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Tampa Bay Lightning' Kevin Shattenkirk (22) celebrates his goal with teammates during first-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action against the Dallas Stars in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning beat Stars 3-2 in Game 2, get even in Stanley Cup

Sep. 21, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup Final. After the Lightning got knocked around in Game 1, and Kucherov took some more hard hits early in Game 2, he had the primary assists on power-play goals by Brayden Point...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Darren Waller (83) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders open Las Vegas stadium with 34-24 win vs Saints

Sep. 22, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders delivered a performance worthy of their fancy new home. Too bad none of their fans were able to see it in person. Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed...

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio walks the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

AP source: NFL fines 3 coaches, clubs for unmasked coaches

Sep. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

A person with knowledge of the punishment tells The Associated Press that at least three NFL head coaches have been fined $100,000 for violating the league’s rules that they wear face coverings on the sideline. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the league wasn’t announcing...

Oakland Athletics catcher Jonah Heim, left, celebrates with Lou Trivino after the Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Athletics clinch first AL West title since 2013

Sep. 22, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist from the rival Houston Astros. Houston lost 6-1 to the Seattle Mariners, ending its three-year reign as division champion and making the A's the first team in the majors to lock up a...

Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) is scored against as Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli (71) reacts and Stars' Roope Hintz (24) defends during first-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Parade to penalty box could prevent Stars Stanley Cup parade

Sep. 22, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — There is no telling what a championship parade might look like in a pandemic. If the Dallas Stars don't stop taking so many penalties, they won't have to worry about that. It's hard to win a hockey game taking three penalties in the first 13 minutes, especially against a dangerous...

FILE - In this May 22, 2010, file photo, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan practices waving the green flag before a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Denny Hamlin is starting his own race car team in partnership Jordan and Bubba Wallace as the driver. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace

Sep. 21, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, a high-profile pairing of a Black majority team owner and the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level. The partnership was announced Monday night in...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) skates against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. Draisaitl has won the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the NHL in scoring. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Oilers' Draisaitl is first German to win Hart as NHL MVP

Sep. 21, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final is in Edmonton, and Oilers star Leon Draisaitl made history Monday night. Only it had more to do with his home country than his home arena. Draisaitl became the first German player to win the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the league in scoring with 110...

Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, kisses the winner's trophy after winning US Open Golf Championship, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Analysis: DeChambeau charts path with new methods, hard work

Sep. 21, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The road to his U.S. Open title might have been tougher than anything Bryson DeChambeau faced at Winged Foot. And there were plenty of bread crumbs along the way. It was just under a year ago that DeChambeau tied for fourth in his final PGA Tour event of 2019, and upon leaving for a...

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is brought down by Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Giants' Saquon Barkley out for season with torn ACL

Sep. 22, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A major knee injury has ended Saquon Barkley's season. His career still has a long way to go, New York Giants coach Joe Judge predicted Monday a little more than 24 hours after his star running back tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on a seemingly harmless...

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) stiff arms Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) as he scores on a touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Panthers' McCaffrey out multiple weeks with ankle sprain

Sep. 21, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey said he plans to attack his rehabilitation from a high ankle sprain the same way he does everything else — with a full head of steam. The All-Pro running back is expected to miss “multiple weeks” with a high right ankle sprain he sustained in...

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Oakland Athletics catcher Jonah Heim, left, celebrates with Lou Trivino after the Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Athletics clinch first AL West title since 2013

Sep. 22, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist from the rival Houston Astros. Houston lost 6-1 to the Seattle Mariners, ending its three-year reign as division champion and making the A's the first team in the majors to lock up a...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Darren Waller (83) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders open Las Vegas stadium with 34-24 win vs Saints

Sep. 22, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders delivered a performance worthy of their fancy new home. Too bad none of their fans were able to see it in person. Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed...

Seattle Mariners' Evan White (12) is congratulated by Kyle Seager after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros in the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Gonzales shuts down Astros, Mariners roll to 6-1 victory

Sep. 22, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Gonzales threw eight shutout innings, Evan White broke open a tight game with a three-run homer in the seventh and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 6-1 on Monday night. Seattle’s victory clinched the AL West title for Oakland, ending Houston’s three-year run...

Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) is scored against as Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli (71) reacts and Stars' Roope Hintz (24) defends during first-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Parade to penalty box could prevent Stars Stanley Cup parade

Sep. 22, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — There is no telling what a championship parade might look like in a pandemic. If the Dallas Stars don't stop taking so many penalties, they won't have to worry about that. It's hard to win a hockey game taking three penalties in the first 13 minutes, especially against a dangerous...

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) moves in to tag out Miami Marlins' Monte Harrison, back right, at third base for a double play on a throw from first baseman Freddie Freeman as Braves relief pitcher Mark Melancon ducks in the foreground during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Bullpen, defense preserves Braves 5-4 win over Marlins

Sep. 22, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At the start, it looked like a slugfest. By the end, it came down to defense. The Braves ad-libbed a brilliant double play to snuff out a potential Miami comeback in the ninth, moving Atlanta a step closer to a third straight NL East title with a 5-4 victory over the second-place Marlins on...

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is brought down by Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Giants' Saquon Barkley out for season with torn ACL

Sep. 22, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A major knee injury has ended Saquon Barkley's season. His career still has a long way to go, New York Giants coach Joe Judge predicted Monday a little more than 24 hours after his star running back tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on a seemingly harmless...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe celebrates as he reaches home plate after hitting a home run as New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, left, watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Lowe homers, Rays inch past deGrom, Mets 2-1 despite 16 Ks

Sep. 22, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are ready for a party — and mum on the details. “I’m not saying nothing," closer Nick Anderson said with a laugh. Shouldn't have to wait much longer to see what they have in store. Nate Lowe homered and scored both runs against NL Cy Young Award...

Today in History

Sep. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2020. There are 100 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863....

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio walks the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

AP source: NFL fines 3 coaches, clubs for unmasked coaches

Sep. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

A person with knowledge of the punishment tells The Associated Press that at least three NFL head coaches have been fined $100,000 for violating the league’s rules that they wear face coverings on the sideline. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the league wasn’t announcing...

Dallas Stars' Blake Comeau (15) is checked by Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Comeau injured in Stars' Cup Final Game 2 loss to Lightning

Sep. 21, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dallas Stars forward Blake Comeau left Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final with an injury after taking a big, high hit from Tampa Bay’s Ryan McDonagh in the second period. McDonagh made hard contact with Comeau’s right shoulder on the hit. Comeau was slow to get up and...