Penguins outslug Capitals, even series 1-all

WASHINGTON -- Already down a game in their second-round playoff series, Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly were down a man, too, on Saturday night, when Olli Maatta was leveled by a high hit from Washington's Brooks Orpik less than 5 minutes in.

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Warriors whip Portland in 2nd-round opener

OAKLAND, Calif. -- From the opening tip, Klay Thompson shot lights-out and even heaved one in from way out in Stephen Curry territory. Draymond Green began yapping from the start while doing his thing to make plays every which way, calling on his teammates to bring an edge on defense.

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Fishing with a neighbor rewarding

I had never lived within the perimeters of the city limits until marrying my beautiful wife nearly four years ago. Although a small price to pay for spending the remainder of my life with the love of my life, a learning curve lurked ahead.

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Faksa, Stars edge Blues in Game 1, 2-1

DALLAS -- Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other Dallas goal to help the Stars open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

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