RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Blues C Backes scratched for Game 4

    April 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - St. Louis center David Backes was scratched Wednesday night for Game 4 of the Blues' first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks due to an upper-body injury.

  • Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected for substance on neck

    April 23, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) - Less than two weeks after pitching against Boston with what appeared to be pine tar on his pitching hand, the New York Yankees' Michael Pineda was ejected from a game against the Red Sox on Wednesday night after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck.

  • Johnson, Palat, MacKinnon up for rookie award

    April 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are finalists for the NHL's top rookie award.

  • Heat say they've committed to Miami through 2040

    April 23, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) - Saying they reaffirm the team's commitment to the city, the Miami Heat announced Wednesday night that they have agreed to extend their partnership with Miami-Dade County another 10 years through 2040.

  • Ducks' Robidas won't need surgery on broken leg

    April 23, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) - Anaheim Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas says he will not need surgery to repair the second break in his right leg this season.

  • Granlund's OT goal another example of his growth

    April 23, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Without Mikael Granlund's overtime goal, the Minnesota Wild would be in major trouble in their first-round series against Colorado.

  • NBA Capsules

    April 23, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

  • NHL Playoff Capsules

    April 23, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

  • LaRoche caps Nats comeback for 5-4 win over Angels

    April 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Adam LaRoche's tiebreaking RBI single off the first pitch from Fernando Salas capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals came back to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Wednesday night to avoid a sweep.

  • NL Capsules

    April 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning and a 7-5 victory.