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Islanders beat Capitals, 3-1, to force Game 7

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals, 3-1, yesterday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and assist, and Nick Leddy had two assists in what could still be the franchise’s final game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Cal Clutterbuck …

Bayless’s layup at buzzer gives Bucks 92-90 win over Bulls

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Jerryd Bayless made a layup at the buzzer off an inbounds pass, lifting Milwaukee to a 92-90 victory over Chicago yesterday, drawing the Bucks within …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, April 25, 2015

SPRINT CUP Rain postpones race at Richmond until today RICHMOND, Va. – Persistent rain forced NASCAR to postpone last night’s race at Richmond International Raceway. …

Rays rally from four-run deficit, beat Red Sox, 7-5

Thursday, April 23, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Jake Elmore homered, Brandon Guyer had a two-run, pinch-hit single in a four-run sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-5, last night. After …

Grizzlies beat Trail Blazers, 97-82, for 2-0 series lead

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mike Conley and Courtney Lee each scored 18 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 97-82, last night to grab the franchise’s first 2-0 lead in a playoff series. The Grizzlies took full advantage of …

F-bombs away: Rants a time-honored part of sports culture

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fellas, chill. It’s just a game, right? Losing stinks. We totally get it. Athletes and coaches have been angry about coming up on the short end since cavemen looked at each other, pointed to a spot in the …

Patriots’ Nate Solder had testicular cancer surgery last year

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder had surgery for testicular cancer last spring then went on to start every game, including the Super Bowl victory. Teammate Matthew Slater said yesterday he was aware of …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BASEBALL Cubs promote highly touted prospect Russell PITTSBURGH – The Chicago Cubs called up highly touted infielder Addison Russell yesterday. The 21-year-old Russell started at second base and batted ninth in the Cubs’ game at Pittsburgh Pirates last …

Patriots secondary will have yet another new look

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Devin McCourty was asked if he was surprised Darrelle Revis left the New England Patriots to return to the New York Jets. “Who?” the Patriots’ free safety said with a laugh on Tuesday. “Revis?” Asked if he’s no longer allowed to mention the cornerback’s name …

Ortiz suspended one game for making contact with umpire

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Boston designated hitter David Ortiz was suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball yesterday. MLB said Ortiz was punished by senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. for making contact with umpire …

Reds’ Bryan Price sorry for bad words, sticks by sentiment

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Cincinnati Manager Bryan Price is sorry for using foul language in a pregame tirade. Everything in between the bad words remains fair game. The Reds skipper stood firm on his stance that media shouldn’t report developments …

Steelers-Patriots to open 2015 schedule on a Thursday night

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NEW YORK – Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. This opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL …

LeBron scores 30, Cavaliers hold off Celtics, 99-91, in Game 2

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CLEVELAND – The Celtics wouldn’t go away, and then LeBron James showed them the door. James scored 30 points – 15 in the fourth quarter – and Kyrie Irving added 26 as the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off …