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Merritt Norvell, first Black AD at Michigan State, has died

Oct. 21, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Merritt Norvell Jr., the first Black athletic director at Michigan State, has died. He was 79. A spokesman at the University of Nevada confirmed Wednesday that football coach Jay Norvell, who is Merritt Norvell's son, took some time away from the team because of his father's...

FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, then-Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. Kevin McCarthy joined Peter Laviolette's Washington Capitals coaching staff as expected Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, continuing the pair's partnership that has lasted for more than 15 years. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Capitals hire Laviolette's longtime assistant Kevin McCarthy

Oct. 21, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Kevin McCarthy joined Peter Laviolette's Washington Capitals coaching staff Wednesday, an expected move continuing the pair's partnership that has lasted for more than 15 years. McCarthy will be in charge of the defensemen under Laviolette, who is keeping the other three assistants in...

New Jersey Devils re-sign restricted free agent Nick Merkley

Oct. 21, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free-agent forward Nick Merkley to a one-year, two-way contract. General manager Tom Fitzgerald said Wednesday the 23-year-old Merkley would earn $874,125 annually at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. Merkley is currently playing...

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, center with face mask down, watchers over a practice at Globe Life Field as the team prepares for the baseball World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series

Oct. 19, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa Bay Rays seeking acclaim and Major League Baseball relieved just to reach the championship of the pandemic-delayed season. Buzz...

A couple stands in line as rain falls on voters waiting for the precinct to open, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 in Miami. Florida begins in-person early voting in much of the state Monday. With its 29 electoral votes, Florida is crucial to both candidates in order to win the White House. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida begins early voting with no major problems reported

Oct. 19, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians began early voting in much of the state Monday with no serious problems reported as the Trump campaign tries to cut into an early advantage Democrats have posted in mail-in votes in the key swing state. The most populous counties reported wait times of 15 minutes or...

FILE  - In this Dec. 12, 2011, file photo, Mike Emrick speaks after being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Chicago. Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick is retiring after a career of almost 50 years behind the microphone, including the past 15 as the voice of the NHL in the United States. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Mike 'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

Oct. 19, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

Thinking back over 50 years in hockey, Mike Emrick can't name one favorite memory or game, but one story sticks out. Minutes after watching T.J. Oshie score four shootout goals to help the U.S. beat Russia at the Sochi Olympics, the camera panned to dejected fans and Emrick echoed 1980 gold medal-winning coach...

Colorado Avalanche's Tyson Jost (17) crashes into Dallas Stars' goalie Anton Khudobin (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Avalanche agree to 1-year deal with forward Tyson Jost

Oct. 19, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal Monday with restricted free agent Tyson Jost. The 22-year-old forward scored eight goals and had 15 assists in 67 games for the Avalanche in 2019-20. He was a first-round selection by Colorado in 2016. “Tyson is a strong two-way player...

Coyotes sign forward Christian Fischer to 2-year deal

Oct. 19, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Christian Fischer to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal announced Monday were not released. The 23-year-old Fischer was a restricted free agent after finishing with six goals and three assists in 56 games with the Coyotes last season. The...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) moves the puck as Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed 41-year-old forward Thornton to a one-year, $700,000 contract Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Joe Thornton points to talk with Joe Montana in Toronto move

Oct. 18, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Joe Thornton had plenty of conversations about the next, and perhaps final, stop in his NHL career. The 41-year-old forward picked the brains of former teammates Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski, asking them both to look back and analyze their moves away from the San Jose Sharks. One phone...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) moves the puck as Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed 41-year-old forward Thornton to a one-year, $700,000 contract Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Maple Leafs sign 41-year-old Joe Thornton to a 1-year deal

Oct. 16, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs signed 41-year-old forward Joe Thornton to a one-year, $700,000 contract Friday. Thornton, a six-time all star and the winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2006 as the NHL's MVP, is the second Ontario-born veteran to sign a league-minimum deal with the Maple Leafs in...