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Only Red Sox, Nats on track to pay luxury tax

Only Red Sox, Nats on track to pay luxury tax

NEW YORK — The Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals are the only teams on track to pay baseball's luxury tax this year, according to opening-day payroll totals compiled by Major League Baseball and obtained by The Associated Press.
Bill Peters hungry for NHL playoff success as head coach of Calgary Flames

Bill Peters hungry for NHL playoff success as head coach of Calgary Flames

CALGARY — The sooner Bill Peters can tick the box of coaching an NHL playoff team, the better for him and the Calgary Flames. The 53-year-old from Three Hills, Alta., was introduced Monday as the Calgary's new head coach.

Knevel sad to be leaving Nebraska but excited about potential pro career

It's a bittersweet time for David Knevel. This week, the towering six-foot-nine, 315-pound offensive lineman will leave Lincoln, Neb., his home away from home the last five years. But the 23-year-old Brantford, Ont.

Two Humboldt Broncos players out of critical condition after deadly crash

SASKATOON — Two Humboldt Broncos players are no longer listed in critical condition in a Saskatoon hospital following a crash that killed 16 people.

Stampeders lineman Lavertu retires from CFL after losing 2017 season to injury

CALGARY — Offensive lineman Pierre Lavertu has announced his retirement from the CFL after four seasons with the Calgary Stampeders. Lavertu was a West Division all-star in 2015, but injuries limited him to eight games in 2016.
Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

LAS VEGAS — NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects.
Kaepernick to honour mother for VH1's 'Dear Mama' special

Kaepernick to honour mother for VH1's 'Dear Mama' special

NEW YORK — Colin Kaepernick is taking time out from his activism to honour one of his fiercest defenders — his mother Teresa. Kaepernick is the first celebrity announced for VH1's second annual "Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Moms," to air May 7.
Cavaliers win 104-100 at Indiana to even series at 2

Cavaliers win 104-100 at Indiana to even series at 2

INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James has been the first-round king for 12 years. On Sunday night, he needed Kyle Korver's 3-point shooting to put him in position to extend his reign.

Scores and Schedule

Sunday's Games NHL Playoffs First Round Pittsburgh 8 Philadelphia 5 (Pittsburgh wins series 4-2) Nashville 5 Colorado 0 (Nashville wins series 4-2) --- AHL Playoffs First Round (best-of-five) Grand Rapids 5 Manitoba 1 (Series tied 1-1) Toronto 5 Utic

Sunday's Games

Sunday's Games NHL Playoffs First Round Pittsburgh 8 Philadelphia 5 (Pittsburgh wins series 4-2) Nashville 5 Colorado 0 (Nashville wins series 4-2) --- AHL Playoffs First Round (best-of-five) Grand Rapids 5 Manitoba 1 (Series tied 1-1) Toronto 5 Utic