Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning 1, New York Islanders 0 (SO)

[ad_1] UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Lightning and their high-flying offense hadn’t been shut out all season. The Islanders blanked them for 65 minutes, but it still wasn’t enough. Victor Hedman scored the only goal in shootout Friday night to lift Tampa Bay past New York 1-0 after both goaltenders put on a spectacular display in regulation and overtime. Hedman beat Thomas Greiss on the first attempt for the league-best
Hockey

Nashville Predators 4, Florida Panthers 1

[ad_1] SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson has a hot hand since returning from a broken thumb. Arvidsson scored twice, and the Nashville Predators scored all their goals in the third period of a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Arvidsson has 13 points in 13 games. “I just try to play the same thing every night,” Arvidsson said. “Lucky bounce there on the last one, otherwise
Baseball

Mariano Rivera visits Hall of Fame

[ad_1] COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Mariano Rivera seemed awestruck as he walked the hallways of the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday. As he savored a behind-the-scenes tour, the longtime Yankees hurler reflected upon his improbable path toward greatness from a tiny fishing village in Panama.Less than two weeks after Rivera became the first unanimous Hall of Famer, appearing on all 425 ballots cast by eligible members of the Baseball
Top Headlines

NBA trade deadline preview – Zach Lowe on what to expect

[ad_1] There are really two separate NBA trade deadlines: the Anthony Davis/Kyrie Irving/LeBron James/Kristaps Porzingis nexus of superstar drama, and everyone else trying to do normal trade deadline things.The superstar nexus will get even frothier in July. An underrated subplot: How teams fare in the postseason could have an unusual impact on superstar free agency. At least one of Philadelphia (Jimmy Butler), Boston (Kyrie Irving), and Toronto (Kawhi Leonard) will
Nascar

Trio of NASCAR Hall of Famers forever linked by tragedy

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon’s immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction ceremony befitting a driver who changed the trajectory of an entire sport. Gordon was the top vote-getter in the 10th class of the Hall of Fame, which included the late drivers Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki, as well as team owners Roger Penske and Jack Roush. Gordon received 96 percent
Hockey

Martinook leads Hurricanes to 5-2 win over Golden Knights

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Martinook scored the go-ahead goal in his first game since signing a contract extension, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 Friday night in the teams’ return from the All-Star break. Martinook, who signed a two-year, $4 million extension earlier in the week, scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period as the Hurricanes won for the third time in
Nascar

The Latest: Jack Roush inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Jeff Gordon has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The four-time NASCAR champion was the headliner of this 10th class and was elected by 96 percent of the vote in his first year of eligibility. Gordon ranks third on the all-time list with 93 career victories. Gordon was
Hockey

Capitals beat Flames 4-3 without Ovechkin to end 7-game skid

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal with 57 seconds left, and the Washington Capitals shook off the absence of suspended star Alex Ovechkin to end a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. With Calgary’s Mikael Backlund off for holding, Kuznetsov weaved his way into the Flames’ zone before firing a wrist shot past goaltender Mike Smith. An instant
Baseball

Overlooked MLB players from 2018 season

[ad_1] A larger sample is always preferable for evaluating players, but not everyone gets that opportunity.Some are limited, whether due to injuries or time in the Minors, but make the most of their time in the big leagues. That was the case for the players below, each of whom logged less than a half-season's worth of MLB playing time in 2018 but authored performances that should create optimism for '19.
Football

Limousine shortage feared for Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta

[ad_1] ATLANTA -- Limousine companies are blaming the state of Georgia for leaving them 300 to 400 vehicles short of what's needed to transport NFL owners, corporate clients and others this Super Bowl weekend.Amy Patterson, vice president of operations and logistics with Atlanta's Super Bowl Host Committee, said in a letter to Georgia's public safety commissioner that she fears this will become a "viral news story" and "a black eye