David Krejci last-minute scratch from Bruins’ lineup vs. Senators

The Boston Bruins, who were already missing two top-four defensemen for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, found themselves also without one of their top offensive threats when center David Krejci was scratched just before the opening faceoff with an upper-body injury. The Bruins had said earlier in the day that Krejci and left […]

Warriors’ Kevin Durant returns from knee injury with double-double

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant registered 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night in his first game since he suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise five weeks ago. “I felt good putting my jersey on, running out with the […]

Bruins’ Brad Marchand ejected for spearing Lightning’s Jake Dotchin in groin

BOSTON — With a chance to clinch a Stanley Cup playoff berth, Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was given a five-minute major, a game misconduct and ejected for spearing Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin in the groin at 19:20 of the first period Tuesday night at TD Garden. The puck was in Tampa’s zone […]

Auston Matthews sets Leafs rookie scoring mark with goal No. 35

TORONTO — Wendel Clark knew his record might be in jeopardy a little more than 20 minutes into Auston Matthews’s first game with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Matthews became the first player in NHL history to score four goals in a debut that October night against Ottawa and on Tuesday broke Clark’s 31-year-old franchise rookie […]

White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon scratched from spring start due to biceps tightness

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Chicago White Sox scratched Carlos Rodon from his spring start Friday due to left biceps tightness, and general manager Rick Hahn said the left-hander likely would begin the season on the disabled list. Rodon also had an MRI that showed no structural damage. He will get a second opinion next week. […]

Plenty of options, Adrian Peterson included, still available for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — More than two-thirds of the players on ESPN’s Top 150 free-agent list are off the market, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t players available who can still help teams. The Green Bay Packers are one of those teams still in need of help. They have holes at several key positions, including […]

Tiger’s Fulmer said he was ready to start the season

LAKELAND, Fla. — AL Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer said his injured right ankle, which cost him a start for the Detroit Tigers earlier this month, is 100 percent and that he’s on track to be ready for the start of the regular season. Fulmer, making his second spring training start since spraining the […]

Kirk Cousins is not sure how he will deal with his wife’s second week expiration date

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins already is hoping for something other than a long-term deal: a home game in Week 2. That way, there’s a better chance of him being around for the birth of his first child. Otherwise, he’ll be presented with a difficult decision. Cousins’ wife, Julie, is due during the second week […]

Terrance Williams, Cowboys agreed to a four-year deal, the source said

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with wide receiver Terrance Williams on a four-year deal, sources told ESPN. The deal is worth $17 million, with $9.5 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN’s Todd Archer. A source told ESPN’s Adam Caplan that the deal could max out at $22 million after incentives. Williams, a third-round pick […]

Packers start DT Letroy Guion pause for PED

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Letroy Guion will start the 2017 season just like he did in 2015 — on the NFL’s suspended list. The NFL announced Tuesday that the Green Bay Packers defensive tackle will miss the first four games of this upcoming season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Guion was suspended […]