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November 19, 2018 2:02 AM Cam Newton can’t convert for Carolina Panthers

DETROIT—Cam Newton took a shotgun snap and set up in a clean pocket, surveying the field from sideline to sideline. The star quarterback had time and an open receiver in the end zone, giving the Carolina Panthers a chance to convert a go-ahead, two-point conversion against the Detroit Lions. Newton, though, wasted the opportunity by sliding to his left and sailing 5

November 16, 2018 5:52 AM Down to their fourth-string goalie, Canucks get blown out on the road in Minnesota

Mikko Koivu had a goal and two assists, and the Wild rebounded from a recent hiccup by beating the Canucks 6-2 on Thursday night. Eric Staal and Matt Dumba had a goal and an assist, and Charlie Coyle, Nino Niederreiter and Jason Zucker also scored for the Wild, who had a season high in goals. Ryan Suter had two assists, and Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves 6

November 14, 2018 2:25 PM Lion cub rescued from Lamborghini on Paris avenue

The agency, 30 Million Friends, is suing the driver of the rented sports car, who was taken into custody after police found the cub in the car on Monday. Paris police confirmed the find and the arrest. The cub is the third recovered by 30 Million Friends in a month and the sixth feline in under a year. It is calling for beefed-up measures against the trafficking 6

October 31, 2018 5:23 AM Poor special teams play dooms Oilers in home loss to Wild

EDMONTON—On the front end of their longest road trip in franchise history, the Minnesota Wild managed to bounce back from a loss in Vancouver despite playing for the second night in a row. “We have good players and we have a good team,” Staal said. “We feel like we can come back any time and if we stay with our game and our structure, we have the talent 11

October 30, 2018 6:04 AM Elias Pettersson scores twice as Canucks run wild over Minnesota

Jordan Greenway, with his first NHL goal, and Ryan Sutter, on the power play, scored for the Wild (6-3-2). Canuck goaltender Jacob Markstrom stopped 37 shots. Dubnyk, making his third consecutive start, stopped 26 shots for Minnesota. Virtanen’s goal came at 5:15 of the second. He took a long pass from defenceman Alex Biega and let go a shot that sailed 19

October 27, 2018 2:07 PM The adventures of Eduardo Nunez illuminate a wild World Series Game 3

The Boston third baseman became a one-man blooper reel when he flipped, tripped, tumbled and sprawled Friday night in Game 3 of the World Series. Nunez wound up hitting the dirt — and the seats — at Dodger Stadium in the longest Series game ever, a 3-2 win in 18 innings by Los Angeles that cut Boston’s edge to 2-1. In a crazy game with lots of late twists 16

October 18, 2018 9:39 PM Interference or not? A fan changes the ALCS

It was a wild American League Championship Series game with memorable moments, great batting, fielding and pitching, and a diving catch to end it. But what most people wanted to talk about Thursday morning was a controversy in the first inning Wednesday night. The Houston Astros were already trailing 2-0, but got a man on in the bottom half of the inning 20

October 15, 2018 4:39 PM Garret Sparks to start for Maple Leafs against the Kings

Sporting News: How difficult was it to evaluate Garret’s first game, which was that wild offensive affair in Chicago? Babcock: The great thing about it, just like you, get evaluated every day in life. Same in pro hockey. Tonight's game marks the 150th meeting between the Maple Leafs and Kings. ...The Maple Leafs have a record of 62-64-21-2 in the previous 18

October 9, 2018 3:37 AM Red Sox embarrass Yankees, Holt records first cycle in MLB playoff history

NEW YORK—Brock Holt became the first player to hit for the cycle in a post-season game and the Boston Red Sox routed the Yankees 16-1 on Monday night to grab a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five AL Division Series. Andrew Benintendi lined a three-run double and Holt tripled home two more in a seven-run fourth inning that quickly turned the latest playoff 33

October 8, 2018 12:05 AM Katt Williams arrested for allegedly assaulting hired driver in Oregon

PORTLAND, ORE.—Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city. Williams, who was in jail Sunday, came to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out comedy improv show Friday night. The town car driver 21