Compher’s 2 goals lead Avalanche to 5-1 win over Wild

Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker, left, tumbles to the ice over Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. Zucker was helped off the ice after the fall. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche will be sorry not to see the Minnesota Wild on the schedule anymore during the regular season.

Woods, Els named captains of Presidents Cup in Australia

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods talks to reporters following his second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Tiger Woods and Ernie Els will duel in the Presidents Cup again, this time as captains. Woods and Els have agreed to be captains for the 2019 matches in Melbourne, Australia, according to two people involved in the Presidents Cup. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the captain selections have not been announced. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ernie Els was always the logical choice to be the International team’s next captain in the Presidents Cup.

Venus, Halep win, Wozniacki upset at Indian Wells

Venus Williams talks with media after defeating sister Serena Williams during the third round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif., Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Crystal Chatham)

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams defeated Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-6 (8), 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday as the oldest woman in the draw.

Lillard, Blazers beat Heat 115-99 for 10th straight victory

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic passes the ball on Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As the Portland Trail Blazers keep winning, Damian Lillard should keep climbing in the MVP conversation, according to Miami coach Erik Spoelstra.

Fleury wins 400th, Golden Knights beat Flyers 3-2

Vegas Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury cannot block goal by Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 12, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury has helped surprising Vegas by bringing a positive vibe and a contagious amount of confidence to the locker room. His play on the ice hasn’t been too shabby, either.

Broncos going after free agent fix at quarterback

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum throws during the first half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Keenum plans to sign with Denver when free agency opens Wednesday, March 14, ESPN reported early Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway is looking to free agency for his fix at quarterback following a season in which all three of his drafted QBs fell flat in Denver.

Slashed salaries: Walker to Yankees, Lynn starts with Twins

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Major League Baseball free agent second baseman Neil Walker fields a ground ball during infield drills before a scrimmage game in Bradenton, Fla. A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent infielder Neil Walker and the New York Yankees are close to an agreement on a one-year contract for about $5 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, March 12, 2018, because an agreement would be subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Neil Walker became the latest free agent to take a big pay cut as opening day approaches, joining the New York Yankees on Monday with a one-year deal for $4 million.



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