The Latest: Mayor vows ‘world class’ party for Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) - 8:45 a.m. (CDT)Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago will host a ''world class'' celebration for the Blackhawks in the coming days to celebrate the team's Stanley Cup win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.Emauel called the Blackhawks ''hockey's...

Owen Daniels came for Kubiak, Manning, finds paradise

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - For Owen Daniels, this is heaven.His quarterback is Peyton Manning.His coach is Gary Kubiak.And he's living in Colorado.Daniels smiled at the mention of each of these benefits as the Broncos began their final week of...

Nuggets hire Michael Malone as next head coach

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have hired Michael Malone as their new coach.Malone got the job over Melvin Hunt, who served as interim coach after Brian Shaw was fired on March 3. The players lobbied for the Nuggets...

The Latest: Near misses, 0-0 as Chicago, Tampa play Game 6

CHICAGO (AP) - The latest from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between Tampa Bay and Chicago:---8 p.m.Ben Bishop made 13 saves for Tampa Bay and the Lightning were locked in a scoreless tie with the Chicago Blackhawks...

Former Saints player Gleason wins Halas Award

Former New Orleans Saints special teams player Steve Gleason, who is afflicted with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), has won the George Halas Award for overcoming adversity and succeeding.The award, announced Monday by the Professional Football Writers of America, is...

Up 3-2 in NBA Finals, Warriors expect Cavs’ punch in Game 6

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry received treatment for dehydration following Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a little worn out after carrying Golden State to the brink of its first championship in 40 years.The Warriors will need him...

Former defensive partners Timonen, Coburn vying for Cup

CHICAGO (AP) - Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn played together for years in Philadelphia. Now the defensemen are competing against each other for the Stanley Cup title they were unable to win with the Flyers.Timonen's Chicago Blackhawks lead Coburn's...

Ex-Giants RB David Wilson improves triple jump in 2nd meet

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Giants running back David Wilson significantly improved his performance in the triple jump in his second meet in two days but still was short of the qualifying standard for the U.S. championships.Wilson...

The Latest: Warriors, Cavaliers tip off Game 5 of the finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The latest from Game 5 of the NBA Finals:5:12 p.m. PDTThe Cavaliers sure look ready to get started.A couple of players were even walking back to the bench area and taking off their warmup tops...

Vermette is Blackhawks’ unlikely goal-scoring hero in Final

CHICAGO (AP) - Antoine Vermette paid little attention when he was labeled a bust of a late-season acquisition for the Chicago Blackhawks. He didn't get discouraged when he was scratched three times earlier in the NHL postseason.With two game-winning...