Golf

Brooke Henderson wins in Hawaii to tie Canadian victory mark

[ad_1] KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Brooke Henderson successfully defended her Lotte Championship title Saturday to tie Sandra Post’s record for LPGA Tour victories by a Canadian with eight. The 21-year-old Henderson closed with a 2-under 70 at breezy Ko Olina Golf Club for a four-stroke victory over Eun-Hee Ji. Henderson rebounded from a bogey on the par-5 first with birdies on the par-4 third and par-5 fifth, also birdied the
Hockey

Capitals beat Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away from the second round. Backstrom had two goals and two assists, Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Braden Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced to lead Washington to a 6-0 win over the
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Nuggets respond to Malone’s challenge, top Spurs

[ad_1] SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The last time the Denver Nuggets won a game at San Antonio in 2012, All-Star center Nikola Jokic was 17 years old."I was riding horses probably," he said.The Nuggets rode out of AT&T Center on Saturday night after doing something this current roster had never done -- win at San Antonio. Answering head coach Michael Malone's challenge to take the fight to the Spurs, the
Hockey

Blues beat Jets 3-2 in Game 6 to advance to 2nd round

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round. The Blues will next face the winner of the Dallas-Nashville series, which the Stars lead 3-2. Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien scored for Winnipeg, which tried to rally
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Pujols ties Ruth for 5th all time with 1,992 RBIs

[ad_1] ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has tied Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,992nd career RBI.Pujols drove home Andrelton Simmons with a double off Seattle's Yusei Kikuchi in the third inning Saturday night.The Angel Stadium crowd gave a standing ovation to Pujols, who acknowledged the cheers on second base with a wave of his helmet.Pujols only tied Ruth according to baseball's
Hockey

Schwartz’s hat trick lifts Blues past Jets 3-2 and onto the second round

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round. The Blues will next face the winner of the Dallas-Nashville series, which the Stars lead 3-2. Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien scored for Winnipeg, which tried to rally
Basketball

Nuggets F Craig starts over Barton in Game 4

[ad_1] SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- In hopes of finding a spark to start Game 4, Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone decided to make a change to the starting lineup, inserting Torrey Craig at forward for Will Barton on Saturday.Malone had resisted making any changes to the starting lineup in the first three games, sticking with the struggling Barton. But Barton missed 12 of 13 3-pointers in the first three games
Basketball

Embiid calls Dudley ‘a nobody’ after Butler fracas

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley were both ejected from the Philadelphia 76ers' 112-108 Game 4 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday after Dudley shoved Joel Embiid and officials had to separate players from the two teams.Dudley rushed at Embiid with 7 minutes, 42 seconds remaining in the third quarter and Brooklyn leading 67-61 after the Sixers center fouled Jarrett Allen near the basket, bringing the
Basketball

Pistons’ Griffin (knee) starts Game 3 vs. Bucks

[ad_1] 8:17 PM ETMalika AndrewsESPN DETROIT -- Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin started Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, marking the first time in the 2019 postseason he's been available to play.Griffin missed the first two games of the first-round playoff series between the Pistons and Bucks with knee soreness. He also sat out the final game of Detroit's regular season. Thon Maker had been starting in Griffin's place.1 RelatedBefore