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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' Michael Brantley gestures while rounding the bases on his two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles. Brantley has agreed to a $32 million, two-year contract with the Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 20, because the contract, which is pending a successful physical, had not been announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Brantley rejoins Astros to complete unfinished business

Jan. 26, 2021 1:15 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An erroneous report saying Michael Brantley had agreed to a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays had the outfielder fielding goodbye texts from his Houston Astros teammates most of Wednesday morning. By the afternoon those same teammates were sending him notes of congratulations and welcoming...

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) makes a pass as he collides with Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Pacers use 4th-quarter scoring flurry, beat Raptors 129-114

Jan. 25, 2021 10:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon spent Sunday night searching for answers. By Monday night, he had found them. A little more than 24 hours after playing his poorest game of the season, Brogdon scored a career-high 36 points, flirted with a triple-double and accounted for the final...

Texas head coach Shaka Smart directs his team against Kansas State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

The Latest: Bucknell men's and women's hoops back on court

Jan. 25, 2021 6:04 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ COVID-19 tests within the Bucknell men’s and women’s basketball Tier 1 group that were announced as positive on Saturday have been amended to a negative result by the laboratory that conducted the testing. The...

After several NFL suspensions, Martavis Bryant joins CFL

Jan. 25, 2021 3:02 PM EST

Martavis Bryant, the former Steelers and Raiders wide receiver suspended multiple times by the NFL for substance abuse violations, signed with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. The ex-Clemson star drew an indefinite suspension in 2018 while with Oakland. He has not played in the league since. The NFL said at...

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2020, file photo, supporters of Baloch political activist Karima Baloch hold here portrait during a demonstration to condemn her killing, in Karachi, Pakistan. Baloch, who died in exile in Canada last month, was brought home and laid to rest in her home village in the southwestern Baluchistan province under tight security, activists said Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

Group: Pakistani Baloch dissident buried amid high security

Jan. 25, 2021 8:25 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani dissident and civil rights activist who died in exile in Canada last month was returned to Pakistan and laid to rest in her home village in southwestern Baluchistan province under tight security, activists said Monday. Only immediate family members of 37-year-old Karima...

Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) shoots over Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Anunoby's hot hand helps short-handed Raptors beat Pacers

Jan. 24, 2021 4:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Toronto coach Nick Nurse knew needed somebody to replace the scoring void left by two missing All-Stars. OG Anunoby delivered with jab after jab Sunday. He scored a season-high 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds, defended well and made three of four free throws in the final minute to...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs alumni George Armstrong, right, and son of Maple Leafs alumni Syl Apps, Syl Apps Jr., shake hands during a ceremony before a Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets NHL hockey game in Toronto. Armstrong, who captained the Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the 60s and wore the blue and white his entire career, has died. He was 90. The Maple Leafs confirmed the death Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, on Twitter. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Hockey Hall of Famer George Armstrong dies at 90

Jan. 24, 2021 3:30 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — George Armstrong, who captained the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the 1960s, has died. He was 90. His death was announced Sunday by the Maple Leafs, who said he died of heart complications, citing his family. Armstrong had 296 goals and 417 assists over 21 seasons for the...

Miami Heat's Gabe Vincent (2) defends against Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Durant, Irving help Nets hold off Adebayo, Heat 128-124

Jan. 24, 2021 12:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn's three superstars were just enough to overcome Bam Adebayo's brilliant individual effort. Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving took over late and had 28 and the Nets overcame Adebayo's career-high 41 points to beat the Miami Heat 128-124 on Saturday night. James Harden...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, Jan. 19, 20201, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Springer, Blue Jays finalize $150M, 6-year contract

Jan. 23, 2021 7:47 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — All-Star outfielder George Springer finalized his $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, becoming the most prominent free agent to reach an agreement this offseason. Springer, who turned 31 in September, received the largest deal in team history, topping...

Toronto Raptors center Aron Baynes (46) goes up to block a shot by Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Powell, Raptors regroup after blowing lead, beat Heat 101-81

Jan. 22, 2021 10:47 PM EST

TAMPA , Fla. (AP) — Norman Powell scored 23 points, OG Anunoby added 21 and the Toronto Raptors recovered in the second half after blowing a 21-point lead to beat the Miami Heat 101-81 on Friday night. Pascal Siakam had 15 points, 14 rebounds and five assists for the Raptors, who never trailed on their way...