Dallas Stars in good place despite season finish

Hockey 05/08/19, 16:40

Goaltender Ben Bishop talked somberly about the end of the season. Defenseman John Klingberg described his emotions as pretty empty. After a double-overtime loss in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals, it was hard for the Dallas Stars to reflect on just how far they had come in coach Jim ...

Departing stars could slow progress for Blue Jackets

Hockey 05/08/19, 16:32

If the Blue Jackets' two best players leave town as expected, it will ripple through just about every move the team makes this summer.Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and winger Artemi Panarin are unrestricted free agents and almost certainly are out the door. Retooling the roster to compensate for the loss of ...

Eickhoff allows 3 hits in 8 innings, Phillies blank Cards

Sports 05/08/19, 15:14

Jerad Eickhoff allowed three hits in eight innings, César Hernández homered and drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Wednesday.Aided by a pair of double plays, Eickhoff (2-1) faced just two batters over the minimum through the first seven innings as the ...

Maroon’s OT goal lifts Blues past Stars in Game 7

Sports 05/07/19, 23:31

Pat Maroon scored 5:50 into the second overtime, Jordan Binnington made 29 saves and the St. Louis Blues outlasted the Dallas Stars 2-1 in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night.Maroon slammed the puck in after Robert Thomas skated in on Ben Bishop from the right ...

Harper’s grand slam keys Phillies’ 11-1 rout of Cardinals

Hockey 05/07/19, 21:56

Bryce Harper hit a grand slam, his first with the Phillies, and Rhys Hoskins added four hits, including a homer, to spark Philadelphia to an 11-1 rout of the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.Harper's homer capped a six-run second inning. Philadelphia took advantage of two errors and two walks ...

Sharks hope for Pavelski’s return before Game 7 against Avs

Sports 05/07/19, 15:16

Captain Joe Pavelski was getting staples put into his bloody head when the San Jose Sharks staged an epic comeback in Game 7 of the opening round against Vegas.Now that the Sharks have been forced into another ultimate game after missing a chance to eliminate Colorado in an overtime loss ...

Kawhi Leonard wows even his coach with playoff performance

Sports 05/07/19, 13:01

Just when it seemed Kawhi Leonard couldn't get any better, along came the NBA playoffs and another level of performance that's left even his coach awed. Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse joins PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg this week to take the pulse of the playoffs, both ...

Edmonton names Ken Holland as GM, president of hockey ops

Sports 05/07/19, 12:41

The Edmonton Oilers hired longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as their new general manager and president of hockey operations Tuesday.Holland takes over the struggling team from interim GM Keith Gretzky and one of his first tasks will be finding a new coach. Veteran Ken Hitchcock will not be ...

Rask comes up big as Bruins advance to conference final

Sports 05/07/19, 01:45

The Boston Bruins got some timely goals in their tight Eastern Conference semifinal series with Columbus, and when the goals weren't coming, Tuukka Rask stood tall.The Finn turned in his best playoff performance so far in the 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets in Game 6 that clinched the series ...

Bruins beat Blue Jackets 3-0, advance to conference final

Hockey 05/07/19, 00:25

Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final.Rask was supported by great defensive play in front of the net in the Bruins' ...

Landeskog scores OT winner, Avs force Game 7 with Sharks

Sports 05/07/19, 00:22

Captain Gabriel Landeskog scored 2:32 into overtime after Colorado squandered a late lead in regulation and the Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Monday night to force a decisive Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series.Landeskog dumped the puck into the zone, turned in a big hit ...

Bruins put away Blue Jackets to advance to conference final

Sports 05/06/19, 21:18

Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final.Rask was supported by great defensive play in front of the net in the Bruins' ...

Islanders optimistic after turnaround despite playoff exit

Hockey 05/06/19, 18:49

Despite getting swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Islanders know they made big strides in their turnaround first season under president and general manager Lou Lamoriello and coach Barry Trotz.Predicted by many experts to miss the playoffs for the ninth time in 12 seasons, the Islanders led ...

Saturday’s Kentucky Derby ties for most watched on NBC

Sports 05/06/19, 18:00

Saturday's Kentucky Derby averaged 16.5 million viewers on NBC, which is tied for the most-watched Derby on the network since it started televising it in 2001.NBC Sports and the Nielsen company report that is a 10% increase over last year, when Justify's win en route to an eventual Triple Crown ...

Red Wings hire Verbeek as NHL teams shuffle front offices

Hockey 05/06/19, 14:20

The Detroit Red Wings have hired Pat Verbeek as assistant general manager to work with Steve Yzerman.Verbeek joins Yzerman, the longtime Red Wings captain who was recently named GM, after working for him with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Yzerman stepped down as Lightning GM before the season.The departure of Verbeek ...

Blues, Stars meet again in Game 7 for spot in West finals

Sports 05/06/19, 13:09

The Blues and Stars are set for Game 7 in a second-round series again, three years after St. Louis dominated a winner-take-all matchup in Dallas for a spot in the Western Conference finals.Deja vu or ancient history?Maybe a little of both for Alex Pietrangelo and company, who won 6-1 after ...

Blues force Game 7 with 4-1 win over Stars, stunned Bishop

Sports 05/05/19, 17:12

Jaden Schwartz and Sammy Blais scored in a 33-second span of the third period for St. Louis that knocked Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop out of the game, and the Blues beat the Stars 4-1 on Sunday to force Game 7 in the second-round Western Conference semifinal series. Schwartz scored to make ...

Tortorella says Columbus-Boston series will go to Game 7

Sports 05/05/19, 14:55

The Columbus Blue Jackets are one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs by the Boston Bruins.But Columbus coach John Tortorella said it's not going to occur on home ice in Game 6."Things happen for a reason, and I truly believe that — we'll be back here (in Boston) ...

Parity party: 2019 NHL playoffs showcase Bettman’s vision

Sports 05/05/19, 13:18

There's a P-word on players' and coaches lips this playoffs, and it has nothing to do with getting pucks in deep."Parity in the league, it's insanely tight," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said.This has been the postseason of parity with all four division champions gone and the potential that the seventh- ...

Hertl scores 2, Sharks beat Avalanche 2-1 in Game 5

Hockey 05/05/19, 00:25

Tomas Hertl scored his second goal of the game at 6:26 of the third period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in Game 5 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.Hertl tied the game with a power-play goal in ...

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