UNDATED (AP) – Chris Kreider scored at 7:03 of overtime and the New York Rangers forced a Game 5 in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals by beating the Boston Bruins 4-3. Chicago is down 3-1 in the Western Conference finals after Jimmy Howard turned back 28 shots and Jakub Kindl (YAH’-kuhb KIN’-dul) scored the game-winner in Detroit’s 2-0 shutout of the Blackhawks. Jonathan Quick handled 24 shots and the Los Angeles Kings took a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals by blanking San Jose 3-0.
DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche have dipped into their past to mold their future, hiring former Avs goaltender Patrick (wah) as head coach and vice president of hockey operations. He’ll work in the front office alongside Joe Sakic (SAK’-ihk), who was recently promoted to executive vice president of hockey operations. The Avalanche won two Stanley Cup titles with the duo on the ice and the organization is hoping they can help turn around a downtrodden team.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF’-skee) is staying on as head coach of the U.S. men’s national basketball team through at least the 2016 Olympics, calling it the “ultimate honor.” Krzyzewski took over as coach as USA Basketball began its national-team program in 2005. Since then, Krzyzewski has led the U.S. men’s team to Olympic gold medals in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.
NEW YORK (AP) – Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant head the list of players named to the All-NBA First Team. James was a unanimous selection, and Bryant was selected to the first team for the 11th time. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, San Antonio center Tim Duncan and Clippers guard Chris Paul were also selected.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Ryan Palmer matched the first-round record at Hogan’s Alley, firing an 8-under 62 for a one-stroke lead over John Rollins in the PGA event at Fort Worth. Graham DeLaet, Morgan Hoffmann, David Hearn and John Peterson are two strokes back, while defending Colonial champ Zach Johnson had an opening 69.