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 ...

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.

Seabrook lifts Blackhawks to 3 OT win over Predators

CHICAGO — They played for 101 grueling minutes, beginning Tuesday night and running into early Wednesday morning. The Chicago Blackhawks, looking for control of the first-round series. The Nashville Predators, searching for a split of their first four playoff games.

F-bombs away: Rants a time-honored part of sports culture

Losing stinks. We totally get it. Athletes and coaches have been angry about coming up on the short end since cavemen looked at each other, pointed to a spot in the distance and took off to see who could get there first. Granted, losing cavemen probably didn't have some sports writer milling about wanting to get comment about what happened, why or produce a Vine of them sulking back home retweeted for all the world to see.

Trotz counting on Ovechkin to be 'difference maker' vs Isles

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Alex The Great can be better. That's what Capitals coach Barry Trotz is counting on from Alex Ovechkin if Washington intends to bounce back in its first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.

Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

PHILADELPHIA — Tebowmania swept through Philly before Tim Tebow's return to the NFL even became official. By the time the Philadelphia Eagles announced late Monday afternoon that Tebow signed a one-year contract, the city was buzzing about Chip Kelly's latest move. Tebow dominated newspaper headlines, social media conversation and sports talk radio. A pretzel factory even made “Tebowing” shaped pretzels.

Portland scores late to beat NYC FC, 1-0

NEW YORK — Dairon Asprilla scored his first MLS goal late in the second half and the Portland Timbers beat New York City FC 1-0 on Sunday night. A failed clearance fell to the feet of Asprilla at ...

LeBron begins new quest to end Cleveland's title drought

CLEVELAND — For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth is about to begin. The only one that matters.

Western Conference teams face perilous path to NBA Finals

Tony Parker thought he'd seen it all in the Western Conference. He should've known better. The Spurs rolled into the final game of the regular season winners of 11 straight games to announce themselves as serious contenders again. One loss at New Orleans sent San Antonio from second to sixth place, costing the defending NBA champions homecourt advantage in the first two rounds.

Woman loses home, other gifts to wife of ex-Clippers owner

LOS ANGELES — The billionaire wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling got her revenge against a woman he secretly showered with gifts and whose recording of his racially offensive rant cost him ownership of the team.