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44 min ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

4 reasons why the NBA playoffs are better than the NHL

St. Louis Blues right wing Adam Cracknell reacts after scoring the first goal of the game past Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford in first period action during Game 1 of a first-round Stanley Cup playoff game between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.


Related Topix: Sports Etc.

5 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Jets RB Johnson out to quiet critics

One day after signing a two-year contract with the New York Jets, Johnson spoke Wednesday about what will drive him with his new team.


Related Topix: New York Jets, NFL Football, Geno Smith, NFL Players

9 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

In this Dec. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, left, fights with Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, right, as Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Darren Collison look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif.


Related Topix: Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Golden State Warriors, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, NBA Players, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Hornets, Chris Paul, Jamal Crawford

13 hrs ago | SLAM! Sports

Sharks have no trouble with Kings in Game 1

The San Jose Sharks scored five times during a blistering first two periods to beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 in the opener of their first-round playoff series at SAP Center on Thursday.


Related Topix: San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Trevor Lewis, Jeff Carter, Slava Voynov, Jake Muzzin, NHL Players

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

DENVER - Patrick Roy showed as much boldness behind the bench as he once did as a Hall of Fame goaltender.


Related Topix: Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Kyle Brodziak, NHL Players, Colorado Avalanche, Marc-Andre Cliche, Paul Stastny, Patrick Roy

The Winnipeg Free Press

Steen gets winner at 26 seconds of third OT, Blues knock off Blackhawks 4-3

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.


Related Topix: NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks, David Backes, NHL Players, Maxim Lapierre, Corey Crawford, Brent Seabrook

The Miami Herald

Price outpitched by Sabathia in Rays' loss to NY

Sabathia pitched seven innings for a rare win at Tropicana Field, leading the Yankees past Price and the Rays 10-2 Thursday night in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners.


Related Topix: Desmond Jennings, Baseball Players, Sean Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Evan Longoria

Rangers score 3 in 3rd, top Flyers in opener 4-1

New York Rangers' Derick Brassard, left, and Anton Stralman, right, celebrate with Mats Zuccarello after Zuccarello scored a goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, in New York.


Related Topix: NHL Hockey, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Mats Zuccarello, NHL Players, Derek Stepan, Benoit Pouliot, Ryan McDonagh

McNabb arrested for DUI in Arizona

Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.


Related Topix: NFL Football, Philadelphia Eagles

CBS Local

Affidavit: Smuggler Threats Follow Puig From Cuba

The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.


Related Topix: Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

The Wichita Eagle

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

In this March 16, 2014 file photo, Duke's Jabari Parker tries to shoot over Virginia's Darion Atkins during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, ... (more)


Related Topix: Kyrie Irving, Austin Rivers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Duke Blue Devils NCAA Basketball, Duke University NCAA


Aaron Hernandez associate accused of lying to feds

An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury.


Related Topix: Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL Football, NFL Players

The Wichita Eagle

Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure

Let's not kid ourselves: Strapping drivers into combustion engines can never be a "green" sport.


Related Topix: Formula-1 Racing, Racing, Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing Team

The State

Bradley leads Red Sox past White Sox in 14 innings

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours, 17 minutes Wednesday night.


Related Topix: Chris Sale, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava, Jackie Bradley Jr., Leury Garcia, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Daniel Webb

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener

Getzlaf, Kyle Palmieri and Mathieu Perreault scored in a dominant first period for the top-seeded Ducks, who began their playoff run on a dead sprint.


Related Topix: NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Corey Perry, Nick Bonino, Matt Beleskey, Ryan Getzlaf, NHL Players

Penguins nip Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener

Columbus Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson prepares to put the puck under the pads of Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for a goal during the first period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.


Related Topix: NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Players, Jussi Jokinen, Mark Letestu, Brandon Sutter, Beau Bennett

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

The shadows of volunteers Luis Varela, left, and Marco Murakami are seen on the ground as they paint over graffiti on the walls of Hinchliffe Stadium, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Paterson, N.J. .


Related Topix: American League, Major League Baseball

The Indianapolis Star

Chris Johnson agrees to deal with New York Jets

Now that new beginning is all about how much the former 2,006-yard Tennessee Titans running back and one of the league's fastest tailbacks has left when the lines up in the backfield of the New York Jets this season.


Related Topix: New York Jets, NFL Football, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, NFL Players, Tennessee Titans, Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans)


Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million.


Related Topix: Milwaukee Bucks, NBA Basketball, Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks, Giannis Antetokounmpo, O.J. Mayo, NBA Players, Larry Sanders, Memphis Grizzlies


Manning holds on to heartache of Super Bowl

Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver's Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning.


Related Topix: NFL Football, Denver Broncos, DeMarcus Ware, Chris Kuper, Julius Thomas, Knowshon Moreno, Wes Welker, NFL Players