Latest Sports transactions News

Avs start moves toward defending title, bring back Cogliano

Jul. 05, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup championship celebrations are quieting down for the Colorado Avalanche. Time to get down to the business of defending their title. Colorado's first big move in what's sure to be a busy offseason was re-signing veteran forward Andrew Cogliano to a...

Hardy ready to rebuild Jazz as NBA's youngest head coach

Jul. 05, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Will Hardy knew some of the inner workings of the Utah Jazz before being named the league's youngest current head coach. Sure, it was in 2009, and he was just an intern. Ahead of his final year at Williams College, he put in eight weeks in the...

Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL's first Black GM

Jul. 05, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks' three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. “It means a lot to me,” Grier said at his introductory news conference...

Jessica Campbell hired as 1st female assistant coach in AHL

Jul. 05, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — The Coachella Valley Firebirds have hired the American Hockey League’s first female assistant coach. Jessica Campbell is ready for the opportunity. “I’ve been spending a little bit more of my time on the development side the past...

Penguins sign goalie Casey DeSmith to a 2-year extension

Jul. 05, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are sticking with Casey DeSmith, signing the team's No. 2 goaltender to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday that carries an average annual value of $1.8 million. The signing gives the Penguins a dependable option behind All-Star...

Islanders hire Houda, Wiseman as assistant coaches

Jul. 05, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have hired Doug Houda and Brian Wiseman as assistant coaches, the team said Tuesday. Houda joins new Isles coach Lane Lambert’s staff after six seasons as an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings. He had worked the previous decade in...

New York Rangers give Gauthier 1-year contract extension

Jul. 05, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have given forward Julien Gauthier a one-year contract extension. Rangers general manager Chris Drury announced the move on Tuesday. Gauthier had three goals and four assists in 49 games this past season, with the goals and...

Swanson's 3-run double helps Braves outlast Cardinals, 6-3

Jul. 05, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At the midpoint of the season, manager Brian Snitker says the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves have made an impressive recovery from a slow start. Perhaps the most impressive resurgence belongs to Dansby Swanson. Swanson hit a three-run...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer returns for Mets, Taillon on a roll

Jul. 05, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAX IS BACK Mets ace Max Scherzer returns to a major league mound for the first time since May 18 when the NL East leaders play at Cincinnati. The right-hander, who turns 38 in three...

White Sox, MLB decide to play game after parade shooting

Jul. 05, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox talked to Major League Baseball on Monday about postponing their game against the Minnesota Twins after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people. After the team's conversation with MLB...