Thomas scores 42, lifts Celtics over Hawks 111-103 in Game 3

BOSTON (AP) — On the heels of slow starts and lackluster offensive efforts in their first two playoff games, the Celtics knew they would need to play like a desperate bunch in their Game 3 matchup with the Hawks.

  • Written by KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer

Neuvirth magnificent against Capitals as Flyers force Game 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing in the same crease that Steve Mason allowed a goal from 101 feet out, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth saw shots from every angle and didn't crack. Not even once.

  • Written by STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer

Nadal to face Nishikori in Barcelona Open final

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal will play Kei Nishikori in the Barcelona Open final after both past champions won their semifinals in straight sets on Saturday.


Sharks blow 3-goal lead, but rally to eliminate Kings 6-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sharks had just blown a three-goal lead in a potential series-clinching playoff game. Staples Center rocked with the combined power of the Kings' rally and the looming specters of San Jose's postseason failures.

  • Written by GREG BEACHAM, AP Hockey Writer