BOSTON ? If Corey Perry hadn?t brought the Anaheim Ducks even with the Boston Bruins with 38.5 seconds left in the third period and goaltender Frederik Andersen gone in favor of an extra skater, and if Ryan Getzlaf hadn?t set a franchise career record by scoring his seventh regular-season overtime goal to propel them to a 3-2 victory Thursday at TD Garden, the Ducks would have accepted defeat.
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Three Kazakhs who perished in the Germanwings flight were on a European vacation when they made a spur-of-the-moment decision to go to Spain to watch one of soccer's most popular matches.
The vacation to Europe was precious time together for Kazakh couple Erbol Imankulov and his wife Aizhan Isengaliyeva, after he recently moved 700 kilometers (400 miles) from his home city of Ust-Kamenogorsk to take up a job in the coal city of Karaganda.
SAN ANTONIO ? Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.
After wind gusts threatening 40 mph pummeled the morning starters, Hoffman faced steady 15 mph wind in the afternoon at TPC San Antonio. He had the lone bogey-free round, birdieing Nos. 2, 3, 9, 11 and 17.
The winner last year in Mexico at the start of the wraparound season, Hoffman has eight top-10 finishes in nine appearances in San Antonio. He was second in 2011 and third in 2013.
FALL RIVER ? The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due to be called to testify by prosecutors in his murder trial, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.
Shayanna Jenkins, 25, was granted immunity by the court in February, which means she can be compelled to testify or face time behind bars. There had been a question about whether prosecutors would call Jenkins, who has been in a relationship with Hernandez, 25, since high school and is the mother of his 2-year-old daughter.
SAN FRANCISCO ? Whether it's steroid testing, all those power arms in the bullpen or a lower strike zone, baseballs just aren't flying out of the park like they did a decade or two ago.
Sluggers who came of age in the days of 50, 60 and 70 home-run seasons have been forced to recalibrate what's a successful power season.
And 30 is the new 40.
SEPANG, Malaysia ? Lewis Hamilton found a new way to demonstrate Mercedes' domination of Formula One by sitting out two thirds of Friday's practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix and yet was still the fastest.
The period spent cooling his heels in the garage, out of the fierce tropical heat, was not of Hamilton's choosing. The car developed a problem with its engine inlets very early in morning practice, and it took the crew three hours to fix, costing him the first 40 minutes of afternoon practice, too.