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Blackhawks top Predators in 2OT

Apr 16, 2015

Blackhawks top Predators in 2OT

Duncan Keith scored at 7:49 of double overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from a three-goal deficit after the first period to defeat the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Wednesday night. Chicago finished only two points back of Nashville in the Central Division, and it ...

Big guns roll into third round in Monte Carlo

Apr 16, 2015

Big guns roll into third round in Monte Carlo

Rafael Nadal is back on the clay he loves so much, and he looks like his old self again. Nadal, who has a mediocre 16-5 record this year, got the flawless start he was hoping for Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters, beating 21-year-old ...

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

Apr 16, 2015

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. ...

Phelps confirms he's aiming for fifth Olympics at Rio 2016

Apr 16, 2015

Phelps confirms he's aiming for fifth Olympics at Rio 2016

Michael Phelps is aiming to compete in a fifth Olympics next year in Rio, although the 18-time Olympic champion won’t swim in the world championships this summer. Phelps confirmed his intention to make one last run at the Olympics on Wednesday. “You guys heard ...

Apr 16, 2015

Aussie tennis star Coyne Long dies

The International Tennis Hall of Fame said that Thelma Coyne Long, an Australian who won 19 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles or mixed doubles, has died. She was 96. The Hall made the announcement Wednesday. Long was inducted in 2013. She won two ...

Apr 16, 2015

Voigt indicted in Ponzi scheme

Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt is charged in a federal indictment with conspiracy and fraud in an alleged Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s office said Wednesday. The government accuses Voigt, 66, and another man, Jeffrey Gardner, 61, of using a real estate ...

Apr 16, 2015

Bruins GM Chiarelli dismissed

The Boston Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday, days after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years and just four seasons after the franchise won its first Stanley Cup title since 1972. The statement from the team said coach ...

Canada eyes elusive prize

Apr 15, 2015

Canada eyes elusive prize

Following the Ottawa Senators’ sizzling run to secure a last-minute playoff berth, Canadian teams enter the Stanley Cup tournament in their greatest numbers since 2004, raising hopes of ending the country’s 22-year Cup drought. Five of the seven Canadian NHL franchises will compete in ...

Djokovic starts clay season with win

Apr 15, 2015

Djokovic starts clay season with win

Even when it comes to foreign languages skills, Novak Djokovic wants to be the best. After strolling into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-1, 6-4 win over qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the top-ranked Serb told spectators in fluent French how ...

Mayweather predicts exciting bout

Apr 15, 2015

Mayweather predicts exciting bout

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says fans will have to decide for themselves whether it’s worth $99.95 to pay to watch his fight with Manny Pacquiao at home. Personally, though, he believes the richest fight in boxing history will be must-see TV. “From the matchup it ...

Apr 15, 2015

Private funeral held for Benaud

A private funeral service attended by ex-players Shane Warne and Ian Chappell was held Wednesday for former Australia cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud. Benaud died last Friday at the age of 84 of complications from skin cancer. His wife, Daphne, declined a government ...