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Ottawa Senators' Jared Cowen (2) keeps the puck away from a charging St. Louis Blues' T.J. Oshie (74) in the second period of a NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Thanksgiving offers snapshot of Stanley Cup teams

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DENVER — Carve an extra piece of turkey to celebrate, David Backes and T.J. Oshie, because St. Louis is well on its way to the postseason. Treat yourself to another slice of pumpkin pie, Max Pacioretty, since Montreal’s virtually in, too. At least, the numbers seem to suggest as much. Since the 2005-06 season, NHL teams in postseason position entering …

Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead

Thursday, November 27, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — LeSean McCoy is looking more like the NFL rushing champion of a year ago, and Mark Sanchez is getting more comfortable in Philadelphia’s offense. McCoy ran for 159 yards and a touchdown, Sanchez had his first scoring run in almost three years and the Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 33-10 …

Johnson shines in Detroit’s 34-17 win over Chicago on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DETROIT — After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit’s offense with an emphatic reminder that he’s still one of the game’s most dynamic players. Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Lions boosted their postseason hopes with …

Canadiens beat Bruins 2-0 behind Carey Price’s 33 saves

Saturday, November 22, 2014

BOSTON — Montreal winger Max Pacioretty had a simple explanation for why the Canadiens have had so much success lately against the Boston Bruins. They play just like them. Carey Price made 33 saves, Tomas Plekanec had a …

Marc Gasol scores 32 as Grizzlies beat Celtics 117-100

Friday, November 21, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After dealing with a stomach virus that affected nearly half the team earlier in the week, the Memphis Grizzlies recovered enough to get their 21st straight regular season home victory. Marc Gasol matched his …

Alex Khokhlachev nets shootout goal, Bruins beat Jackets

Friday, November 21, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg figured it had to be great television after Alex Khokhlachev ended the cliffhanger with a dramatic flourish. Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his …

Judge denies sports betting in New Jersey

Friday, November 21, 2014

A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries. The decision from U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp was the expected outcome since the judge had ruled similarly …

LeGarrette Blount back in Patriots backfield

Friday, November 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — There was no name over his locker stall and he had yet to officially secure the number he’ll wear this Sunday. Still, it was clear LeGarrette Blount was happy to be back with the New …

Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

Friday, November 21, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he’s endorsed by rival …

NFL stars are being shadowed by the unknowns guys

Friday, November 21, 2014

J.J. Watt tears it up on defense. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady tear up defenses. Same old same old in the NFL, you say? Then you aren’t paying much attention. Across the NFL, while many superstars are doing …

NFL to relocate Bills home game against Jets to Detroit

Friday, November 21, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their “home” game against the New York Jets on Monday night. The NFL announced the location and date of the game on Thursday …

Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

Friday, November 21, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year. Selig spoke at …

Vick changed NFL with legs, but arms still win

Friday, November 21, 2014

The milestone came and went, chronicled with a blurb that got second billing to the news that his team actually won a game. So much has happened between the time Michael Vick came into the NFL, with the …