NBA Playoff Capsules

ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Love scored 27 points, LeBron James hit a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off their second straight playoff sweep, beating the Atlanta Hawks 100-99 Sunday to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NHL Playoff Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and assisted on another, Braden Holtby made 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 on Saturday night in Game 5 to stay alive in the second-round series.

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Nyquist tries to follow American Pharoah at Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Go ahead and pity Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist. He has the unenviable task of following in the hoof prints of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, and so far isn't getting the respect expected for the only undefeated horse in the race.

  • Written by BETH HARRIS, AP Racing Writer

Passion, pain reignited over new Penn State abuse claims

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pain and passion over the Penn State sexual abuse scandal were reignited with new allegations that Joe Paterno was told Jerry Sandusky sexually abused a child as early as 1976 and that two assistant coaches witnessed the abuse of other children.

  • Written by MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press