Pro Sports

Islanders top Capitals to force Game 7

Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left in a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday that forced a seventh game in the first-round playoff series.

Nets beat top-seeded Hawks

Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Brooklyn trimmed Atlanta's lead to 2-1 with a 91-83 victory Saturday.

4 Royals suspended for brawl against White Sox

Pitcher Yordano Ventura drew a seven-game suspension for his behavior Thursday.

LeBron has history of success in first round of NBA playoffs

He's never lost a first-round series. His teams are 39-7 in first-round games. And when Cleveland visits Boston in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference matchup on Sunday, James and the Cavaliers will be taking the court with a 3-0 lead.

Wild beat Blues 4-1 behind Dubnyk, take 3-2 series lead

After allowing six goals in two periods in a 6-1 loss in Game 4, Dubnyk was back to being the difference-maker on a team that had an NHL record-tying 12 consecutive road wins late in the season. He robbed Alexander Steen twice from close range in the second period.

After brawl, Royals beat White Sox 3-2 in 13 innings

Players from both dugouts and bullpens ran onto the field and punches were thrown during a fight that lasted a couple of minutes.


Royals-White Sox suspended by rain after 8 innings

Managers Robin Ventura of the White Sox and Ned Yost of the Royals huddled with the umpires after the eighth inning, and then crew chief Tim Welke waved the players off the field.

Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights

The latest was at the end of the seventh inning Thursday, when Yordano Ventura snagged a grounder by Adam Eaton. They appeared to have words before Ventura threw to first, and that's when tensions boiled over.

Falcons could consider Shane Ray with 8th pick in NFL draft

The Falcons, who need pass-rush help, could consider Ray with their No. 8 overall pick in next week's NFL draft.

Chiefs' Dorsey mulling over options ahead of NFL draft

Even after trading a fifth-round pick to New Orleans to acquire former Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs, the Chiefs have 10 selections in next week's draft. That includes a second-round pick for the first time under Dorsey, and four compensatory picks handed out by the league.

St. Louis stadium task force members remain optimistic

Task force leaders David Peacock and Robert Blitz spoke Friday for the first time since then, though they declined to discuss specifics of the 40-minute presentation or the league's response to the effort to either keep the Rams or attract another team if owner Stan Kroenke moves the franchise to Los Angeles.

Bulls hold off Bucks in double overtime

Derrick Rose scored 34 points, Jimmy Butler added 24 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 in double overtime on Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Capitals crush Islanders to take 3-2 series lead

Dominating despite zero points from Alex Ovechkin or Nicklas Backstrom, the Capitals beat the Islanders 5-1 Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference series, with goals coming from less-heralded players such as Karl Alzner, Brooks Laich and Jason Chimera.

Wacha pitches Cardinals past Nationals

Wacha got the best of Max Scherzer, Matt Adams singled in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Thursday for their fourth straight series win.

Mets match franchise record with 11th straight win

Daniel Murphy drove in four runs and the New York Mets matched a franchise record with their 11th straight victory Thursday, walking their way to a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves behind Bartolo Colon.

MLB Commissioner: Rose allowed to be part of All-Star Game

Rose, baseball's career hits leader and a former Reds star player and manager, agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 after a Major League Baseball investigation concluded he bet on his team to win while he was managing the club.

James scores 31, Cavs beat Celts for 3-0 series lead

Cleveland can complete the sweep of the best-of-seven series Sunday in Boston. No NBA team has won a series after trailing 3-0.


NHL playoffs: Blues look for momentum; New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens hope to clinch

After St. Louis ended a nine-game playoff road losing streak with a 6-1 victory, coach Ken Hitchcock was emphatic he expected more of the same when the Central Division champions return home for Game 5 Friday night.

Johnson, Lightning tie series with 3-2 OT win over Red Wings

The Red Wings led 2-0 in the third period before Tyler Johnson scored with 5:26 remaining. He then assisted on Ondrej Palat's tying goal 77 seconds later.


Twins shut out Royals at Kauffman

Mike Pelfrey pitched seven scoreless innings to pick up his first victory since 2013 as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 Wednesday night.