Chicago downs Lightning to secure Stanley Cup

By JAY COHEN  Of the AP CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Crawford threw his gloves off and ditched his helmet as the Chicago Blackhawks poured onto the ice and swarmed the goaltender at one end of the ...

James' 40 puts Cavs up 2-1 on Golden State

By TOM WITHERS  Of the AP CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is doing more than ever. With the Cavaliers missing two All-Stars, he has no choice. “I'm so outside the box right now,” ...

Chris Heston's no-no lifts Giants over Mets

By RONALD BLUM Of the AP  NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Heston couldn't recall ever throwing a no-hitter, not in youth baseball, not in the minor leagues and certainly not in the majors. Now he was ...

Chicago rallies to take first game of Cup Final

By GREG BEACHAM Of the AP  TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When the Chicago Blackhawks were seven minutes away from losing the Stanley Cup Final opener, it wasn't Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane or Duncan ...

American Pharoah looks to make history Saturday

By BETH HARRIS Of the AP  NEW YORK (AP) — All that separates American Pharoah from ending the longest drought in horse racing history — 37 years without a Triple Crown winner — ...

Federer falls in French quarters

By HOWARD FENDRICH Of the AP  PARIS (AP) — Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision ...

FIFA head to step down

By GRAHAM DUNBAR Of the AP  FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and promised Tuesday to call for fresh elections to choose a ...

Blazers outsted from playoffs in Memphis

By TERESA M. WALKER  Of the AP MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies missed one chance to finish off their first-round series and get some much-needed rest before facing the Golden State ...

NFL ditches non-profit status

By HOWARD FENDRICH Of the AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Every so often, in a bid to sound threatening, a member of Congress has vowed to revoke the NFL's tax-exempt status. Now Commissioner Roger Goodell ...

Lillard breaks slump, looks to make history

By ANNE M. PETERSON Of the AP PORTLAND (AP) — Damian Lillard doesn't want to hear that no team has ever come back from a 0-3 start in an NBA playoff series. Portland's All-Star point guard has ...

Blazers stave off elimination with 99-92 win over Memphis

PORTLAND — After the final buzzer of their Game 4 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, the Portland Trail Blazers all gathered in a huddle at midcourt and raised their clasped hands skyward.

Grizzlies hold off Blazers rally to win 115-109, go up 3-0

PORTLAND — Stung by the loss of point guard Mike Conley, the Grizzlies gritted out their latest victory over the Trail Blazers.

Blazers G Damian Lillard says adversity part of the game

PORTLAND — Last season Damian Lillard became part of the highlight reel for the playoffs with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that catapulted the Trail Blazers out of the opening round for the first time in 14 years. It's far different this season, as Lillard struggles to find his shot against the Memphis Grizzlies.

BALCO & Biogenesis may be over, but steroids cloud remains

NEW YORK — Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens have moved on, their names cleared. The cloud of steroids remains over baseball and all sports.

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Manfred: Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game

By RONALD BLUM Of the AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of ...

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