Detroit Pistons submit bids for future NBA All-Star Game

Detroit Pistons submit bids for future NBA All-Star GameDETROIT (AP) The Detroit Pistons have put in bids to host a future NBA All-Star Game at Little Caesars Arena.The team says in a release Friday that bids were submitted...

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 even for an NBA legend known for making swift...

AP source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president

AP Basketball WriterAP source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers presidentBy JON KRAWCZYNSKILarry Bird started the week by driving an IndyCar down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to stump for the NBA's All-Star weekend returning to Indiana.He ended it by...

Stars re-sign Mattias Janmark after unusual knee injury

Stars re-sign Mattias Janmark after unusual knee injuryFRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Stars have signed forward Mattias Janmark to a $700,000 contract for next season after he missed this season because of an unusual knee injury.Janmark had a...

Predators’ Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg

Associated PressPredators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking legBy JOE HARRISST. LOUIS (AP) Nashville Predators forward Kevin Fiala broke his left leg during Game 1 against St. Louis and is recovering from surgery to repair his femur, the...

Blues, Ducks must respond at home to even 2nd-round series

AP Hockey WriterBlues, Ducks must respond at home to even 2nd-round seriesBy GREG BEACHAMANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) After Nashville and Edmonton took their second-round series openers in remarkably similar fashion, St. Louis and Anaheim are under pressure to respond...

Bruins quick to remove coach Bruce Cassidy’s interim tag

Associated PressBruins quick to remove coach Bruce Cassidy's interim tagBy MATT KALMANBOSTON (AP) Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was quick to remove head coach Bruce Cassidy's interim tag, making the move days after the team lost its...

Foligno, Getzlaf, Giordano are Messier finalists

Foligno, Getzlaf, Giordano are Messier finalistsNEW YORK (AP) Columbus left wing Nick Foligno, Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf and Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano are the finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award.Hall of Famer Messier selected the finalists...

Foligno, Getzlaf, Giordano are Messier finalists

Foligno, Getzlaf, Giordano are Messier finalistsNEW YORK (AP) Columbus left wing Nick Foligno, Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf and Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano are the finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award.Hall of Famer Messier selected the finalists...

Karlsson helps Senators edge Rangers 2-1 in Game 1

Karlsson helps Senators edge Rangers 2-1 in Game 1OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Erik Karlsson scored on a bad-angle shot with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers...