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Kovalchuk, Devils Stymied By Rangers’ Shot Blockers

If the Devils are going to have any chance against the Rangers, they need to do more than find a way to beat Henrik Lundqvist.


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Somers’ Monologue: It’s Good To Be King — Right, Rangers Fans?

Manhattan is abuzz. New Jersey? Better luck next time.


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Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist Comes Up Big Against Pesky Senators

If “King” Henrik plays this well throughout the postseason, the Rangers may just end up wearing the NHL crown.


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ALDS Game 1: Big Game From CC, Yankees A Must Against Tigers’ Verlander

The Yankees and Detroit Tigers are set to open the playoffs the same way they began the regular season: Justin Verlander vs. CC Sabathia.


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Swisher Leads Yanks Over Orioles 8-3 In DH Opener

Nick Swisher had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the New York Yankees backed Bartolo Colon with plenty of production from the bottom of their lineup to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.


VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 01: Raffi Torres #13 of the Vancouver Canucks scores a goal late in the third period against Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins during game one of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Rogers Arena on June 1, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. (credit: Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Raffi Torres’ Late Goal Gives Canucks Game 1 Of Stanley Cup Finals

Whatever Manny Malhotra said to Raffi Torres before the third period of the Stanley Cup finals opener Wednesday night, the journeyman wing turned it into a dramatic game-winning goal for the Canucks — even if Torres waited until the very last minute to do it.


LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat dunks the ball over Tyson Chandler #6 of the Dallas Mavericks in the fourth quarter in Game One of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on May 31, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Rally, Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki Hurt, And Miami Wins Game 1 Of NBA Finals

Dwyane Wade offered LeBron James congratulations for finally getting his first win in an NBA finals game. The Heat are three wins from a much bigger celebration. And not only were the Dallas Mavericks beaten, their best player left battered as well.


New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony walks up court after being called for a foul during the fourth quarter of Boston's 87-85 win in Game 1 of a first-round NBA playoff basketball series in Boston on Sunday, April 17, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Call Against Carmelo Anthony Has Knicks Fans Screaming ‘Foul’

With the Knicks leading 85-84 on Sunday, Carmelo Anthony was called for pushing Paul Pierce with 21 seconds remaining. The foul set up a game-deciding Ray Allen three-pointer for the Celtics. Not surprisingly, Knicks fans were irate with the quick-whistled officials on Monday.


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Mike D’Antoni: Knicks’ Chauncey Billups ‘Very Questionable’ For Game 2

Chauncey Billups hurt his left leg in the final minute of the Knicks’ 87-85 loss on Sunday night. According to Mike D’Antoni, the starting point guard is “very questionable” for Tuesday night’s Game 2.


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World Series Game 1 Ratings Down 25 Percent

The San Francisco Giants’ 11-7 win over the Texas Rangers in Game 1 on Fox on Wednesday night earned an 8.9 rating and 15 share. That’s down 25 percent from the 11.9 for last year’s Yankees-Phillies opener.


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Rangers In World Series Deficit After Bumbling Debut

Texas became the first World Series team in six years to have four errors in a game, including two by Vladimir Guerrero in right field.


CC Sabathia (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) and C.J. Wilson (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Cliff Who? Game 1 Of ALCS Becomes CC And CJ Show

CC vs. C.J., an AL championship series-opening matchup with Cliff Lee connections.


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Lincecum Whiffs 14, Giants Take Game 1 From Braves

Tim Lincecum pitched a two-hitter and struck out 14 in a dazzling performance, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in Game 1 of their NL division series Thursday night.


Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees celebrates a two-run home run with third base coach Rob Thomson #59 during game one of the ALDS against the Minnesota Twins on October 6, 2010 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

Yankees’ Game 1 Hero Teixeira: ‘Never Give Up’

Mark Teixeira came through with the big shot in the seventh, sending a hanging slider from Jesse Crain into the seats in right field.