Blackhawks beat Bruins 6-5 in OT, even series 2-2
BOSTON (AP) - Brent Seabrook's goal 9:51 into overtime lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a wild 6-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night and tied the Stanley Cup finals through four games.
Seabrook fired a 45-foot shot past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to end Game 4 and send the series back to Chicago tied 2-2. Seabrook also scored the overtime goal in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals to eliminate the Detroit Red Wings.
Game 5 of the best-of-7 series is Saturday night.
It was the third overtime game of the series. The Blackhawks won the opener 4-3 in three overtimes, and the Bruins won 2-1 in the first overtime period in Game 2.
Boston grabbed the series lead Monday night 2-0 behind Rask's third shutout of the postseason.
Rangers give starter a win for first time in June
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - David Murphy had three hits and scored twice to snap out of a long slump, and the Texas Rangers beat the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Wednesday night.
Justin Grimm (6-5) trailed when he threw his last pitch, but the Rangers scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to go ahead and make him the first Texas starter this month to get a victory.
Rangers starters had gone 17 consecutive games without a win since Derek Holland beat Kansas City on May 31. The team's previous longest such stretch was 16 in a row in 1975.
Ian Kinsler had a sacrifice fly off Tommy Milone (6-7) that tied the game in the fifth before Leonys Martin raced home on a grounder with the go-ahead run.
Cowboys 4-year deal with 3rd-round pick Williams
IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have a 4-year deal with receiver Terrance Williams, their third-round draft pick from Baylor.
With a contract in place for Williams, the Cowboys still have unsigned their top two picks and another third-rounder.
The exact terms of Williams' deal weren't available Wednesday, but the 74th overall pick will get a signing bonus of more than $600,000.
Williams is expected to be the Cowboys' No. 3 receiver behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant.
Last season, he had 97 catches for 1,832 yards, a Big 12-leading 141 yards a game, and 12 touchdowns.
Unsigned are Wisconsin center Travis Frederick, the No. 31 overall pick; second-round pick Gavin Escobar, a tight end from San Diego State; and Georgia Southern safety J.J. Wilcox, chosen six picks after Williams.
Oregon St. knocks Indiana out of CWS with 1-0 win
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Matt Boyd pitched a four-hitter and struck out 11 and Oregon State made a fourth-inning sacrifice fly stand for a 1-0 victory over Indiana in the College World Series on Wednesday night.
The Beavers (52-12) won the first 1-0 game at the CWS since 1985. They now face Mississippi State on Friday needing to beat the Bulldogs twice to reach next week's finals.
The Hoosiers (49-16) went 1-2 in their first CWS appearance. Indiana's Aaron Slegers allowed seven hits in his first career complete game.
Boyd, who pitched his fourth complete game and third shutout this season, faced the minimum through four innings. He held the Hoosiers hitless until Michael Basil looped a ball into short right field in the fifth.
The Beavers scored in the fourth when Kavin Keyes singled, went to third on Ryan Barnes' double and came home on Jake Rodriguez's sacrifice fly to right.
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