Bruins top Blue Jackets to even playoff series at 2-2

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots and the Boston Bruins got some much-needed production from their top-liners in a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night that evened their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. Patrice Bergeron had two goals, David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist and Sean Kuraly also tallied for the Bruins, who had lost the last

Man thanks 49ers’ Greenlaw for saving daughter

[ad_1] SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Moments after the San Francisco 49ers used a fifth-round draft choice on linebacker Dre Greenlaw, a grateful father took to Twitter to thank Greenlaw for protecting his daughter at a fraternity party in 2015.Gerry Daly posted a series of tweets Saturday afternoon recounting the story of how his daughter Meghan had been at the same party as Greenlaw when the two were freshmen at the
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The future head coach on each Top 25 team

[ad_1] Which player on each Top 25 team might be coaching someday?Here are the candidates from Clemson to Army, with LSU QB Joe Burrow joining a mix of starters, role players and coaches' kids.No. 1 Clemson: Wide receiver Will SwinneyA few of the top candidates from last year's team have moved on (although we're not entirely convinced Hunter Renfrow will ever really leave), so that leaves one obvious candidate as

Bucs’ JPP released from hospital after accident

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul was involved in a motor vehicle accident early Thursday morning and sought medical attention at a South Florida-area hospital."We have been informed that Jason was involved in a one-car accident early this morning in South Florida in which he was not cited," general manager Jason Licht said in a statement. "We know that he was evaluated at a local
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Is Madrid or Rome a better predictor for the French Open?

[ad_1] The Euroclay season is the most intensely concentrated competitive period of the year in tennis, at least for the ATP. No other segment has three Masters 1000 events jammed into a span of barely six weeks -- followed just a week later by a Grand Slam event.The two most closely watched and prestigious of that trio of events unspool back-to-back starting Monday with the Madrid Masters and concluding two

Van Dam, Ryu, Ji share LPGA Tour lead at Lake Merced

[ad_1] DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Long-hitting Anne van Dam of the Netherlands two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 67 and a share of the first-round lead Thursday with South Koreans So Yeon Ryu and Eun-Hee Ji in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship. The 23-year-old van Dam bogeyed two of the first four holes in her afternoon round at Lake Merced. She rallied with an eagle on
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Win or lose, the rebuilding Seattle Mariners are — gasp! — fun to watch

[ad_1] SIX GAMES, SIX LOSSES. Nothing season-defining, nothing heartbreaking, nothing even memorable, just a nearly weeklong mid-April shrug that ended with the Seattle Mariners trudging toward the clubhouse six times while the Astros or Indians shook hands. But near the end of it, before loss five, Mariners manager Scott Servais found himself in an odd position: forced to explain why a team that was never supposed to win suddenly stopped