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Confident Senators return home eager for more goals vs Pens

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — They have split two games scoring a combined three goals. They have limited the Pittsburgh Penguins to two goals. They have gone 1-1 on the road against the defending Stanley Cup champions in the Eastern Conference final. Now all the Ottawa Senators want going into ...

Senators look to build off Game 1 win against Penguins

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Ottawa Senators heard the naysayers. The chorus has grown so loud over the last month, tuning it out simply wasn't an option no matter how many one-goal victories they pulled off in the playoffs. "A lot of people were doubting us and ...

Osuna’s 10th-inning HR helps Pirates beat Diamondbacks 6-4

By JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Jose Osuna was the last player cut from spring training for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made it back to the big club, though, and now he's proving his worth. Osuna hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning and Tony Watson escaped ...

Penguins just now finding their groove going into East final

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury and his teammates played their best game of the playoffs so far, and it feels like just the beginning for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The defending Stanley Cup champions beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 with their ...

Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Washington Capitals are well aware of their franchise's inglorious past, one filled with unmet expectations and gut-wrenching collapses. And they don't care. It's not 1992. It's not 1996, 2009 or 2016 for that matter. The Capitals have ...

Pressure still on Caps, but spotlight is on Fleury in Game 6

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer Three goals in five minutes sparked sing-song chants of "FLEU-RY! FLEU-RY!" and might've planted enough of a seed of belief for the Washington Capitals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. All series the Capitals had struggled to beat goaltender Marc-Andre ...

Former NHL player gets probation in drug-selling scheme

BOSTON (AP) — A former NHL player who was on two Stanley Cup championship teams has been sentenced to probation for his role in the illegal sale of prescription painkillers. Kevin Stevens was sentenced Thursday in U.S District Court in Boston to three years' probation and fined $10,000. He ...

Minus Crosby, Penguins edge Capitals 3-2 to take 3-1 lead

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Forget about revenge for the brutal cross-check that knocked Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby out of the playoffs indefinitely. Marc-Andre Fleury didn't want any part of it. The Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender came up with a more ...

Penguins star Sidney Crosby out with another concussion

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The scene brought back jarring memories. Sidney Crosby woozily making his way off the ice after taking a brutal hit from a member of the Washington Capitals. His brain foggy. His immediate future uncertain. The sight of their captain slowly ...

Big 12 players poised to break out in the fall

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer A look at football players in the Big 12 Conference this spring who are poised to have standout seasons beginning this fall: ___ BAYLOR WR Blake Lynch, sophomore. The speedy Lynch will get a chance to be a top receiving target sooner rather than later ...