| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:38 PM
There are times, apparently, when Bill Belichick cracks a smile. The man has a sense of humor. That became clear Saturday afternoon when, during an impromptu press conference, he referenced one of the great comedy films of the last 25 years, "My Cousin...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:03 PM
The Keeper of the Cup would not budge.
Despite the begging, he would not waver.
Despite the pleading, he stood steadfast.
Despite blatant bribery, he would not allow me to complete a bucket-list item for sports fans around the globe.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 1:40 PM
A building full of city planners, code enforcers and permit issuers shouldn't be this much fun.
That's the effect a special visitor had during lunchtime at Orlando City Hall on Tuesday, prompting police officer Wayne Costa to say it was "one of the...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 8:56 PM
Of all the things expected of Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen this season, a streak of 20 consecutive games played was a longshot.
A second-year player who began the campaign in a fierce competition for playing time, who was knocked from the playoffs...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:02 PM
Goaltenders Jaroslav Halak of the New York Islanders and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday were designated as injury replacements for the NHL’s All-Star weekend, which will take place Jan. 24-25 in Columbus.
They will take...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 11:34 PM
Fans at Staples Center were just getting settled in their seats Monday night when Kings center Anze Kopitar promptly got them standing again.
Less than one minute into the Kings' game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Kopitar fired at the Toronto goal...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:54 PM
Only occasionally this season has General Manager Dean Lombardi seen the Kings resemble the group that blended a strong work ethic, forbidding goaltending and staunch defense to win the Stanley Cup twice in three seasons.
"There's been pockets where...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 8:07 PM
The Baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Era committee announced last month that it had elected no one to the Hall. Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Bob Howsam, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills were the candidates,...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:43 PM
— Although the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins will be severely shorthanded Monday night at the BB&T Center, the Panthers certainly won't be complacent with so much riding on the outcome and as long as they still have to face a couple of...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Panthers sidelined enforcer Shawn Thornton is known for his trademark momentum-shifting hits or fights, but Sean Bergenheim?
Yet there was Bergenheim practically lifting Penguins rookie Bobby Farnham off his feet and into a dazed heap on the ice with...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 2:48 PM
When the Panthers get back to work Saturday they will be reminded that the final three games of this holiday homestand just may be the most critical stretch of the season.
Not only are their next three opponents — Maple Leafs on Sunday,...