Crosby scores twice, Bonino has winner as Pens beat Caps

AP Hockey WriterCrosby scores twice, Bonino has winner as Pens beat CapsBy STEPHEN WHYNOWASHINGTON (AP) Sidney Crosby outdueled Alex Ovechkin in a vintage goal-for-goal showdown between the NHL's top teams, and Nick Bonino and Marc-Andre Fleury put the...

Penguins’ Hagelin a game-time decision for Game 2 vs. Caps

Penguins' Hagelin a game-time decision for Game 2 vs. CapsWASHINGTON (AP) Carl Hagelin will be a game-time decision to return to the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup for Game 2 against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.Coach Mike Sullivan says...

Road warriors: Home ice can be a disadvantage in playoffs

AP Hockey WriterRoad warriors: Home ice can be a disadvantage in playoffsBy STEPHEN WHYNOA chorus of boos greeted the announcement of Sidney Crosby's first goal in Game 1 at the Washington Capitals. During the announcement of his second, the...

Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

AP Sports WriterTested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematchBy GENARO C. ARMASMILWAUKEE (AP) The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs.They hope their resilience helps make them stronger as they get ready...

Spurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with Houston

AP Sports WriterSpurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with HoustonBy TERESA M. WALKERMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Gregg Popovich feels like his San Antonio Spurs survived the Memphis Grizzlies and is grateful their first-round series finally is over after...

Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

AP Sports WriterTested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematchBy GENARO C. ARMASMILWAUKEE (AP) The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs.They hope their resilience helps make them stronger as they get ready...

Spurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with Houston

AP Sports WriterSpurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with HoustonBy TERESA M. WALKERMEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) Gregg Popovich feels like his San Antonio Spurs survived the Memphis Grizzlies and is grateful their first-round series finally is over after...

AP Source: Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers

AP Source: Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana PacersINDIANAPOLIS (AP) AP Source: Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers.

AP Source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president

AP Basketball WriterAP Source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers presidentBy JON KRAWCZYNSKIA person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers.Kevin Pritchard is being elevated...

AP Source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president

AP Basketball WriterAP Source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers presidentBy JON KRAWCZYNSKILarry Bird is stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, a stunningly abrupt move by an NBA legend known for making swift decisions.Bird...