PITTSBURGH (AP) - When the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009, a dynasty appeared to be in the offing. It didn't quite work out that way. Injuries and inconsistent postseason play sent the franchise into a full-fledged identity crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fans at some first-round Copa America games have arrived to see empty sections, even closed-off decks. Still, the tournament is averaging more than 40,000 fans per game, a figure certain to increase in the knockout rounds.
ALAMEDA (AP) - After a two-month playoff run that changed the perception of the star players and a team that had been known for playoff letdowns, the reality of falling two wins short of the ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup hit the San Jose Sharks.