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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, then-Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. Kevin McCarthy joined Peter Laviolette's Washington Capitals coaching staff as expected Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, continuing the pair's partnership that has lasted for more than 15 years. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Capitals hire McCarthy as assistant, re-sign Siegenthaler

Oct. 21, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Kevin McCarthy joined Peter Laviolette's Washington Capitals coaching staff Wednesday, and the team re-signed one of the defensemen he'll be working with. Jonas Siegenthaler signed a one-year contract worth $800,000, a deal that should finalize Washington's blue line. McCarthy will be...

New Rams DT A'Shawn Robinson moves closer to debut

Oct. 21, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A'Shawn Robinson has been designated to return to practice with the Rams this week, moving the new defensive tackle closer to his debut for Los Angeles. The Rams (4-2) announced the decision Wednesday. Robinson can be activated at any point in the next 21 days, or the Rams can...

Editorial Roundup: US

Oct. 21, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google: The internet has been a powerful source of innovation and opportunity in the half-century since the first electronic message was sent between...

New Jersey Devils re-sign restricted free agent Nick Merkley

Oct. 21, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free-agent forward Nick Merkley to a one-year, two-way contract. General manager Tom Fitzgerald said Wednesday the 23-year-old Merkley would earn $874,125 annually at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. Merkley is currently playing...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts hits a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Total package: Betts paying off big for Dodgers in every way

Oct. 21, 2020 1:26 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts slid headfirst across home plate, then popped up and did a double pump with his right fist. An inning later, he got to trot around the bases after going deep. That big commitment to Betts is already paying off for the Los Angeles Dodgers this postseason. After...

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred watches Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

AP Interview: Manfred likes larger playoff, runner in extras

Oct. 20, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ahead of a World Series capping the pandemic-shortened season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to keep two of this year’s innovations: expanded playoffs and starting extra innings with runners on second base. “People were wildly unenthusiastic about the...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, New York Jets nose tackle Steve McLendon (99) celebrates in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in East Rutherford, N.J. A person with direct knowledge of the move says the New York Jets have agreed to terms on a trade that sends veteran nose tackle Steve McLendon to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The deal that was agreed upon Sunday night, Oct. 18, 2020, will reunite McLendon with Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, who was the Jets' head coach from 2015-18. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Jets agree to trade veteran NT Steve McLendon to Buccaneers

Oct. 19, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets agreed to terms on a trade that sent veteran nose tackle Steve McLendon to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to a person with direct knowledge of the deal, Tampa Bay also acquired New York's 2023 seventh-round draft pick for the Buccaneers’ sixth-rounder in 2022....

Colorado Avalanche's Tyson Jost (17) crashes into Dallas Stars' goalie Anton Khudobin (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Avalanche agree to 1-year deal with forward Tyson Jost

Oct. 19, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal Monday with restricted free agent Tyson Jost. The 22-year-old forward scored eight goals and had 15 assists in 67 games for the Avalanche in 2019-20. He was a first-round selection by Colorado in 2016. “Tyson is a strong two-way player...

Coyotes sign forward Christian Fischer to 2-year deal

Oct. 19, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Christian Fischer to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal announced Monday were not released. The 23-year-old Fischer was a restricted free agent after finishing with six goals and three assists in 56 games with the Coyotes last season. The...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Peter Fairbanks celebrates their victory against the Houston Astros in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. The Rays defeated the Astros 4-2 to win the series 4-3 games. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Inside the stable: A primer on the Rays' fearsome bullpen

Oct. 19, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

The Tampa Bay Rays have crossed the desert on some no-name horses. Advancing from the AL playoffs in San Diego to the World Series in Arlington, Texas, manager Kevin Cash leaned hard on his bullpen — a group he described as “a whole damn stable of guys who throw 98 miles per hour” during a...