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NHL continues to be inconsistent

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Brutality, too. When the Los Angeles Kings’ Jarret Stoll crunched San Jose’s Ian White in Game 1 last …


Former Spokane Chief Kurt Sauer adjusts to life off the ice

Kurt Sauer softly opens the door to his 4-year-old son Kade’s bedroom and walks to the side of the bed before leaning over to whisper. “Come on, let’s get up,” …


Former Spokane Chief Kurt Sauer adjusts to life off the ice

Ever since former Spokane Chief Kurt Sauer suffered a neck injury playing for the Phoenix Coyotes in a preseason game against the Anaheim Ducks in September 2009, the defenseman exchanged …


Hockey memorabilia brining in lots of cash

MONTREAL – Stained clothing, chipped vulcanized rubber and even false teeth. Whatever the item, if it comes from the personal trove of a retired hockey star it can mean big …


In brief: Big Three all reach 30 in Heat win

NBA: LeBron James had 33 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, Chris Bosh added 31 points and 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat set a franchise record in beating the …


In brief: Woodland clutch in win at Innisbrook

Golf: At Palm Harbor, Fla., Gary Woodland’s only par on the back nine Sunday gave him his first PGA Tour victory. Woodland surged into the lead with birdies, fell back …


In brief: Flyers defeat Dallas to clinch NHL playoff berth

NHL: Ville Leino scored in the sixth round of the shootout and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a playoff spot with a 3-2 victory over the host Dallas Stars on Saturday …


Thrashers defeat Flyers to improve playoff chances

NHL: Rob Schremp and Blake Wheeler scored for Atlanta in the shootout, giving the Thrashers a crucial 4-3 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers after squandering three leads Thursday night. …


In brief: Durant guides way as Oklahoma City shuts down Miami

NHL: Kevin Durant scored 29 points on 12-for-21 shooting, Russell Westbrook added 18 and Oklahoma City frustrated Miami’s offense all night on the way to a 96-85 victory over the …


Heat blow out NBA-leading San Antonio

NBA: Chris Bosh scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 29 and the Miami Heat avenged their worst loss of the season by rolling past the NBA-leading …


In brief: Kings’ last-minute goal tops Stars

NHL: Michal Handzus scored the tiebreaking goal with 20.8 seconds remaining and the visiting Los Angeles Kings stretched their winning streak to three with a 3-2 victory over the Dallas …


North Carolina defeats Duke for ACC title

Men’s basketball: Harrison Barnes scored 18 points to help No. 13 North Carolina beat No. 4 Duke 81-67 on Saturday night in Chapel Hill, N.C., clinching the Atlantic Coast Conference …


Penner to Kings tops NHL trade deadline day

Until the Los Angeles Kings made the biggest move of NHL trade deadline day by prying forward Dustin Penner away from the Edmonton Oilers, the further breaking up of the …


Unranked Kansas State knocks off No. 7 Texas

Men’s basketball: Rodney McGruder scored 22 points and surging, unranked Kansas State muscled past slumping No. 7 Texas 75-70 on Monday night, the Wildcats’ fifth straight win. Jacob Pullen scored …


Nebraska upsets third-ranked Texas in men’s basketball

College Basketball: Brandon Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds left to seal Nebraska’s 70-67 upset of No. 3 Texas on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska (18-8, …


Newsmakers

Tagged The New England Patriots have reportedly placed the franchise tag on All-Pro offensive lineman Logan Mankins, who held out the first seven games of the 2010 season in a …


Lemieux says NHL failed in punishments for fight

NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux said the NHL failed in its punishment of the New York Islanders following a fight-filled game between the teams – and went …


Ex-Chief Grabner has hat trick for Islanders

Michael Grabner and the New York Islanders showed they have plenty of punch left in them. And this time they limited it to the offensive part of the scoresheet. Putting …


Cavs beat Clippers, end record losing streak

NBA: Nearly two months after it started innocently, the Cleveland Cavaliers stopped their NBA-record losing streak at 26 games Friday night with a 126-119 win in overtime against the visiting …


Cavaliers continue downward spiral with loss to Mavericks

NBA: Over one season or two, no team in NBA history has lost as many games in a row as these Cleveland Cavaliers. The surging Mavericks beat Cleveland 99-96 on …


Team Lidstrom wins NHL All-Star game

Unfazed by having to pick second in the inaugural NHL All-Star fantasy draft, Nicklas Lidstrom built and went on to lead another winning team — though this was the first …


NHL discovers accidents lead to increase in concussions

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sidney Crosby is hardly the only NHL player felled by a concussion this season. In fact, he has lots of unwanted company. The NHL board of governors …


No wrong choices here

RALEIGH, N.C. – Nicklas Lidstrom’s first pick in the inaugural NHL All-Star fantasy draft was his only bad one – choosing the wrong side of a flipped puck with the …


Chiefs’ home streak ends

Kelowna Rockets outhustled the Spokane Chiefs for a 5-3 win at the Arena.


Flyers end 22-year drought

NHL: James van Riemsdyk, Daniel Carcillo and Scott Hartnell scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers win for the first time in Detroit in more than 22 years, 3-2 over the …


In brief: Mavs lose Dirk, earn win at Oklahoma City

NBA: The Dallas Mavericks lost Dirk Nowitzki to a knee injury in the second quarter, but beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Monday night for their 17th victory in …


In brief: Boozer, Rose lead Bulls past Pistons in OT

NBA: Carlos Boozer had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and Derrick Rose added 23 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 95-92 …


NHL veterans educate youth

DENVER – Laundry day in the Foote family falls in the middle of the week and Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene dutifully brings his clothes up from the basement to …


Lindbergh’s girlfriend, teammates recall fatal crash 25 years ago

PHILADELPHIA – A full 4,000 miles away from the city that grew to love him, Pelle Lindbergh’s spirit lives on in the body of a teenager who has no biological …


Goalie wants Hjalmarsson punished for blind-side hit

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A day after watching teammate Jason Pominville carted off the ice on a stretcher, Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller urged the NHL on Tuesday to “change the culture” …