Couture's OT goal gives Sharks 2-1 win over Kings
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Logan Couture scored a power-play goal 1:29 into overtime to help the San Jose Sharks bounce back from two losses in Los Angeles to beat the Kings 2-1 in Game 3 of their second-round series on Saturday night.
Dan Boyle scored a power-play goal early in the first period and Antti Niemi made 26 saves for the Sharks, who got the penalty calls to go in their favor down the stretch in this game.
Rookie Tyler Toffoli scored the lone goal for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, who had won six straight games since dropping the first two games in the opening round in St. Louis. Jonathan Quick made 38 saves.
Game 4 is Tuesday night in San Jose.
Sharks fined $100,000 for GM's comments
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The NHL fined the San Jose Sharks $100,000 on Saturday for general manager Doug Wilson's public comments about forward Raffi Torres' suspension.
The NHL said the fine was issued for violation of rules prohibiting formal team statements to the media during the 48-hour period following a disciplinary decision. The rule calls for an automatic $25,000 fine, and the Sharks were docked an additional $75,000 under an article in the league's constitution because of the "inappropriate nature of the comments."
Torres was suspended for the rest of San Jose's second-round playoff series against Los Angeles on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Kings forward Jarret Stoll during Game 1. The Kings took a 2-0 lead into Game 3 on Saturday night in San Jose.
Milone's long skid ends as A's beat Royals
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning to help Tommy Milone outduel Ervin Santana, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Saturday night.
The A's had just five hits and were held to two runs for the third consecutive game but made it hold up in front of a rare sellout crowd at the Oakland Coliseum. The A's also beat Kansas City 2-1 on Friday.
Milone (4-5) wasn't crisp and pitched with runners on base in all but 1 of his six innings. The left-hander allowed a run in the first inning then blanked the Royals the rest of the way to end his 5-game losing streak.
Billy Butler singled twice and drove in the only run for Kansas City, which has lost 9 of 12.
Chatwood leads Rockies past Giants 10-2
DENVER (AP) - Tyler Chatwood threw into the sixth inning and Wilin Rosario hit a two-run homer off Tim Lincecum in the Colorado Rockies' 10-2 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
Promoted from AAA Colorado Springs before the game for his second stint with the Rockies this season, Chatwood (2-0) had a shaky second inning but settled in after that and handcuffed the Giants, who managed one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Rosario made a nifty defensive play to thwart a big second inning and drove in three runs for the Rockies, who beat the Giants for the second straight time after snapping a 10-game losing streak to them with a 10-9 win one night earlier. That ended their longest streak over a division opponent since divisional play began in 1969, according to STATS.
Cabrera, Alonso lead Padres over Nationals
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Everth Cabrera singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth against Jordan Zimmermann, and Yonder Alonso homered and helped turn a heads-up double-play as the San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Saturday night.
Zimmermann (7-2) was trying to become the first to win eight games in the big leagues this season.
Cabrera singled in Alex Amarista, who reached when catcher Kurt Suzuki fielded his bunt and forced John Baker at second. Zimmermann tried to pick off Amarista but his throw was wide of first baseman Adam LaRoche for an error, allowing Amarista to take second.
Cabrera's hit made a winner of Eric Stults (4-3).
Gattis, Simmons hit HRs as Braves top Dodgers 3-1
ATLANTA (AP) - Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons hit consecutive homers off Kenley Jansen in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Saturday night.
Kris Medlen, Cory Gearrin, and Craig Kimbrel combined on a two-hitter for Atlanta.
Chris Capuano led 1-0 before he allowed a one-out single to B.J. Upton in the eighth. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly brought in Jansen (1-2), the hard-throwing right-hander, to face Gattis, a rookie pinch-hitter.
Gattis lined Jansen's 2-2 pitch into the left-field seats for his eighth homer to give Atlanta a 2-1 lead. Simmons hit Jansen's next pitch on a higher arc into the seats in left-center.
Gearrin (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth in relief of Medlen, who gave up two hits and one unearned run in seven innings. Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save.
Angels hold on for 12-9 win over White Sox
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer in Los Angeles' five-run seventh inning, and the Angels beat the White Sox 12-9 on Saturday to end Chicago's 4-game winning streak.
Callaspo also had a pair of sacrifice flies to give him five RBIs on the day. Mark Trumbo also went deep for Los Angeles, which finished with 17 hits.
Robert Coello (1-0) recorded his first major league victory, retiring all five batters he faced and striking out three after relieving Joe Blanton after another ineffective performance.
Chavez scores as Earthquakes draw with Rapids 1-1
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Marvin Chavez scored his first goal of the season to help the San Jose Earthquakes pull out a 1-1 tie against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
Chavez drilled a knuckling free kick from 30 yards out in the 78th minute to beat Colorado goalkeeper Clint Irwin. The Honduran international was only available because MLS commissioner Don Garber upheld an appeal of his 2-game suspension Wednesday.
Colorado played a man down from the 90th minute on after defender Shane O'Neill brought Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski down just outside the penalty area, but San Jose couldn't score.
Nathan Sturgis put Colorado ahead in the 26th, neatly turning home a Martin Rivero corner kick at the near post. The shot squirted between San Jose midfielder Rafael Baca, who was manning the post, and goalkeeper Jon Busch.
Beckham captains PSG in last home game
PARIS (AP) - David Beckham has been named Paris Saint-Germain's captain for Saturday's French League game, his final home match before retiring.
PSG clinched the league title last weekend, making Beckham the first English player to win the championship in four countries after title success with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Beckham was given a rousing reception at Parc des Princes before the game with Brest. Fans broke into chants of "Merci, David" when his name was read over the stadium speaker.
The 38-year-old former England captain announced Thursday he is retiring at the end of the season. He has yet to say if he will play in PSG's last game, at Lorient on May 26.
Chargers, Freeney agree to 2-year deal
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a 2-year deal with star pass rusher Dwight Freeney that could be worth $13.35 million.
The deal to bring Freeney to the Chargers came four days after outside linebacker Melvin Ingram tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a padless practice.
The addition of Freeney also helps cushion the loss of outside linebackers Antwan Barnes and Shaun Phillips to free agency.
Freeney, entering his 12th season, was Indianapolis' career sacks leader before the Colts decided not to re-sign him in the offseason. His sacks totals declined each of the past three years.
Chargers rookie general manager Tom Telesco was with the Colts before being hired by San Diego in January.
Post wins 3rd straight BMX title
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Alise Post race to her third straight victory in the USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships on Saturday, and fellow 2012 Olympian Nic Long won his second men's title.
Post, from St. Cloud, Minn., won all three motos and semifinals, then held off Arielle Martin of Spanaway, Wash., in the final. Long, from Lakeside, Calif., used a quick burst out of the gate to gain an edge over Olympic teammate and defending national champion Connor Fields of Henderson, Nev.
In the elite junior races, Maliek Byndloss of Cape Coral, Fla., topped the men's field, and Shaelen Reno of Plano, Texas, took the women's juniors title.
9-1 shot Open Water wins Everett Handicap
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Open Water upset 7-10 favorite Lady of Fifty to win the $150,250 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap by a length at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday, giving jockey Joe Talamo a sweep of the day's stakes races.
He rode Unusual Hottie to victory in the $100,500 Fran's Valentine Stakes earlier in the day.
Open Water ran 1 1/16 miles on Cushion Track in 1:44.01 and paid $21.40, $6.20 and $3.20 at 9-1 odds.
It was Open Water's third win in 14 career starts, with earnings of $270,750. She earned her first win outside of Kentucky, snapping an 0 for 8 skid in California and New York. Her previous two wins came on synthetic Polytrack at Turfway Park.
TOUR OF CALIFORNIA
Konig wins 7th stage, van Garderen retains lead
DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Leopold Konig of the Czech Republic won the seventh stage of the Tour of California in a mountaintop finish Saturday, and American Tejay van Garderen finished third to keep the overall lead for the third straight day.
Koenig, riding for the German team NetApp-Endura team, quickly moved ahead of Janier Acevedo of Colombia with about 400 yards left and completed the 91.4-mile stage from Livermore to Mount Diablo in 3 hours, 54 minutes, 17 seconds. Acevedo, the Jamis-Hagens Berman rider who won the second stage, finished second in the stage that closed with an 11.4-mile climb, 6 seconds behind.
Van Garderen, the 24-year-old BMC rider from Bozeman, Mont., was 12 seconds back. He took the overall lead with a 10th place finish in the fifth stage and won the sixth stage.
Australia's Michael Rogers of Saxo-Tinkoff finished fourth in the stage in the same time as van Garderen and remained second overall, 1:47 behind.
The 8-day, 727-mile event concludes Sunday with an 80.7-mile morning road race from San Francisco to Santa Rosa.
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