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Mar. 26, 2014 @ 12:44 PM

Islanders hang on for 5-4 win over Hurricanes

Even as the lead quickly grew to four goals, Matt Martin and the New York Islanders never felt comfortable.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty dies

Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, has died after battling cancer. She was 72.


Mar. 24, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

Harden scores 31, Rockets top Bobcats 100-89

James Harden scored 31 points, Dwight Howard had a double-double in his return to the court and the Houston Rockets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 100-89 Monday night for their fourth straight win.


Mar. 24, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Larson dazzles in drive to the front at Fontana

Kyle Larson was ninth on the final restart at California, with four rows of traffic to navigate in two laps in a frantic bid for the best finish possible. With Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart at the front, Larson wasn't even thinking about victory.


Mar. 23, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

Kyle Busch wins again at Fontana after wild finish

Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish.


Mar. 22, 2014 @ 08:55 PM

Larson gets 1st Nationwide win, holds off Harvick

Kyle Larson won his first Nationwide Series race Saturday, holding off Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch in a thrilling finish at Fontana.


Mar. 22, 2014 @ 08:53 PM

Scott comes back to the field at Bay Hill

Adam Scott didn't have to look as far down the leaderboard to find players who suddenly are a real threat to win at Bay Hill.


Mar. 22, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

G'day, baseball! Opening day goes Down Under

Bob Wardle came ready to root for the Arizona Diamondbacks on opening day Down Under, all dressed in his Paul Goldschmidt jersey.


Mar. 22, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

Kenseth claims pole in Fontana

Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana's well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Mistake over mystery, this time

So many times I, along with every NASCAR fan out there, have wondered where some of these cautions come from during a race. They have been kindly referred to as phantom cautions or TBD (To Benefit Dale) cautions.


Mar. 20, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

Nets win 10th straight at home, top Bobcats 104-99

Deron Williams' confidence is sky high and he's taking the Brooklyn Nets along for the ride.


Mar. 18, 2014 @ 11:07 PM

Khudobin makes 46 saves in Hurricanes' 3-1 win

Anton Khudobin made a career-high 46 saves and Andrei Loktionov and Patrick Dwyer each had a goal and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes earned a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night.


Mar. 18, 2014 @ 12:49 PM

Hawks continue dominance of Bobcats 97-83

Paul Millsap thinks the Atlanta Hawks finally have things headed in the right direction.


Mar. 17, 2014 @ 06:35 PM

In The Pits: NASCAR needs to revamp schedule

Of the many things NASCAR can't control, the weather is at the top of the list.


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

Edwards leads Ford sweep at rain-soaked Bristol

Carl Edwards claimed a rain-soaked win at Bristol Motor Speedway, where weather wreaked havoc on yet another Sprint Cup race.


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Oilers slip past Hurricanes for 2-1 victory

Justin Schultz scored a power-play goal at 9:01 of the third period and the Edmonton Oilers earned a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Bobcats beat Bucks 101-92, win 4th straight

Kemba Walker scored 21 points and Al Jefferson added 16 of his 20 in the second half to help the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-92 on Sunday for their fourth straight victory.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Iginla, Bruins rout 'Canes 5-1

Boston winger Milan Lucic didn't hide the thoughts many of his teammates may have had in the Bruins' locker room following a fairly easy win over Carolina.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Garrigus hopes to land a big one at Innisbrook

Robert Garrigus talks about the skill involved in the trade, and it's certainly more than just taking it back and letting it fly. The location changes everything, for not every place is the same. Some moments involve power, others require a delicate touch.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

Jefferson lifts Bobcats over Timberwolves 105-93

The Charlotte Bobcats are turning into a difficult team to beat down the stretch, particularly at home.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Hamlin sets track record with pole-winning run

Denny Hamlin ended two weeks of Team Penske dominance by winning the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway.


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

Hamlin sets track record with pole-winning run

Denny Hamlin ended two weeks of Team Penske dominance by winning the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway.


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

Hurricanes rally to beat Sabres 4-2

Even as Buffalo goalie Michal Neuvirth made save after save Thursday night, the Carolina Hurricanes did not get frustrated.


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

4-way tie for the lead at windy Innisbrook

Matt Every made the best of the worst conditions Thursday at Innisbrook. Danny Lee, finally, seems to be playing good golf in any weather.


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Dale Jr. takes fast start to Bristol

So often a sports team will jump off to a great start to its season only to see it fall apart.