BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins know a huge deficit can disappear quickly. They overcame one to reach the second round of the playoffs.
So they weren't about to ease up when they had a big lead of their own on Sunday.
Boston went ahead by two goals in the first minute of the third period, added another 12 minutes later and beat the New York Rangers 5-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Sang-Moon Bae led by four strokes in the final round of the Byron Nelson Championship when his tee shot at the ninth hole went way left.
After getting to his ball, Bae hit a high-arcing shot over the trees in front of him, clearing the green and apparently going into the water — nobody seemed to know for sure where it went. He took a drop in deep grass after conferring with a rules official.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Mike Conley wouldn't let Zach Randolph take the blame for the Memphis Grizzlies' blowout loss in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
No one on either team expects him to play so poorly the rest of the series.
Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and the Spurs neutralized Randolph in beating the Grizzlies 105-83 on Sunday. Randolph had just two points — less than in any game this season,...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Miguel Cabrera never had a night like this last season when he won baseball's first Triple Crown in 45 years.
And it still wasn't enough to get the Detroit Tigers a win.
David Murphy put Texas ahead for good with a three-run home run just over the wall in right field in the sixth inning, and the Rangers spoiled the second three-homer game of Cabrera's career with an 11-8 victory on Sunday night.
OTTAWA (AP) — Colin Greening wore six stitches on his left cheek, and a wide smile, after Ottawa's double overtime playoff victory against Pittsburgh.
Greening ended the longest game of this year's postseason with a backhander off a rebound 7:39 into the second OT, and the Senators' 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins cut their series deficit to 2-1 on Sunday night.
Daniel Alfredsson got Ottawa even 1-1 by scoring a short-handed goal with 29 seconds...
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — American Levi Leipheimer says he retired from professional cycling when his six-month ban for doping violations ended March 1 and he was unable to sign with a new team.
Leipheimer told The Press Democrat (http://bit.ly/17S3JVL ) of Santa Rosa of his decision Sunday. His comments came after watching the final stage of the Tour of California, an event he won three straight times from 2007-2009.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — David Murphy's three-run shot was barely enough against Miguel Cabrera's three home runs.
Murphy put Texas ahead for good with a drive just over the wall in right field in the sixth inning, and the Rangers spoiled the second three-homer game of Cabrera's career with an 11-8 victory on Sunday night.
"Very nice to be on the winning side," Murphy said. "Big game, fun game, national TV. We got to witness the best hitter in the...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has hit three home runs in a game for the second time in his career.
The 2012 AL Triple Crown winner hit a three-run homer in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth against Texas left-hander Derek Holland on Sunday night. He went deep again with nobody on base in the eighth inning against Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers.
Cabrera, who leads the AL in average and RBIs, also had a...