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Indy visit sparked Penske's passion

Subscriber onlyINDIANAPOLIS -- It was 1951 when Jay Penske scored two tickets to the Indianapolis 500. Continue reading...

Penguins head into Cup final

Subscriber onlyPITTSBURGH -- Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night to send the franchise to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2009. Continue reading...

Proposals must consider consequences

Subscriber onlyMajor League Baseball has proposed rule changes involving the strike zone and intentional walks that are intended to speed the pace of play and create more action and balls in play -- and more runs scored. Continue reading...

Happ enjoys Sabathia duel, helps Jays top Yanks

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- In between retiring Yankees hitters, Toronto starter J.A. Happ could appreciate the moment of dueling with CC Sabathia. Continue reading...

MLB Notes

Subscriber onlyMoustakas on 15-day DL Continue reading...

Bryant's level approach working fine with Cubs

Subscriber onlyCHICAGO -- For all the towering home runs he hit in his National League Rookie of the Year season, something else stood out to the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant. Continue reading...

Refined Verlander helping Tigers dig out of early hole

Subscriber onlyDETROIT -- After allowing seven runs to the Cleveland Indians on May 3, Justin Verlander took to Twitter -- always a risky move for an athlete, especially one coming off a frustrating performance. Continue reading...

Travs power up to double up

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Travelers used three home runs and a strong start from pitcher Troy Scribner to down the Corpus Christi Hooks at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday. Continue reading...

Williams sisters produce deja vu

Subscriber onlyPARIS -- First it was Serena Williams' turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Continue reading...

This date in baseball

Subscriber only1904 Dennis McGann of the New York Giants stole five bases in one game to set a major league record. 1937 Carl Hubbell, working in relief for the New York Giants, won his 24th consecutive game over two seasons. Hubbell pitched two innings and Mel Ott hit a ninth-inning home run to beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2. Hubbell’s string started July 17, 1936. Continue reading...

NASCAR HALL OF FAME: Mark Martin's road leads to 'jewel'

Subscriber only The career of Arkansas' greatest motor sports star began on the back roads near his home in Batesville. Continue reading...

Cavs stuff Raptors

Toronto's first-half deficit largest for franchise

Subscriber onlyBack home, the Cavaliers were not hospitable. Continue reading...

Magazine disregards definition of SEC tough

Subscriber onlyAthlon Sports already has named its top 25 toughest schedules for the upcoming college football season, declaring Southern Cal's as the most difficult partly because it faces defending champion Alabama and closes with rival Notre Dame. Continue reading...

Tight security soon may be felt locally

Subscriber onlyWhen you think of the French Open, you think of the world's greatest tennis players and the clay courts of Roland Garros. Continue reading...

Sharks advance to 1st Cup final

Subscriber onlyAfter 25 years, the San Jose Sharks will finally play for the Stanley Cup. Continue reading...