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Love leads Cavaliers over Pacers 109-97

CLEVELAND (AP) — So much for getting Kevin Love involved in the Cavaliers' offense.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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How will committee deal with Barrett injury?

The College Football Playoff selection committee says it takes injuries into account when judging which teams are worthy of a spot in the final four.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 November 2014

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Wilson scores late, Predators beat Blue Jackets

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colin Wilson made sure Nashville's winning streak lived on, and extended Columbus' losing streak in the process.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 November 2014

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Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated

NEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for hitting his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 November 2014

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Pele says 'nothing serious' with him

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in intensive care and undergoing renal support treatment.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014

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Eagles top Cowboys 33-10, may have to do it again

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy said beating Dallas with the NFC East lead on the line felt a lot like last year, when Philadelphia wrapped up a playoff berth in the Cowboys' $1.2 billion stadium.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014

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Football feast heavy on playoff implications

Rivalries are like a big Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings — oh so appetizing but with the potential to leave you feeling sick and sleepy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Kane's 2 PP goals lift Jets over Blue Jackets


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets' power play finally produced, and rookie goalie Michael Hutchinson made the offense stand up against the slumping Columbus Blue Jackets.

Evander Kane led the way, scoring two power-play goals in the Jets' 4-2 win on Tuesday night.

"A lot of battles, especially in the third period," said Kane, who has four goals this season. "They got on us pretty good and controlled a seven-minute block, and we were able to hold on."

Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice agreed it wasn't always pretty, but he was happy with what he saw, especially from Hutchinson, who made 32 saves to improve to 4-1-1. He just meets the minimum games played to lead the NHL with a 1.50 goals-against average. He also has a .947-best save percentage.

"I liked out goaltender an awful lot," he said.

Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd both had a goal and an assist, and Blake Wheeler and Jacob Trouba added two assists apiece for Winnipeg, which snapped a two-game losing streak.

"We can get a little bit of that positive feeling going," Maurice said.

Jordan Leopold and Ryan Johansen scored for the banged-up Blue Jackets, who are on a franchise-record pace for games lost to injuries. Columbus, which entered tied for the fewest points in the NHL, have lost four in a row and 13 of 15.

"We had chances," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "Had a few posts. But posts don't count as goals. The big thing for me is that for two periods it looked like we played a tentative game. The third period we came out and played."

Kane gave Winnipeg a 2-1 lead when he tapped in a perfect centering pass from Dustin Byfuglien with 3:35 left in the second period to end the Jets' seven-game power-play drought.

"It's nice to finally get one on the power play, and hopefully that can start a trend," Kane said.

Just 31 seconds later, during a delayed penalty call when Wheeler was sent sliding into Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, Ladd scored his eighth goal as Bobrovsky had trouble squaring up to the shot with Wheeler still in the crease.

Johansen pulled the Blue Jackets within 3-2 at 9:47 of the third with his eighth. He curled around from behind the net and flicked in a backhander.

Brian Gibbons nearly tied it on a setup from Artem Anisimov on a 2-on-1 rush. The rebound caromed off the end boards to Anisimov, who couldn't jam in the bouncing puck.

Off another long pass and break, Cam Atkinson hit the right post with just over two minutes left.

"We were able to squeak it out and get the win," Kane said.

Hutchinson was at his best early in the third period, stopping Jack Jackson on a backdoor shot, and Nick Foligno from the slot.

"I'm feeling really good about where my game is right now," Hutchinson said. "I feel I'm reading the play well. I'm able to read those seam passes and know where players are on the ice."

Kane scored his fourth on the power play into an empty net to make it 4-2 at 19:42.

Winnipeg just missed tying the franchise record for fastest goal to start a game by one second.

The Jets won the opening faceoff, connected on a series of passes without Columbus touching the puck, and sent Little in alone. He deked Bobrovsky for his seventh goal at 9 seconds.

The recently acquired Leopold tied it on the power play at 3:42, snapping in a shot from the left circle for his first goal.

NOTES: The Jets' record for fastest goal is 8 seconds, done three times, most recently by Ladd on Feb. 28, 2013. ... Columbus D James Wisniewski, who earned his 250th career point with an assist, and Dalton Prout played in their 500th and 100th games, respectively. ... Columbus had won seven of the previous eight meetings, dating to the 2007-2008 season.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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