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Kane keeps Blackhawks’ streak alive

NHL: Chicago extended its NHL-record, season-opening points streak to 22 games Sunday when Patrick Kane scored the tying goal on a power play with 2:02 left in regulation and had …


Ravens hand over jackpot to QB Flacco

NFL: Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens reached a tentative agreement Friday on a new contract that would make the Super Bowl MVP the highest-paid player in NFL history. If …


Self gets win No. 500 after Jayhawks rally

Men’s basketball: Elijah Johnson scored a career-high 39 points and No. 6 Kansas rallied to beat Iowa State 108-96 in overtime on Monday night in Ames, Iowa, for coach Bill …


Craft’s career effort gives Buckeyes win

Men’s College Basketball: Aaron Craft slashed through the lane for a career-high 21 points on Sunday – more than he had scored in the last three games combined – to …


Bubba Watson lone survivor among top 10

Golf: And then there was one. One day after Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods went home, more top seeds followed Friday in the Match Play Championship. Masters champion Bubba Watson …


As the NHL season speeds forward, surprises abound

This unusual NHL season is already one third of the way over, with roughly two more months for teams to grind through the lockout-condensed schedule. With so many games packed …


McIlroy, Woods ousted in Match Play

Golf: The snow is gone from the Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz., and so are Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. In a stunning conclusion Thursday, Shane Lowry made a …


Newsmakers

Traded The Orlando Magic traded veteran shooting guard J.J. Redick, center Gustavo Ayon and reserve point guard Ish Smith to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guards Doron Lamb and …


Chicago extends points streak to 15 games

NHL: Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and an assist to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the visiting Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Sunday, extending their season-opening …


Ligety picks up third win at worlds

Winter sports: Ted Ligety became the first man in 45 years to win three gold medals at a skiing world championships by blowing away the field in winning his favored …


Malhotra may be done

Vancouver Canucks center Manny Malhotra will miss the rest of the season after failing to adapt sufficiently following a career-threatening eye injury. The club placed the 32-year-old Malhotra on injured …


Heat beat Lakers for fifth straight win

NBA: LeBron James scored 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting in a record-setting show, Dwyane Wade scored 30 and the Miami Heat beat the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 107-97 on Sunday …


Storm wreaks sports havoc as pros, colleges postpone games

BOSTON – The Tampa Bay Lightning were already in Boston when the blizzard shut down the roads, trains and airports. The Bruins and all of the game officials were standing …


Illinois shocks Indiana with buzzer-beater

Men’s College Basketball: Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup at the buzzer off a baseline inbounds pass and Illinois beat No. 1 Indiana 74-72 on Thursday night in Champaign, Ill., …


Seattle unlikely to be first in line for NHL

SEATTLE – Snagging the troubled Phoenix Coyotes hockey franchise for Seattle won’t be the empty-net goal some have suggested. A deal to keep the Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz., fell apart …


Just like during last shortened season, fighing increases in NHL

DETROIT – Wanna fight? If you’re an NHL player, you can probably find somebody to drop the gloves.


Celtics edge Clippers; move to 4-0 without Rondo

NBA: Paul Pierce scored 22 points and Boston held off a late comeback to beat visiting Los Angeles 106-104 and improve to 4-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season …


NHL to continue running Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Greg Jamison was unable to pull together the funds and investors he needed to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes before a deadline with the city of Glendale expired. …


Blackhawks force OT, lose in shootout

NHL: Jordan Schroeder scored in a shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday night. Schroeder, who hasn’t scored …


Rockets beat Jazz by 45 in Salt Lake City

NBA: James Harden scored 25 points and the Houston Rockets rolled by the Jazz 125-80 on Monday night, handing Utah its worst home loss in franchise history. The Jazz had …


Michigan makes case for No. 1 ranking

Men’s basketball: Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten) never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win over Illinois (15-6, 2-5) in …


Woods leads through 36 at Torrey Pines

Golf: Tiger Woods made it look easy on a dreary day at Torrey Pines in San Diego and wound up in a place he hasn’t been in five years. He …


Just goin’ Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As a Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach, Mike Yeo saw the very best of Dany Heatley in an Ottawa Senators uniform. During Yeo’s first four years with …


Neal leads Penguins’ charge over Rangers

NHL: James Neal scored twice, Evgeni Malkin handed out three assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins chased reigning Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist from the net in the second period of …


Return of NHL draws higher ratings

NHL fans have tuned in to hockey’s return to television. NBC’s broadcast Saturday earned the highest preliminary rating for a non-Winter Classic regular-season game since 2002. The network said Sunday …


Kings get rings, raise first Stanley Cup banner

The Los Angeles Kings raised their first Stanley Cup championship banner Saturday in a joyous ceremony delayed more than three months by the NHL lockout. With help from the family …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2013, 11:20 p.m.

NHL: Blackhawks crash LA Kings’ party

Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist, Corey Crawford made 19 saves, and the Chicago Blackhawks crashed the Kings’ Stanley Cup championship celebration with a 5-2 victory over Los …


NHL has work to do to win back fans after lockout

Three generations of the Ribble family hurried through a parking lot in suburban Detroit, eager to see the Red Wings practice when the lockout finally ended. “I was getting nervous …


Five questions: NHL Western Conference

1. Can the Kings repeat as Stanley Cup champions? No one has won the Cup two years in a row since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. In …


Five questions: NHL Eastern Conference

1. How is Sidney Crosby’s head? The Penguins’ superstar center played only 22 games last season because of concussion- related problems, and every time he takes a hit to the …