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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr, center, is joined by players George Parros , left, and Kevin Westgath after meeting with NHL officials in New York. The NHL is rapidly approaching the finish line of completing the season and awarding the Stanley Cup after holding an expanded playoff in quarantined bubbles. Do not expect bubbles to be an option for the 2020-21 season. Fehr said exactly replicating the playoff quarantine environment is not something players are interested in doing for an entire season. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Bubble won't be back for full 2020-21 NHL season

Sep. 28, 2020 3:13 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The 64 days spent in the NHL playoff bubble feel like six months to Barclay Goodrow. “It’s tough,” the Tampa Bay Lightning forward said. “It’s been a grind.” It's a grind he and players won't do again next season. The league and Players'...

Miami Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm (70) hits a run-scoring double during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Marlins beat Yanks 5-0 for winning season, face Cubs

Sep. 28, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Miami heads to its first postseason appearance since the Marlins' 2003 World Series title with its first winning record in more than a decade. Rookie Jazz Chisholm had a home run and three RBIs on Sunday in a 5-0 win over the New York Yankees. Miami (31-29) finished third in the NL East and...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to go to B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Huawei CFO case back in Canadian court on Monday

Sep. 28, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies will be in a Canadian courtroom Monday arguing her extradition to the U.S. should be halted because her rights have been violated. Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder...

Toronto FC's Mark Delgado, right, challenges Columbus Crew's Artur during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Toronto FC beats MLS-leading Crew 3-1 in Connecticut

Sep. 27, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo broke a tie in the 59th minute and Toronto FC beat the MLS-leading Columbus Crew 3-1 on Sunday night in their temporary home in Connecticut. Toronto (8-2-4) is 3-0-1 in its last four games. Columbus (9-2-3) had a six-game unbeaten streak snapped. Pozuelo scored...

Tom Barlow scores twice to help Red Bulls beat Impact 4-1

Sep. 27, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Tom Barlow scored twice to help the New York Red Bulls beat the Montreal Impact 4-1 on Sunday night. Barlow pulled New York (6-6-2) even at 1 in the 14th minute on a well-placed cross from Mandela Egbo and made it 2-1 in the 35th off a back-of-the-heel pass from Daniel Royer. Royer...

Member of the Philadelphia Phillies react at the end of a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Phillies eliminated from race by AL East champion Rays, 5-0

Sep. 27, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies were eliminated from the playoff race Sunday with a 5-0 loss to rookie pitcher Josh Fleming the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays. Philadelphia needed a win over the Rays and losses by San Francisco and Milwaukee to earn its first...

Toronto Blue Jays Jonathan Villar safely steals second base as Baltimore Orioles infielder Hanser Alberto drops the ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Jays lose finale to Orioles 7-5, will face Rays in playoffs

Sep. 27, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are set to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the postseason after losing to the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 on Sunday in their regular season finale. The Orioles denied Toronto (32-28) a chance to finish second in the AL East and instead relegated the Blue...

Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) celebrates his goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) with Joel Kiviranta (25) during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Plucky Stars, leading Lightning confident going into Game 6

Sep. 27, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After a very un-Dallas Stars-like first overtime period in which they sat back and let the Tampa Bay Lightning take it to them, players and coaches in the locker room had a very distinct message. “We’ve got to play to win, let's go at them, let’s get back on...

Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) is congratulated for his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Perry, Pavelski and Stars force Stanley Cup Game 6 vs Tampa

Sep. 27, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — More than a decade since Corey Perry won the Stanley Cup as a young player and years after Joe Pavelski fell two wins short, the greybeards aren't ready to leave the bubble and give up on another opportunity for a championship just yet. Pavelski tied it with 6:45 left in the...

Dallas Stars defenseman Andrej Sekera (5) is checked to the ice by Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning miss out in OT for once and head to Game 6

Sep. 27, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning missed a chance for another overtime-clinching series victory, the kind they have enjoyed this entire postseason. They didn't get a power-play goal, either, so the Stanley Cup Final is going at least one more game. “I thought we played a good enough...