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  1. Lightning shock Rangers in Game 5, one win away from Cup Final
    Greg Wyshynski

    Lightning shock Rangers in Game 5, one win away from Cup Final

  2. War of words: Horford says Dellavedova's 'track record' is clear; LeBron says Delly 'doesn't deserve it'
    Marc J. Spears

    War of words: Horford says Dellavedova's 'track record' is clear; LeBron says Delly 'doesn't deserve it'

  3. Fan shows off Rangers pride, gets Henrik Lundqvist shaved into head (Photo)
    Sean Leahy

    Fan shows off Rangers pride, gets Henrik Lundqvist shaved into head (Photo)

  4. NHL Three Stars: Ben Bishop, Bolts win Game 5
    Greg Wyshynski

    NHL Three Stars: Ben Bishop, Bolts win Game 5

  5. Confidence carrying Stamkos as scoring touch returns
    Sean Leahy

    Confidence carrying Stamkos as scoring touch returns

  6. This time cramps can't stop LeBron James as he's one step closer to NBA Finals
    Marc J. Spears

    This time cramps can't stop LeBron James as he's one step closer to NBA Finals

  7. Puck to groin and sickness on bench in Tampa’s disgustingly good win
    Greg Wyshynski

    Puck to groin and sickness on bench in Tampa’s disgustingly good win

  8. New York Rangers hope Entourage movie love brings 'victory'
    Josh Cooper

    New York Rangers hope Entourage movie love brings 'victory'

  9. Source: Adrian Peterson still presses for trade from Vikings with decision to skip OTAs
    Charles Robinson

    Source: Adrian Peterson still presses for trade from Vikings with decision to skip OTAs

  10. Michael Sam is just the latest in a long line of CFL trailblazers
    Andrew Bucholtz

    Michael Sam is just the latest in a long line of CFL trailblazers

  11. Mostly MLB Notes: Talking Carlos Carrasco, Ryan Braun and a look around the league
    Dalton Del Don

    Mostly MLB Notes: Talking Carlos Carrasco, Ryan Braun and a look around the league

  12. Watch emotional return of John Amirante to MSG for Game 5 anthem (Video)
    Greg Wyshynski

    Watch emotional return of John Amirante to MSG for Game 5 anthem (Video)

  • Looking ahead to Game 4: Warriors at Rockets

    Looking ahead to Game 4: Warriors at Rockets

    The Warriors are a single win from the franchise's first NBA Finals in 40 years. Is there anything the Rockets can do to stop them? … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 5 minutes ago
  • Weekend Sports In Brief

    LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Hamilton back, Navy vet highlights Memorial Day

    LEADING OFF: Hamilton back, Navy vet highlights Memorial Day

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: --- HAM IT UP Josh Hamilton returns to the majors, set to start in left field for the Rangers in their series opener at Cleveland. Traded by the Angels back to Texas in late April, the … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • The Astros, the Royals and different ways to win

    The Astros, the Royals and different ways to win

    During a 20-batter stretch in Sunday's victory at Detroit, every hitter for the Houston Astros either reached base or struck out. The Astros beat the Tigers 10-8 in that game, striking out 15 times but also hitting a pair of home runs and rallying … More »

    AP - Sports - 30 minutes ago
  • Gerrard and Lampard bid farewell with goals

    Gerrard and Lampard bid farewell with goals

    Steven Gerrard disconsolately trudged off an English Premier League pitch for the final time after his beloved Liverpool were battered 6-1 at Stoke City, their worst top-flight defeat since 1963. At least the 34-year-old, who leaves for Los Angeles … More »

    Reuters - 33 minutes ago
  • Manchester United decide against signing Falcao

    Manchester United decide against signing Falcao

    Manchester United will not be signing Colombia forward Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis, the Premier League club said on Sunday after the final game of the season. The 29-year-old will return to parent club Monaco, at least initially, after four … More »

    Reuters - 36 minutes ago
  • All roads lead to Rafa for Djokovic, says Courier

    All roads lead to Rafa for Djokovic, says Courier

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Favourite Novak Djokovic will not be unduly alarmed by the prospect of facing defending champion Rafa Nadal in the quarter-final of the French Open, according to twice winner Jim Courier. Serb Djokovic has been … More »

    Reuters - 38 minutes ago
  • Rockets respond to McHale's old-school coaching approach

    Kevin McHale's stride is painful to watch. The awkward gait for the Houston Rockets' coach is the product of 13 punishing NBA seasons, including the 1987 postseason when he played on a broken foot. ''If you watch him walk, you know he laid it on … More »

    AP - Sports - 42 minutes ago
  • This time cramps can't stop LeBron James as he's one step closer to NBA Finals

    This time cramps can't stop LeBron James as he's one step closer to NBA Finals

    Whether Kyrie Irving will be back on the floor with James on Tuesday remains to be seen after missing the past two games with knee tendinitis. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 47 minutes ago
  • Edwards wins Charlotte, first with JGR

    Edwards wins Charlotte, first with JGR

    Carl Edwards was as much relieved as he was excited to win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After all, joining Joe Gibbs Racing means big expectations that he hadn't met this season before the Coca-Cola 600. Edwards outlasted Greg Biffle to win … More »

    AP - Sports - 57 minutes ago
  • Hull go down, Newcastle survive on final day of drama

    Hull go down, Newcastle survive on final day of drama

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Hull City were relegated and Newcastle United survived the drop on a dramatic final day of the Premier League season on Sunday while West Ham United announced that manager Sam Allardyce's contract was not being … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • Colourful Federer's mood darkened despite easy win

    Colourful Federer's mood darkened despite easy win

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer enlivened a routine day at the office with a violet and pink outfit and a several dabs of brilliance to launch another French Open quest but his mood darkened after a security breach on Sunday. The … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • History repeats for outgoing Stuttgart rescuer Stevens

    History repeats for outgoing Stuttgart rescuer Stevens

    Coach Huub Stevens is to leave VfB Stuttgart despite rescuing the side from relegation for the second consecutive season with a 2-1 win over Paderborn in the final round of fixtures on Saturday, the club said on Monday. The 61-year-old Dutchman, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Pakistan pip Zimbabwe to clinch T20 series 2-0

    Pakistan pip Zimbabwe to clinch T20 series 2-0

    Pakistan edged Zimbabwe by two wickets in the second and final Twenty20 International on Sunday to clinch the series 2-0 at a boisterous Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Needing 12 runs of the last over, number 10 batsman Bilawal Bhatti clobbered a six, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • War of words: Horford says Dellavedova's 'track record' is clear; LeBron says Delly 'doesn't deserve it'

    War of words: Horford says Dellavedova's 'track record' is clear; LeBron says Delly 'doesn't deserve it'

    Horford was ejected for only the second time in his career and has only two career flagrant fouls. He is considered one of the NBA's model citizens, but admitted he should have responded better in Game 3. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • LeBron, Cavs survive Hawks in OT, now one win away from NBA Finals

    LeBron, Cavs survive Hawks in OT, now one win away from NBA Finals

    A triple-double from James lifted the Cavs to a tough victory in a not especially pretty Game 3. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 1 hour 36 minutes ago
  • Horford ejected, could face discipline

    Horford ejected, could face discipline

    Al Horford threw an elbow at Matthew Dellavedova during the game. Horford was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and tossed from Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night for striking Dellavedova above his shoulders late in the first half. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
  • Malik, Sami back in Pakistan squad for Zimbabwe ODIs

    Former captain Shoaib Malik and fast bowler Mohammad Sami have been recalled to the Pakistan one-day squad for the three-match series against Zimbabwe starting on Tuesday. Malik, 33, played the last of his 216 one-dayers in the 2013 Champions … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
  • LeBron shakes off early misses, gritty Hawks and leads Cavs to 114-111 Game 3 win in overtime

    LeBron shakes off early misses, gritty Hawks and leads Cavs to 114-111 Game 3 win in overtime

    LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand. James shook off an atrocious shooting start, withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback and battled cramps and injuries to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers took a … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 2 minutes ago
  • James has 37, Cavs go up 3-0 with OT win

    James has 37, Cavs go up 3-0 with OT win

    LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand. ''I gave everything I have,'' James said. James shook off an atrocious shooting start, withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback and battled cramps and injuries to record a … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 2 minutes ago
  • Play of the Day - LeBron James

    Play of the Day - LeBron James

    LeBron James posterizes his opponent with a ferocious slam. … More »

    NBA.com - 2 hours 13 minutes ago
  • LeBron carries Cavs to OT win over Hawks, 3-0 series lead

    LeBron James was exhausted and banged-up, but he came through in the clutch as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a thrilling overtime 114-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks to take a strangle hold of the Eastern Conference finals. James missed his first … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 13 minutes ago
  • Nightly Notable - LeBron James

    Nightly Notable - LeBron James

    LeBron James scored 37 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and dished out 17 assists to lead the Cavaiiers to the Game 3 victory. … More »

    NBA.com - 2 hours 15 minutes ago
  • Inside the NBA: Hustling or Dangerous Play?

    Inside the NBA: Hustling or Dangerous Play?

    Kenny Smith, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, and Ernie Johnson discuss Matthew Dellavedova's physicality during the postseason. … More »

    NBA.com - 2 hours 21 minutes ago
  • Jacob Lindgren's Yankees arrival: 'Who are you?'

    Jacob Lindgren's Yankees arrival: 'Who are you?'

    Jacob Lindgren took a taxi from his Manhattan hotel and arrived at Yankee Stadium about seven hours before game time Sunday. ''My name is Jacob Lindgren. ''And he goes: 'All right, we'll let you in.''' Selected in the second round with the 55th … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  • Jeter returns to Yankee Stadium as Williams' No. 51 retired

    Jeter returns to Yankee Stadium as Williams' No. 51 retired

    Bernie Williams stood in front of the pitcher's mound, flanked by Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada, all clothed in finely tailored suits rather than the pinstriped baseball uniforms in which they earned fame and fortune. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 29 minutes ago
  • May 24: Top 5

    May 24: Top 5

    Here are your top 5 plays from Game 3 between the Hawks and Cavaliers. … More »

    NBA.com - 2 hours 33 minutes ago
  • LeBron carries Cavs to overtime win over Hawks, 3-0 series lead

    LeBron carries Cavs to overtime win over Hawks, 3-0 series lead

    (Reuters) - LeBron James was exhausted and banged-up, but he came through in the clutch as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a thrilling overtime 114-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks to take a strangle hold of the Eastern Conference finals. James missed … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 33 minutes ago
  • NBA-LeBron carries Cavs to OT win over Hawks, 3-0 series lead

    * James suffers cramping, considers benching himself * Cavaliers on cusp of NBA Finals * Cleveland without Irving for second game (Adds quotes) May 24 (Reuters) - LeBron James was exhausted and banged-up, but he came through in the clutch as the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
  • Hawks React to Game 3 Loss

    Hawks React to Game 3 Loss

    Mike Budenholzer, Shelvin Mack and Kent Bazemore talk to the media after Sunday's Game 3 loss. … More »

    NBA.com - 2 hours 37 minutes ago
  • May 24: Daily Zap

    May 24: Daily Zap

    Get a quick recap of all the action from Game 3 between the Hawks and Cavaliers in the Daily Zap. … More »

    NBA.com - 2 hours 39 minutes ago
  • Rangers beat Yanks 5-2 for New York's 10th loss in 11 games

    Rangers beat Yanks 5-2 for New York's 10th loss in 11 games

    Even before meeting up with Josh Hamilton, the Texas Rangers are streaking. Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer off Chris Capuano that bounced off the top of the left-field wall, Yovani Gallardo won for the second time since mid-April and the Rangers … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 40 minutes ago
  • Astros rally to earn split with Tigers

    Astros rally to earn split with Tigers

    Preston Tucker's major league career is just over two weeks old, and already he's hit a pair of big home runs. Once I step into the box, I feel the same, but just the process of it is something I'm not really used to,'' Tucker said. ''That's … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 42 minutes ago
  • Inside the NBA: EJ's Neat-O Stat Of The Night

    Inside the NBA: EJ's Neat-O Stat Of The Night

    Ernie Johnson gives his Neat-O Stat Of The Night. … More »

    NBA.com - 2 hours 51 minutes ago
  • Prince Fielder leads Rangers to sweep over the Yankees

    Prince Fielder leads Rangers to sweep over the Yankees

    Prince Fielder dominated the Yankees all weekend. Plus, news and notes from around the league. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 55 minutes ago
  • Hawks vs. Cavaliers Game 3

    Hawks vs. Cavaliers Game 3

    LeBron James scored 37 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and dished out 13 assists to lead the Cavaliers to an overtime victory over the Hawks, 114-111. … More »

    NBA.com - 2 hours 59 minutes ago
  • Lightning strikes to close in on Stanley Cup Finals

    Lightning strikes to close in on Stanley Cup Finals

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tampa Bay Lightning stood firm on defense before striking with two brilliant second-period goals to move within one victory of the Stanley Cup Finals with a 2-0 road win over the New York Rangers on Sunday. The … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • NHL-Lightning strikes to close in on Stanley Cup Finals

    * Lightning defense withstand early Rangers' onslaught * Captain Stamkos contributes goal and assist (adds details, quotes) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, May 24 (Reuters) - Tampa Bay Lightning stood firm on defense before striking with two brilliant … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Confidence carrying Stamkos as scoring touch returns

    Confidence carrying Stamkos as scoring touch returns

    NEW YORK — Steven Stamkos stood at the podium after Game 5 with a relaxed look on his face. Gone are the days when speculation was rife that he was injured, contributing to his goal drought in Tampa’s first eight games of the postseason. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 3 hours ago
  • NHL Three Stars: Ben Bishop, Bolts win Game 5

    NHL Three Stars: Ben Bishop, Bolts win Game 5

    The Lightning goalie made 26 saves for the shutout, as Tampa defeated the Rangers 2-0 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final, taking a 3-2 series lead. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 3 hours ago