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Bass can earn $8.5M over 3 years with Marlins if he closes

Jan. 27, 2021 11:38 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Anthony Bass is guaranteed $5 million in his two-year contract with the Miami Marlins and could make $8.5 million over three seasons if a 2023 team option is exercised and he is used extensively as a closer during the first two years. Bass gets $1 million this year and $3 million...

FILE - New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu celebrates at second base after hitting a two-run double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium in New York, in this Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, file photo. The New York Yankees and AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu worked Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, to put in place a six-year contract worth about $90 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin, File)

Yanks finalize deals with Kluber, LeMahieu, agree with O'Day

Jan. 27, 2021 11:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The retooling New York Yankees finalized a $90 million, six-year contract to retain AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu on Wednesday and completed an $11 million deal to add right-hander Corey Kluber. The Yankees also reached a $2.5 million, one-year deal with submarining right-handed reliever...

Chicago Blackhawks center Ryan Carpenter (22) scores a goal against Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Duchene leads Predators over Blackhawks 2-1 in shootout

Jan. 27, 2021 11:20 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Matt Duchene, confidence was the difference. Duchene scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Nick Cousins had the regulation goal for Nashville. Ryan Carpenter had the Chicago goal. The...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) puts in a layup during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Bucks, Antetokounmpo hold off Raptors 115-108

Jan. 27, 2021 11:09 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists, and Donte DeVincenzo sparked a five-point sequence in the fourth quarter that helped the Milwaukee Bucks pull away for a 115-108 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. The Bucks (11-6) were leading by just three...

Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, left, talks to guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Rested Kings get 29 points from Hield, defeat Magic 121-107

Jan. 27, 2021 10:31 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield mixed up his game beautifully on Wednesday night, calmly hitting spot-up 3-pointers, sinking midrange jumpers and dishing the ball when the Orlando Magic blitzed him with double teams. Kings’ coach Luke Walton insisted that it was just the kind...

Green Jr. scores 18 to lift UCF over East Carolina 71-64

Jan. 27, 2021 10:29 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Darin Green Jr. posted 18 points and six rebounds as Central Florida topped East Carolina 71-64 on Wednesday night. Darius Perry had 13 points and six rebounds for Central Florida (4-6, 2-5 American Athletic Conference), which ended its five-game losing streak. Brandon Mahan added 12...

Miami Heat forward KZ Okpala (4) listens to teammate Jimmy Butler during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Miami. Butler has missed multiple games because of the NBA's health and safety protocols. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Nuggets run away from short-handed Heat, 109-82

Jan. 27, 2021 10:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Denver Nuggets might not want this road trip to end. The Miami Heat cannot get Jimmy Butler back quickly enough. Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 11 rebounds and the Nuggets won their fifth straight, building a 25-point halftime lead and beating the Heat 109-82 on Wednesday night. Michael...

Florida guard Tre Mann shoots as Vanderbilt guard Jordan Wright (4) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Florida hands Vanderbilt 6th straight loss, 78-71

Jan. 27, 2021 9:22 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tre Mann scored 15 points, Colin Castleton added 13 and Florida beat Vanderbilt 78-71 on Wednesday night for its third straight victory. Florida was ahead by as many as 22 points, with 9:52 remaining in the second half, but Vanderbilt pulled to 71-65 after making a three straight...

Osborne, Gray help No. 16 Florida State beat Miami 81-59

Jan. 27, 2021 9:16 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Malik Osborne had 11 points and 10 rebounds, RaiQuan Gray added 10 points and 11 rebounds and No. 16 Florida State routed short-handed Miami 81-59 on Wednesday night for its fifth straight victory. M.J. Walker and Sardaar Calhoun also had 11 points apiece for the Seminoles (10-2,...

This booking photo released by the Polk County, Fla., Sheriff's Office shows says Polk County Fire Rescue Capt. Anthony Damiano, who was booked into jail Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, on a felony charge of falsifying an official record as a public servant and misdemeanor petit theft. Damiano is accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccines meant for first responders, authorities said. (Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Fire captain accused of stealing vaccine turns himself in

Jan. 27, 2021 7:16 PM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida fire captain accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccines meant for first responders turned himself in Wednesday afternoon, sheriff's officials said. Polk County Fire Rescue Capt. Anthony Damiano, 55, faces a felony charge of falsifying an official record as a public servant and...