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Blue Jackets even series

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The Blue Jackets overcame a 3-0 deficit for their first home playoff victory in the franchise's 13 seasons, sending the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Saturday night tied 2-2.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann close to finalizing roster

Just three weeks remain before the start of the United States' pre-World Cup training camp, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann is close to finalizing the players he'll invite.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James, Heat hold off ‘Cats

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps to swim three events in comeback

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting next Thursday. Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns the world and American records. He is seeded eighth in the 100 free and 28th in the 50 free. The 28-year-old swimmer is planning to compete in fewer and shorter events in his comeback than he did ...

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WRIGLEY TURNS 100

CHICAGO (AP) - For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oldest ex-player dies at 102

HAVANA (AP) - Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sherman speaks at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Richard Sherman was called all kinds of names after his raging rant at the end of the NFC championship game. It was worth it, the Seattle cornerback said, because it gave him a chance to talk about the perception of black athletes to a wider audience.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stunning draw for state No. 1 Lancers

East Union girls soccer coach Victor Polanco called it a reality check.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks skate to 3-0 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors: Bring on the trap

OAKLAND (AP) - For all the problems he had facing the Clippers' smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


BACK TO WORK

ALAMEDA (AP) - The new members of the Oakland Raiders have heard all the outside critiques: They are too old, past their primes and far removed from their Pro Bowl years.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wizards work magic in OT; Pacers rebound

CHICAGO (AP) - Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canadiens first to advance to 2nd round

MONTREAL (AP) - Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Popovich named coach of the year

The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA Finals.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manchester United fire Moyes

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Federer upset about on-court fan’s selfie at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Roger Federer was not amused.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Carl Edwards races to 1st victory for new JGR team

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Carl Edwards won for the first time in two seasons - and the first time since joining Joe Gibbs Racing - moving in front 20 laps from the end to take the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Clutch final par gives Kirk victory at Colonial while denying Spieth

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial.

May 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Belt’s HR helps Giants beat Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Brandon Belt homered into the third deck, Ryan Vogelsong threw six scoreless innings and also doubled and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Friday night.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Houston star Harden’s unique game hard to stop _ and to like

HOUSTON (AP) - Whether he's stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


James leads Cavs to win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) - LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Questions about safety over 99th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic looms in Nadal’s toughest ever draw at French Open

PARIS (AP) - The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Na closes with ‘good bogey,’ leads wet Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Weidman, Belfort end 2-year dance in title fight

Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort have been waiting to trade punches since early last year. Way back then, Weidman was a new champion with no real injury problems, and Belfort had just knocked out his last three opponents with spectacular head kicks.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Longoria helps power Rays past A’s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Scott Kazmir had not given up a home run with men on base in seven straight winless starts. And, then, he faced his former teammate.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lundqvist stands tall, Rangers beat Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No immediate surgery for A’s Coco Crisp

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have ruled out immediate neck surgery for outfielder Coco Crisp.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Smith suspended for rosin, sunscreen on arm

ATLANTA (AP) - Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell didn't see a shiny substance on reliever Will Smith's right arm until it was too late.

May 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) - James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips - and then he didn't.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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