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Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk (13) is congratulated by teammate Johan Franzen after scoring against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, left, during the third period of Detroit's 1-0 win in Game 1 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series, in Boston on Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Datsyuk’s late goal lifts Wings over Bruins

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON — Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard’s best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night. The Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy for the best record in the regular season but were locked in … 0

O’s cruise to 8-4 win over Sox

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON — Jonathan Schoop went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston on Friday night. Every Orioles starter had at least one hit except for Chris Davis. The Orioles collected 10 of those hits off Lackey (2-2), … 0

Silver wants age limit change, but not rushing other issues

Friday, April 18, 2014

NEW YORK — Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college. So much so that NCAA President Mark Emmert was invited to discuss his involvement with owners. Silver is moving cautiously on potential changes to areas such as the lottery format and playoff structure, but makes it … 0

Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

Friday, April 18, 2014

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — K.J. Choi’s early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday. Choi shot a 67 to get to 5-under 137, one stroke ahead of … 0

Lester leads Red Sox past White Sox; Yankees win

Friday, April 18, 2014

CHICAGO — Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston’s two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester (2-2) allowed one run and seven hits for his second straight … 0

Bruins ready for Red Wings

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy by leading the NHL with 117 points. Another number shows just how much, or little, that means. “I heard about 40 percent of the series are upsets in the … 0

Ainge faces 2nd rebuilding offseason

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON — The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. Rookie coach Brad Stevens isn’t one of them. “I have no worries about … 0

Montreal signs Chad Johnson to deal

Friday, April 18, 2014

MONTREAL — Former NFL star Chad Johnson will make his return to the gridiron in the Canadian Football League. The veteran receiver signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday after impressing team officials at a minicamp in Vero Beach, Fla. He last appeared in an … 0

Playoff-bound Wizards smack Celtics in finale

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first … 0

Pens, Habs win openers

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern … 0

Wallace showing steady improvement in Truck Series

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year. The 20-year-old Wallace, who goes by Bubba, … 0

Soccer coming to Bravo, Syfy, Oxygen, CNBC, E!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

STAMFORD, Conn. — Soccer is coming to some U.S. television networks better known for reality shows, dramas or financial news. NBCUniversal said Wednesday that it will simultaneously broadcast all 10 matches from the Premier League’s May 11 season finale on its different channels. Along with NBC and NBCSN, … 0

Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ATLANTA — Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city’s new retractable roof stadium. The team will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. He donned a traditional … 0