DETROIT -- The Red Wings lost in a shootout despite a dominating performance at home.
They skated off Friday at Joe Louis Arena with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche despite a 45-21 edge in shots.
The Red ...Read more
Niklas Hjalmarsson wasn't sure what color teal is but ventured a guess: "Is it blue?"
When the Blackhawks defenseman discovered it was a greenish-blue, Hjalmarsson pondered what he would look like wearing it and came to a...Read more
Despite the recent migration of business school graduates to baseball's front offices, the best and the brightest have yet to devise a foolproof method of creating clubhouse chemistry.
Sometimes the addition of a light-...Read more
TORONTO -- Dwyane Wade already thinks about it.
Of course, he does. Why wouldn't he at this point in his career? He realizes he can't play basketball forever, so thoughts about the day he will retire cross his mind.
It ...Read more
Dreams often start in out-of-the-way places. Take Maurice, La., for example, a place so small it's not a city or town, but a village.
The 2010 census had it at 964 people, up from 642 a decade earlier. It's also the home ...Read more
The idea first came up in 2003 when Doc Rivers was the coach of the Orlando Magic and Tyronn Lue was one of his players.
"I told him when he retired to call me because I thought he was going to be a coach," Rivers, the ...Read more
TORONTO -- The never-before-seen moves kept coming and so did the perfect scores.
Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon brought the long-comatose dunk contest back to life Saturday night at All-Star weekend, piling up a record six...Read more
TORONTO -- The old footage shows the youngest All-Star starter in NBA history walking toward center court inside Madison Square Garden. As he slaps hands with Penny Hardaway, pats Dikembe Mutombo on the rump and exchanges ...Read more
When normal people suddenly attack and murder, their defense attorney hires Dr. Michael Rose, a former cop turned forensic psychiatrist and his associate, Karen Scott to represent them in court. The inexplicable events mystify these experienced professionals, and together they seek a rational...
TORONTO -- The NBA may make changes to prevent the increasingly more practiced, and increasingly loathed, hack-a-Shaq tactic.
Hack-a-Shaq is the strategy of fouling a poor free-throw shooter away from the basketball in an...Read more
CHICAGO -- Ryan Getzlaf scored 2:16 into overtime to lift the Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Playing with a full cage to protect his nose, Getzlaf put a rebound shot through ...Read more
SUNRISE, Fla. -- After morning skate, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant was asked how much the depth of the organization has contributed to the team's success this season.
He curtly replied: "It's depth if you're winning. ......Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters was in a feisty, almost combative mood Saturday before the game against the New York Islanders.
Peters noted the Canes were getting enough offensive chances in games,...Read more
TORONTO -- Derrick Rose hasn't been to All-Star weekend since the 2012 game in Orlando, Fla., but his influence made it north of the border this year.
Jimmy Butler said Rose has been texting him support and sharing advice...Read more
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Phil Mickelson surely made some spectacular birdies Saturday to surge into the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am lead, but the most important shots of his impressive bogey-free 66 weren't likely to make the ...Read more
TORONTO -- LeBron James is starting to feel his basketball mortality.
Turning 31 on Dec. 30, the Cavaliers star and four-time MVP is in his 13th year in the NBA. He's become one of the league's elder statesmen and ...Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- What happens now with the Wild?
With Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins, the tensest, most frustrated organization in hockey was swept in a three-game homestand for the second time in four weeks. ...Read more
TORONTO -- Kobe Bryant was more than 15 minutes late for his media availability, and it didn't matter.
This was Bryant's day. Just like the NBA All-Star Weekend here is actually an unofficial Kobe Bryant event.
Some ...Read more
TORONTO -- The first All-Star selection was special, but this one is at home.
Those are Kyle Lowry's sentiments about participating in his second straight NBA All-Star Game. Like last season, the Toronto Raptors point ...Read more
TORONTO -- On Thursday, when their bus pulled up in front of Variety Village, a fitness facility dedicated to helping those with disabilities and developmental issues, Akron's Aleah Duncan and Gavin Wilson saw the power of...Read more