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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

Baseball replay a work in progress

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Red Sox manager John Farrell wasn’t a big fan of expanded replay during the weekend, but Bud Selig had nothing but praise for the new system Tuesday, even after a few well-publicized malfunctions. “It’s two weeks old,” said … 0

2014 Masters was mostly devoid of any true drama

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The moment doesn’t get much bigger than this — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win. Too bad this wasn’t the Masters. This was a week earlier at … 0

Hoisting the Cup without a hot goalie can be difficult

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it’s time for the goalies to get going. As simplistic as the adage can be, predictions of the Stanley Cup champion often tilt toward the guy in the crease producing the … 0

Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June. The Panthers, who finished 29th in the league, vaulted ahead of the last-place Buffalo Sabres, who had the best odds of … 0

Setting up the playoffs: First-round capsules

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A breakdown of the eight first-round playoff series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference Boston vs. Detroit Records: Boston (54-19-9, NHL-best 117 points); Detroit (39-28-15, 93 points). Coaches: Bruins - Claude Julien (7th season, 310-163-65); Red Wings - Mike Babcock (9th season, 415-198-98). Season series: Red Wings, … 0

Bubba doubles down

Sunday, April 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson’s second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago. The only daring shot Watson hit was one he really didn’t need. The wild swing in momentum came on … 0

Manny Pacquiao back on top after victory over Bradley

Sunday, April 13, 2014

LAS VEGAS — The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the Pacman’s magical prime. The older Pacquiao couldn’t finish the trick, however. Although he tried mightily, Pacquiao didn’t stop or even … 0

Devils edge B’s in what may be Brodeur’s finale

Sunday, April 13, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. — Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their … 0

Experience counts on Sunday at Augusta

Sunday, April 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — There’s a reason no rookie has won the Masters in the 35 years since Fuzzy Zoeller pulled it off. And that’s a big reason Bubba Watson is now the proud owner of two green jackets. … 0

Harvick marks himself a contender with win

Sunday, April 13, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks. After taking the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night, Harvick is convinced the group has … 0