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Kruger scores winner in third overtime to lift Blackhawks

May 20, 2015

Kruger scores winner in third overtime to lift Blackhawks

The Blackhawks tried just about everything to get a puck past Frederik Andersen while Game 2 of the Western Conference finals wound through three overtime periods and deep into the night, eventually becoming the longest game in Chicago’s 89-year history. Andrew Shaw even headed ...

May 20, 2015

NFL to move extra-point kicks back

The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers. The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee’s proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to make them more challenging. In recent seasons, kickers made ...

May 20, 2015

Kraft's decision won't affect Brady

Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team’s punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback’s challenge remains. Moments after Kraft said Tuesday he won’t oppose the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the ...

May 19, 2015

Ennis-Hill awaits first heptathlon since 2012 London Games

Jessica Ennis-Hill will take part in her first heptathlon since winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics when she competes in the biggest multi-discipline meeting of the year in Austria on May 30-31. The Olympic champion from Britain spent two years off the track ...

Johnson fires Tampa to win

May 19, 2015

Johnson fires Tampa to win

Tyler Johnson is carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoffs and making a name for himself. The 24-year-old is becoming one of the front-runners to be the postseason MVP. Johnson scored short-handed, even strength and on the power play in tallying the first ...

Courier says Nadal will be vulnerable at French Open

May 19, 2015

Courier says Nadal will be vulnerable at French Open

Nine-time French Open champion Rafa Nadal will no longer be regarded as an “immovable obstacle” at Roland Garros this year, according to two-time former winner Jim Courier. The American, who ruled the clay-court Grand Slam in 1991 and 1992, has watched the Spaniard’s increasing ...

May 19, 2015

Sapp solicitation charge dropped

A solicitation charge against Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, who was arrested during Super Bowl week on suspicion of assault and soliciting a prostitute, was dismissed by a Phoenix judge on Monday. Court records show Sapp has successfully completed a Prostitution Solicitation Counseling Program ...

May 19, 2015

Tannehill signs four-year extension

Ryan Tannehill stopped the Miami Dolphins’ revolving door at quarterback, and on Monday they rewarded him. Tannehill signed a $77.7 million, four-year extension that keeps him under contract through 2020. He’s the first quarterback to receive an extension from the 2012 draft class that ...

May 19, 2015

Bolts, Raiders pin hopes on Policy

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have hired former San Francisco 49ers President Carmen Policy to spearhead the next stages in their push to build a joint $1.7 billion stadium in the Los Angeles area. Policy is expected to speak to NFL owners ...

Ducks beat Blackhawks in Game 1

May 18, 2015

Ducks beat Blackhawks in Game 1

Frederik Andersen lunged forward and stretched out his stick, taking a desperate chance to stop Patrick Kane. The Chicago star’s shot somehow glanced off Andersen’s lumber and flew over a painfully open net. Andersen kept the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference finals opener ...

McIlroy shatters record in Wells Fargo victory

May 18, 2015

McIlroy shatters record in Wells Fargo victory

Rory McIlroy was more methodical than electrifying Sunday. It was still effective. Always in control, the top-ranked McIlroy became the first two-time winner of the Wells Fargo Championship with a seven-shot victory over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers. McIlory closed with a 3-under 69 ...