Wings' Datsyuk sends top-seeded Bruins to loss
Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.
Sources: Woodson 'bracing' for the worst
While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.
Broncos' visits to Bama catch NFL's attention
The NFL will ask some questions about why Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and quarterback Peyton Manning crossed paths at the University of Alabama earlier this month.
Stanton's walk-off GS lifts Marlins over M's
Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam with none out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins took advantage of an overturned call on a replay review to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 Friday night.
Silver: Making NBA age limit 20 top priority
Armed with majority support from owners and saying "we're ready to go," NBA commissioner Adam Silver made it clear pushing back the league's age limit to 20 is at the top of his priority list.
Source: 49ers likely to pass on Smith option
The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up the 2015 fifth-year option on linebacker/defensive end Aldon Smith's contract, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
NCAA prez Emmert: Food rule was 'absurd'
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Friday that he was happy to take pressure off the NCAA and its member schools as the governing body's legislative council voted earlier this week to eliminate all the previous restrictions on food.
Heating up? James, Wade, Bosh all practice
The Miami Heat opened preparation for the playoffs Friday under what's been a rare set of circumstances this season: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh practiced together.