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Smith, Raanta, Hurricanes top Rangers for 2-0 series lead

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brendan Smith had gone nine years since last finding the back of the net in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And Antti Raanta, well, he never had a postseason game like this. The Carolina Hurricanes keep finding different ways to win in the playoffs. It's why they're unbeaten ...

Luck of the draw at the PGA, and now a level playing field

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — No one will ever confuse Southern Hills for the seaside links of the British Open, not by the looks of the tree-lined course and certainly not with the shots required. The chatter after two days of the PGA Championship? That's different. The Open is renowned for its ...

Analysis: Early Voting’s bit of rest will help in Preakness

If Epicenter runs his race, he's going to win the Preakness. It's really that simple. By just about any measure, the Steve Asmussen-trained, Joel Rosario-ridden Epicenter is the clear class of the field for the second leg of the Triple Crown series. He was installed as the morning-line ...

US women’s team has history of advocating for equal rights

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this week. The ...

Oilers rally past Flames 5-3 in Game 2 to even series

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers got off to another slow start. This time, they bounced back quickly. Zach Hyman scored the go-ahead short-handed goal midway through the third period and the Oilers rallied to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Friday night, evening the second-round ...

Profar: SF fans `worst in league’ after ball, bottle thrown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fans in San Francisco threw at least one baseball and a beer bottle onto the field Friday night in the direction of San Diego Padres outfielder Jurickson Profar, who called the crowd at Giants games "the worst in the league." Play was delayed briefly after Profar got ...

Browns’ Watson caps busy week as NFL investigation continues

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's week included meeting with NFL investigators and golf in the Bahamas with his new Browns teammates. Next week he'll be back on the field, and under more public scrutiny. Some of the women who have accused Cleveland's quarterback of sexual misconduct during ...

Fore! Wayward tee shots hit player, ESPN anchor during PGA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some of the intrigue heading into the PGA Championship at Southern Hills had to do with the compact nature of the grand old layout, where greens are often so close to tees that players get in logjams waiting for each other. Turned out it was two relatively wide open areas ...

Jones scores 19, Sun beat Fever 94-85 for third straight win

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 19 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 94-85 on Friday night for their third straight victory. DeWanna Bonner had 18 points and Alyssa Thomas added 17 for Connecticut (3-1), which put six players in double figures. DiJonai ...

Entering US Soccer Hall, Dempsey finds pressure eased

Clint Dempsey acknowledges the limelight changed him later in his career as he felt responsible for his club and American soccer. Four years removed from playing and on the eve of his induction into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame, he is free to be himself. "I felt like when I first ...