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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18), of the Czech Republic, watches his shot go in the goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, during the third period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh is at right. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lightning Strike Rangers in Overtime

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov scored 3:33 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Ondrej Palat had two goals and an assist, and Tyler Johnson, Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn each had one goal and an assist for the Lightning. …

Bruins Have a GM, but But Coach’s Future Not so Clear

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Boston — On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement. “He’s the coach of the Boston Bruins as of today, for sure,” Sweeney said Wednesday in a news conference after he …

Astros Remain Hot

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Houston — Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer to help Dallas Keuchel earn his eighth straight win, and the Houston Astros kept rolling with a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The Astros improved to an American League-best 27-14, giving them the best start through 41 games in franchise history. Sitting …

Braves Miss on No-No

Monday, May 18, 2015

Miami — Shelby Miller’s no-hit bid ended with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday when Justin Bour singled sharply up the middle, and the Atlanta Braves right-hander pitched a two-hitter in a 6-0 win over the Miami …

Marlins’ Slow Start Costs Manager Redmond His Job

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Associated Press Miami — Twelve years ago, when the Marlins were 16-22, owner Jeffrey Loria fired his manager and the team went on to win the World Series. Now Miami is hoping for a repeat. With that …

Soul Survivors: Cubs’ Rizzo, Lester Will Have Lifelong Bond

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chicago — They’ll never forget that encounter in Boston, a lengthy meeting between Jon Lester, a cancer survivor, and 18-year-old Anthony Rizzo, who had just been diagnosed with the disease. It’s a moment that created a special bond …

Patience Key For Nats Star

Sunday, May 17, 2015

San Diego — Baseball marvels at what Bryce Harper is doing this season: his growing patience at the plate, his power and on-going maturation into one of the game’s best hitters. In a superhuman display last week, the …

Braves Could Soon Look for Help From Prospects

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lawrenceville, Ga. — The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades. One of the top prospects is right-hander Matt Wisler, who came to Atlanta in the trade that sent …

In Brief: Hamlin Edges Harvick for All-Star Victory

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Concord, n.c. — Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race by using clean air to hold off Kevin Harvick at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hamlin won the pole for Saturday night’s race, and was decent through the first four 25-lap segments. …

Rain Washes Out First Day of Indy Qualifications

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Indianapolis — Ryan Hunter-Reay finished the rain-shortened first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying in the same spot he finished last year’s race — No. 1. Now he’ll have to do it all over again today. After Hunter-Reay posted the faster of two four-lap qualification runs Saturday, finishing with …

Rangers Strike Lightning in Game 1

Sunday, May 17, 2015

New York — The New York Rangers aren’t the same team the Tampa Bay Lightning dominated in the regular season. Not even close, and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals showed that. Dominic Moore scored with 2:25 …

1972 Dolphins Kicker Garo Yepremian Dies

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Garo Yepremian, the Miami Dolphins’ kicker during their glory years in the 1970s, died on Friday at age 70 after a year-long battle with cancer, his wife Maritza confirmed to the Associated Press on Friday night. Yepremian, who died in a hospital in Media, Pennsylvania, was the Dolphins’ …

Brady Fights the Power

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — This is no longer about deflated footballs. Tom Brady signaled in his appeal of his “Deflategate” suspension that he will put NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s credibility on trial, further inflating the stakes in what started as a silly little scandal about the air pressure in …