Carpenter wins Indy 500 pole for 2nd straight year

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter has won the Indianapolis 500 pole for the second straight year. He had a four-lap average of 231.067 mph and was the last of the nine fastest qualifiers to hit the track Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He knocked off James Hinchcliffe...
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Chicago puts home runs leader Abreu (ankle) on DL

AP Photo/Pat Sullivan HOUSTON (AP) — Major league home runs leader Jose Abreu of the White Sox has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his left ankle. The 27-year-old rookie first baseman left Saturday night’s game against the Astros with a limp...
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Nasal strip could threaten Chrome’s Triple bid

AP Photo/Matt Slocum BALTIMORE (AP) — Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome might not pursue a Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes if New York officials won’t allow the colt to wear a nasal strip. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner has worn one during his...
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McMurray pulls off surprise win in All-Star race

AP Photo/Gerry Broome CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jamie McMurray has picked up a $1 million payday by winning the Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night. McMurray restarted the final 10-lap sprint to the checkered flag in second on the outside of pole-sitter Carl Edwards. The two...
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Rangers rout Canadiens 7-2, take 1-0 lead

AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz MONTREAL (AP) — Martin St. Louis started the scoring and Henrik Lundqvist posted his first win in Montreal in more than two years and the New York Rangers routed the Canadiens 7-2 to open the NHL Eastern Conference final on Saturday afternoon. St....
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Busch looks to reinvent himself with ‘The Double’

AP Photo/Darron Cummings INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kurt Busch commanded his driver to step on the gas before the UPS truck sped away. Inside, he was hoping for a package from Italy holding the $2,495 firesuit he’ll need for his latest – and wildest – racing...

Jorgensen defends title at Yokohama triathlon

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Gwen Jorgensen of the United States won the world series triathlon event in Yokohama on Saturday, successfully defending her title. Jorgensen pulled ahead in the run leg and finished with a time 1 hour, 58 minutes, 38 seconds. Japan’s Ai Ueda...

Jorgensen defends title at Yokohama triathlon

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Gwen Jorgensen of the United States won the world series triathlon event in Yokohama on Saturday, successfully defending her title. Jorgensen pulled ahead in the run leg and finished with a time 1 hour, 58 minutes, 38 seconds. Japan’s Ai Ueda...
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LA Kings show Ducks why they’re playoff powers

AP Photo/Chris Carlson ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When playoff pressure is at its most intense, almost nobody in recent hockey history has handled it better than Justin Williams, Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings. After claiming Southern California supremacy with another...
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Selanne says farewell to Anaheim after Ducks’ loss

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Teemu Selanne took one last tour of the Anaheim rink after the final horn, waving his stick at cheering fans while players from both teams banged their sticks on the ice. Despite the melancholy look on his face, the Finnish...