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Rangers stay alive, drop B's on Kreider OT tally
Chris Kreider steered in a pass from Rick Nash 7:03 into overtime, and the New York Rangers stayed alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Sources: Nets contacted Celtics about Rivers
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was contacted by the Brooklyn Nets, who wanted to speak to Doc Rivers about their vacant coaching position, team and league sources confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.
Indians cruise in Francona's Fenway return
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.
Pacers' Hibbert accuses Battier of 'dirty' play
When the Miami Heat faced the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs last season, the series featured two suspensions, a host of flagrant fouls and plenty of blood. It appears the Eastern Conference finals between the teams is already heating up.
Jays' Happ ready to start throwing outdoors
Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ said a package containing a knee brace didn't arrive Thursday as hoped, so Friday will be the earliest he'll try throwing outdoors since his injuries in a graphic May 7 episode.
Sources: Mattingly wasn't critical of front office
When Dodgers manager Don Mattingly abruptly criticized the lack of fight and competitiveness on his team's "All-Star" roster Wednesday morning, he wasn't aiming that critique at the Dodgers' front office, sources say.
Boys' Brent off to court for alcohol detection
Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent will attend a hearing on Friday morning to determine if he violated the conditions of his bail. According to the Dallas County District Attorney's office, Brent's alcohol monitoring device detected alcohol.
RG III: Goal Week 1 but career comes first
Robert Griffin III says he cried after his knee surgery and changed his cellphone passcode to the date of the Washington Redskins season opener as he began his rehabilitation process.
Norris lauds Tebow, urges Jags to sign him
When Chuck Norris watches Tim Tebow he sees a version of himself on the football field and as such, the ultimate tough guy has come to the defense of the beleaguered quarterback in an online column.
Crabtree has surgery for torn Achillies
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has undergone surgery for a torn Achillies, a league source confirmed to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.