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Off-duty fire lieutenant stabbed at Portland bar

Jan. 19, 2020 3:48 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say they're investigating after an off-duty Portland fire lieutenant was stabbed at a bar. The lieutenant's wife called called from the Kingston Sports Bar and Grill on Southwest Morrison Street at just after 8 p.m. Saturday to say her husband had been stabbed by a stranger....

Minnesota Wild's goalie Alex Stalock (32) blocks the shot of Dallas Stars' Denis Gurianov, of Russia, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Stalock shuts out Stars, Wild win 7-0

Jan. 19, 2020 1:03 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau altered Minnesota’s practice plans with a snowstorm hitting the state, having his team come in early for a Friday practice and canceling Saturday’s morning skate before the evening game against the Dallas Stars. The lack of a warmup on Saturday...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) dunks between Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside (21) and guard Anfernee Simons (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Paul's 30 lead Thunder past short-handed Portland 119-106

Jan. 19, 2020 12:48 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul had become annoyed with Oklahoma City's recent slow starts, so he did something about it. He scored 21 of his 30 points in the first half, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 119-106 on Saturday night. Forward Danilo Gallinari,...

Montreal Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk (17) celebrates with teammates Tomas Tatar (90), Shea Weber (6) and Phillip Danault (24) after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during first-period NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tatar scores in shootout, Canadiens beat Golden Knights 5-4

Jan. 18, 2020 11:54 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price went from dejection to jubilation in a matter of minutes. Price and the Montreal Canadiens squandered a two-goal lead late in the third period, but Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of a shootout for a 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Vegas...

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague looks on as teammates are introduced before an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Teague excited to be back with adopted hometown Hawks

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague says he couldn't be happier to be back with his adopted hometown team. Teague, in his 11th NBA season, was hoping to return to his original club as a free agent this summer, but a trade from Minnesota two days ago landed him back with the Atlanta Hawks earlier than expected. No...

Houston Astors third baseman Alex Bregman is interviewed by the media during the baseball team's FanFest at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros, Red Sox look ahead in wake of sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 18, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme. The Astros and Red Sox held their annual...

Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein speaks to the media during the baseball team's convention, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Epstein understands fan frustration in Cubs' slow offseason

Jan. 18, 2020 5:34 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Theo Epstein understands the fans' frustration. He feels it, too, at times. The Chicago Cubs went from 95 wins in 2018 to 84 last year, finished third in the NL Central behind St. Louis and Milwaukee and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2014. But when it comes to big moves this...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 206 file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose speaks during a press conference where it was announced that he will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in Cincinnati.   Rose says cheating on the field is bad for the game, and the one thing he never did with his bets is change the outcome of a game. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Where does Astros cheating rank in scandals? Ask Pete Rose

Jan. 18, 2020 10:19 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Rose was taking a break from signing autographs at the MGM Grand hotel when asked a question he’s uniquely qualified to address. What’s worse, betting on baseball or cheating at baseball? “I don’t know,’’ Rose tells The Associated Press....

Philadelphia 76ers' Furkan Korkmaz goes up to shoot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Korkmaz gets hot, scores 24 to lift 76ers over Bulls 100-89

Jan. 18, 2020 1:04 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Furkan Korkmaz asked the Philadelphia 76ers 14 months ago to trade him somewhere he could play amid frequent shuttles back and forth to the club’s G-League team in Delaware. On Friday night, he was a lifeline for a team that may have found an answer to its desperate need for...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett takes part in a news conference following an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says New York is hiring Garrett to be the Giants offensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, because the team did not immediately announce the move. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Giants hire Garrett as OC, Graham as DC

Jan. 17, 2020 10:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. New York announced Friday night that the former Dallas coach will join new coach Joe Judge's staff as the offensive coordinator. The team also announced the hiring of Patrick Graham as the defensive coordinator and...