NHL roundup: Islanders force Game 7 against Capitals

...2-7 when hosting a seventh game. RED WINGS 4, LIGHTNING 0In Tampa, Fla., Petr Mrazek stopped 28 shots and Detroit rebounded...during the regular season.It was a frustrating evening for Tampa Bay, which rallied to win Game 4 on the road, evening the...

Background checks on draftees in the NFL take on increased importance

...peppered with players who have had run-ins with coaches, school officials, teammates, fellow students and the law.So when Tampa Bay opens the proceedings, how many background checks will it have done into Winston?Plenty."I've been around some picks...

Tampa Bay ties up series with Detroit at 1-1

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first NHL playoff victory...before Johnson's breakaway goal finished a three-goal flurry that put Tampa Bay up 4-0.Bishop lost his bid for a shutout when Detroit's Tomas...

Washington Capitals dominate third period to take 3-2 lead in series over New York Islanders

...Washington goalie Braden Holtby finished with 22 saves.LIGHTNING 3, RED WINGS 2 (OT)In Detroit, Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 in the extra period to lift the Lightning past the Red Wings, evening their...

Red Wings take control of series with Lightning

...Luke Glendening scored for Detroit in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night that gave the Red Wings a 2-1...at home.After being outshot badly in the first two games at Tampa Bay, the Red Wings were able to contain the high-scoring...

Rangers win playoff opener over Penguins

...Pittsburgh.RED WINGS 3, LIGHTNING 2In Tampa, Fla., Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and...NHL playoff debut to help Detroit beat Tampa Bay in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference...first four shots the Red Wings got against Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop. Luke Glendening's...


...card May 30 at the Bell Auditorium.There will be two co-Main Events, one featuring Sammy "The Hurricane" Valentin, of Tampa, Fla., involving Augusta's Divante "The Dominator" Jones.Tickets go on sale Friday, at 10 a.m.

MLB set to roll out Statcast analytics Tuesday during Cardinals-Nationals broadcast

...Kevin Pillar had a 97.9 percent route efficiency when he climbed the left-field wall at Rogers Centre last Wednesday to rob Tampa Bay's Tim Beckham of a home run, covering 81.3 feet at a top speed of 15.2 mph.Houston right fielder George Springer...

Breaking Free: The men making the change

...recover from addiction. JON ROBERTS, 22Jon Roberts had a difficult childhood. He grew up in a rough neighborhood outside Tampa, Fla.His father became addicted to drugs and alcohol when Roberts was very young, and worked two jobs at times struggling...

Atlanta Braves lose their first road game of season

...In the Blue Jays' 12th game of the season, particularly after losing three of four in the opening series at home against Tampa Bay, Toronto manager John Gibbons felt this kind of win was coming."We've had some opportunities this year at home to...