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Bruins advance to Stanley Cup finals to meet Vancouver

NHL: Nathan Horton scored with 7:33 left in Game 7, sending the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in more than two decades with a …


In brief: Lightning force Game 7 with Bruins

Hockey: Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell each scored twice, resilient goalie Dwayne Roloson weathered a hat trick by Boston’s David Krejci, and the Tampa Bay Lightning stayed alive in …


In brief: Dallas holds off Thunder for 2-1 series advantage

NBA playoffs: Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an off night for both of the game’s superstars and the Dallas Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for …


Sharks break through against Canucks in Western final

NHL playoffs: Patrick Marleau scored twice in the first period and Antti Niemi made the early lead stand up with 27 saves to get the San Jose Sharks back into …


Oklahoma City wins at Dallas to tie NBA series

NBA playoffs: Kevin Durant scored 24 points and James Harden added 23, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-100 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night and …


In brief: Heat tie series with Bulls as James, Wade lead way

NBA: LeBron James came up big down the stretch and scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the visiting Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 Wednesday night to …


Nowitzki leads Mavs to Game 1 win over Thunder

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki made 10 of his first 11 shots and a playoff-record 24 straight free throws on the way to 48 points, leading the Mavericks to a 121-112 victory …


In brief: Miami Heat close out Boston in Eastern semifinal

NBA: Not only have the Miami Heat caught the Boston Celtics – they have officially gone past them, and into the Eastern Conference finals. Vanquishing the team they couldn’t beat …


In brief: Memphis defeats Oklahoma City to seize 2-1 series edge

NBA: Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday …


In brief: Mavericks head to Dallas with 2-0 edge on Lakers

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 …


Nashville Predators even series with OT win over Vancouver

NHL: Ryan Suter tied the game with 67 seconds left and Matt Halischuk won it 14:51 into double overtime as the Nashville Predators beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in Vancouver, …


Spurs avoid elimination with late 3-pointer

NBA: Gary Neal caught an inbounds pass with 1.7 seconds left and forced overtime with a 3-point heave as time expired, and the San Antonio Spurs staved off elimination by …


Vancouver beats Chicago in Game 7 overtime thriller

NHL: Alex Burrows scored his second goal 5:22 into overtime, Roberto Luongo made 31 saves and the Vancouver Canucks avoided an historic playoff collapse by knocking the defending Stanley Cup …


In brief: Roy’s bank shot caps Trail Blazers’ rally past Dallas

NBA: Brandon Roy’s go-ahead bank shot with 39.2 seconds left capped Portland’s 23-point second-half comeback and the Blazers beat the visiting Dallas Mavericks 84-82 on Saturday night, evening the first-round …


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 …