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Ovechkin nets 50th, adds assist, Capitals top Hurricanes 4-2…

31-03-2015

Ovechkin nets 50th, adds assist, Capitals top Hurricanes 4-2 (Yahoo Sports)

4-2 Tuesday night. With his team pushing to make the playoffs, the three-time NHL MVP got No. 50 at 11:12 of the first period, giving Washington a 2-0 lead when he took a pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov and sent a shot from just inside the left circle past goalie Cam Ward. Only five other players reached the half-century mark at least six times: Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy had nine such seasons, and Mario Lemieux,...

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Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin reaches 50 goals for 6th time (Yah…

31-03-2015

Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin reaches 50 goals for 6th time (Yahoo Sports)

The Russian left wing netted his league-leading No. and sent a shot from just inside the left circle past goalie Cam Ward. Only five other players have a half-dozen seasons in which they reached the half-century mark: Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy did it nine times each, and Mario Lemieux, Marcel Dionne and Guy Lafleur had six such seasons apiece. The goal was the 472nd of Ovechkin's career, which tied him with Peter Bondra for...

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Florida State's Winston shows off for NFL coaches, GMs (Yaho…

31-03-2015

Florida State's Winston shows off for NFL coaches, GMs (Yahoo Sports)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. dodged brooms and blocking pads. He threw over outstretched arms and tennis rackets. He completed passes from the pocket and on the run. Even when it was time for a brief break during Florida State's pro day Tuesday, Winston grabbed the water bottles and served his teammates. No doubt, Winston put on quite a show for NFL coaches, general managers and scouts. The Seminoles star threw passes for nearly an hour, demonstrating arm...

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NASCAR finds Ryan Newman's race team manipulated tires (Yaho…

31-03-2015

NASCAR finds Ryan Newman's race team manipulated tires (Yahoo Sports)

CHARLOTTE, N. C. s race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California. There had been rampant speculation throughout the Sprint Cup garage that teams were drilling tiny holes in their tires to allow air to escape during a race. The process is known as ''bleeding tires'' and NASCAR last week at Martinsville Speedway warned crew chiefs about the penalties that would be levied against...

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Alabama RB Tyren Jones arrested for marijuana possession (Ya…

31-03-2015

Alabama RB Tyren Jones arrested for marijuana possession (Yahoo Sports)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. has been arrested on a marijuana charge, the third arrest of a Crimson Tide football player in four days. Tuscaloosa police said in a news release that Jones was charged Tuesday with possession of marijuana 2nd degree and released on $1,000 bond. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban had suspended Jones indefinitely on Feb. 10 ''for conduct not to the standard of the Alabama football program. and since-dismissed defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor were arrested...

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Ravens sign QB Matt Schaub to 1-year contract (Yahoo Sports)

31-03-2015

Ravens sign QB Matt Schaub to 1-year contract (Yahoo Sports)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. to a one-year contract. served behind Flacco for four years before leaving for Buffalo as a free agent. Schaub played with Oakland last season, throwing only 10 passes as a backup. He began his career in Atlanta in 2004 before playing seven seasons for Houston from 2007 through 2013. Schaub's best years came with the Texans, when he threw for more than 4,000 yards in 2009, 2010 and 2012. He was selected...

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Georgetown junior D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera enters NBA draft (Y…

31-03-2015

Georgetown junior D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera enters NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)

is skipping his senior year and will submit his name for the NBA draft. Coach John Thompson III announced Smith-Rivera's decision Tuesday via a press release. The school said Smith-Rivera plans to sign with an agent. As a junior, Smith-Rivera led Georgetown in scoring average at 16. 3 points and assists at 3. 2 per game and was selected to the all-Big East first team. He ranks 18th in Hoyas history with 1,386 career points....

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US gives up another late goal in 1-1 tie at Switzerland (Yah…

31-03-2015

US gives up another late goal in 1-1 tie at Switzerland (Yahoo Sports)

on Tuesday night. put the U. S. ahead in the 45th minute, his fourth international goal and the first for the Americans on a free kick since Altidore in August 2013. from behind, earning a yellow card. When Altidore said something to Italian referee Luca Banti, the 25-year-old forward was shown a red card. Twelfth-ranked Switzerland tied it in the 80th following a short corner kick. both tried to head the ball away. scored from...

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Haden skips Indiana meeting because of religious-freedom law…

31-03-2015

Haden skips Indiana meeting because of religious-freedom law (Yahoo Sports)

Southern California athletic director Pat Haden will not attend the College Football Playoff selection committee meeting in Indianapolis this week because of a new Indiana religious-freedom law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. Haden posted on Twitter at (at)ADHadenUSC: ''I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending the CFP committee meeting in Indy this week. hash)EmbraceDiversity. The meeting coincides with the Final...

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Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent (Yah…

31-03-2015

Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent (Yahoo Sports)

FALL RIVER, Mass. told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called by the prosecution in Hernandez's murder trial over the June 17, 2013, slaying of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He at times seemed uncomfortable on the stand, even when he was asked where he worked. He first said 1 Patriot Place, the address of Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots...

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