Buccaneers Part Ways With Corvey Irvin, Derek Hardman

The Buccaneers released defensive tackle Corvey Irvin and waived offensive lineman Derek Hardman on Thursday. Irvin (6-2, 295) appeared in 12 contests as a reserve for Tampa Bay in 2012, notching six tackles. Hardman (6-6, 300) played in three


Teemu Pushes Ducks Past Detroit 3-1 In Opener

Teemu Selanne scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 21 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks returned to the postseason with a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Nick Bonino


Bickell Scores In OT, Blackhawks Beat Wild 2-1

Bryan Bickell scored in overtime on a two-on-one rush, and the Chicago Blackhawks started the playoffs on a winning note after dominating the regular season, beating the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night. Corey Crawford settled down after allowing


Steen’s OT Gives Blues 2-1 Win Over Kings

Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a short-handed goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Steen


Cashner Leads Padres Past Giants 2-1

Andrew Cashner pitched six effective innings and contributed a big hit at the plate, helping the San Diego Padres beat Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Friday night. Cashner (1-1) allowed one run and five hits,


Conger, Trumbo Homer To Power Angels Over Seattle

Hank Conger and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run homers and C.J. Wilson worked out of a pair of bases-loaded jams to help give the Los Angeles Angels a 6-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners Friday night. Wilson (2-0) went


Tulowitzki Helps Rockies Beat Diamondbacks 6-3

Troy Tulowitzki’s bases-loaded triple in the fifth inning helped lift the Colorado Rockies to a 6-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. The two-out hit came with the Rockies trailing 3-2 against starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy and


Gonzalez’s 2-Run Double Lifts Dodgers Over Brewers

Adrian Gonzalez drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a two-out double in the seventh inning, Carl Crawford homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 on Friday night. Justin Sellers greeted reliever Burke Badenhop


Chen’s Strong Start Lifts Orioles Over A’s 3-0

Wei-Yin Chen pitched eight strong innings, giving up only two hits to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Friday night. Jim Johnson completed the three-hitter by getting the final three outs for his ninth save.


Kendrick, Howard Send Phillies Over Mets 4-0

Kyle Kendrick pitched the best game of his career, throwing a three-hitter and getting home-run help from Ryan Howard to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the New York Mets 4-0 Friday night. The Phillies ended their three-game skid and