April 24th, 2014

National Sports

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone’s bribery trial opens in Germany, could threaten grip on race series

By The Associated Press on April 24th, 2014

MUNICH – The trial of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on bribery charges has begun, in a case that could threaten the 83-year-old’s grip on the sport. Ecclestone talked with his lawyers and smiled as he took his place Thursday at the Munich state court. He’s accused of bribery and incitement to breach of trust, ... Read More »

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Patrick Kane scores in OT, Chicago Blackhawks beat St. Louis Blues 4-3 to even series

By Jay Cohen, The Associated Press on April 23rd, 2014

CHICAGO – Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. Kane carried the puck down the left side as teammates Ben Smith and Brandon Saad rushed toward ... Read More »

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Ellis helps Mavericks cruise past Spurs 113-92 to even series at 1 game apiece

By Raul Dominguez, The Associated Press on April 23rd, 2014

SAN ANTONIO – Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece. Shawn Marion scored 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 16, Devin Harris had 18 and Jose Calderon ... Read More »

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Dubinsky forces OT, Foligno wins it in Blue Jackets’ 4-3 comeback vs. Penguins to tie series

By Rusty Miller, The Associated Press on April 23rd, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno’s wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The Blue Jackets overcame a 3-0 deficit for their first ... Read More »

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Full Nelson: Cruz belts grand slam as Orioles outscore Blue Jays 10-8

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on April 23rd, 2014

TORONTO – Nelson Cruz hit two home runs – including a grand slam – as the Baltimore Orioles outscored the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre. Chris Davis and Matt Wieters also homered for the Orioles, who came back from an early five-run deficit. The teams combined for seven homers in ... Read More »

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Heat escape: Miami goes up 2-0 in East 1st-round series, tops Charlotte 101-97

By Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press on April 23rd, 2014

MIAMI – LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series. Dwyane Wade scored 15 points, and had a steal in the final seconds ... Read More »

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FC Edmonton, Ottawa Fury play to scoreless draw in Amway Canadian Championship

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on April 23rd, 2014

OTTAWA – FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury FC played to a 0-0 draw Wednesday night at Keith Harris Stadium in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship. The two teams, who compete in the North American Soccer League, will meet next Wednesday in Edmonton for the final game of the home-and-home series. The winner, ... Read More »

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