• New York Islanders' John Tavares, center, is congratulated by Frans Nielsen (51), of Denmark, and Brock Nelson (29), after Tavares scored a goal during the second period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Tavares, Prince lead Islanders past Lightning 5-3 in Game 1

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Islanders know they’ve yet to see the best of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop.

  • Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller flies over fans as he chases a loose ball during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoffs first-round series against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Hornets stun Heat with 90-88 win, take 3-2 series lead

    MIAMI (AP) — Courtney Lee was steaming after missing a layup that would have given Charlotte the lead heading into the final minute.

  • Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Schoop, left, and Nolan Reimold, center, wait to congratulate Joey Rickard (23) after scoring on Rickard's three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starter Matt Moore during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

    Rickard’s three-run homer lifts Orioles over Rays 3-1

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Rickard hit a three-run home run and Chris Tillman gave up two hits in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday night to help the Baltimore Orioles break a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • All shaken up: Owner reunited with sentimental snow globe

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When a man was forced to throw away a liquid-filled snow globe before going through security at a Florida airport, he was heartbroken: It had been a gift from his mother to celebrate his and his wife’s adoption of a 5-year-old girl.

  • Man who killed parents with hammer gets new sentence hearing

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who killed his parents with a claw hammer and then threw a party with their bodies still inside the house is getting a new sentencing hearing.

  • In this Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) is helped up after being injured on the final play during the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoff series against the Houston Rockets, in Houston. Golden State's record-setting run toward a second consecutive NBA championship may come down to an MRI on the sprained right knee of Stephen Curry. The NBA's reigning MVP missed the second half of a win over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 on Sunday and was expected to have the medical test later Monday. Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) is being helped up by Trevor Ariza (1), at right. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Warriors look to advance, Clippers, Heat aim for home wins

    MIAMI (AP) — There’s been the unexpected, like Golden State’s Stephen Curry going down with a knee injury. Then came a double whammy for the Clippers, with Chris Paul out with a broken hand and Blake Griffin’s season ending because of a nagging leg injury.

  • Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) celebrates with left wing James Neal (18) after Neal scored against the Anaheim Ducks in the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 25, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 3-1 to even the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Predators, Ducks will close 1st round after 2nd round begins

    The NHL and NBA have their playoffs at roughly the same time. When it comes to nail-biters, it’s no contest in terms of volume.

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier reacts after his two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Kiermaier hits 2-run homer, Rays beat Orioles 3-1

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 on Tuesday night.

  • Teammates mob New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) after he scored a goal to tie the game at 1-1 in the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Florida Panthers in New York, Sunday, April 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Stamkos skates, but not close to returning for Lightning

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos is serving as an inspiration for the Tampa Bay Lightning as the defending Eastern Conference champions attempt to make a deep playoff run without him.

  • In this Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) is helped up after being injured on the final play during the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoff series against the Houston Rockets, in Houston. Golden State's record-setting run toward a second consecutive NBA championship may come down to an MRI on the sprained right knee of Stephen Curry. The NBA's reigning MVP missed the second half of a win over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 on Sunday and was expected to have the medical test later Monday. Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) is being helped up by Trevor Ariza (1), at right. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Warriors look to advance, Clippers, Heat aim for home wins

    MIAMI (AP) — There’s been the unexpected, like Golden State’s Stephen Curry going down with a knee injury. Then came a double whammy for the Clippers, with Chris Paul out with a broken hand and Blake Griffin’s season ending because of a nagging leg injury.