Rangers lose Stanley Cup opener

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, top, blocks by the Los Angeles Kings during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just over 15 minutes into the Stanley Cup finals, the Los Angeles Kings had fallen into yet another two-goal hole against the speedy New York Rangers.

California Chrome favored in last Triple Crown leg

Belmont Stakes hopeful Ride On Curlin takes a lap around the track during a workout at Belmont Park, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Elmont, N.Y. Ride On Curlin will be one of several challengers looking to spoil California Chrome's bid at a Triple Crown when they race in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.

Yankees blow 4-run lead at home, lose 7-4 to A’s

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) has words with home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom (38) after he was called out on strikes with two runners on base in the fourth inning of the Yankees 7-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Even when they have a lead lately, the New York Yankees can’t hold it. And the way things are going, beating just about anyone appears to be a tall order — let alone the best team in the American League.

Finlay scores, Crew tie Real Salt Lake 1-1

Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales (11) falls while defended by Columbus Crew midfielder Bernardo Anor during a soccer game, Wednesday June 4, 2014 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Barbara J. Perenic)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ethan Finlay scored in the 88th minute to give the Columbus Crew a 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.

Haas named U.S. captain for 2015 Presidents Cup

Jay Haas reacts to a fan after making his putt on the 14th green during the final round of the Champions Tour's Principal Charity Classic golf tournament, Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Jay Haas will be going to the Presidents Cup for the fourth straight time, and this time he’ll be giving the speeches.

NCAA baseball super regionals: 10 things to know

Kennesaw State's players celebrate their win over Alabama in an NCAA college baseball regional game on Monday, June 2, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. Kennesaw State won the rubber match over Alabama 4-2 to move on to the super regional expected to be in Louisville. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Five of the eight national seeds already have been eliminated from the NCAA baseball tournament. If the upsets continue in super regionals, there’ll be some new faces at the College World Series next week.


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