When it comes to power plays in the Stanley Cup finals, the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins might just prefer to keep going with everyone on the ice.
For two days, the thought was that LeBron James needed to do more for his teammates.
Jimmie Johnson walked into the media center holding his daughter's hand, his pregnant wife right behind them. Their second child is due in September, right around the time of the final race before the Chase field is set.
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings, Victor Martinez homered and the Detroit Tigers beat Cleveland 7-5 on Friday night to take a 3½-game lead over the Indians atop the AL Central.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings for his ninth win, and every Cardinals starter had a hit in a 9-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night that gave St. Louis a season-high four-game lead in the NL Central.
Tuukka Rask knew how potent the Penguins offense was. He also knew he could shut them out.
Serena Williams won her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002 when she beat familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.
Jeff Gordon isn't quite ready to call it a career.
The Chicago Blackhawks were suitably impressed by the Los Angeles Kings' 15-game home winning streak. They also respected the defending Stanley Cup champions' ability to win eight straight playoff games at Staples Center.
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz hit a game-ending three-run homer, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night after trailing by three runs.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Delmon Young homered, Tyler Cloyd allowed four hits over 6 2-3 scoreless innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies moved above .500 for the first time this season with a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.
The San Antonio Spurs still have that winning NBA Finals formula of good defense and a little luck on offense.
Blowout or double-overtime thriller, the result is the same for the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals: a victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and a chance to sweep the No. 1 seed out of the playoffs.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez tied his career high with three of Colorado's six homers, and Troy Tulowitzki went 5 for 5 with a pair of homers Wednesday night, powering the Rockies to a 12-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
SEATTLE (AP) — After each team scored five runs in the 14th inning to break open a scoreless tie, Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios hit RBI singles in the 16th and the Chicago White Sox stopped an eight-game losing streak by beating Seattle 7-5 Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig homered twice and drove in five runs in his second major league game, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally for a 9-7 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first career homer and had three RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox set season highs for hits and runs in a 17-5 rout of the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Kings know all about the creeping inevitability that sets in when a team gets behind 0-3 in a playoff series. After all, that's where they put every opponent they faced on the way to the Stanley Cup title last year.
Have you ever experienced something and had to ask yourself if that really happened because you couldn't believe you had just witnessed it?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Domonic Brown hit his eighth homer in eight games to back Kyle Kendrick's six-hitter, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, Brett Gardner had a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Monday night to spoil Nick Swisher's first game back in the Bronx.
Brad Marchand pondered the question for a moment.
Sure, his counterpunch goal late in the first period paved the way for Boston's 6-1 romp
Northwood High School standout and N.C. State University top wide receiver and kick returner Tobias Palmer recently joined the Baltimore Ravens’ Aaron Mellette as the second local football player this year to sign an NFL contract.
Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions — with a blowout.
Juan Pablo Montoya has had 218 chances to win on an oval in NASCAR. He coughed up two legitimate opportunities to win at Indianapolis, and probably never had a realistic shot at Victory Lane in the others.