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OTTAWA — Sidney Crosby was careful not to get too far ahead of himself after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rout the Ottawa Senators for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
MIAMI — LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim. There was no one in his way. There was no stopping him, either.
CHICAGO — Star linebacker Brian Urlacher is calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks barely held off the Los Angeles Kings at the end for a second straight home win.
NEW YORK — What’s not to like? Being in the lottery every year.
The NFL is free to twist arms, just like anybody else. So maybe it’s just coincidence that all five of the new stadiums that will come on line during Roger Goodell’s brief tenure as NFL commissioner have now been awarded Super Bowls.
Chris Hansen congratulates Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson on keeping the Kings in town, but says he’ll bring a team to Seattle.
SEATTLE — The last unresolved question over the fate of the Sacramento Kings was answered Thursday night when it was reported that the Maloof family had reached a deal to sell the team to a Sacramento group led by Vivek Ranadive.
DALLAS — Seattle might have had the money. But Sacramento had the power — specifically, said NBA Commissioner David Stern, the power of incumbency.
SEATTLE — At the end of the fight, the old, vindictive NBA commissioner couldn’t announce the winner without first needling the city he was about to make a loser again.