NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Second round starts tonight UNDATED (AP) -- The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins tonight when St. Louis hosts Nashville and Edmonton visits Anaheim. In the first round, the Ducks swept Calgary and the Predators swept Chicago, while the Blues ousted Minnesota in five games and the Oilers closed out San Jose in six.
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The city of Stockholm won't bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Stockholm Mayor Karin Wanngard, the city official in charge of finances, said Wednesday that the decision was made because the International Olympic Committee will not immediately be able to report how big the financial contribution to the host city will be. She said the figures "will arrive at the earliest in November.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State freshman Ted Kapita has made himself eligible for the NBA draft but isn't hiring an agent. The NBA released its official list of early draft entrants on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8 Kapita appeared on the list, though school athletic spokesman Fred Demarest said Kapita hasn't hired an agent.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Several months after a confidential document in its investigation of Russian doping was hacked and leaked, the IOC has announced the creation of a new panel on cyber security. The International Olympic Committee gave details of its Digital and Technology Commission on Tuesday. Concerns about security this year prompted World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren to seek assurances before continuing to help an IOC-appointed group verifying his Russian evidence.
In a swift response to increasing debates over television reviews, golf's ruling bodies issued a new decision on the Rules of Golf that limits the use of video evidence and could spare players from being penalized even if they violated a rule. The decision issued Tuesday -- and effective immediately on all tours around the world -- has two standards.
UNDATED (AP) -- Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry poured in 37 points and the Golden State Warriors completed a four-game sweep in their NBA first-round series by slamming Portland, 128-103. Toronto leads its opening-round series 3-2 after Norm Powell poured in a career playoff-high 25 points in the Raptors' 118-93 rout of Milwaukee. Dwight Howard's 16 points and 15 rebounds led Atlanta's 111-101 decision over Washington, tying the series at two games apiece.
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SYDNEY (AP) -- An increasingly bitter Olympic election in Australia has intensified with IOC Vice President John Coates describing the campaign as malicious and designed to damage him personally. Coates is facing his first challenge as president of the Australian Olympic Committee in 27 years, with 1996 Olympic field hockey gold medalist Danni Roche running against him in a May 6 ballot.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A measure affirming documents held by University of North Carolina system schools about their member athletic organizations -- like the NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference -- are public records has cleared its first legislative hurdle. A Senate judiciary committee recommended the measure Monday. It's got one more panel to pass before reaching the chamber floor. Bill sponsor Sen.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Holocaust survivors say termination of German insurance giant Allianz's sponsorship of a Florida golf tournament may boost survivors' efforts to collect some $2.5 billion in World War II-era Jewish policies. Survivors and supporters celebrated Monday in Boca Raton the decision to end Allianz's sponsorship of the annual PGA senior tournament. That sponsorship drew protests by Jewish groups the last seven years.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova has been stripped of her 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal for doping with an anabolic steroid. Chernova's urine sample revealed traces of turinabol in a retesting program of Beijing and 2012 London Olympics athletes, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.
USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus, who led a federation that brought home 156 Olympic medals during his 20 years at the helm, died Sunday. He was 67. USA Swimming said Wielgus died in Colorado Springs, Colorado, of complications from colon cancer. The cancer was first diagnosed in 2006 and Wielgus underwent regular chemotherapy while leading USA Swimming to record growth. He was due to retire in August.
DORTMUND ATTACK BERLIN (AP) -- A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet that Borussia Dortmund shares would drop, then bombed the soccer team's bus in an attack he tried to disguise as Islamic terrorism in a scheme to net millions, German officials said. The suspect, identified only as Sergej W.
April 23 1903 -- The New York Highlanders, later renamed Yankees, win their first game as a major league team, 7-2 over the Washington Senators. 1946 -- Ed Head of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitches a no-hitter against the Boston Braves, 5-0 at Ebbets Field. 1950 -- The Detroit Red Wings edge the New York Rangers 4-3 in Game 7 to win the Stanley Cup.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey has denied a request seeking his removal as head of the NCAA infractions panel handling North Carolina's ongoing academic case because of a conflict of interest. Sankey stated in an April 14 letter obtained by The Associated Press that the panel would "fairly decide this case.
NEW YORK (AP) -- North America's soccer federation has filed a lawsuit claiming it was victimized by two defendants charged in the FIFA bribery scandal. In papers filed earlier this week in federal court in Brooklyn, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football accuses former FIFA officials Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer of making a fortune through embezzlement -- allegations that mirror those in a sprawling U.S.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- A judge on Friday ordered key evidence in the prison suicide of Aaron Hernandez preserved, granting a request from the ex-NFL star's fiancee so the family can investigate the circumstances of his death.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Rutgers University says "violations occurred" in its football program and is recommending self-imposed sanctions. The school on Thursday released its response to an 18-month NCAA investigation that found seven potential violations. The investigation and potential violations focused on former coach Kyle Flood, a host/hostess program and inconsistencies in drug-testing procedures and policies.
TRACK AND FIELD Olympic champion hurdler Brianna Rollins of the United States received a one-year suspension Thursday for repeated failures to disclose her whereabouts to anti-doping officials -- a ban she says was caused by a mix-up in a computer program. Rollins' suspension is retroactive to Sept. 27, 2016, the date of her last missed whereabouts report. Her gold medal, part of a medals sweep by U.S.