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Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves 119-100 with 50-point 3rd

Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves 119-100 with 50-point 3rd

MINNEAPOLIS — Though James Harden and most of the Houston Rockets were misfiring throughout the first half, their confidence never wavered. In the third quarter, those sharpshooters sure came to life.
Andersen leads Maple Leafs in 3-1 win over Bruins to force Game 7

Andersen leads Maple Leafs in 3-1 win over Bruins to force Game 7

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs won this one for their city. Frederik Andersen made 32 saves Monday as the Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 3-1 to tie their first-round playoff series 3-3 and force Game 7.
Capitals advance with 6-3 win over Blue Jackets in Game 6

Capitals advance with 6-3 win over Blue Jackets in Game 6

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Washington Capitals can now turn their attention to the Pittsburgh Penguins and avenging some playoff disappointments.
Players say Whitecaps must 'man up' to end three-game losing streak

Players say Whitecaps must 'man up' to end three-game losing streak

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps need to "man up" to snap a three-game Major League Soccer losing streak, says Brazilian-born midfielder Felipe. The Whitecaps were humiliated 6-0 by Sporting Kansas City on Friday at Children's Mercy Park.
Canadian Julia (The Jewel) Budd to defend Bellator title in July

Canadian Julia (The Jewel) Budd to defend Bellator title in July

TORONTO — Canadian Julia (The Jewel) Budd will defend her Bellator featherweight title against unbeaten Brazilian Talita Nogueira on July 13 in the main event of Bellator 202 in Thackerville, Okla.
Raptors have to hope home-court advantage will carry them past Wizards

Raptors have to hope home-court advantage will carry them past Wizards

TORONTO — The morning after the Toronto Raptors' late-game meltdown against the Washington Wizards, DeMar DeRozan was still taking the blame.
One of the top NHL teams will go home after Jets-Predators series

One of the top NHL teams will go home after Jets-Predators series

WINNIPEG — Tyler Myers knows he's about to take part in a marquee playoff matchup that will send one very good team home for the summer. The Winnipeg defenceman just hopes it's not his Jets.
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

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.