Kings, Rangers headed to OT in Game 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings went to overtime tied 2-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night. Benoit Pouliot scored on a breakaway and Carl Hagelin got a short-handed goal in the first period for the Rangers. Kyle...
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10 Things to See in Sports: AP’s top sports photos

AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles Here’s a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. This week’s photos capture St. Louis Cardinals’ Allen Craig recoiling after being hit in the head by a pitch and Afghan...

Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed Wednesday to sign off on selling the team he’s owned for 33 years to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, bringing the possibility of a resolution to weeks of rumors, uncertainty and...
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Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies at 83

AP Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Don Zimmer, a popular fixture in professional baseball for 66 years as a manager, player, coach and executive, died Wednesday. He was 83. Zimmer was still working for the Tampa Bay Rays as a senior adviser, and the team confirmed he had...
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49ers QB Kaepernick receives six-year extension

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received a new six-year contract extension Wednesday that keeps him with the franchise through the 2020 season. The sides had made it a top priority to get a deal done...
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LA’s Marian Gaborik faces Rangers for Stanley Cup

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Marian Gaborik first met up with the Los Angeles Kings in Winnipeg after a trade three months ago, center Mike Richards immediately took him out to breakfast. When the Kings returned home from that trip, Jeff Carter insisted...
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Murray gets back into French Open semifinals

AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic PARIS (AP) — Andy Murray advanced to French Open semifinals for the second time in his career, holding on to beat Gael Monfils of France 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-0 Wednesday. Murray skipped the clay-court major last year because of an injured back, but...

Civil rights leaders meet with NBA commissioner

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders say they’ve had a “constructive” meeting about racial issues in the NBA with Commissioner Adam Silver. The civil rights leaders met with Silver for more than an hour Wednesday in the...
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Spurs’ Parker is a go for Game 1 of the finals

AP Photo/Eric Gay SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker’s left ankle is ready for the NBA Finals. The San Antonio point guard has pronounced himself ready to go for Thursday night’s Game 1 of the title series against the Miami Heat, after spending much of the last few...
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Rangers, LA Kings ready for big Stanley Cup finish

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers have played 41 combined postseason games over the previous six weeks, they still have ample energy for the big finale to their epic playoff chase. “No, you don’t get...