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  • Bergeron scores 2, Connolly has 3 assists as Bruins top Jets 6-2

    Bergeron scores 2, Connolly has 3 assists as Bruins top Jets 6-2

    Patrice Bergeron couldn't have asked for a better response after his Boston Bruins were embarrassed earlier this week. Bergeron scored a pair of goals and Brett Connolly added a trio of assists as the Bruins downed the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on … More »

    The Canadian Press - 6 minutes ago
  • Straughan's 23 sparks Idaho past Northern Colorado, 73-67

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Jake Straughan came off the bench to knock down 6 of 7 3-point attempts to score 23 points, including three straight free throws in the final 10 seconds to wrap up a 73-67 Big Sky Conference win over Northern Colorado Tuesday … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • Hoosiers use late surge to upset No. 4 Hawkeyes 85-78

    Hoosiers use late surge to upset No. 4 Hawkeyes 85-78

    Indiana's Kevin ''Yogi'' Ferrell wanted the ball Thursday night. After taking blow after blow in the second half from No. 4 Iowa, Ferrell finally found a way to punch back. ''I felt like they hit us in the mouth a little bit tonight,'' Ferrell … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Bergeron fights off Jets in bounce-back victory for Bruins (Video)

    Bergeron fights off Jets in bounce-back victory for Bruins (Video)

    The fight wasn’t Bergeron’s only highlight of the evening. He scored two goals in a 6-2 drubbing of the Jets. The win for the Bruins erased some of the sting of a 9-2 loss on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 11 minutes ago
  • Cal hires Spavital as offensive coordinator

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Jake Spavital has been hired by California as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach a month after he left Texas A&M by mutual agreement. … More »

    AP - Sports - 12 minutes ago
  • McDavid has two goals, three assists to power Oilers past Maple Leafs

    McDavid has two goals, three assists to power Oilers past Maple Leafs

    Connor McDavid continues to show why he has been labelled as a potential generational talent. McDavid had two goals and three assists as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday in a battle between … More »

    The Canadian Press - 13 minutes ago
  • Smith, Khawaja drive home Australia's advantage on day one

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja hammered home the advantage their bowlers had established when they took Australia to 147-3, a deficit of just 36 runs, at the close of the opening day's play in the first test … More »

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago
  • Bergeron scores twice and Bruins beat Jets 6-2

    Bergeron scores twice and Bruins beat Jets 6-2

    Veteran Patrice Bergeron wanted the Boston Bruins to show some fight after a recent blowout loss. Bergeron scored twice and got in his second career regular-season NHL fight to spark Bruins over the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Thursday night. Bergeron … More »

    AP - Sports - 17 minutes ago
  • Emery propels BYU past San Francisco 114-89

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Nick Emery sank 10 3-pointers and scored a career-high 37 points to propel BYU to a 114-89 win over San Francisco on Thursday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 minutes ago
  • Bolomboy's 22 leads Weber State past Sacramento State 63-50

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Joel Bolomboy scored 22 points and tied his career-high with 23 rebounds to help Weber State to a 63-50 win over Sacramento State Thursday night and remain one game behind Montana for the Big Sky Conference lead. … More »

    AP - Sports - 22 minutes ago
  • Lawrence scores 3, Canada tops Guyana 5-0 in CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifier

    Lawrence scores 3, Canada tops Guyana 5-0 in CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifier

    In a lineup full of veteran talent, it was the youngsters that got Canada off on the right foot on its quest for a berth at the 2016 Olympic Games. Twenty-year-old Ashley Lawrence had a hat trick and 16-year-old Deanne Rose had two goals as … More »

    The Canadian Press - 26 minutes ago
  • McDavid, Eberle power Oilers past Maple Leafs 5-2

    McDavid, Eberle power Oilers past Maple Leafs 5-2

    Connor McDavid had two goals and three assists, Jordan Eberle scored three times and added an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers powered past the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Eberle had an empty-net … More »

    AP - Sports - 26 minutes ago
  • Brownridge with 19 leads Santa Clara over San Diego 74-71

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Jared Brownridge had 19 points with seven in the last 2:25 and Santa Clara survived a late shooting slump to beat San Diego 74-71 on Thursday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 27 minutes ago
  • Padres hire Nomo to bolster Pacific Rim presence

    (Reuters) - The San Diego Padres have hired Japanese pitching pioneer Hideo Nomo as an advisor for baseball operations to strengthen their presence in the Pacific Rim, the National League franchise said on Thursday. The Padres already have four … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • Ovechkin's hat trick leads Caps by Wild

    Ovechkin's hat trick leads Caps by Wild

    Scoring more than 500 goals in the NHL hasn't come without Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin being opportunistic. Ovechkin scored three times in the second period for his 14th career hat trick, and Washington held on to beat the Minnesota Wild … More »

    AP - Sports - 28 minutes ago
  • Banyard has 18, Illinois St. beats Evansville 70-60

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Nick Banyard had a career-high 18 points as Illinois State used a strong second half to beat Evansville 70-60 on Thursday night as the Redbirds won the battle for second place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings. … More »

    AP - Sports - 31 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Padres hire Nomo to bolster Pacific Rim presence

    The San Diego Padres have hired Japanese pitching pioneer Hideo Nomo as an advisor for baseball operations to strengthen their presence in the Pacific Rim, the National League franchise said on Thursday. The Padres already have four full-time … More »

    Reuters - 33 minutes ago
  • Fritz beats No. 2 Johnson in Memphis

    Fritz beats No. 2 Johnson in Memphis

    American teenager Taylor Fritz won the biggest match of his career Thursday night, beating second-seeded Steve Johnson 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7) in the second round of the Memphis Open. The 18-year-old Fritz, the U.S. Open junior winner last year, advanced … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Loyola Marymount overtakes Pacific late, 77-72

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- Joshua Spiers scored 17 points and Loyola Marymount made an impressive run late to overtake Pacific 77-72 on Thursday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • UC Santa Barbara defeats UC Davis 72-66

    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Bryson scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 72-66 win over UC Davis on Thursday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • Bird scores 24 as Cal routs No. 11 Ducks

    Bird scores 24 as Cal routs No. 11 Ducks

    Ducks coach Dana Altman felt it, too, all the way through his team's worst loss of the season. Bird scored 16 of his season-high 24 points in the first half and punctuated his big night with a reverse dunk in the final seconds, leading California … More »

    AP - Sports - 38 minutes ago
  • Eaves' trick propels Stars by Blackhawks

    Eaves' trick propels Stars by Blackhawks

    Patrick Eaves and the Dallas Stars put together an impressive response to their ugly home loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Eaves scored three of Dallas' four goals in the first period, and the Stars beat the Blackhawks 4-2 on Thursday night. Eaves' … More »

    AP - Sports - 39 minutes ago
  • OKC honors Williams' wife, rips Pelicans

    Basketball didn't matter much to Kevin Durant on Thursday night. Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid, was involved in a car crash Tuesday night in Oklahoma City and died Wednesday. Monty Williams coached the Pelicans last season … More »

    AP - Sports - 41 minutes ago
  • Middleton helps Bucks hold off Wizards

    Middleton helps Bucks hold off Wizards

    Khris Middleton's role on the Milwaukee Bucks has evolved from catch-and-shoot perimeter player to crunch-time playmaker. A matchup problem as a 6-foot-8 forward who plays in the backcourt, Middleton did more damage Thursday night against the … More »

    AP - Sports - 46 minutes ago
  • Montana State demolishes Northern Arizona 101-58

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Tyler Hall scored 29 points on 10-for-14 shooting-8 for 11 from 3-to lead Montana State to a 101-58 pummeling of Northern Arizona on Thursday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Committee wants targeting-call reviews

    Committee wants targeting-call reviews

    Replay officials are likely to have more power when it comes to calling targeting penalties in college football next season. The NCAA football rules committee proposed giving replay officials more authority to overturn incorrect targeting fouls and … More »

    AP - Sports - 49 minutes ago
  • Iginla nets 2, Avs beat Sens to end skid

    Iginla nets 2, Avs beat Sens to end skid

    The Colorado Avalanche solidified their standing on the playoff bubble. The Ottawa Senators fell even further behind in a crowded pack. Jarome Iginla had two goals on the power play and an assist, Blake Comeau had a goal and an assist and the … More »

    AP - Sports - 53 minutes ago
  • Blackhawks give tributes to Oduya and Sharp in Chicago returns (Video)

    Blackhawks give tributes to Oduya and Sharp in Chicago returns (Video)

    The Stars defeated the Blackhawks 4-2 to move within one point of first place in the Central Division. Both Sharp and Oduya did not pick up a point. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 55 minutes ago
  • Bucks pull away from Wizards down the stretch

    Bucks pull away from Wizards down the stretch

    (The Sports Xchange) - Khris Middleton scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter as the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away from the Washington Wizards down the stretch for a 99-92 victory on Thursday at the Bradley Center. Middleton hit 9 of 17 … More »

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago
  • Gant's career high helps Texas St. top Appalachian St. 69-68

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- Emani Gant scored a career-high 26 points - including the game-clinching free throws - and hauled down 12 rebounds as Texas State escaped a close game with Appalachian State 69-68 on Thursday night, breaking a five-game … More »

    AP - Sports - 57 minutes ago
  • Radford edges UNC Asheville 60-59

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Cameron Jones scored 21 points and Rashun Davis sank the winning bucket to lift Radford to a 60-59 win over Big South leader UNC Asheville on Thursday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 57 minutes ago
  • Western Illinois grabs lead late, tops Denver 63-60

    DENVER (AP) -- Jalen Chapman scored 26 points and Western Illinois grabbed the lead in the final four minutes and held on to beat Denver, 63-60 in a Summit League battle Thursday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 58 minutes ago
  • Robinho agrees two-year deal with Atletico Mineiro

    REUTERS - Former Manchester City and Real Madrid striker Robinho has signed for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, the club confirmed on Thursday. "Robinho is Atletico's new signing," the Belo Horizonte team said in a short statement. "Robinho will … More »

    Reuters - 58 minutes ago
  • NBA-Bucks pull away from Wizards down the stretch

    Khris Middleton scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter as the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away from the Washington Wizards down the stretch for a 99-92 victory on Thursday at the Bradley Center. Middleton hit 9 of 17 shots but also set his … More »

    Reuters - 58 minutes ago
  • McBroom leads Eastern Washington over North Dakota 95-85

    CHENEY, Wash. (AP) -- Austin McBroom scored a career-high 35 points and Eastern Washington beat North Dakota 95-85 on Thursday night to take over sole possession of third place in the Big Sky Conference. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • IOC med chief seeks to allay Zika fears

    IOC med chief seeks to allay Zika fears

    Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said ''everything that can be done is being done'' to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In an interview … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Thunder down Pelicans in Oklahoma

    Thunder down Pelicans in Oklahoma

    (The Sports Xchange) - Oklahoma City and New Orleans came into their matchup Thursday with heavy hearts. The death of Ingrid Williams, wife of Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams affected both franchises. Monty Williams was the Pelicans head … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • NBA-Thunder down Pelicans in Oklahoma

    Oklahoma City and New Orleans came into their matchup Thursday with heavy hearts. The death of Ingrid Williams, wife of Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams affected both franchises. Monty Williams was the Pelicans head coach before being fired … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Sabres call Radko Gudas 'idiot' after crushing Daniel Catenacci check (Video)

    Sabres call Radko Gudas 'idiot' after crushing Daniel Catenacci check (Video)

    The play happened near the end of their Thursday game, a 5-1 win by the Flyers. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • Canada women blank Guyana 5-0 to open Olympic qualifying

    Canada women blank Guyana 5-0 to open Olympic qualifying

    Ashley Lawrence scored two of his three goals in a minute span in the second half, and Canada routed Guyana 5-0 on Thursday night to open the group stage of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. Sixteen-year-old Deanne Rose scored off a … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 9 minutes ago