NHL playoffs

NHL:

In the NHL playoffs, Tampa Bay blanked Detroit 2-0 to bring the Lightning to the second round, series ended 4-3.

NHL:

In the NHL playoffs, Montreal completed the series 4-2 over Ottawa 2-0 taking the Habs to the second round and it was Minnesota over St. Louis 4-1 to advance to the second round after completing the series 4-2.

NHL:

In the first of a seven game series in the NHL playoffs, the Rangers edged Pittsburgh 2-1, Detroit skated by Tamp Bay 3-2, Minnesota doubled up St. Louis 4-2, and it was Anaheim over Winnipeg 4-2.

NFL:

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.

NHL:

In the NHL, Los Angeles defeated Chicago 5-4 in overtime, for the Kings third Game 7 win in the playoffs which will send them to the Stanley Cup finals against the New York Rangers. Game 1 is on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Sports Report: Landon Donovan Cut From World Cup Roster

May 23, 2014
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FIFA World Cup:

American career scoring leader Landon Donovan is among seven players cut as the U.S. announced its 23-man World Cup roster. The 32-year-old attacker was bidding to make his fourth World Cup team.

NBA:

In the NBA playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs blew by the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 to take a 2-0 advantage in the Western Conference final. Tony Parker led the way with 22 points. Danny Green added 21 on seven 3-pointers. Tim Duncan contributed 14 points and 12 boards in just 29 minutes of action.

Officials at Belmont Park have cleared Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome to wear a nasal strip when he goes for the Triple Crown next month.

Horse Racing:

California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner passing on a chance to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, but he suggested it was a possibility. Sherman says the decision is up to the owners and added, "I know they'll be upset."

NBA:

The New York Knicks officially get an NBA D-League affiliate team, announced yesterday in a press conference, the team will be called the Westchester Knicks. The team will play out of White Plains, New York.

In the NBA playoffs,

Miami squeaked by Brooklyn 96-94, winning the 7 game series 4-1,

San Antonio bested Portland 104-82, giving the Spurs the series win at 4-1.

NBA:

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling only dug himself into a deeper hole after slamming Magic Johnson when he was supposed to be atoning for his own racist remarks.

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