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Cards' Nielson handles Travs

Subscriber onlyTrey Nielson pitched six scoreless innings and the Springfield Cardinals defeated the Arkansas Travelers 7-1 on Monday afternoon at Hammonds Field in Springfield, Mo. Continue reading...

Penguins defeat top seed Capitals

Subscriber onlyPITTSBURGH -- Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl scored a minute apart in the first period, Matt Murray stopped 47 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins took control of their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal with a 3-2 win in Game 3 on Monday. Continue reading...

Naturals get three-game sweep of Tulsa Drillers

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas scored seven runs in the top of the ninth inning and finished a three-game sweep of Tulsa at ONEOK Field in Tulsa. Continue reading...

Naturals look to continue hot streak

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — Northwest Arkansas has smoothed out some of its bullpen woes, and the Naturals return home on a four-game winning streak. Continue reading...

Wrecking nerves, cars

Keselowski steers clear of flames, airborne vehicles

Subscriber onlyTALLADEGA, Ala. -- Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a violent crash into the wall. Continue reading...

Raptors put an end to seventh-game ills

Subscriber onlyTORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 rebounds and 10 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 on Sunday night in Game 7 of the first-round playoff series to advance to face Miami in the conference semifinals. Continue reading...

Heat win Game 7, without hesitation

Subscriber onlyMIAMI -- Dwyane Wade took a moment before tipoff Sunday to reflect on all that his Miami Heat endured this season. Continue reading...

LeBron, Cavs now in better position

Subscriber onlyMIAMI -- The long-time Cleveland resident took immediate umbrage to the phrasing, that so much in these NBA playoffs were falling into place for the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James to make a championship breakthrough. Continue reading...

Warriors taste victory minus Curry

Subscriber onlyOAKLAND, Calif. -- Klay Thompson scored 37 points in another brilliant performance as teammate Stephen Curry watched injured, and the Golden State Warriors again dominated without their MVP to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 Sunday in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals. Continue reading...

Blues even series on Backes' winner

Subscriber onlyDALLAS -- David Backes gave the St. Louis Blues a big gift on his 32nd birthday, with another overtime goal to go home even. Continue reading...

Kershaw strikes out 14, contributes RBI winner

Subscriber onlyLOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the game's only run, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday. Continue reading...

MLB notes

Subscriber onlyShoemaker sent to Salt Lake Continue reading...

Newcomer lifts Travelers with 5 no-hit innings

Subscriber onlyTroy Scribner made a good first impression on his Arkansas Travelers teammates. Continue reading...

Think trends, not NFL Draft winners, losers

Subscriber onlyFiguring out who won or lost in an NFL Draft takes years, not hours. Finding trends is a whole lot easier. Continue reading...

Dixon frustrated, pleased with pick

Subscriber onlyKenneth Dixon's record-breaking college career came to an end four months ago against a team from his home state. Continue reading...