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NHL PLAYOFFS: Penguins still under Rangers' spell

posted: 04/17/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonough scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Thursday night.

Stanozolol finds way back

posted: 04/17/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

In an age of designer steroids engineered to beat stringent testing, the anabolic steroid stanozolol existed for years as a chemical relic.

Brewers hitters no match for Cardinals' Lackey

posted: 04/17/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis starter John Lackey had little trouble with the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

Notes

posted: 04/17/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

DODGERS Robinson statue coming LOS ANGELES — Jackie Robinson’s uniform number was on the back of every player at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night and No. 42 was etched in the infield dirt.

Midland spoils Naturals' home opener

posted: 04/17/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Northwest Arkansas pitchers struggled to throw strikes and Midland took advantage Thursday night at Arvest Ballpark.

NHL PLAYOFFS: Backup earns keep for Chicago

posted: 04/17/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Chicago Blackhawks could not have started worse giving up three goals on the first 12 shots, forcing Coach Joel Quenneville to yank goalie Corey Crawford.

Qualls says he's NBA-bound

posted: 04/16/2015 2:50 a.m. Comment 1

The other half of the SEC's top scoring tandem is leaving Arkansas, too.

ARKANSAS TRAVELERS HOME OPENER: New rules to induce speedier pace of play

posted: 04/16/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

As a starting pitcher, Nate Smith is acquainted with baseball’s slower moments more than most.

Hernandez convicted of murder

posted: 04/16/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

Gambling on players a risky reality

posted: 04/16/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Heading into the 2010 draft, NFL scouts took a long look at Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, and the red flags were undeniable.

McEnroe: Men’s tennis falling behind in U.S.

posted: 04/16/2015 2:42 a.m. Discuss

While preparing this week for the PowerShares Series tour stop in Little Rock, John McEnroe talked about the state of men’s tennis in the United States.

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Young forwards help lift Islanders

posted: 04/16/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Ryan Strome is 21 years old, Brock Nelson is 23, and Josh Bailey is 25. Entering Wednesday night, the three New York Islander forwards owned these combined career NHL playoff numbers: seven games, zero goals.

NBA: Pelicans claw way into playoffs

posted: 04/16/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans earned their first playoff berth since 2011 with a 108-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: April good to Lynn, leads Cards over Brewers

posted: 04/16/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn extended his April success with five solid innings and Matt Holliday had a two-run single in the first inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

Spieth gets back to the golf course

posted: 04/16/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Masters champion Jordan Spieth is back to work this week at the RBC Heritage Classic after two days celebrating his victory at Augusta National and being showered with attention.

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