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NHL approves 3-on-3 overtimes in regular season

Las Vegas, NV ( - The NHL will move to a 3-on-3 overtime format during the regular season after the league's board of governors voted unanimously to OK the change on Wednesday. The board also voted unanimously to give coaches the ability to challenge a goal in certain situations, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced. In another unanimous vote, the board ... Read More »

Yankees/Mets Game Recaps for June 24

(Wednesday, June 24) NEW YORK YANKEES Final Score: NY Yankees 10, Philadelphia 2 Bronx, NY ( - Ivan Nova pitched into the seventh inning in his first start in more than 14 months and the New York Yankees routed the Philadelphia Phillies 10-2 on Wednesday afternoon to avoid being swept in a three-game series. Nova (1-0) returned from Tommy John ... Read More »

NHL salary cap rises to $71.4 million

Las Vegas, NV ( - The NHL and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday that the salary cap for the 2015-16 season will be $71.4 million, with an adjusted midpoint of $62.1 million and a lower limit of $52.8 million. The new number is an increase over the $69 million cap for the 2014-15 season. This summer's free agent period begins ... Read More »

Yankees/Mets Game Recaps for June 23

(Tuesday, June 23) NEW YORK YANKEES Final Score: Philadelphia 11, NY Yankees 6 Bronx, NY ( - Maikel Franco drove in five runs for the second straight night, and the rookie's two-run double in the ninth inning helped lift the Philadelphia Phillies an 11-6 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday. Franco homered twice to help the Phillies snap ... Read More »

U.S. tops Colombia to reach quarterfinals

Edmonton, AB ( - Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd scored second- half goals on Monday as the United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup with a gritty 2-0 victory over 10-player Colombia at Commonwealth Stadium. The Americans are coming off a good showing in the group stage as they won the group and conceded only one ... Read More »

Report: Rose bet on baseball while playing

( - Pete Rose is hoping for reinstatement to baseball, but a new report on his old gambling habits might hinder his chances. ESPN's "Outside the Lines" said it has obtained documents from a notebook containing records that Rose bet on baseball while he was a player. Rose was permanently banned from baseball in 1989 after an investigation revealed he ... Read More »

Spieth wins U.S. Open after Johnson’s miss

University Place, WA ( - Jordan Spieth 2-putted for birdie on the 72nd hole Sunday and won the U.S. Open Championship when Dustin Johnson 3-putted for par on the same hole. Spieth closed with a 1-under 69 despite a double-bogey on 17. The Masters champion finished at 5-under-par 275 at Chambers Bay. Johnson, who turns 31 on Monday, had a ... Read More »

Murray crowned king of Queen’s for 4th time

London, England ( - Andy Murray won twice Sunday at the Aegon Championships to claim his fourth title at Queen's Club. Murray reached the final earlier Sunday by defeating Serbia's Viktor Troicki in a semifinal held over from Saturday because of rain. The top-seeded British star then cruised past South African Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match. "I ... Read More »

Yankees/Mets Game Recaps for June 21

(Sunday, June 21) NEW YORK YANKEES Final Score: Detroit 12, New York 4 Bronx, NY ( - J.D. Martinez homered three times and knocked in six runs in a career day that carried the Detroit Tigers to a 12-4 drubbing of the New York Yankees. After witnessing the Yankees slug eight homers in taking the first two tests of this ... Read More »

A-Rod homers for 3,000th career hit

Bronx, NY ( - Alex Rodriguez reached the 3,000-hit plateau the same way his former Yankees teammate Derek Jeter did -- with a home run. Rodriguez homered on the first pitch he saw from Detroit's Justin Verlander, hitting a 95 mph fastball into the seats in right field in the first inning Friday night in New York's 7-2 win. The ... Read More »