By Karel Janicek
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Switzerland stunned title favorite Canada 3-2 to reach only its third final of the world ice hockey championship on Saturday.
The Swiss will play the gold medal game on Sunday against defending champion Sweden, which strode ...
By Stephen Whyno
AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify endured the most difficult race of his career and came away a step closer to becoming trainer Bob Baffert’s second Triple Crown champion in four years.
The heavy 2-5 favorite jumped out to the lead, surrendered it briefly to ...
By W.G. Ramirez
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway late in the third period to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the Western Conference final Friday night.
Vegas, a 500-to-1 long shot to win the title when ...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox got another visit from Danny Farquhar, and they continue to be encouraged by the reliever’s recovery from a brain hemorrhage last month.
The visit prior to Friday’s game against the Texas Rangers was his second since he collapsed in the dugout during ...
By Fred Goodall
AP Sports Writer
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed back in the Eastern Conference final against the Washington Capitals, thanks in part to a thriving power play and suddenly reliable penalty-killing unit.
To regain control of the best-of-seven matchup ...
By John Marshall
AP Sports Writer
Motocross has been searching for its next big star since Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto unexpectedly retired in a span of two years.
The search goes on as the outdoor season is set to begin Saturday at the Hangtown Classic outside of Sacramento, ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Diego Padres have released third baseman Chase Headley, six days after designating him for assignment.
The 34-year-old cleared waivers, which was not surprising considering any team claiming him would be responsible for paying the remainder of his $13 million ...
By Tom Withers
AP Sports Writer
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — They've survived amid turmoil for months, their season morphing into the NBA's most compelling reality show — or, as some have called it, spectacle.
The must-watch Cleveland Cavaliers have been hardened by the nonstop drama ...
By The Associated Press
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
The New York Yankees will be back in action, they hope, during a rather strange road swing. Their game at Washington on Tuesday night was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain, and they were washed ...
By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting.
The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting found that 50 ...
By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After the Winnipeg Jets lost Game 3 of the Western Conference final, goaltender Connor Hellebuyck didn't seem fazed and spoke like a confident veteran rather than a third-year player whose team appears to be unraveling.
The Vezina ...
By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — The old No. 1 stadium at the U.S. Open is about to be replaced by a better-than-ever No. 2.
Louis Armstrong Stadium hosted two decades of championship tennis, memorable matches on the court that often hid its inadequacies off it.
By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Between the kitesurfing and the paddling and the three times sailing around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race, Liz Wardley figures she spends more time on the water than on land.
And she's worried about what she sees.
Plastic bottles ...
By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify is the talk of Pimlico Race Course and the horse racing industry with a very real chance to win the Triple Crown.
But he's got a few notable challengers in the Preakness. It's not the 19 he beat in the Kentucky Derby, but the ...
By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Cooper's Tampa Bay Lightning won Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final despite going the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal.
They won despite falling behind about 4 1/2 minutes into the game.
They won despite ...
By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates weren't expected to contend in the strong NL Central this season, especially after trading stars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole in January.
Yet the Pirates are on top of a division in which four of the five teams ...
By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Baseball Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez has played in San Francisco so many times over the past decade that dealing with seagulls swirling over the outfield grass is customary in the late innings.
"It's part of the show, right?" he said, smiling. "I've ...
By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Justify has gotten acquainted with the track at Pimlico Race Course, where he will attempt to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive Saturday in the Preakness.
Because the track was soaked from a heavy morning shower, ...
By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Columnist
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A year ago at this time the Vegas Golden Knights had one minor league player on an otherwise empty roster and no idea what to expect when an entire team was finally assembled.
Now, they are two wins away from playing for the Stanley ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury gave Blake Wheeler quite an earful.
During a scrum behind Vegas' net with 2:34 left in the second period of the Golden Knights' 4-2 victory over Winnipeg on Wednesday night, Fleury reached over with his left hand and tickled the left ear of the Jets' ...