Capitals clinch Presidents' Trophy by beating Blue Jackets

WASHINGTON (AP) — All season the Washington Capitals have thrived after losses and in the third period. Fittingly, they earned the official distinction as the top regular season team in the NHL by doing what they do best.

  • Written by STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer

Knicks' Carmelo Anthony 'shocked' by child's hug during game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony says he was momentarily "shocked" when he felt someone grasping at his thigh as he stood near the top of the key in the final minute of the New York Kicks' game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Americans look to Columbus to rediscover winning way

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some home support and self-evaluation could go a long way toward the United States getting some measure of redemption after its numbing loss at Guatemala on Friday night in a World Cup qualifying match.

  • Written by CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press