Pro Sports

Malkin's 3 goals power Pittsburgh Penguins to Game 6 clincher

Malkin had a hat trick, and the Penguins almost blew a four-goal lead before holding off the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Monday night to clinch their first-round playoff series in six games.

UPDATE: NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner

Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.

Pacers even series with Hawks, winning 91-88

The Indiana Pacers knew what they were up against. This was a game they had to have. Paul George and David West made sure they got it.

Vince Carter's last-second 3-pointer leads Mavericks past Spurs

Vince Carter hit a double-pump 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Dallas Mavericks a 109-108 victory in Game 3 and a first-round series lead over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.

St. Louis bats remain cold in 6-1 loss to Pittsburgh

The Cardinals were held to three hits the last seven innings by the Pirates bullpen after Francisco Liriano left with flu-like symptoms and dizziness, and were 1 for 11 overall with runners in scoring position in a 6-1 loss on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Penguins push past Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1

Jussi Jokinen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins topped the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Bruins beat Red Wings 4-2, advance in NHL playoffs

The regular season wasn't much of a struggle for the Boston Bruins, and neither was their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings.

Orioles top Royals in extra innings

Nick Markakis singled in the winning run in 10th inning after two throwing errors by pitcher Danny Duffy laid the groundwork for the Baltimore Orioles' 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Patriots coach Belichick runs half marathon in Nashville

Patriots coach Bill Belichick ran the St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon on Saturday and finished with an official time of 2 hours, 36 minutes and 46 seconds.

Seung-Yul Noh leads Zurich Classic with no bogeys

If Seung-Yul Noh can hold on to the lead in the Zurich Classic, he'll do it front of fans who can appreciate how much bigger Noh's mission is than simply winning his first PGA Tour event.

Shelby Miller helps Cardinals beat Pirates 1-0

The St. Louis Cardinals right hander pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to lead his team to a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night.

Jonathan Toews lifts Blackhawks past Blues in OT

Jonathan Toews scored on a breakaway at 7:36 of overtime Friday night, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues and a 3-2 series lead.

Nets take 2-1 lead over Raptors with 102-98 win

Paul Pierce had 18 points, and he and Kevin Garnett provided the game's signature plays late in the second quarter, a reminder that the Nets brought the veterans here as much for their bravado as their basketball.

Rookie Ventura leads Royals past Orioles 5-0

Yordano Ventura (2-1) had a career-high eight strikeouts and walked two in his seventh major league start. The 22-year-old rookie, who had never before gone longer than seven innings, stymied a club that totaled 21 runs in its last two games.

Baseball will look at pine tar rule after season

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport will wait until after the season to study whether the rule preventing pitchers from using pine tar should be changed.

Dice-K 1st save since 2000; Mets top Cards 4-1

Daisuke Matsuzaka picked up his first save since 2000 as the Mets completed the three-game sweep of the Cardinals.

Royals dominated by Kluber in 5-1 loss to Indians

Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 11 and allowed Kansas City just four hits in his first complete game, leading the Indians to a 5-1 win over the Royals.

Column: Pineda didn't even try to hide cheating attempt

The Yankees right-hander got nabbed on the mound Wednesday night in Fenway with what looked like an oil slick's worth of pine tar on the right side of his neck.

Blackhawks, Blues prepare for Game 5

The Blackhawks have won two straight, mounting their bid for a repeat Stanley Cup. They took the day off for travel, confident they can beat the Blues on the road.

Protesters rally against FIFA president

A handful of protesters holding banners and placards demonstrated peacefully Thursday at an event with FIFA president Sepp Blatter to highlight the plight of migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.