After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado. It is a big reason why the top-seeded Flames trail the Avalanche 3-1 in a first-round series of the NHL playoffs that heads back to Calgary for Game 5 tonight. The Flames are on the brink of being knocked out in the first round, just like Tampa Bay, the top seed in the East.
Darren Savino is joining UCLA coach Mick Cronin in Westwood as the Bruins' associate head coach. He most recently worked under Cronin at Cincinnati for nine years, where the Bearcats advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year.
Nebraska's Noor Ahmed is the only golfer at the college level or higher known to wear a hijab while competing. Ahmed says she hopes Muslim girls are watching her and encouraged to chase their dreams in environments where they might encounter fear, uncertainty and hostility. Ahmed has been the Cornhuskers' No. 2 player most of the spring. She helped them win their first tournament title in five years.
North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and pressured players to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late Thursday night announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review conducted by a Charlotte-based law firm.
Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after two standout seasons at Texas Tech. Culver helped lead his hometown Red Raiders to the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history. Culver's announcement came 10 days after Tech lost in overtime to Virginia in the national championship game. The Red Raiders went to their first Elite Eight last year when Culver was a freshman.
LSU has formalized an agreement to bring in Scott Woodward as the university's next athletic director. Woodward has been Texas A&M's athletic director since 2016 and held the same post at Washington for eight years before that. He takes over at LSU on the heels of the university's announcement that 11th-year Athletic Director Joe Alleva would be stepping down and be reassigned to another job within the institution. Woodward is a Baton Rouge native and LSU graduate.
The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers have two-games-to-one leads in their respective NBA first-round series. Kevin Durant scored 38 points and Stephen Curry added 21 in the Warriors' 132-105 blowout over the Clippers in Los Angeles. Derrick White poured in a career-high 36 points in the Spurs' 118-108 win over Denver, and Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points on 11 of 13 shooting as the Sixers downed Brooklyn, 131-115.
Steve Douglas, Associated Press | Posted Apr 19th - 3:27am
It was one of European soccer's most heartwarming stories, an unconventional club from a sleepy city in central Sweden making an eight-year journey from the amateur ranks to beating Arsenal in the Europa League.
North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach.
Kevin Durant scored 38 points and the Golden State Warriors took a 2-1 lead in their NBA first-round series by blowing out the Clippers, 132-105 in Los Angeles. Stephen Curry added 21 points despite foul trouble to help the Warriors bounce back after blowing a 31-point lead in their Game 2 loss. The Warriors began the game on a 22-9 tear and scored 14 straight in the third quarter to take a 31-point lead.