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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 over Carolina on Monday night, Lack ...

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 ...

Islanders edge Penguins in shootout

/ Mar 25, 2017

Islanders edge Penguins in shootout

John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday. Beauvillier opened the shootout with a goal, and Tavares snapped a wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury in the next round. Sidney Crosby ...

/ Mar 25, 2017

NFL patriarch Matthews dies

Former San Francisco 49ers lineman Clay Matthews Sr., who was the patriarch of a famous football family, has died. He was 88. The 49ers said Matthews died Thursday. He had been dealing with a long illness. Matthews was a two-way player for San Francisco ...

Nishikori tops Anderson, makes 3rd round in Miami

/ Mar 25, 2017

Nishikori tops Anderson, makes 3rd round in Miami

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the Miami Open after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. Second seed Nishikori, who reached the semifinals in 2014 before a runner-up finish last year, only had one ace ...

Bettman doubtful about NHL players in Pyeongchang

/ Mar 25, 2017

Bettman doubtful about NHL players in Pyeongchang

The International Olympic Committee and hockey’s governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world’s best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday. “As things stand today, you should assume we’re ...