The Bright Side: Tournaments tag and release for conservation

Marlin tournament season has arrived and it’s just in time to coincide with a return to “normalcy.” Visitors have descended on Hawaii like a swarm of bees, COVID-19 guidelines have been relaxed and the ahi are bouncing around offshore, as if all were on schedule.

Martin, Pulock help Isles top Lightning 3-2 to tie series

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — With goalie Semyon Varlamov out of position in the closing seconds, New York defenseman Ryan Pulock knew he needed to get in the way of Ryan McDonagh’s shot at the open net. It was the biggest play in the Islanders’ latest series-tying Game 4 win.

Canadiens beat Golden Knights 3-2 in OT to take 2-1 lead

MONTREAL — Josh Anderson scored his second goal of the night at 12:53 of overtime, Carey Price made 43 saves and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Friday night to a take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup semifinal series.

Osaka, Nadal withdraw from Wimbledon

LOS ANGELES — Naomi Osaka, the No.-2 ranked female tennis player in the world, has withdrawn from Wimbledon but intends to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, her representatives said in a statement issued Thursday.