ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Kevin Pillar chased a drive deep into the left-centre gap and extended his arm above his head before leaping to make the catch and falling into the wall.
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NEW YORK—Disappointed by a bad loss in the last game, New York Islanders’ coach Jack Capuano singled out some players he said “needed to play better.”
The Islanders then went out and got a crucial win in their playoff push.
HUMBLE, Tex.—Jim Herman delivered a masterful performance at just the right time yesterday in the Shell Houston Open.
Herman, winless in 105 previous starts on the PGA Tour, chipped in for birdie on the par-three 16th, then finished with two solid pars for a four-under 68 and a one-shot victory that sends him to the Masters for the first time in his career.
SALT LAKE CITY — The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans Sunday for four new temples on the final day of a church conference in Salt Lake City.
LDS temples will be built in Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Brazil and Peru, Thomas S. Monson said during a brief sermon.
LONDON — The notorious British spy Kim Philby is shown in newly uncovered footage addressing East German spies about his life as a double agent secretly helping the Soviet Union.
The film of his 1981 talk was posted online by the BBC Monday after it was found in the archives of the East German Intelligence Service known as the Stasi.
ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatian police are investigating the reported theft of 280,000 euros ($320,000) and two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of gold ‚Äî all snatched from the headquarters of the Croatian police.
Helena Biocic of the police media office confirmed Monday that the theft had taken place, but refused to reveal any details.
PARIS — France’s national air company management is meeting Monday with unions worried female cabin crew could be disciplined if they refuse to work the company’s new route to Iran, for which they must wear a headscarf.
Air France plans to start three flights weekly between Paris and Tehran beginning April 17.
TAMPA, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Lightning dropped to second place in the Atlantic Division after a disappointing loss to Montreal.
Rookie Mike Condon made 26 saves for his first NHL shutout as the Canadiens blanked the Lightning 3-0 last night.
Tampa Bay is two points behind Florida after the Panthers edged the New Jersey Devils 3-2.
PORTLAND, Ore.—There was no stopping Al-Farouq Aminu last night.
Aminu slammed down a fast-break running dunk to set a career high for points and tie the game at 81.
He yelled and flexed on the baseline, baring his teeth, clenching his fists, and ran back down the court—slapping the hands of his teammates who jumped off the bench to celebrate.
BEIJING — China’s Communist Party has a new target in its campaign against pernicious Western cultural influences: April Fool’s Day.
“The so-called Western April Fool’s Day does not conform to Chinese cultural traditions or socialist core values,” the party’s leading propaganda organ, Xinhua News Agency, said in a brief message on its official microblog Friday.