Sweep! Blue Jackets oust NHL-best Lightning for franchise’s first playoff series win

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning ended up on the wrong side of NHL history, getting swept in the first round of the playoffs after one of the best regular seasons ever. The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents Trophy winners with a 7-3 victory Tuesday night. Tampa Bay became the first team in the expansion era, which began in 1967-68, to go
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Disappearing triples! Imploding bullpens! How baseball is different in 2019

[ad_1] 9:00 AM ETSam CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"It is far too early to say the Red Sox are really in trouble, or Dan Vogelbach is really a star. It is not, on the other hand, too early to say we're really going to see yet another league record for strikeouts, and home runs are probably really

2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach: Hole 1

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WWE 2019 Superstar Shakeup Night 2 reaction and analysis

[ad_1] Since the WWE first split its roster in half in 2002 between Raw and SmackDown, drafts and Superstar Shakeups have served to redistribute talent between the two shows, set up fresh stories and offer new opportunities to underutilized performers.That process has taken several different forms over the years, but since the brands were split for the second time in 2016, the post-WrestleMania Superstar Shakeup has served as a fresh

Islanders finish off Penguins 3-1 for stunning playoff sweep

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Islanders‘ turnaround season is heading to the second round of the playoffs. Jordan Eberle scored for the fourth straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots and the Islanders finished off Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins with a clinical 3-1 win in Game 4 on Tuesday night to pull off a stunning sweep. Josh Bailey set up Brock Nelson’s go-ahead goal late in
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Red Sox ace Sale now 0-4 — ‘I just flat-out stink’

[ad_1] 10:19 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"NEW YORK -- Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale said he is "as frustrated as I've ever been on a baseball field" after another mediocre outing Tuesday, calling his performance this season "flat-out embarrassing" after an 8-0 loss to the New York Yankees.While Sale flashed the high-powered fastball and