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NHL hits ice tonight

Enjoy the Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony for as long as possible, Chicago. Once the puck drops to usher in the new NHL season in Chicago, Montreal and Edmonton today, recent …


Hockey dreams become a thing of nightmares

A hockey fan since birth – upon delivery, I likened being in the womb to being in the penalty box – I spent most of my adolescence yearning for an …


Lehman takes lead at First Tee Open

Golf: Tom Lehman made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Pebble Beach, Calif. on Saturday for his second straight 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead in the …


Hayes helps Dream hold off Fever

WNBA: Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points, Angel McCoughtry had 18 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever 84-79 on Thursday night for a 1-0 lead in the Eastern …


Oracle still making waves in America’s Cup

Sailing: Skipper Jimmy Spithill and defending champion Oracle Team USA accelerated off the starting line and stayed ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand to win its fifth straight race and …


Stenson holds lead at Tour Championship

Golf: Henrik Stenson was so flawless that he built a nine-shot lead at the turn Saturday in the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Only a few glitches in his game put …


Thomas to get a look

Tim Thomas wants back in the NHL. The Florida Panthers want goaltending help. It might be a perfect match. The two-time Vezina Trophy winner, who wrote on his Facebook page …


Officials from ASU-Wisconsin game reprimanded

College Football: The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded the officials in Saturday night’s game in Tempe, Ariz., between Wisconsin and Arizona State for their actions in the bizarre closing seconds. The …


U.S. takes Walker Cup lead

Golf: NCAA champion Max Homa beat Max Orrin 5 and 3 and the United States won the first six singles matches Saturday in the Walker Cup to take an 8-4 …


Final fling for Finnish Flash

Forward Teemu Selanne says he’s returning to the Anaheim Ducks for his 21st and final NHL season. The 43-year-old from Finland announced his decision Friday in a humorous video posted …


Miller faces long odds at making Team USA

ARLINGTON, Va. – Ryan Miller was simply brilliant at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He put the United States in a position to win silver and came within a goal of …


Washington eliminated from LLWS

LLWS: Chad Knight lined a run-scoring single to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning, and New England champion Westport, Conn., beat Northwest champion Sammamish, Wash., 14-13 Friday …


76ers boss buys New Jersey Devils

Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris is the new owner of the New Jersey Devils. The founder of one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Harris and his group paid …


Newsmakers

Offered The Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA have reportedly offered Brett Brown their long-vacant coaching job. Brown, an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, was in final discussions Friday night …


Thompson’s 19 points lead Storm to win

WNBA: Tina Thompson had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the visiting Seattle Storm past the Phoenix Mercury 80-65 on Tuesday night. Tanisha Wright also scored 19 points and …


Newsmakers

Hired The Los Angeles Lakers said Monday they have hired Kurt Rambis and Johnny Davis as assistants for coach Mike D’Antoni. Rambis starred for the Lakers during the “Showtime” era …


NHL schedule reflects realignment, Olympic break

NEW YORK – Now that the NHL knows for sure it will take a break for next year’s Sochi Games, the league has released its long-awaited schedule that features realignment …


Devils’ Kovalchuk walks away from NHL

Superstar forward Ilya Kovalchuk stunned the New Jersey Devils and the sports world Thursday, retiring from the NHL to return to his native Russia. In leaving, the 30-year-old Kovalchuk walked …


Blixt improves position with Greenbrier win

Golf: Jonas Blixt shot a 3-under 67 Sunday in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., to win the rain-delayed Greenbrier Classic by two strokes. Blixt emerged from a five-player chase over the …


Senators lose star, acquire star in NHL’s busy day

Daniel Alfredsson bolted from the Ottawa Senators to sign with the Detroit Red Wings, sensing that was the best move he could make in his drive to win a championship …


Briere signs with Habs; Elias staying with Devils

Danny Briere’s heading home to his native Quebec. Patrick Elias is staying in New Jersey. And leave it to the Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars to steal the headlines Thursday …


Brazil tops Spain for Confederations Cup title

Soccer: Fred scored two goals, Neymar added another and host Brazil defeated world champion Spain 3-0 to win the Confederations Cup on Sunday night in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil, a …


Newsmakers

Failed Turkey was hit by eight more athletes reportedly caught using banned substances, just days after eight of the country’s weightlifters were pulled out of the Mediterranean Games for failing …


Meeting set on possible NHL deal for Sochi Games

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will try to wrap up a deal Monday allowing NHL players to compete in the Sochi Olympics. He says the league will meet in New York …


Koreans 1-2 at Women’s Open golf

GOLF: South Korea’s Ha-Neul Kim upstaged friend Inbee Park to take the first-round lead at her first U.S. Women’s Open in Southampton, N.Y. Kim shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 on …


Newsmakers

Traded The Calgary Flames traded left wing Alex Tanguay and defenseman Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche for right wing David Jones and defenseman Shane O’Brien. The 33-year-old Tanguay is …


Pippen faces questions after Malibu fight

Basketball: Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen was questioned Monday about his weekend fight with an autograph-seeker that left the man hospitalized with a head injury. Pippen came in voluntarily …


Cup runneth over

BOSTON – Two goals. Seventeen seconds apart. A second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks. Seventy-six seconds away from defeat and a trip home for a …


Blackhawks strike quickly to win Cup

BOSTON — Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 of the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the second …


Blackhawks move within 1 win of Stanley Cup title

CHICAGO – It’s all so very familiar. Big goals from Patrick Kane. Solid all-around play from Jonathan Toews. A goaltender stepping forward at the right time. The Chicago Blackhawks have …