Schwartz caps Blues' rally in 3-2 win over Jets 1 in Games 5
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period to cap St. Louis' three-goal third period in a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference playoff series.
White has career-high 36 points, Spurs beat Nuggets 118-108
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Derrick White had a career-high 36 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 118-108 on Thursday night, withstanding a first-half lapse to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.
Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences
Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final.
Teravainen, Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1, even series
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes lost another forward — and won another playoff game. "'Next guy up' has been the memo lately," rookie Warren Foegele said.
Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer.
Embiid not playing in Game 3 because of sore knee
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid is not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore left knee.
Nelly Korda leads in Hawaii halfway through 2nd round
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Nelly Korda birdied four of her final five holes Thursday to take a two-shot lead over defending champion Brooke Henderson midway through the second round of the Lotte Championship.
Corbin earns 1st win with Nationals, beats Giants 4-2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now this is what the Washington Nationals were looking for when they plunked down $140 million to add Patrick Corbin to the rotation.
Ireland's Lowry on top after first round of RBC Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Shane Lowry was convinced his game was on the rise, despite his poor scoring. He finally showed that Thursday in the RBC Heritage, shooting a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead.
Thunder's Paul George out of sync, looking to find rhythm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City. The Thunder's All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland, and OKC has struggled against the Trail Blazers.
Lightning GM BriseBois not overreacting to playoff loss
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Thursday he is not going to overreact to the Lightning's historically quick postseason exit and he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper.
Held at bay, Gaudreau hopes to ignite Flames in Game 5
DENVER (AP) — Summoning Johnny Hockey! His scoring prowess is required ASAP. After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado.
Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes
Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines.
Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen's No. 13 at June 8 game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise.
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ITALY Aiming to quickly move on from its Champions League elimination, Juventus needs only a draw at home against Fiorentina on Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title.
What now? Penguins face crucial offseason after flameout
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Rutherford's question was rhetorical. The answer — whenever the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager arrives at — will determine how the franchise emerges from the rubble of a first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders.
Pochettino closer to collecting trophy not just plaudits
Returning to the Tottenham dressing room, with his players embracing after the wildest of games, a roaring Mauricio Pochettino turned back to the tactics board.
FIFA backs English players' social media boycott over racism
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer.
Cardinals being coy about who will go at No. 1 overall
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals used the 10th overall pick of the 2018 draft on Josh Rosen, hoping the former UCLA star would be their quarterback of the future.
Raiders have 3 1st-rounders in GM Mike Mayock's 1st draft
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mayock won't exactly get to ease into his new role as Oakland Raiders general manager after spending years as a draft analyst.
LSU hires new athletic director Woodward away from Texas A&M
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has formalized an agreement to bring in Scott Woodward as the university's next athletic director. Woodward, whose hiring was announced Thursday morning, has been Texas A&M's athletic director since 2016 and held the same post at Washington for eight years before that.
Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games. "Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan.
Garoppolo recovering well from major left knee injury
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo has resumed throwing and taking drop backs as he rehabilitates from a major knee injury that derailed his first full season as San Francisco's starting quarterback.
Network bosses pleased with NFL TV packages for this season
Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league's senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league's four broadcast partners happy.
Pelicans' Griffin: Gentry staying, and perhaps Davis, too
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Pelicans newly hired top basketball executive said he's keeping coach Alvin Gentry and wouldn't rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding his trade request and committing to New Orleans long-term.