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Jermell Charlo was not thrilled that he had not fought since winning his junior middleweight world title last May, but the 11-month layoff did not appear to have any impact on him whatsoever as he dominated Charles Hatley en route to a sixth-round kn

2017-04-22 19:22:45.607

Jermell Charlo was not thrilled that he had not fought since winning his junior middleweight world title last May, but the 11-month layoff did not appear to have any impact on him whatsoever as he dominated Charles Hatley en route to a sixth-round kn



BOSTON -- Let's be honest: The Boston Bruins overachieved by earning a playoff berth. And their issues with offensive and defensive depth, along with injuries to key players, have proven to be a thorn in the Bruins' side against the Ottawa Senators i

2017-04-22 17:21:32.387

BOSTON -- Let's be honest: The Boston Bruins overachieved by earning a playoff berth. And their issues with offensive and defensive depth, along with injuries to key players, have proven to be a thorn in the Bruins' side against the Ottawa Senators i



TORONTO -- Five games, four overtimes and a series between a heavy favorite and a young underdog that's as close as it comes. The shots on goal are dead even at 175-175, the goals 16-15. And, because of that, while the Washington Capitals can book th

2017-04-22 12:53:12.440

TORONTO -- Five games, four overtimes and a series between a heavy favorite and a young underdog that's as close as it comes. The shots on goal are dead even at 175-175, the goals 16-15. And, because of that, while the Washington Capitals can book th



What do the Boston Bruins need to do to win their series against the Ottawa Senators? Craig Custance: I'd suggest tightening things up defensively in front of goalie Tuukka Rask, but the Bruins are so banged up on defense that it might not be a re

2017-04-22 05:50:38.687

What do the Boston Bruins need to do to win their series against the Ottawa Senators? Craig Custance: I'd suggest tightening things up defensively in front of goalie Tuukka Rask, but the Bruins are so banged up on defense that it might not be a re



Tuesday night is a fun time in San Antonio at the Valero Texas Open. A cookout (started years ago by Omar Uresti) for players and caddies helps relieve a bit of the stress of the golf season being in full swing. It's amazing what happens when a caddi

2017-04-19 10:34:54.693

Tuesday night is a fun time in San Antonio at the Valero Texas Open. A cookout (started years ago by Omar Uresti) for players and caddies helps relieve a bit of the stress of the golf season being in full swing. It's amazing what happens when a caddi



Was Nazem Kadri's hit on Alex Ovechkin clean? Craig Custance: With the benefit of slowing it down, it looks like it's on the knee. I don't like this hit. To me, it's clipping and worthy of at least a fine. That Ovechkin got back in the game, and app

2017-04-21 17:06:54.580

Was Nazem Kadri's hit on Alex Ovechkin clean? Craig Custance: With the benefit of slowing it down, it looks like it's on the knee. I don't like this hit. To me, it's clipping and worthy of at least a fine. That Ovechkin got back in the game, and app



In a stretch of 13 races beginning with an allowance March 21, 2015, and ending with a flourish last Sept. 17, the Thoroughbred racehorse known as Tepin finished first 11 times and second twice. In one of those seconds, she was beaten a head; in the

2017-04-21 14:53:45.503

In a stretch of 13 races beginning with an allowance March 21, 2015, and ending with a flourish last Sept. 17, the Thoroughbred racehorse known as Tepin finished first 11 times and second twice. In one of those seconds, she was beaten a head; in the



Even without a calendar, the signs of April are obvious. The Cubbies are losing games again. The calla lilies have been in glorious bloom. And Imperative is heading to West Virginia for the Charles Town Classic. It is hard to imagine a world without

2017-04-21 09:50:13.020

Even without a calendar, the signs of April are obvious. The Cubbies are losing games again. The calla lilies have been in glorious bloom. And Imperative is heading to West Virginia for the Charles Town Classic. It is hard to imagine a world without



After we published our experts' picks for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last week, an executive with the Nashville Predators emailed me to ask if we had perhaps "lost" his team's logo. It was a not-so-subtle jab at the fact that not one

2017-04-21 07:28:18.253

After we published our experts' picks for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last week, an executive with the Nashville Predators emailed me to ask if we had perhaps "lost" his team's logo. It was a not-so-subtle jab at the fact that not one



TORONTO -- The lessons learned in springtime are the harshest. And yet they're the ones that resonate the most. The underdog Toronto Maple Leafs have gleaned an important one during their Stanley Cup playoffs opening-round series against the Was

2017-04-21 06:29:09.113

TORONTO -- The lessons learned in springtime are the harshest. And yet they're the ones that resonate the most. The underdog Toronto Maple Leafs have gleaned an important one during their Stanley Cup playoffs opening-round series against the Was



You knew this moment was coming, but it was still hard to believe. There they were, the mighty Chicago Blackhawks, glumly on the wrong end of the handshake line while a joyous crowd at Bridgestone Arena celebrated their Nashville Predators. You can o

2017-04-20 19:02:28.873

You knew this moment was coming, but it was still hard to believe. There they were, the mighty Chicago Blackhawks, glumly on the wrong end of the handshake line while a joyous crowd at Bridgestone Arena celebrated their Nashville Predators. You can o



Who was the MVP for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their first-round win over the Columbus Blue Jackets? Craig Custance: Sidney Crosby was great and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury saved the day, but put me down for Evgeni Malkin as MVP. He removed any

2017-04-20 19:21:03.007

Who was the MVP for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their first-round win over the Columbus Blue Jackets? Craig Custance: Sidney Crosby was great and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury saved the day, but put me down for Evgeni Malkin as MVP. He removed any



BOSTON -- Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson hasn't just been the best player on the ice during his team's first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Boston Bruins. If you ask his teammates, the 26-year-old defenseman -- who has

2017-04-20 09:11:50.263

BOSTON -- Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson hasn't just been the best player on the ice during his team's first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Boston Bruins. If you ask his teammates, the 26-year-old defenseman -- who has



TORONTO -- Tom Wilson scored seven goals in 82 games this season. The Washington Capitals winger has three big ones in four playoff games so far. You have to love springtime hockey. "It's that time of year, [with] some fabulous heroes -- but not alwa

2017-04-20 06:13:38.927

TORONTO -- Tom Wilson scored seven goals in 82 games this season. The Washington Capitals winger has three big ones in four playoff games so far. You have to love springtime hockey. "It's that time of year, [with] some fabulous heroes -- but not alwa



There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and i

2017-04-19 13:25:08.303

There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and i



What makes the Anaheim Ducks such a strong Stanley Cup contender? Pierre LeBrun: What doesn't get talked about as much is how late in the season the Ducks found offensive balance up front. Look at Wednesday night: Nate Thompson centered Rickard

2017-04-20 03:38:38.633

What makes the Anaheim Ducks such a strong Stanley Cup contender? Pierre LeBrun: What doesn't get talked about as much is how late in the season the Ducks found offensive balance up front. Look at Wednesday night: Nate Thompson centered Rickard