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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle (22) collides with Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) during the third period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in New York. The Lightning won 2-0. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin)

Lightning beat Rangers, take 3-2 lead back home

Monday, May 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored another and the Lightning pushed …

Carl Edwards races to first victory for new team

Monday, May 25, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. — Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn’t sure his team made the right call. The Super Bowl-winning coach, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, had followed driver Denny Hamlin who was on top down the stretch in the Coca-Cola 600. But when Hamlin went to the pits to fix a …

Clutch final par gives Kirk win at Colonial, denies Spieth

Sunday, May 24, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial. No extra holes were necessary Sunday for Kirk to get his fourth PGA Tour victory. Kirk made up for an errant tee shot at No. 18 with a par-saving and winning 7-foot putt after playing partner …

NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers. The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee’s proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to …

Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team’s punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback’s challenge remains. Moments after Kraft said Tuesday he won’t oppose the $1 million fine and …

Patriots owner Robert Kraft: Team won’t appeal fine, draft penalties

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in the use of deflated footballs in the …

IndyCar still trying to find answers to frightening crashes

Monday, May 18, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Questions concerning the level of safety headed into the Indianapolis 500 continued to mount Monday after James Hinchcliffe was injured in a crash. Hinchcliffe’s accident was caused by a suspension failure, and his car spun hard …

Marlins GM Dan Jennings becomes Miami’s manager

Monday, May 18, 2015

MIAMI — Even the mother of the Miami Marlins’ new manager is questioning the wisdom of the choice. Marlins general manager Dan Jennings was selected Monday to replace Mike Redmond in the dugout. Jennings has 31 years of …

Wingsuit fliers in Yosemite knew they were cheating death

Monday, May 18, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Two wingsuit fliers who leaped from a cliff in Yosemite National Park were trying to zoom through a notch in a ridgeline and were airborne for about 15 seconds when they slammed into a rocky …

Potential spoilers taking on American Pharoah in Belmont

Monday, May 18, 2015

NEW YORK — Dortmund won’t be around for this one, but a familiar cast of 3-year-olds are lining up as potential spoilers when American Pharoah attempts to win the Belmont Stakes and give thoroughbred racing its first Triple …

President of Red Sox minor league affiliate PawSox dies

Monday, May 18, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Pawtucket Red Sox President James Skeffington, a lawyer who became the minor league affiliate’s public face and lead cheerleader for a plan to move the team to downtown Providence, has died. He was 73. …

Kraft-Goodell relationship frayed by NFL investigation

Monday, May 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner’s high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice domestic …

What offseason? Key NFL owners meetings this week

Monday, May 18, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — What offseason? There hasn’t been a week — make that a day — since the Super Bowl that the NFL hasn’t made news. As the owners gather this week at their spring meetings, their plate couldn’t be much fuller. While recent headlines have centered on …