Wall's absence to even the Easte ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 8:18:10 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The masked man came to the rescue for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Mike Conley returned just eight days after having facial surgery to score 22 points, and the Grizzlies used a smothering defensive effort to beat the Golden State ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:34:36 AM
TORONTO (AP) -- The New York Yankees have used a brilliant bullpen to climb to the top of the American League East. Things didn't work out so well for their relievers Monday night.
Pinch-hitter Russell Martin singled home the go-ahead run in the ei ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:34:35 AM
BOSTON (AP) -- A shuffled lineup provided a needed boost for the Tampa Bay Rays' struggling offense.
Jake Odorizzi pitched seven strong innings, Joey Butler hit his first career homer and Tampa Bay's offense perked up a bit in the Rays' 5-1 win ove ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:34:33 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn't all glitz and glamour.
He was a non-factor on the race track, barely even contended at Daytona and Talladega, the two pla ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:34:31 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons. He is confident he will have more success as a manager.
"It's an honor, and it's humbling, but I feel like this is what I was mea ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:24:21 AM
By PAUL NEWBERRY
The Associated Press
The Washington Wizards are right at home on the road.
Over the last two years, the Wizards have been the ultimate road warriors in the playoffs, winning eight of nine games away from D.C. and becoming th ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:24:20 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Braden Holtby stood in a corner of the Washington Capitals' locker room, his arms folded across his chest, his voice low and monotone, his demeanor as steady and calm as when he was protecting the net.
"At times, I felt good. At ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:24:18 AM
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Los Angeles Clippers knew no one player could make up for Chris Paul's absence.
So they all chipped in to fill the void.
Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lead s ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:24:17 AM
By DOUG FERGUSON
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO -- Unless he changed his routine, Rory McIlroy started celebrating his 26th birthday on Monday by going to the website of the Official World Golf Ranking to see where he stood. It was neither ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:28:51 AM
ATLANTA (AP) -- After resting up for the past week, the Washington Wizards merely had to withstand Atlanta's early pace.
Once the Hawks ran out of gas, Bradley Beal and the Wizards took control.
Just call them the road warriors.
Beal shook off ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:28:49 AM
By NOAH TRISTER
The Associated Press
Even in defeat, Alexander Ovechkin produced the goal of the weekend, squeezing through two opposing players and falling to his stomach while whipping a wrist shot past New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
Last Updated: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:28:47 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Some called him too small. Others too fragile.
Stephen Curry has another label now: NBA MVP.
The Golden State Warriors point guard has won the league's most coveted individual award, a person familiar with the decision sai ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:18:42 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras.
Reluctant at first, the Kentucky Derby winner perked up when trainer Bob Baffert offered the colt's favorite snack. Ameri ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:18:35 AM
BOSTON (AP) -- Andrew Miller had a chance to seal the New York Yankees' sweep by retiring the bottom of the Red Sox order.
A pair of walks and a fielding error later, he was facing Boston slugger David Ortiz with two outs and the bases loaded while ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:18:30 AM
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- There's something about Talladega Superspeedway -- its ardent Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at the track -- that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a responsibility to put on a show.
He failed to deliver last ye ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:18:23 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Weekend series against Washington and its stingy starting rotation. Wrong time for the New York Mets to hit a serious slump at the plate.
Doug Fister pitched the Nationals to their second straight 1-0 win at Citi Field on Sunday, b ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:18:21 AM
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn't help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done.
"No pictures, though," Mayweather said, sliding the check out of an envelope ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:18:20 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship.
No one ever had to play seven matches in five days, and McIlroy won them all in the new round-robin format. He had to beat three players on the same ...