Hockey

Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9), from Russia, goalie Braden Holtby (70), defend as Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) moves in during the first period of Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 06, 2017 - 10:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin scored 27 seconds apart in the third period as the Washington Capitals avoided elimination by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in Game 5 on Saturday night. Nicklas Backstrom tied the score early in the third as the Capitals finally solved...
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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9), from Russia, goalie Braden Holtby (70), defend as Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) moves in during the first period of Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 06, 2017 - 10:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin scored 27 seconds apart in the third period as the Washington Capitals avoided elimination by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in Game 5 on Saturday night. Nicklas Backstrom tied the score early in the third as the Capitals finally solved...
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Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris, top left, and Alex Burrows (14) celebrate after Turris scored the game-winning goal during overtime against the New York Rangers in Game 5 in the second round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Ottawa on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The Senators won 5-4 in overtime.(Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 06, 2017 - 8:55 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kyle Turris capped Ottawa's comeback from two deficits and pulled the Senators one win from returning to the Eastern Conference final for the first time in 10 years. Turris scored 6:28 into overtime to lift the Senators to 5-4 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday for...
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John Velazquez rides Always Dreaming to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 06, 2017 - 8:05 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 3/4 lengths on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second victories in the race but their first together. Pletcher and Velazquez have teamed up often over the years and...
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Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris, top left, and Alex Burrows (14) celebrate after Turris scored the game-winning goal during overtime against the New York Rangers in Game 5 in the second round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Ottawa on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The Senators won 5-4 in overtime.(Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 06, 2017 - 7:12 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kyle Turris scored 6:28 into overtime to lift the Ottawa Senators to 5-4 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday for a 3-2 series lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Derick Brassard tied the score with 1:26 left in the third period for the Senators. Mark...
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St. Louis Blues right wing Dmitrij Jaskin, of Russia, celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, May 5, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 06, 2017 - 12:24 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues needed a spark. Dmitrij Jaskin gave it to them. Jaskin scored in his first playoff game this season, Jaden Schwartz got the game-winner and the Blues topped the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night to stay alive in their second-round series. Jaskin found out...
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St. Louis Blues right wing Dmitrij Jaskin, of Russia, celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, May 5, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 05, 2017 - 10:52 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dmitrij Jaskin scored in his first playoff game this season and Jaden Schwartz got the game-winner, helping the St. Louis Blues stay alive against the Nashville Predators with a 2-1 victory in Game 5 of their second-round series on Friday night. Schwartz scored 25 seconds into the...
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May 05, 2017 - 11:59 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is back at practice, four days after sustaining a concussion. The two-time NHL MVP skated alongside his teammates on Friday morning. He suffered the concussion in Game 3 of Pittsburgh's playoff series against Washington. Crosby was a full...
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Anaheim Ducks celebrate their overtime victory as Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot, front, skates past after Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta. Anaheim won 4-3. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 04, 2017 - 8:35 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A decade after Ryan Getzlaf raised the Stanley Cup for the first and only time, the Anaheim Ducks captain appears to be extremely eager to hoist it above his head again. Getzlaf's spectacular postseason hit a new high point Wednesday when he figured in every goal for the...
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Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones looks up at fans in center field during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 03, 2017 - 5:11 am
When Red Sox fans hurled peanuts and the N-word toward Orioles outfielder Adam Jones in Fenway Park, it was a reminder of the Boston's racial legacy — particularly around its sports teams. Boston's reputation as a racist sports town developed through decades of barriers broken and maintained,...
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