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  1. 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)

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

    Capitals' Game 2 comeback evens series vs. Islanders

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

    Shea Weber injured in Nashville Game 2 victory over Chicago

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

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

  7. Françoise Abanda up first for Canada against Romania in Fed Cup Saturday
    Stephanie Myles

    Françoise Abanda up first for Canada against Romania in Fed Cup Saturday

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

    Rockies trying to become more than the kings of April

  9. 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'

  10. 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

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

    Daily Dime: Freddie Freeman, Jordan Zimmermann and stacking Cardinals

  12. 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)

  • 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 - 9 minutes 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 - 16 minutes ago
  • Tuktamysheva wins free skate, US claims World Team Trophy

    Tuktamysheva wins free skate, US claims World Team Trophy

    TOKYO (AP) -- 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. … More »

    AP - Sports - 17 minutes 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 - 18 minutes 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 - 1 hour 10 minutes 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 - 1 hour 23 minutes 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 - 1 hour 24 minutes 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 - 1 hour 25 minutes 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 - 1 hour 43 minutes 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 - 1 hour 53 minutes 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 - 2 hours 47 minutes 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 - 2 hours 48 minutes 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 - 2 hours 49 minutes ago
  • U.S. marathoner Keflezighi returns to Boston to defend title

    U.S. marathoner Keflezighi returns to Boston to defend title

    By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Meb Keflezighi, who became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in three decades last year, will defend his title against a field of former champions and fast newcomers in Monday's 119th … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 50 minutes ago
  • Capacity of 2018 World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

    Capacity of 2018 World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government has decided to cut the capacity of the Luzhniki stadium, which will hold the final of the 2018 World Cup, by 8,000 to 81,000. "The Russian Sports Ministry agreed these changes with … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 51 minutes ago
  • Djokovic and Nadal to renew rivalry in Monte Carlo semis

    Djokovic and Nadal to renew rivalry in Monte Carlo semis

    A near flawless Novak Djokovic crushed Marin Cilic 6-0 6-3 to set up a blockbuster Monte Carlo Masters semi-final with claycourt king Rafa Nadal, who came through a testing workout by David Ferrer on Friday. World number one Djokovic won the first … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 53 minutes ago
  • Sloppy Japan beat hosts Korea in Asia Championship opener

    (Reuters) - Japan beat South Korea 56-30 in the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship at Incheon on Saturday but their bonus-point win failed to impress coach Eddie Jones who criticised his team's "rubbish" performance. Hayden Hopgood contributed two … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 55 minutes ago
  • Spieth fires 62, Merritt goes one better to lead

    Spieth fires 62, Merritt goes one better to lead

    (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth bounced back from a Masters hangover by firing a nine-under 62 on Friday, but fellow American Troy Merritt went one better with a record-tying 61 to take a four-shot lead at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina. Merritt made … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 56 minutes ago
  • Golf-European Tour Shenzhen International scores

    April 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Shenzhen International at the par-72 course on Saturday in Shenzhen -12 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 67 69 68 -10 Peter Uihlein (U.S. ... … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 56 minutes ago
  • Rosberg faster than Hamilton in Bahrain

    Rosberg faster than Hamilton in Bahrain

    By Alan Baldwin MANAMA (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg rose to the challenge by lapping faster than Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. Championship leader Hamilton was second overall, 0.115 slower, after … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 58 minutes ago
  • Shea Weber injured in Nashville Game 2 victory over Chicago

    Shea Weber injured in Nashville Game 2 victory over Chicago

    “You don't know what they are or the significance of the injuries but certainly you never like to lose any player. You certainly don't want to lose a guy who takes down as many minutes as [Weber] and the captain of your team” coach Peter Laviolette … More »

    Puck Daddy - 4 hours ago
  • Alcides Escobar suffers knee sprain on aggressive slide from Brett Lawrie

    Alcides Escobar suffers knee sprain on aggressive slide from Brett Lawrie

    Playoff intensity at Kauffman Stadium. Unfortunately, the aggressive play resulted in an injury for Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar. … More »

    Big League Stew - 4 hours ago
  • 2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

    2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

    It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering - almost as much as finishing - something to which to aspire. Nothing, though, in more than a century has done more to … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Phelps fails to qualify for 400m freestyle final

    Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps suffered his first setback in his return to the pool after he failed to qualify for the 400 metres freestyle final in Mesa, Arizona on Friday. Phelps, competing first time following a six-month ban for a … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Phelps fails to qualify for 400 meters freestyle final

    Phelps fails to qualify for 400 meters freestyle final

    (Reuters) - Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps suffered his first setback in his return to the pool after he failed to qualify for the 400 meters freestyle final in Mesa, Arizona on Friday. Phelps, competing first time following a six-month … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Kershaw Ks 12 in first win, Dodgers roll

    Kershaw Ks 12 in first win, Dodgers roll

    It took Clayton Kershaw three starts to get his first victory and he still is trying to find his groove after putting together one of the greatest seasons any pitcher ever had. The reigning NL MVP gave up two home runs against the Colorado Rockies, … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Canucks dump Flames, even series

    The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames have had some memorable playoff encounters over the years. Daniel Sedin and Chris Higgins snapped long post-season goal droughts and Eddie Lack made 22 saves as the Canucks downed the Flames 4-1 to even … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago
  • Flames fall in Game 2, return home to start best-of-five series against Canucks

    The Calgary Flames are heading home battered and bruised, but feeling positive about splitting the first two games of their Western Conference quarter-final with Vancouver. Despite being outclassed for most of Game 2 on Friday night in a lopsided … More »

    The Canadian Press - 5 hours ago
  • Swimming-Phelps fails to qualify for 400m freestyle final

    Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps suffered his first setback in his return to the pool after he failed to qualify for the 400 metres freestyle final in Mesa, Arizona on Friday. Phelps, competing first time following a six-month ban for a … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Gallardo, Rangers relievers shut down Mariners in 3-1 win

    Gallardo, Rangers relievers shut down Mariners in 3-1 win

    Yovani Gallardo pitched to his strength against the Seattle Mariners: his defense. Gallardo induced 11 ground-ball outs, including three double plays, in his six scoreless innings to help the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 3-1 Friday night. We … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Go figure: Stat titles rarely lead to NBA titles

    It's already known that Oklahoma City won't win the NBA title, since the Thunder didn't make the playoffs. Odd as it seems, excelling in the regular season doesn't guarantee anything in the postseason - a weird fact as the NBA gets set to open its … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Plouffe's homer in 11th lifts Twins over Indians 3-2

    Plouffe's homer in 11th lifts Twins over Indians 3-2

    Trevor Plouffe stepped to the plate in the 11th inning with a .118 batting average after opening the season with just four hits in his first 34 at-bats. With one mammoth swing, he took out two weeks' worth of frustration and sent the Minnesota … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Orlando's triple in 8th lifts KC by A's

    Orlando's triple in 8th lifts KC by A's

    The Royals and A's picked up right where they left off. In their first meeting since last September's dramatic wild-card game, Paulo Orlando delivered a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning to help Kansas City to a 6-4 win. The victory nearly came … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Canucks take Game 2, combine for over 100 PIMs in brawl with Flames (Video)

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

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

    Puck Daddy - 5 hours ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Friday's Major League games

    (Adds late games) April 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's Major League baseball games: - - - Braves 8, Blue Jays 7 Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes hit a solo home run, first baseman Freddie Freeman added a two-run homer in a three-run eighth … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Mets winning streak reaches six as Bartolo Colon improves to 3-0

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

    The Mets are the hottest team in the NL. That story, plus other news and results from around MLB. … More »

    Big League Stew - 5 hours ago
  • LEADING OFF: Bryant tries again, Giants get their rings

    LEADING OFF: Bryant tries again, Giants get their rings

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: --- TRY AGAIN Prized power prospect Kris Bryant takes another swing at getting his first hit in the majors. ''I'll keep on keeping on and come out here tomorrow ready to go,'' Bryant … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours 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 - 5 hours ago
  • Collmenter shuts down Giants, gets three hits in D-backs win

    Collmenter shuts down Giants, gets three hits in D-backs win

    Josh Collmenter stayed loose and kept his legs warm on a chilly night by running the bases, and Arizona's starting pitcher delivered by not only tossing a complete game but piling up a career-high three hits. ''It's fun when you can hit and be a … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Golf-'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 - 5 hours ago