Pro Sports

John Wall's double-double spurs Wizards to win

Marcin Gortat scored 16 points, Otto Porter had 15 and Paul Pierce added 10 for the Wizards, who host Game 3 on Friday night.

Red Wings win thanks to goaltender's strong play

Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for his first postseason shutout, and Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Lightning on Tuesday night that gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead in their playoff series.

Mike Moustakas sends Kansas City Royals to 6-5 victory over Twins

Alex Gordon also went deep for the Royals (11-3), who have taken the first two games of the three-game set after losing their only series of the season in Minnesota last week.

Escobar's HR in 10th lifts Nationals over Cardinals 2-1

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings.


St. Louis Cardinals call up Naval Academy grad Mitch Harris

The Hall of Fame said it believes the only Naval Academy graduate to appear in a major league game was pitcher Nemo Gaines, who made four relief appearances in 1921 with the Washington Senators.

Kansas City Royals' Kelvin Herrera, Yordano Ventura punished for incidents vs A's

The benches cleared on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, when the teams began playing a dangerous game of dodgeball involving 90-plus heat.

Backstrom's goal lifts Capitals over Islanders

Alex Ovechkin also scored and assisted on the decisive goal, which came off a faceoff to the right of the Islanders net. Backstrom dug the puck out in the right corner and worked his way up the boards.

US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path

There were 74 Cubans on major or minor league rosters on opening day, 11 more than last year and more than double the 29 in 2008.

MLB's 'Statcast' analytics to debut during Tuesday's Cardinals game

Player comparisons will be more precise than ever before with the new data about to be unleashed.

Pominville, Parise give Wild 3-0 win over Blues

The Blues lost on the road in the playoffs for the ninth straight time, and Minnesota now leads the series 2-1. 

Tebowmania in full storm as Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner last played in 2012 as a member of the New York Jets.

Rams gather for start of strength, conditioning work

The Rams gathered Monday for strength and conditioning, which one player described as "the first day of school."

Volquez leads Royals to 7-1 win over Twins in series opener

The Royals right-hander held down the Twins for seven innings Monday night, and Kansas City's opportunistic offense took advantage of a series of Minnesota miscues in a 7-1 victory.

Rangers shut down Penguins 2-1 to reclaim momentum

Choking off the passing lanes and the open ice where Penguins' stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin thrive, New York built an early lead behind goals from Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider then held on for a 2-1 win in Game 3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 series lead.

Chiefs' Houston skips report date for offseason program

The most notable absence was All-Pro linebacker Justin Houston, who was given the franchise tag after a record-setting sack season. Houston still has not signed his tender as the Chiefs and his representatives try to reach an agreement on a long-term deal.

Tarasenko's hat trick helps Blues even series

Held to an assist without a shot in a deflating Game 1 loss, Tarasenko responded with his first career playoff hat trick, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday to even their first-round series at a game apiece.

Heyward gets curtain call in Cardinals win

Heyward's homer backed a strong six-inning pitching performance by Carlos Martinez as the Cardinals won their fourth in a row.

Rose leads Bulls past Bucks in Game 1

Derrick Rose had 23 points and seven assists in his first postseason game in three years, Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, and Chicago opened the playoffs with a 103-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

Royals put All-Star Holland on 15-day disabled list

Holland has four saves this season and has not allowed a hit in four scoreless innings. He has been an All-Star the past two years.

Pierce leads Washington past Toronto in Game 1

Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat Toronto 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.