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LEADING OFF: Bregman stirs up ALCS, Grandal sits for Dodgers

Oct. 15, 2018 11:44 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: NO BOTHER Red Sox manager Alex Cora is brushing off the notion that Boston might be motivated for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series by a brazen social media post Monday from Astros star Alex Bregman. Houston's third baseman shared a video on Instagram of...

Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season

Oct. 15, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida health officials say a child is the first to die during this year's flu season. The Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Epidemiology said in a report the unidentified child tested positive for influenza B and died between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6. The report did not say...

AP sources: Rangers interview 2 more manager candidates

Oct. 15, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

The Texas Rangers have now interviewed a half-dozen candidates in their search for a new manager. According to people familiar with the details, the Rangers conducted two more interviews Monday to increase the total to six. They spoke Monday in Arlington with Rocco Baldelli and David Bell. The Rangers are not...

Struggling Buccaneers fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith

Oct. 15, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Smith is out as defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, replaced by linebackers coach Mark Duffner. Riding a three-game losing streak and not showing any signs of being able to fix a porous unit that keeps undermining the team's chances of winning, the Bucs dismissed the...

The Latest: Rams' Gurley tops 200 yards rushing at Denver

Oct. 14, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): 7:05 p.m. Rams running back Todd Gurley II is having quite a game in the cold weather, eclipsing the 200-yard rushing mark midway through the fourth quarter at Denver. Gurley has scored two touchdowns. The previous career-high for Gurley was 159 yards rushing on...

Pastrnak scored 3 goals, Bruins beat winless Red Wings 8-2

Oct. 14, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three times, giving him 101 goals in his career, and Patrice Bergeron had three assists as the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday. It was the second career hat trick for Pastrnak, who has scored seven times in five games...

Lightning stop scoring drought, beat Blue Jackets 8-2

Oct. 13, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning found their offense, and in a big way. Victor Hedman, Cedric Paquette and Yanni Gourde had first-period goals, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 8-2 Saturday night. Brayden Point scored in both the second and third periods, and Andrei Vasilevskiy...

Steffen out with tight hamstring; Guzan or Horvath in goal

Oct. 13, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Zack Steffen will miss the United States' exhibition against Peru, leaving Brad Guzan or Ethan Horvath to start Tuesday in East Hartford, Connecticut. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Saturday that Steffen has a tight right hamstring and left training camp. He started the last four...

Correction: Tropical Weather-The Latest story

Oct. 12, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Hurricane Michael, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Karen Clark & Company is an insurance company. Karen Clark & Company is a risk-modeling firm. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Georgia crops hit hard by...

Canucks score 4 goals in 3rd, beat Lightning 4-1

Oct. 11, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Anders Nilsson had a busy and productive first start of the season for the Vancouver Canucks. Nilsson stopped 16 of 17 shots in the first period and finished with 33 in the Canucks' 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. "I had to get going right away," Nilsson said....