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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' head coach Rod Brind'Amour reacts to a call during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. Brind’Amour wasn’t going to risk another $25,000 fine from the NHL. The Hurricanes coach provided a short, four-word answer, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, when asked if he had anything more to add a day after being fined for calling the league “a joke” in criticizing an officials' ruling on a goal challenge.(AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)

Hurricanes coach Brind'Amour 'moving on' after fined by NHL

Aug. 13, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Rod Brind’Amour wasn’t going to risk another $25,000 fine from the NHL. The Carolina Hurricanes coach provided a short, four-word answer, Thursday, when asked if he had anything more to add a day after being fined for calling the league “a joke” in criticizing an...

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton and Jake Cave celebrate after a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Twins won 12-2. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Twins rout Brewers, 12-2, behind Kenta Maeda

Aug. 12, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Byron Buxton hit two solo home runs and Miguel Sanó added another as the Minnesota Twins jumped to an early lead and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 on Wednesday night. The victory gave the AL Central-leading Twins a 2-1 series win over the Brewers, who dropped to 2-6 at home....

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams holds the football during a practice drill at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)

Plenty of eyes on Jamal Adams as Seahawks get on field

Aug. 12, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the first things Pete Carroll noticed when the Seattle Seahawks finally held their first training camp practice Wednesday was the lack of the noise that in the past has come from a hillside full of fans. Something else Carroll quickly noticed was how much he’s come to...

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) reacts with teammates Brad Marchand (63) Torey Krug (47) and Brandon Carlo (25) after scoring the game-winning goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second overtime period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff game in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bergeron scores in 2nd OT, Bruins beat Hurricanes in Game 1

Aug. 12, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — After being told to come back the next morning because another game lasted five overtimes, the Boston Bruins didn't want to repeat history so quickly. “We talked about trying to end this before the fifth overtime,” Patrice Bergeron said. Bergeron accomplished that by scoring...

FILE - In this Friday, July 17, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale directs players during an NFL football training camp practice in Owings Mills, Md. Martindale was quite pleased with a virtual minicamp that enabled his unit to get a grasp on the playbook this spring without actually getting on the field. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ravens' Martindale can't wait to unleash big, fast defense

Aug. 12, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale was quite pleased with a virtual minicamp that enabled his unit to get a grasp on the playbook this spring without actually getting on the field. After the final session was completed, Martindale quipped: “When we get to training camp, we’ll find out who...

Twins acquire INF Ildemaro Vargas from Diamondbacks

Aug. 11, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have acquired infielder Ildemaro Vargas from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash considerations. The teams announced the deal on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Vargas was one of the D-backs' primary backups last season, playing in 92 games while batting .269 with six homers and...

New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman throws in the outfield during baseball practice at Citi Field, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mets' Marcus Stroman opts out of season over virus concerns

Aug. 11, 2020 3:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Stroman’s recovery from a torn left calf muscle was almost complete, and he was in line to possibly make his season debut for the New York Mets next week against the Miami Marlins. But the idea of traveling to one of the country’s coronavirus hot spots played a factor...

Pats trade 2022 draft pick to Lions for CB Michael Jackson

Aug. 9, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have traded an undisclosed 2022 draft pick to the Detroit Lions for cornerback Michael Jackson. New England announced the deal Sunday. Jackson was originally drafted in the fifth round in 2019 by Dallas. He began his career on the Cowboys practice squad before being...

Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo follows through on a two-run home run that came off a pitch from Los Angeles Angels starter Patrick Sandoval in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The Rangers' Todd Frazier scored on the hit. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Gallo homers and Rangers use 6 pitchers to beat Angels 2-0

Aug. 8, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer after missing a game with a sore right wrist, six Texas pitchers combined on a four-hitter and the Rangers have consecutive wins for the first time this season after beating the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 on Saturday night. Gallo texted manager Chris...

Arizona Coyotes celebrate their win over the Nashville Predators following overtime of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)
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Top players push Coyotes into next playoff round

Aug. 8, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

The Arizona Coyotes needed their top players to be at their best to have a chance of advancing in the postseason for the first time in eight years. Darcy Kuemper has been superb, one of the best goalies in the bubble. Taylor Hall is playing like the Coyotes hoped when they traded for him. Same thing for Phil...