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UNDATED (AP) — Chris Kreider scored at 7:03 of overtime and the New York Rangers forced a Game 5 in the NHL's Eastern Conference finals by beating the Boston Bruins 4-3. Chicago is down 3-1 in the Western Conference finals after Jimmy Howard turned back 28 shots and Jakub Kindl scored the game-winner in Detroit's 2-0 shutout of the Blackhawks. Jonathan Quick handled 24 shots and the Los Angeles Kings took a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals by blanking San Jose 3-0.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have dipped into their past to mold their future, hiring former Avs goaltender Patrick as head coach and vice president of hockey operations. He'll work in the front office alongside Joe Sakic, who was recently promoted to executive vice president of hockey operations. The Avalanche won two Stanley Cup titles with the duo on the ice and the organization is hoping they can help turn around a downtrodden team.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is staying on as head coach of the U.S. men's national basketball team through at least the 2016 Olympics, calling it the "ultimate honor." Krzyzewski took over as coach as USA Basketball began its national-team program in 2005. Since then, Krzyzewski has led the U.S. men's team to Olympic gold medals in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.
NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant head the list of players named to the All-NBA First Team. James was a unanimous selection, and Bryant was selected to the first team for the 11th time. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, San Antonio center Tim Duncan and Clippers guard Chris Paul were also selected.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ryan Palmer matched the first-round record at Hogan's Alley, firing an 8-under 62 for a one-stroke lead over John Rollins in the PGA event at Fort Worth. Graham DeLaet, Morgan Hoffmann, David Hearn and John Peterson are two strokes back, while defending Colonial champ Zach Johnson had an opening 69.
BOSTON (AP) — Manager Terry Francona was a winner in his return to Boston as Drew Stubbs and Mark Reynolds each drove in three runs to lead Cleveland's 12-3 assault on the Red Sox. Francona received a standing ovation after the first inning during a video tribute on the center-field scoreboard, 20 months after he was fired by the Red Sox. Zach McAllister allowed three runs and five innings as the Indians improved to 22-9 in their last 31 games.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has never won a Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but he's put himself in good position to do it this weekend. Hamlin broke the track record in winning the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600, recording a lap of 195.624 mph. He was one of eight drivers to top the previous record of 193.708 set last October by Greg Biffle. Hamlin will start alongside Kurt Busch on the front row, followed by Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer. It is Hamlin's 14th career pole.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers will send Marco Estrada to the mound tonight to face the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. A.J. Burnett will take the hill for the visiting team. The Brewers enter the matchup having lost three of their last four games.