NHL: Blackhawks hope to rally from 3-1 series deficit
The Chicago Blackhawks began the year with a record-breaking start.
The NHL's best team during the regular season will have to finish the season strong to avoid flopping out of the playoffs in the second round.
NHL: Rangers top Bruins in OT, force Game 5 in Boston
During a sluggish first period, a difficult second period, and a tense third period, there were few signs the New York Rangers would be able to hold off the Boston Bruins and extend their season for at least one more game.
NHL: Quick's LA Kings put Sharks on brink with 3-0 win
The Los Angeles Kings haven't lost a home game in two months, and the San Jose Sharks gave nothing close to the effort necessary to snap the champions' streak in Game 5.
James, Bryant voted to All-NBA first team
LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection.
NBA: Grizzlies coach focused on Spurs, not his contract
Lionel Hollins has been more successful than any Grizzlies coach and will be a free agent after June 30.
He has the Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals for the first time and has won more games with this team than any other coach.
WNBA: Tulsa Shock cut Courtney Paris
The Tulsa Shock made former national college player of the year Courtney Paris the final cut from their training camp roster.
NBA: Andersen becoming playoff force for Heat
When Chris Andersen does something particularly impressive for the Miami Heat, a heavy metal guitar riff blares through their arena. Some children have shown up for games with replicas of his tattoos drawn upon their bodies. Others have gotten their hair gelled and shaped to match his Mohawk `do.
NL CAPSULE: Pirates drop Cubs, 4-2
It was hard to tell whether the Pittsburgh Pirates were heading on a road trip or getting ready for a Stanley Cup playoff game after beating the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Thursday for their fourth straight win.
AL CAPSULES: Indians pound Red Sox, 12-3
Drew Stubbs and Mark Reynolds drove in three runs each and Cleveland had 16 hits in the Indians' 12-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in manager Terry Francona's return to Fenway Park on Thursday night.
NFL: Texans donate $100,000 to tornado relief efforts
The Houston Texans have donated $100,000 to help in relief efforts in the wake of this week's devastating and deadly tornado in Oklahoma.
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