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Teenage rookies Hughes, Kakko struggling early in season

Oct. 16, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko were the clear favorites all along to be the top two picks in this year's NHL draft. So far, the 18-year-olds have struggled to generate a lot of offense in the opening weeks of the season. Kakko, selected second by the New York Rangers after New Jersey took...

Tipped off: Pitch-tipping paranoia haunting teams in October

Oct. 16, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch has heard the chatter — that Rays starter Tyler Glasnow was offering a sneak peek on his offspeed deliveries, that Houston had a poker-worthy tell on Yankees hard throwers James Paxton and Luis Severino. All that pitch-tipping paranoia? "I think it's kind of...

Go for 2: In today's NBA, a powerful pair beats 3 of a kind

Oct. 16, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

In today's high-stakes NBA, a powerful pair beats three of a kind. Teams who longed to build a Big Three are now striving for a dynamic duo, hoping two premier players are good enough to win a championship when the belief used to be that it required a trio. And with some of the combinations assembled this summer,...

LEADING OFF: Storm over ALCS, Nats headed to World Series

Oct. 16, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WEATHER OR NOT A major storm was moving into the New York area, putting Game 4 of the AL Championship Series in peril. The Astros lead 2-1 in the best-of-seven matchup after winning at Yankee Stadium 4-1 on Tuesday. The teams are scheduled to play at night, but...

Column: Clumsy words tarnish the LeBron brand

Oct. 16, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

LeBron James had time, and plenty of it, to figure out how best to answer the questions he knew were coming. Long days in hotel rooms in China and a long flight home gave him every chance to carefully craft a response to a controversy he had no part in making but one that directly affects his bank account....

Petr Mrazek makes 31 saves, Hurricanes blank LA Kings 2-0

Oct. 16, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes already have shown they can win in plenty of ways during the best start to a season in franchise history. When the high-scoring Los Angeles Kings unexpectedly engaged them in a defensive grind, the Canes showed they can succeed there as well. Petr Mrazek made 31...

Miller scores twice, Canucks beat Red Wings 5-1

Oct. 16, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller says sometimes the key to an effective power play is simple — just shoot. Miller had two of Vancouver's three power-play goals in the Canucks' 5-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. "It doesn't always work how you plan...

Rinne helps Predators drub Golden Knights in Vegas, 5-2

Oct. 16, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nashville's Pekka Rinne has been a Vezina Trophy finalist four times, and won the award honoring the league's best goalie in 2018. He's been a vital part of the Predators' success over the years. But when it comes to playing the three-year old Vegas Golden Knights, the 36-year-old had made...

Vasilevskiy leads Lightning to a 3-1 win over Canadiens

Oct. 16, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night in the fifth game of a six-game road trip. Braydon Coburn, Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson scored for the Lightning (3-2-1), who were coming off a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa...

Nats sweep Cards; DC in World Series for 1st time since '33

Oct. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Washington Nationals moved a party 86 years in the making from their ballpark's infield to a booze-filled clubhouse, manager Dave Martinez paused near the dugout and thrust the silver NL Championship Series trophy overhead, to the delight of loud, delirious fans still in the...