Bangladesh militant hanged for attack aimed at British envoy

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh have executed a top leader of a banned militant group and two accomplices for their involvement in a grenade attack against a British diplomat at a popular Islamic shrine in 2004. The attack killed three people and wounded several...

1st black woman on state's highest court found dead by river

AP Photo/Mike Groll NEW YORK (AP) — The first black woman appointed to the state’s highest court has been found dead on the bank of the Hudson River. Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s body was discovered along the riverside near Harlem on Wednesday, a day after she was...

Celtics clinch No. 1 seed in East, beat Bucks 112-94

AP Photo/Charles Krupa BOSTON (AP) — Gerald Green scored 18 points, 10 of them in a 25-2 fourth-quarter run, and the Boston Celtics beat the resting Milwaukee Bucks 112-94 in the regular-season finale on Wednesday night to claim the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference...

Harden's triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves 123-118

AP Photo/David J. Phillip HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had his 22nd triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to help the Houston Rockets wrap up the regular season with a 123-118 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. The MVP contender...

Bulls, Pacers grab last 2 spots in NBA playoffs

AP Photo/David Banks Dwyane Wade is going back to the playoffs. The Miami Heat aren’t going with him. The field for the NBA postseason is set, with Wade and the Chicago Bulls claiming one of the last two available spots on the final night of the regular season. The other...

Glass, Lundqvist help Rangers beat Canadiens 2-0 in Game 1

MONTREAL (AP) — Tanner Glass scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves to help the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Friday night at...

Fleury makes late start, Penguins rush by Blue Jackets 3-1

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots in a surprise start in place of injured Matt Murray and the Pittsburgh Penguins opened their Stanley Cup title defense with a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night. Murray...

Blue Jackets-Penguins Postseason Sums

First Period_None. Penalties_Maatta, PIT, (hooking), 17:39. Second Period_1, Pittsburgh, Rust 1 (Kessel, Malkin), 1:15. 2, Pittsburgh, Kessel 1 (Malkin, Schultz), 3:45 (pp). 3, Pittsburgh, Bonino 1 (Maatta, Hornqvist), 16:25. Penalties_Calvert, CBJ, (tripping), 2:58; Savard, CBJ,...

ECHL Playoff Glance

Friday, April 14: Adirondack st Manchester, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15: Adirondack st Manchester, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18: Manchester at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20: Manchester at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22: x-Manchester at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April...

Raptors-Cavaliers, Box

Carroll 1-5 0-0 2, Patterson 1-1 0-0 3, Valanciunas 6-10 0-0 13, Lowry 4-8 4-6 13, Powell 10-13 2-2 25, Tucker 0-2 0-0 0, Caboclo 5-11 0-0 11, Siakam 4-8 0-0 8, Poeltl 3-3 1-2 7, Nogueira 0-3 0-0 0, Wright 3-10 2-4 9, VanVleet 2-7 1-2 5, Joseph 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 40-86 10-16 98....