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  1. Alex Galchenyuk's OT goal gives Canadiens 3-2 win, 2-0 series lead over Senators
    Sean Leahy

    Alex Galchenyuk's OT goal gives Canadiens 3-2 win, 2-0 series lead over Senators

  2. Capitals' Game 2 comeback evens series vs. Islanders
    Sean Leahy

    Capitals' Game 2 comeback evens series vs. Islanders

  3. Daily Dime: Freddie Freeman, Jordan Zimmermann and stacking Cardinals
    Dalton Del Don

    Daily Dime: Freddie Freeman, Jordan Zimmermann and stacking Cardinals

  4. Shea Weber injured in Nashville Game 2 victory over Chicago
    Josh Cooper

    Shea Weber injured in Nashville Game 2 victory over Chicago

  5. Rockies trying to become more than the kings of April
    Tim Brown

    Rockies trying to become more than the kings of April

  6. NHL Draft Lottery: Which teams should we hope don't win it?
    Greg Wyshynski

    NHL Draft Lottery: Which teams should we hope don't win it?

  7. NHL Three Stars: Backstrom aids Caps' comeback; Galchenyuk nets OT winner for Habs
    Sean Leahy

    NHL Three Stars: Backstrom aids Caps' comeback; Galchenyuk nets OT winner for Habs

  8. Kings forward Jarret Stoll arrested on suspicion of drug possession: Report
    Josh Cooper

    Kings forward Jarret Stoll arrested on suspicion of drug possession: Report

  9. Patrick Kane scores as Blackhawks have too many men on ice (Video)
    Sean Leahy

    Patrick Kane scores as Blackhawks have too many men on ice (Video)

  10. Mets winning streak reaches six as Bartolo Colon improves to 3-0
    Mark Townsend

    Mets winning streak reaches six as Bartolo Colon improves to 3-0

  11. Canucks take Game 2, combine for over 100 PIMs in brawl with Flames (Video)
    Jen Neale

    Canucks take Game 2, combine for over 100 PIMs in brawl with Flames (Video)

  12. Habs' PK Subban steps up in Game 2 in front of Elise Beliveau: 'I want to be better for her'
    Nicholas J. Cotsonika

    Habs' PK Subban steps up in Game 2 in front of Elise Beliveau: 'I want to be better for her'

  • Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected from no-hit bid after plunking Pablo Sandoval

    Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected from no-hit bid after plunking Pablo Sandoval

    Umpire Jordan Baker considered it retaliation for an earlier incident involving Sandoval. The Orioles vehemently disagreed. … More »

    Big League Stew - 5 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Fed Cup world group semifinal Russia v Germany Fixture

    April 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixture from the Fed Cup World Group Semifinal match between Russia and Germany on Saturday 4-Russia lead 2-Germany 2-0 On SaturdayAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3 Svetlana … More »

    Reuters - 30 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Fed Cup world group semifinal Draw

    April 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Draw from the Fed Cup World Group Semifinal matches on Saturday Semifinal1-Czech Republic lead France 2- 0 4-Russia lead 2-Germany 2- 0 … More »

    Reuters - 31 minutes ago
  • Fofana try fires Clermont to victory over gutsy Saracens

    Clermont Auvergne overcame a battling Saracens side 13-9 in an intense and brutal European Champions Cup semi-final in St Etienne on Saturday. The French team will play holders Toulon or Leinster in the final after Wesley Fofana's second-half try … More »

    Reuters - 32 minutes ago
  • Messi's 400th goal boosts Barca title bid in Valencia win

    Messi's 400th goal boosts Barca title bid in Valencia win

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona's Lionel Messi hit his 400th career goal for the La Liga leaders deep into stoppage time to seal a 2-0 win over a Valencia side that will rue their missed chances on Saturday. Barca's Uruguay striker … More »

    Reuters - 34 minutes ago
  • Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP ahead of Vettel

    Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP ahead of Vettel

    Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position for the first time after clinching his fourth straight pole of the season on Saturday, finishing well ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. The Mercedes driver, … More »

    AP - Sports - 37 minutes ago
  • Hamilton takes fourth pole in a row

    Hamilton takes fourth pole in a row

    MANAMA (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton continued his season's sweep of qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday with his fourth successive pole position for Mercedes. The Briton was joined on the front row by Ferrari's … More »

    Reuters - 38 minutes ago
  • Djokovic sweeps Nadal aside in Monte Carlo semi

    Djokovic sweeps Nadal aside in Monte Carlo semi

    World number one Novak Djokovic laid down an early French Open marker when he reached the Monte Carlos Masters final with a comprehensive 6-3 6-3 win over eight-times champion Rafa Nadal on Saturday. Serbian Djokovic, who ended Nadal's reign on the … More »

    Reuters - 44 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Djokovic sweeps Nadal aside in Monte Carlo semi

    (Writes through) MONTE CARLO, April 18 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic laid down an early French Open marker when he reached the Monte Carlos Masters final with a comprehensive 6-3 6-3 win over eight-times champion Rafa Nadal on … More »

    Reuters - 51 minutes ago
  • Second-string Bayern edge closer to Bundesliga title

    Second-string Bayern edge closer to Bundesliga title

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Injury-ravaged Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim 2-0 on Saturday, shrugging off a string of absences and their midweek Champions League defeat at Porto to close in on the Bundesliga title. Sebastian Rode scored … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • Canucks beat Flames 4-1 to even series

    Canucks beat Flames 4-1 to even series

    Tempers flared and fists flew - and the tone might have been set for the rest of the first-round playoff series between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames. Eddie Lack made 22 saves and the Canucks defeated the Flames 4-1 on Friday night to … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Trout youngest with 100 HRs, 100 steals

    Trout youngest with 100 HRs, 100 steals

    Mike Trout was more concerned about getting a win than setting a record. Trout homered twice to become the youngest player in history with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases, and Los Angeles beat the Astros 6-3 on Friday night. Trout, who has 104 … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Czechs race into 2-0 lead over France in Fed Cup semi

    Czechs race into 2-0 lead over France in Fed Cup semi

    Fed Cup holders Czech Republic took a 2-0 lead in their semi-final against France after Lucie Safarova battled back from the brink of defeat to win the opener before Petra Kvitova won the second singles on Saturday. The 13th-ranked Safarova saved … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 36 minutes ago
  • Hamilton ends final Bahrain practice on top

    Hamilton ends final Bahrain practice on top

    By Alan Baldwin MANAMA (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton limbered up for qualifying with the fastest time in final Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The Mercedes driver, championship leader and winner of two of this … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
  • Ethiopia to part ways with Portuguese coach Barreto

    By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Portuguese coach Mariano Barreto will leave his post at the end of this month, a year before his two-year contract ends, the Ethiopian Football Federation said on Saturday. Barreto, a former Ghana … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 39 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Czechs race into 2-0 lead over France in Fed Cup semi

    Fed Cup holders Czech Republic took a 2-0 lead in their semi-final against France after Lucie Safarova battled back from the brink of defeat to win the opener before Petra Kvitova won the second singles on Saturday. The 13th-ranked Safarova saved … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 7 minutes ago
  • Hero Ball Redefined

    Hero Ball Redefined

    Witness the redefinition. It's not just the little things -- it's the right things. #HeroBall is coming. The NBA Playoffs on TNT begin April 19! … More »

    NBA.com - 2 hours 21 minutes ago
  • Tuktamysheva wins free skate, US claims World Team Trophy

    Tuktamysheva wins free skate, US claims World Team Trophy

    World champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia was first in the women's free skate on Saturday but the United States held on to win the World Team Trophy. Tuktamysheva landed a triple axel and five more triple jumps to finish with 134.21 points, … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 32 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Fed Cup world group semifinal Czech Republic v France Fixture

    April 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixture from the Fed Cup World Group Semifinal match between Czech Republic and France on Saturday 1-Czech Republic lead France 2-0 On SaturdayPetra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6-3 6-4 … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 42 minutes ago
  • As Spurs know, international players can impact NBA playoffs

    Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of last year's NBA Finals, though the San Antonio Spurs wouldn't have won without their incredible international presence. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Roma's Garcia fully focussed on Atalanta

    Roma's Garcia fully focussed on Atalanta

    AS Roma coach Rudy Garcia is focussing only on Sunday's game against relegation-threatened Atalanta and is not thinking about the results of his team's Serie A rivals. "My only concern is Atalanta," Garcia told a news conference on Saturday. "They … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Kenyan trio wins men's Belgrade Marathon

    Kenyan trio wins men's Belgrade Marathon

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Silas Sang led a Kenyan trio to win the Belgrade Marathon on Saturday, finishing in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 43 seconds. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • NHL Draft Lottery: Which teams should we hope don't win it?

    NHL Draft Lottery: Which teams should we hope don't win it?

    But which teams deserve to earn the first overall pick, and which ones should we pray don’t win the right to draft McDavid? … More »

    Puck Daddy - 3 hours ago
  • Tennis-Berdych cuts Monfils down to size to reach final

    MONTE CARLO, April 18 (Reuters) - Sixth seed Tomas Berdych reached the final of the Monte Carlo Masters by sweeping past local favourite Gael Monfils 6-1 6-4 on Saturday. Czech Berdych, who next faces eight-times champion Rafa Nadal or world number … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie after courageous effort

    Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie after courageous effort

    Fifteen-times grand slam champion Martina Hingis made a courageously impressive return to big-time singles tennis in the Fed Cup on Saturday but was eventually outplayed by Agnieszka Radwanska. Hingis was persuaded to play her first tour-level … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • F1 engine allowance to be discussed after Spain

    F1 engine allowance to be discussed after Spain

    By Alan Baldwin MANAMA (Reuters) - A proposal to increase Formula One's power unit allowance from four to five per driver this season will be discussed at a meeting next month, leaving some in danger of being penalised before change is agreed. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Tennis-Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie after courageous effort

    Fifteen-times grand slam champion Martina Hingis made a courageously impressive return to big-time singles tennis in the Fed Cup on Saturday but was eventually outplayed by Agnieszka Radwanska. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Raikkonen's Ferrari future depends on performance

    Raikkonen's Ferrari future depends on performance

    By Alan Baldwin MANAMA (Reuters) - Ferrari have told 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen that performance and results will decide whether he stays with the team after this season. The Finn is out of contract at the end of the year, although Ferrari … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Semenya wins national 800 title, targeting world champs

    With a new coach, a new hairstyle and a new, trimmer physique, Caster Semenya reclaimed the South African 800-meter title Saturday and said she's injury-free and looking to qualify for her first world championships in four years. The former 800 … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Gul to replace injured Adil in Pakistan ODI squad

    Gul to replace injured Adil in Pakistan ODI squad

    Pakistan seam bowler Ehsan Adil will miss the ongoing one-day international series in Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Umar Gul, the country's cricket board said on Saturday. "Ehsan Adil out of Bangladesh series due to … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Arteta confident of new Arsenal deal on return from injury

    Arteta confident of new Arsenal deal on return from injury

    Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta expects to extend his contract at the Premier League club when he returns from injury. The 33-year-old is recovering from an ankle problem but manager Arsene Wenger is keen to hold on to the Spaniard by offering him a … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Rockies trying to become more than the kings of April

    Rockies trying to become more than the kings of April

    For the past four Aprils, winning hasn’t been a problem for Colorado. It’s the rest of the season the team can’t figure out. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Indonesia suspends local association, risks FIFA wrath

    Indonesia's youth and sports ministry on Saturday suspended all activities of the local soccer association (PSSI), setting the stage for further tension with world governing body FIFA. The ministry and PSSI have been at loggerheads for weeks over … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • 'Diamond' Phachara hopes to sparkle on Asian Tour debut

    Fifteen-year-old Thai Phachara Khongwatmai will make his Asian Tour debut at next week's Indonesian Masters, hoping to steal some limelight from former world number one Lee Westwood and Dane Thomas Bjorn. He turned professional last August before … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Betting concerns impacted Glory penalty - official

    Concerns about betting implications was one of the reasons why Perth Glory were not demoted to the foot of the table after being found guilty of a salary cap breach, the head of the A-League has said. Current basement dwellers Western Sydney … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Aphibarnrat grabs Shenzhen lead despite late woes

    Kiradech Aphibarnrat dropped three shots in his last two holes but will still take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Shenzhen International as the Thai bids for his second European Tour title. The 2013 Malaysian Open champion double … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Golf-Aphibarnrat grabs Shenzhen lead despite late woes

    Kiradech Aphibarnrat dropped three shots in his last two holes but will still take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Shenzhen International as the Thai bids for his second European Tour title. The 2013 Malaysian Open champion double … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Swiss Miss Hingis hoping to be a big hit in Fed Cup

    Swiss Miss Hingis hoping to be a big hit in Fed Cup

    By Ian Chadband ZIELONA GORA, Poland (Reuters) - It is not a gimmick and the way Martina Hingis is talking, it will be no mismatch either. After the Swiss announcement on Friday, made amid some excitement in a provincial Polish town hall, that she … More »

    Reuters - 7 hours ago
  • Injury free season priority for Bolt

    Injury free season priority for Bolt

    By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Usain Bolt declared himself virtually unbeatable on Friday but downplayed expectations for 2015, saying his main priority was staying injury free ahead of next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The … More »

    Reuters - 7 hours ago
  • Kim calm and collected in gusty Hawaii

    Kim calm and collected in gusty Hawaii

    LPGA Tour rookie Kim Sei-young held firm in windy conditions to take over the solo lead after the third round of the South Korean-dominated LOTTE Championship in Hawaii on Friday. Facing winds that reached up to 30 miles per hour, Kim scrapped out … More »

    Reuters - 7 hours ago