June 12, 2013 |
Based on the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks are favored to oust the surging Boston Bruins and win their second Stanley Cup in the last four years. Then again, as the Los Angeles Kings showed last year, the regular season doesn't mean much in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Fact is, Boston - which had 15 fewer points than Chicago in the lockout-shortened, 48-game regular season - has been playing with a relaxed but focused attitude ever since it made the most remarkable Game 7 recovery in NHL history, way back in Round 1 against Toronto.
May 30, 2013 |
JUSTIN WILLIAMS scored two goals in the second period, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 last night in Los Angeles. Jonathan Quick made 25 saves as the Kings finished off the agonizingly even series with their 14th consecutive home victory over the past 2 months, including seven straight in the postseason. The home team won all seven games in the thrilling all-California series, and the fifth-seeded Kings barely rode their home-ice advantage to victory in their first potential elimination game in the last 2 years.
May 21, 2013 |
THE YOUNG Detroit Red Wings have made the mighty Chicago Blackhawks look vulnerable, beating them two straight times to gain an advantage in their last playoff matchup as Western Conference rivals. Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help Detroit beat visiting Chicago, 3-1, last night and take a 2-1 lead in the second-round series. As good as the Red Wings have looked - scoring six straight goals to earn momentum in the series - their hard-driving coach isn't ready to celebrate.
May 13, 2013 |
DETROIT - Detroit may be broke but it will soon have a first-rate motor pool, featuring 23 new ambulances and a fleet of 100 new police cars. Some city parks also are getting tender loving care. New fruit trees and shrubs have been planted, and mowing crews are beginning to make the rounds to keep the green spaces tidy. One of the surprising things about Detroit's descent toward insolvency - so dire that a state-appointed emergency manager recently took over - is that public services haven't collapsed as completely as some might have expected.
April 16, 2013 |
The schedule said that Game No. 81 for the 76ers was to be played against the Detroit Pistons, so that's what the teams had to do. A combined 38 games under .500 to begin the contest, both teams played with the tenacity of a Sunday morning walk with the dog. But just as the game had to be played, someone had to win, and the Pistons did that, 109-101. The loss dropped the Sixers to 33-48. Still, Sixers coach Doug Collins, who was coaching his next to last game with the team, has been proud of the effort his club has given of late.
March 26, 2013 |
DETROIT - Detroit's new emergency manager offered a "sincere olive branch" Monday to local leaders who fought against creating his job, even as a crowd of protesters rallied outside City Hall during his first day of trying to revive the city's beleaguered finances. Kevyn Orr, a bankruptcy lawyer and turnaround specialist who represented automaker Chrysler LLC during its successful restructuring, met with Mayor Dave Bing and at least two City Council members Monday as he began an 18-month term as emergency manager.
March 25, 2013
Crash victim, 9, walks for help LOS ANGELES - A 9-year-old girl crawled out of a mangled SUV, climbed out of a canyon, and walked about a mile in the middle of the night to find help after a crash that killed her father, authorities said. The 2010 Ford Escape was launched about 200 feet down an embankment along a semi-rural stretch of the Sierra Highway in Acton about 1 a.m. Sunday, said California Highway Patrol Officer Cheyenne Quesada. The vehicle overturned several times. The girl managed to extricate herself and walk through rugged terrain to a nearby home, but nobody answered the door, the CHP said.
March 18, 2013 |
TAMPA, Fla. - The Phillies named Cole Hamels their opening-day starter earlier this week, and Charlie Manuel came tantalizingly close Saturday to saying Domonic Brown would man one of his corner outfield spots - most likely left field - in the April 1 opener against the Atlanta Braves. "I would say right now, he's got the lead," the manager said after the Phillies' 7-0 exhibition win over the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field. "Kind of like Smarty Jones or something out front.
March 5, 2013 |
THE FIRST TWO conference tournaments begin Tuesday with the Big South and the Horizon getting under way. The first two bids go out on Saturday when the Atlantic Sun and Ohio Valley settle their league championships. From today until next Thursday, March 14, the Daily News will preview conference tournaments as they start. Let the wonderful madness begin. Big South Regular-season champs: High Point (17-12) won the North Division and Charleston Southern (17-11) will be co-No.
March 2, 2013 |
The fun continues for Temple - barely. Khalif Wyatt scored 12 of the Owls' final 14 points Thursday night as Temple defeated Detroit, 83-78, at the Liacouras Center. It was Temple's fourth straight win. The victory gave the Owls (20-8) their sixth straight 20-win season to tie a school record for the most consecutive 20-win seasons. Most significant, they beat another quality opponent in the Titans (19-11), which could go a long way in securing an NCAA tournament at-large bid. But it was far from a picture perfect victory for the Owls, who battled back from an 11-point first-half deficit.