Tampa Bay Lightning credit fans in Nashville for Stadium Series win over Predators

NASHVILLE — The Tampa Bay Lightning said having so many of their fans in the crowd at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium made a huge impact in their Stadium Series victory over the Predators. “Our coaching staff actually mentioned it before the game. There was some extra motivation because of all the fans that we had there. … Read more

Hector Garcia Drops, Shocks Chris Colbert To Win Decision in WBA Eliminator

Hector Garcia capitalized on the opportunity of his lifetime Saturday night. The largely unknown underdog overwhelmed heavily favored 130-pound contender Chris Colbert en route to beating up the brash Brooklyn native and winning a 12-round unanimous decision in Showtime’s main event from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Colbert (16-1, 6 KOs) never … Read more

MLB lockout: Negotiations leave both sides frustrated, talks on edge

On the day after progress was made on a side issue, baseball owners and players proved again Saturday what happens when they try to touch core economic issues: anger. Both sides made package proposals Saturday that led to so much frustration that the talks themselves joined Opening Day as jeopardized. The players began the day … Read more

Islam Makhachev dominates Bobby Green in first-round TKO, wants title shot next

No, it was not the signature win over a fellow contender like him and his team had hoped. But Islam Makhachev made a statement that was necessary to peg himself as the next UFC lightweight title contender. Makhachev dominated Bobby Green, finishing with a ground-and-pound TKO at 3 minutes, 23 seconds of the first round … Read more

Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball: UW wins at RAC, will enter final week of season alone in first place

No ranked Big Ten teams win at The RAC. That was the rumor leading into Saturday night’s game between the No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Sometimes, rumors are just that, though. The Badgers (23-5 overall, 14-4 Big Ten) beat the Scarlet Knights (16-12 overall, 10-8 Big Ten) by … Read more