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March 26, 2015 - 10:29pm
5 min 11 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Brandon Pirri scored twice and the Florida Panthers earned a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

The loss was the seventh straight for Toronto, which is 6-28-3 in 2015.

Roberto Luongo delivered a solid performance in goal and Jonathan Huberdeau, Steven Kampfer and Pirri scored second-period goals to put Florida in front. Pirri added a late empty-netter for his 20th of the season.

Toronto's...

March 26, 2015 - 10:23pm
5 min 11 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

Getzlaf, who also assisted on Corey Perry's tying goal late in the third period, beat Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask from the slot with a wrist shot over his shoulder to snap the Ducks' two-game skid.

Perry tied it with 39 seconds remaining in regulation when his shot ricocheted in off a cluster in front of the net....

March 26, 2015 - 10:23pm
5 min 11 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Patrick Marleau scored twice and Antti Niemi made 30 saves to help the San Jose Sharks top the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 on Thursday night.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Matt Nieto, Chris Tierney and Logan Couture also had goals for San Jose, which ended a two-game skid.

Detroit got goals from Tomas Jurco, Tomas Tatar, Stephen Weiss and Henrik Zetterberg as it dropped its second straight at home. Jimmy Howard made seven saves, but allowed three...

March 26, 2015 - 10:16pm
5 min 11 sec ago

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for his 40th win, and the Nashville Predators moved into first place in the Central Division Thursday night by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.

Mike Ribeiro, Paul Gaustad and Mike Santorelli scored for the Predators, who took a one-point lead over St. Louis. The Blues have played one fewer game.

Rinne made a pad save on Alex Killorn's in-close backhand early in the third. The goalie had a career-best...

March 26, 2015 - 10:14pm
5 min 11 sec ago
Boys Basketball
Division III State Tournament
Semifinal

Cle. VASJ 62, Cols. Eastmoor 34

Lima Cent. Cath. 55, Day. Chaminade Julienne 50

Division IV State Tournament
Semifinal

Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 63, Haviland Wayne Trace 53

New...

March 26, 2015 - 10:09pm
5 min 11 sec ago

LAUNCESTON, Australia (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose says he asked to be temporarily replaced as a driver in Australia's V8 Supercars Series because he couldn't "deliver what's expected of me" as a lead driver at DJR Team Penske.

On March 17, Ambrose said through a statement released by team owner Roger Penske that he needed more experience in the series where he won championships in 2003 and 2004. He spent six years in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series but returned...

March 26, 2015 - 10:08pm
5 min 11 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dantez Walton, a second-team Associated Press All-Ohioan, had 16 points and 14 rebounds and defending champion Lima Central Catholic held on down the stretch to beat Dayton Chaminade Julienne 55-50 in a Division III state semifinal on Thursday night.

The Thunderbirds (26-2) meet top-ranked Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph (22-4) in a title-game rematch on Saturday.

Jake Williams added 14 points and 12 rebounds and Josh Dixon 11...

March 26, 2015 - 9:58pm
5 min 10 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

Zak Showalter came off the bench to score six points in the Badgers' 19-7 comeback run that sent them into the West Regional final Saturday against either No. 2 seed Arizona or sixth-seeded Xavier.

Brice...

March 26, 2015 - 9:58pm
15 min 9 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Wilf family is pledging another $19.5 million toward the Minnesota Vikings' stadium project to cover more of the costs in several aspects of building and surrounding areas.

The Vikings made the announcement on Thursday night before the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority holds a meeting on Friday. They say the extra money will go to enhancements in the plaza, food service equipment, entertainment areas in the stadium, upgrades to retractable...

March 26, 2015 - 9:57pm
5 min 11 sec ago

Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, has announced he had Tommy John surgery.

The 18-year-old Aiken was pitching for the IMG Academy to prepare for this year's draft. Aiken wrote an essay that was published Thursday on The Players' Tribune website in which he says he is "extremely disappointed" about tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

Aiken, who...

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