P/sunny
74°
P/sunny
Hi 74° | Lo 43°

Pro Sports

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a diving save on a shot by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Rangers Hold Off Caps

Sunday, May 3, 2015

New York — Chris Kreider scored 38 seconds after the opening faceoff and the New York Rangers bounced back from a tough, last-second loss and defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 Saturday. The series is tied 1-1. Game 3 is Monday at Washington. Dan Boyle and Derick Brassard also scored and Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves in the entertaining game that …

Bulls Want Revenge

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Throughout his early years of postseason appearances, there was one team that always stood in LeBron James’ way. He eventually exacted some revenge against the Boston Celtics, but now the Chicago Bulls view James in a similar lens. No matter how hard they have tried, no matter what jersey he is wearing, the Bulls have never beaten James in the postseason. They’ll get …

Veteran Gordon Races to 80th Career Pole

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Talladega, Ala. — In this farewell season for Jeff Gordon, he continues to seize every moment both on and off the track. Gordon won the 80th pole of his career Saturday with a blistering lap around Talladega Superspeedway, where he’s a six-time race winner. The four-time NASCAR champion will start first today and …

Lightning Blank Wings, Advance

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Braydon Coburn broke a scoreless tie early in the third period and Ben Bishop made 31 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Wednesday night in Game 7 …

Horford, Teague Help Hawks Take 3-2 Series Lead

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Atlanta — Al Horford and Jeff Teague scored 20 points apiece, helping the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks hold off the Brooklyn Nets 107-97 on Wednesday night in an NBA playoff series that’s closer than anyone envisioned. Shaking off a dislocated finger, Horford flew around the court in the fourth …

Rockets Oust Mavs to Advance

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Houston — James Harden scored 28 points, Terrence Jones had 10 of his 15 in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-94 on Tuesday night for their first playoff series victory since 2009. …

In Brief: Jets Fined $100,000 by NFL for Tampering

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Florham Park, n.j. — Woody Johnson made one costly comment for the New York Jets. The NFL is fining the team $100,000 for tampering because of the owner’s comments in December about Darrelle Revis, then a member of the New England Patriots, according to a person familiar with …

Baseball Notes: Orioles, White Sox to Play in Empty Stadium

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Baltimore — After a pair of postponements caused by rioting in Baltimore, the Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play today at Camden Yards in what is believed to be the first game without fans in major league baseball’s 145-season history. Because of the unsettled environment in Baltimore, …

Commentary: Mayweather Will Be a Step Ahead

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Las Vegas — Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the bigger man. There’s a good chance he could be the quicker man. Those are qualities that win fights, and those are advantages Mayweather brings into Saturday’s welterweight title showdown with Manny Pacquiao. He also comes in with the confidence that …

For Pacquiao, It’s More Than Money

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

For Manny Pacquiao, it wasn’t about winning the business deal. It was about proving he was the better fighter. Pacquiao cut his losses in negotiations to secure a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. So on Saturday night, fittingly …

Fill-In Leads Yankees

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New York — The revelation that ace Masahiro Tanaka will be out at least a month because of a mild forearm strain and right wrist tendinitis overshadowed the New York Yankees’ 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays …

Pletcher Chasing Another Derby

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Louisville, Ky. — In the unpredictable world of horse racing, Todd Pletcher is as steady and predictable as they come. It’s evident in the way the 47-year-old trainer goes about his business from his spotless barn at Churchill …

Jays’ Bats Pound Sox

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Boston — Jose Bautista had an RBI in Toronto’s five-run third inning, another in a three-run fourth and then added a homer to help the Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 11-8 on Tuesday night and snap a four-game losing streak. Josh Donaldson had three hits, including …