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Oilers end 11-year playoff drought

The Edmonton Oilers are finally back in the playoffs. Cam Talbot made 34 saves as the Oilers officially earned a postseason berth for the first time in 11 years with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. “It’s a special feeling tonight, especially seeing how passionate ...

/ Mar 28, 2017

U.S. senators weigh in on hockey row

Fourteen U.S. senators have written a letter to USA Hockey’s executive director over their concerns about the treatment of the women’s national team. Players have threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships in Michigan over a wage dispute. The senators, all Democrats, urged David ...

Carolina goalie injured on final play in OT

/ Mar 28, 2017

Carolina goalie injured on final play in OT

Andreas Athanasiou chased down the puck in overtime and skated hard toward Carolina goalie Eddie Lack. As Athanasiou scored the winning goal, he crashed into the goaltender — and Lack didn’t get up. In a frightening end to the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-3 victory ...

Federer rolls into fourth round at Miami Open

/ Mar 28, 2017

Federer rolls into fourth round at Miami Open

Roger Federer took a look around as he entered the stadium court at the Miami Open, already feeling the energy of the crowd. He gave them quite the show. Federer advanced to the fourth round at Key Biscayne on Monday, the No. 4 seed ...

Raiders moving from Oakland to Las Vegas

/ Mar 28, 2017

Raiders moving from Oakland to Las Vegas

Invoking his father Al’s name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the ...

Flyers prevail to keep faint playoff hopes alive

/ Mar 27, 2017

Flyers prevail to keep faint playoff hopes alive

The Philadelphia Flyers are trying to balance desperation and cool heads as they make a last-gasp, late-season run at a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Jakub Voracek and Dale Weise sparked Philadelphia’s four-goal third period and the Flyers finished a four-game road trip ...

Nishikori turns back Verdasco to advance

/ Mar 27, 2017

Nishikori turns back Verdasco to advance

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori beat Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 in the men’s singles Sunday to advance to the round of 16 for the sixth straight year at the Miami Open. In the third round of the women’s singles, ...

Johnson holds off Tanihara, Rahm for Match Play crown

/ Mar 27, 2017

Johnson holds off Tanihara, Rahm for Match Play crown

The final day lasted longer than Dustin Johnson wanted. The outcome was what everyone expected. Johnson, a golfing machine with no discernible weakness and hardly any pulse, won the World Golf Championships Match Play on Sunday for his third straight victory, this one making ...

Raiders still on track for move to Las Vegas

/ Mar 27, 2017

Raiders still on track for move to Las Vegas

Barring an unforeseen obstacle, the Oakland Raiders seem certain to get approval Monday to relocate to Las Vegas. Several team owners have said this week they don’t envision a scenario where Raiders owner Mark Davis doesn’t get the 24 votes to move the team. ...

Tanihara wins through to Match Play quarters

/ Mar 26, 2017

Tanihara wins through to Match Play quarters

Hideto Tanihara reached the semifinals at his first World Golf Championships Match Play on Saturday after defeating Paul Casey and Ross Fisher of England in the first two rounds of the knockout stage. Tanihara, ranked 60th in the world, overcame world No. 16 Casey ...

Triumphant Stormers finish strong against Sunwolves

/ Mar 25, 2017

Triumphant Stormers finish strong against Sunwolves

The Sunwolves remain winless in five games, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying on Saturday, when the Stormers’ power and patience trumped speed and finesse in a 44-31 victory. Trailing 3-0 after conceding an early penalty in the Super Rugby match, the ...

Tanihara defeats Ikeda at WGC event

/ Mar 25, 2017

Tanihara defeats Ikeda at WGC event

Tournament debutant Hideto Tanihara defeated Yuta Ikeda 3 and 1 to top his group and reach the last 16 of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play on Friday. Tanihara, who claimed a shock defeat of world No. 6 Jordan Spieth on Wednesday, raced ...