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Tuesday April 28 2015
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Kuznetsov scores tiebreaking goal in 3rd period to lead Capitals past Islanders 2-1 in Game 7 NHL PLAYOFFS

WASHINGTON - Unburdened by the catastrophes of past Game 7s littering the Washington Capitals' playoff history, rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov delivered a breathtaking, series-clinching goal that got Alex Ovechkin's seal of approval. "Pretty...

Tyler Johnson scores 2 goals to help Tampa Bay beat Detroit 5-2, forcing Game 7 in series NHL PLAYOFFS

DETROIT - With two splendid passes and a shot, the Tampa Bay Lightning covered the length of the ice in about six seconds — and offered their response to the laborious nature of the playoff grind. Tyler Johnson scored that beautifully orchestrated...

Betts' RBI single lifts Boston Red Sox to 6-5 win over Toronto Blue Jays TORONTO BLUE JAYS

BOSTON - Mookie Betts has proven he can turn on a fastball in his brief time in the majors. He didn't miss one for his game-winning hit. Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays...

ESPN sues Verizon to raise stakes in showdown over unbundling of pay-TV channels SPORTS

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. The complaint filed Monday in New York's state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is breaking its contract with ESPN,...

Key midfielder Diana Matheson wins battle to make Canada's World Cup roster SOCCER

VANCOUVER - Midfield dynamo Diana Matheson, sidelined by a serious knee injury last October, has made Canada's 23-woman roster for this summer's World Cup. The 166-cap veteran, whose work ethic and passing help Canada unlock defences, tore...

Police seek arrest warrant for UFC fighter Jon 'Bones' Jones following hit-and-run crash SPORTS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque police are seeking an arrest warrant for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones. Witnesses told police Jones ran from a crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman but quickly came back to grab a...

Las Vegas creating 'concentric circles' of security for upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight SPORTS

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather hadn't even decided how much it would cost home viewers to watch their fight when the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission started planning security for their big bout. Five times in the...

Hamilton getting 2nd chance in Texas, given back to Rangers after troubled stint with Angels MLB

ARLINGTON, Texas - Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers. After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway through a $125 million, five-year...

Calgary Flames must find a way to win in Anaheim to advance another round NHL PLAYOFFS

CALGARY - For the Calgary Flames to extend their Cinderella run in the NHL playoffs, they'll need to conquer the hostile Honda Centre. The Flames open their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series on the road this week against the...

Blue Jays struggle again at Tampa Bay as Archer and Rays complete 3-game sweep with 5-1 win TORONTO BLUE JAYS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Toronto Blue Jays' futility at Tropicana Field has extended into a fourth season. Chris Archer pitched two-hit ball in seven scoreless innings and Brandon Guyer drove in four runs Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays completed...

Commissioner Bettman speaks on relocation, concussions, outdoor game in Ottawa NHL

OTTAWA - Expansion, concussions and finances were just a few of the items NHL commissioner Gary Bettman discussed while in Ottawa on Sunday night. Bettman was in town to watch Game 6 between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens. It appears...

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