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Net gains: Andersen, Grubauer, Rinne stepping up in NHL playoffs

DENVER – This classifies as fun for Frederik Andersen: Protecting a late lead in the third period by leaping out of his net to stop a shot with the handle of his stick. Sticky situation handled....

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

When Boston Marathon turned into a sprint, Cherono was ready

BOSTON – Sometimes a race is both a marathon and a sprint. Lawrence Cherono paced himself for 26 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, making the turn from Hereford Street for the last 600 meters on...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ferguson: A Masters win more about the past than the future

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The first green jacket was all about the future. The fifth green jacket Tiger Woods won Sunday at the Masters was more about the past, best measured by a powerful celebration and...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado brings 2-1 lead into Game 4 against Calgary

WHO: Calgary Flames (50-25-7, first in the Pacific Division during the regular season) at Colorado Avalanche (38-30-14, fifth in the Central Division during the regular season) WHAT: Western...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kenya’s Cherono wins men’s Boston Marathon in sprint to tape

BOSTON – Two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two other runners with the finish line in sight. Unfortunately for...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Study: Minority hiring in MLB ranks similar to previous year

RALEIGH, N.C. – A diversity report released Monday on Major League Baseball finds the sport remaining largely on the same footing from the previous year in racial and gender hiring practices, with...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

DeMar DeRozan takes game to different level in playoffs

DENVER – The thinking of DeMar DeRozan before joining San Antonio: Shoot. The mentality now: Share. Always a skilled scorer, the 29-year-old and four-time All-Star has taken his game to another...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avs defenseman Cale Makar will make NHL debut in Game 3

DENVER – Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar will make his NHL debut in Game 3 against Calgary, his favorite childhood team. Makar signed a three-year deal with Colorado on Sunday – a day...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Giro d’Italia to start in Hungary next year

BUDAPEST, Hungary – The Giro d’Italia will start in Hungary next year. The prelude stage will take place in Budapest, followed by two further stages on Hungarian soil. Giro d’Italia organizers made...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Blue Jackets go up 3-0 over Lightning

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL’s best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping the...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NBA Playoffs: Bucks pound Pistons

MILWAUKEE – Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout of the...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado snaps losing streak, Marquez throws gem

SAN FRANCISCO – German Marquez almost did more than merely end Colorado’s losing streak. He came close to putting himself in the record book. Marquez pitched a one-hitter, nicked only by Evan...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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