Stories by Greg Beacham

Sunday, June 28, 2015

English women hopes to inspire a nation with play

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Although they're not yet 30 years old, Jodie Taylor and Steph Houghton have already seen a revolution in English women's soccer. The Lionesses reached a new summit ...
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NHL on verge of changing overtime period

LAS VEGAS - The NHL plans to play three-on-three overtime next season.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Blackhawks inch closer to third Stanley Cup title in six years

TAMPA, Fla. - Antoine Vermette converted a rebound two minutes into the third period to secure the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-1 win and a 3-2 series lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley ...
By Greg Beacham

Friday, June 12, 2015

Offensive stars seek breakthrough in Stanley Cup Final

BRANDON, Fla. - Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos is well aware that he hasn't scored a goal yet in his first Stanley Cup Final. Chicago's Patrick Kane knows how he feels.
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Little has separated for Stanley Cup Final

CHICAGO - Four games deep in the Stanley Cup Final, all that's clear is just how little separates the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blackhawks tie up series with Lightning

CHICAGO - Brandon Saad and the Chicago Blackhawks finally broke through Tampa Bay's rookie goalie and then barely hung on to even up the Stanley Cup Final.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Lightning even series with Blackhawks

Jason Garrison scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 11:11 to play, rookie goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy relieved Ben Bishop twice to earn the victory, and the Lightning beat the Chicago ...
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Blackhawks' supporting cast is strong too

The Chicago Blackhawks, who leads the Stanley Cup Finals 1-0, are going for third title in six seasons because they're much more than a cluster of stars.
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Late flurry lifts Blackhawks in Game 1

TAMPA, Fla. - After 53 minutes of scoreless frustration, the Chicago Blackhawks needed less than two minutes more to roar back on top in the Stanley Cup Finals opener.
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Young Tampa Bay is out to end Chicago's run

TAMPA, Fla. - The Chicago Blackhawks headed south this week to secure a dynasty, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are the only obstacle left.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Blackhawks advance to Stanley Cup Finals

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jonathan Toews scored two goals in the opening minutes, Corey Crawford made 35 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks roared into the Finals with a 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks ...
By Greg Beacham

Friday, May 29, 2015

Blackhawks, Ducks have been here before

One year after the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks both exited the playoffs with a loss in a seventh game, they're facing off in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on tonight at ...
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

'Offensive defensemen' carry Ducks

CHICAGO - Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals. 
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ducks take series opener from Blackhawks

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Hampus Lindholm, Nate Thompson and Jakob Silfverberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the Western Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago ...
By Greg Beacham

Friday, May 8, 2015

Alvarez, Kirkland promise action in bout

Although Floyd May­weather Jr.'s showdown with Manny Pacquiao last week probably didn't convert many new fans to boxing, the sport has much more to offer after that unsatisfying meeting ...
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ailing trainer trying to help Pacquiao reach a new level

LOS ANGELES - Freddie Roach's hip is killing him, and his sternum feels like somebody dropped an anvil on his chest. He took a shot to the chin the other day, and it knocked him across the ring ...
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pacquiao exudes confidence during workout

LOS ANGELES - Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2½ weeks.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Stanley Cup playoffs to have different feel

The NHL's postseason dominoes tumbled throughout the regular season's wild final week. When the last ones fell Saturday night, they revealed that the league is set up for an extremely interesting ...
By Greg Beacham

Friday, April 10, 2015

Gulati thinks 2026 World Cup could benefit US, FIFA

LOS ANGELES - U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati believes his sport could receive a big domestic boost from playing host to the 2026 World Cup.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Keselowski rallies late to win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Brad Keselowski roared past Kurt Busch on the final lap and held off the streaking Harvick to win at Fontana on Sunday, earning his first NASCAR victory of the season in a wild ...
By Greg Beacham
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