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MLS 2021: Newcomers to MLS lack star power of previous years

Apr. 13, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

Whether it was the ongoing financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the delay to the start of the season due to negotiations over the collective bargaining agreement or challenges in bringing players in from overseas, the newcomers joining Major League Soccer for the 2021 season lack...

Lightning and Maple Leafs among NHL trade deadline winners

Apr. 13, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning went into the NHL trade deadline without much money to make a move. As the league's best teams often do, the cash-strapped Lightning found a way to improve their chances of winning with a shrewd deal. ...

Lindor's new Mets deal includes $21M signing bonus

Apr. 12, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor gets a $21 million signing bonus as part of his $341 million, 10-year contract with the New York Mets that starts next year. The All-Star shortstop was acquired from Cleveland in a Jan. 7 trade and agreed Jan. 15 to a $22.3 million,...

Bruins bolster playoff push, acquire Taylor Hall from Sabres

Apr. 12, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Taylor Hall hopes a fresh start with the Boston Bruins can boost his confidence after three dreadful months with the Buffalo Sabres. The opportunity to join a team making a late-season playoff push should help after the NHL’s 2018 MVP was...

No cap crunch for Capitals, who land Mantha at deadline

Apr. 12, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

Flat cap or not, the Washington Capitals refused to stand by and watch their division foes improve their rosters without making a move at the NHL trade deadline Monday. Not long after the Boston Bruins acquired 2018 NHL MVP Taylor Hall from Buffalo, the Capitals responded...

Quarantine requirements make for uneven NHL trade deadline

Apr. 12, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

Nick Foligno is leaving his family back in Columbus to join Toronto and will have to isolate for seven days before getting on the ice for the Maple Leafs. He will miss at least five games. Taylor Hall hopped in his car to drive from Buffalo to Boston and expected to be in...

Federal judge approves partial deal between women, US Soccer

Apr. 12, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge approved a partial deal between players on the women's national team and the U.S. Soccer Federation over unequal working conditions. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner approved the Dec. 1 settlement during a hearing Monday. The deal...

Ollie named coach of new league designed for prep standouts

Apr. 12, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

Former UConn coach Kevin Ollie has joined a new basketball league designed to provide elite high school players another potential pathway to the NBA. Ollie will serve as coach and director of player development for Overtime Elite, which markets itself to players between...

Capitals trade D Siegenthaler to Devils for 3rd-round pick

Apr. 11, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

The New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler from the Washington Capitals on Sunday for a 2021 third-round pick. Washington clears $800,000 in salary-cap space before the trade deadline Monday by dealing one of the eight defensemen on its active roster....

Blue Jackets trade Foligno to Maple Leafs in 3-team deal

Apr. 11, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

Nick Foligno's time in Columbus is over, with the Blue Jackets trading their longtime captain to the Toronto Maple Leafs to chase the Stanley Cup. Columbus received a 2021 first- and 2022 fourth-round pick from Toronto as part of the three-team trade completed Sunday,...