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Future of Brown-Tatum tandem in spotlight as Celtics enter offseason

May. 30, 2023 14:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics began their season in chaos. They ended it confronted with a decision that could shape the franchise for years to come. Pain, disbelief and uncertainty hung with the Celtics as they walked off the court following their Eastern Conference finals Game...

Spencer Carbery hired as Capitals coach after 2 seasons as Maple Leafs assistant

May. 30, 2023 13:54 PM EDT

Spencer Carbery got his start in coaching in the minors with the Washington Capitals watching closely. They liked what they saw, and on Tuesday they brought him back to fill the job they envisioned he would get. The Capitals hired Carbery as their next coach, ending...

Hudson quits as US men’s soccer interim coach, is replaced by Callaghan

May. 30, 2023 12:15 PM EDT

Anthony Hudson quit as interim head coach of the U.S. men's soccer team on Tuesday, just two weeks before he was to lead the Americans in the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals. He was replaced by B.J. Callaghan, another holdover from former coach Gregg Berhalter's staff. ...

Vegas, year removed from missing playoffs, gets to 2nd Stanley Cup Final

May. 30, 2023 06:08 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Vegas captain Mark Stone credits the front office for keeping the core intact after the Golden Knights missed the playoffs for the only time in the young franchise's history last year. The only major change was with the coach, and Bruce Cassidy — fired by Boston...

Celtics fall apart in bid for NBA history and now enter offseason of questions

May. 30, 2023 00:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Armed with a raucous crowd and seemingly all the momentum after digging their way out of a 3-0 Eastern Conference finals hole, the Celtics entered their Game 7 matchup with the Heat eyeing a chance to make NBA history. It may have evaporated on the very first play. ...

Noda hits 3-run HR, A's spoil Soroka's return with 7-2 win over Braves to stop 11-game skid

May. 30, 2023 00:20 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Gathered in the indoor batting cage hours before the game, manager Mark Kotsay talked to his Oakland Athletics players during an advance meeting about the Atlanta Braves and reiterated all the little things it would take to win a game. Ryan Noda hit a...

Padres claim 2-time All-Star catcher Gary Sánchez off waivers from Mets

May. 29, 2023 23:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The scuffling San Diego Padres claimed catcher Gary Sánchez off waivers from the New York Mets on Monday night. The two-time All-Star was designated for assignment last Thursday after playing in three games for the Mets. He went 1 for 6 with three strikeouts and...

Denver Nuggets perfect the drama-free path to their spot on NBA's big stage

May. 29, 2023 22:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets don't brawl with other teams or bicker among themselves. It's been almost a decade since they fired a coach. Their most spectacular highlights often involve sublime skip passes across the court — or a backward, half-court shot from their mascot, Rocky, during a...

76ers hire former Raptors coach Nick Nurse, AP source says

May. 29, 2023 20:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and the 76ers battled in yet another playoff game with the Raptors, this time in 2022, when the All-Star center barked at Toronto coach Nick Nurse — in a quite PG-13 fashion — to stop whining about foul calls. Embiid's beef with Nurse didn't end...

Peña homers in return to Astros lineup, Houston beats struggling Oakland 6-3

May. 27, 2023 20:19 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Astros’ shortstop Jeremy Peña hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat since getting a planned day off, backing another solid outing from Framber Valdez as Houston sent the Oakland Athletics to their 10th consecutive loss with a 6-3 win Saturday. Alex...