For nearly a decade, the Eastern Conference playoffs have been defined by a tell. They might appear to lean toward an established powerhouse (like the superteam Celtics), a well-balanced bruiser (like the defensive Pacers), or even a system-driven epip…
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On a restart with three laps to go Saturday at the Hisense 4k TV 300, Ryan Blaney overtook race leader Kevin Harvick and held on to win his first race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Blaney, who led 107 of 200 laps at the 1.5-mile oval, took the checkered…
Here’s what you may have missed from Saturday in baseball: All Hail Stephen StrasburgStephen Strasburg arrived in the big leagues seven years ago as one of the most touted pitching prospects in history and was expected to become one of the next great strikeout artists in the mold of Randy Johnson
In team sports, there’s a defensive strategy that’s been in play for decades, colloquially known as “anybody but him.” In baseball, teams intentionally walking Barry Bonds, lest risking the San Francisco Giants slugger beat them with the long ball.
PITTSBURGH (AP) The handful of men who carry out the most thankless of tasks for the Pittsburgh Penguins are a rag-tag group thrown together by circumstance and a touch of foresight by general manager Jim Rutherford. When defenseman Kris Letang’s star-crossed season ended for good in early April when he abandoned any hope of a comeback from the injuries that limited him to just 40 games this season, the chances of the Penguins becoming the first team to win back-to-back titles was supposed to vanish along with him. ”That’s fine with us,” said Brian Dumoulin, who leads the Penguins in ice time during the postseason.
Colin Kaepernick has signed with the Seahawks, if you believe a since-deleted post from filmmaker Spike Lee. Lee posted an Instagram photo with Kaepernick on Saturday, with the caption “Big Love Shoutout To The Head Coach Pete Carroll For Signing My Brother Colin Kaepernick To The Seattle Seahawks. The
The upper echelon of the standard 5×5 leaderboard at first base is rather predictable as we head into the final week of May. Paul Goldschmidt is at the top, followed by Freddie Freeman and Joey Votto. The next three spots, however, are occupied by unli…
Following the Florida Panthers’ 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres in Sunrise, forward Shawn Thornton hung up his skates, in a manner of speaking. The career enforcer was done with them, after 20 pro hockey seasons, 14 of them at the NHL level, spent skating, punching and occasionally scoring with the Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. On May 30, he’ll officially retire as a two-time Stanley Cup winner with 1,103 penalty minutes to his credit in 705 NHL games.
There’s a wonderful moment in Peter Yates’s 1973 crime thriller picture, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, when the titular character, played by Robert Mitchum, is taken for a night out to the Boston Garden to watch the Bobby Orr/Phil Esposito-led Bruins play the Chicago Blackhawks. Coyle is loaded on cheep Garden beer, but he can’t stop marveling at Bobby Orr, a “kid” with his entire future in front of him. This, friends, is Boston’s version of Eden, the Gallery Gods edition.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) It has been an extraordinary 11 months for P.K. Subban. Oh, and along the way the former star for the Montreal Canadiens played a key role in Nashville’s stirring run to the Stanley Cup Final. The best way to sum up Subban’s approach?