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Chase Elliott turns his own passion for racing into wins

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Chase Elliott isn’t really sure what he has accomplished the last two weeks in becoming the youngest Nationwide driver with multiple victories. Elliott acknowledged he was still in shock over his first series win at Texas Motor Speedway when he doubled up at Darlington Raceway, coming from back in the pack the final two laps last Friday … 0

Lot to like about Bruins as Stanley Cup playoffs arrive

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins had the NHL’s best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most. They have four strong lines, … 0

Hot goalies often make the difference in Cup pursuit

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it’s time for the goalies to get going. As simplistic as the adage can be, predictions of the … 0

Patrick Roy’s leadership style perfect for surprising Avalanche

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Patrick Roy’s fiery personality was on full display in the opening game when the Colorado coach got into a heated exchange with Anaheim, banging his hands again and again on the glass partition until it … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NHL Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June. The Panthers, who finished 29th in the league, vaulted ahead of the … 0

Red Sox 2B Pedroia has cortisone injection in wrist

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had a cortisone injection in his left wrist and hopes to return to Boston’s starting lineup tonight. The AL MVP was injured April 4 when Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez broke up a double play at second base in the ninth inning. Pedroia is … 0

Rays’ Moore to have elbow surgery, miss rest of season

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BALTIMORE – Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore will miss the remainder of the season after opting to have elbow-ligament replacement surgery. Dr. James Andrews is to operate next week on the 24-year-old pitcher, who made the AL All-Star team last year. Moore will be the first Rays pitcher … 0

Fisher Cats’ game with New Britain rained out

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats and New Britain Rock Cats were rained out yesterday in what was going to be the second game of a three-game series. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader June 27. The current series will be shortened to two … 0

White Sox slip past Red Sox, 2-1, on error in 9th

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CHICAGO – Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox, 2-1, on a frigid Tuesday night. Tied at one, … 0

Storylines to follow as Stanley Cup playoffs get underway

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin tomorrow with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries: NEW LOOK: Forget what you knew about how teams matched up in … 0

Another Masters title in the books, Watson begins quest for next major

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. – For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits. When he won the Masters for the first time in 2012, he went to New York the next day … 0

Red Sox announce no damage for ailing Pedroia, Uehara

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

According to a statement from the team, there’s good news concerning Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who found out the injured wrist that kept him out of Sunday’s loss to the New York Yankees is not fractured. … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Women’s basketball Sun take Ogwumike with top pick in WNBA draft UNCASVILLE, Conn. – It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun. Minutes after taking Chiney Ogwumike with the top pick in the WNBA draft last … 0