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Pittsburgh Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes rounds third base after hitting a solo home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Hayes' sparkling arrival gives Pirates something to build on

Sep. 28, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates began 2020 with plenty of questions. The truncated 60-game schedule provided few answers save for one: Ke'Bryan Hayes can play. Really, really play. The rookie third baseman's splashy debut — one that finished with a flourish thanks to an eight-game hitting...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper reacts after grounding out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Another September collapse could spur changes for Phillies

Sep. 28, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A third straight September collapse left the Philadelphia Phillies out of the postseason for the ninth straight season. Major changes could be coming. President Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak are clearly on the hot seat after failing to produce a winning record in any of...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr, center, is joined by players George Parros , left, and Kevin Westgath after meeting with NHL officials in New York. The NHL is rapidly approaching the finish line of completing the season and awarding the Stanley Cup after holding an expanded playoff in quarantined bubbles. Do not expect bubbles to be an option for the 2020-21 season. Fehr said exactly replicating the playoff quarantine environment is not something players are interested in doing for an entire season. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Bubble won't be back for full 2020-21 NHL season

Sep. 28, 2020 3:13 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The 64 days spent in the NHL playoff bubble feel like six months to Barclay Goodrow. “It’s tough,” the Tampa Bay Lightning forward said. “It’s been a grind.” It's a grind he and players won't do again next season. The league and Players'...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly watches his team during spring training baseball practice in Jupiter, Fla. Don Mattingly returns this weekend to Yankee Stadium, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did. Now Mattingly is enjoying perhaps his best year as a manager, and his surprising Miami Marlins could be playoff-bound for the first time since 2003.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Mattingly's Marlins could clinch berth at Yankee Stadium

Sep. 25, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Don Mattingly returns this weekend to the Bronx, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did. Now Mattingly is enjoying perhaps his best year as a manager, leading the Miami Marlins as they try to extend their improbable season into next week. His young Marlins...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Robert Woods (17) breaks a tackle by New England Patriots' Jonathan Jones (31) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Rams. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, without revealing the financial terms. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

AP source: Woods gets 4-year, $68M extension with LA Rams

Sep. 18, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Robert Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Los Angeles Rams. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday without revealing...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )

Cowboys' Elliott reveals "painful" new "Feed Me" tattoo

Sep. 18, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott pulled up his jersey to reveal a new “Feed Me” tattoo on his stomach after scoring the first Cowboys touchdown of the season against the Rams. The two-time rushing champion said he got the tattoo over the summer, with the message obvious based on the slogan that...

Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain plays the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Roma, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Gonzolo Higuaín signs with Miami after leaving Juventus

Sep. 18, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín signed with Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami on Friday, a day after the 32-year-old forward terminated his contract with Italian champion Juventus. Higuaín signed as a designated player whose salary largest is not counted under the league’s salary cap....

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal (12) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. The Buffalo Sabres acquired veteran center Eric Staal in a trade that sent forward Marcus Johansson to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Sabres acquire Eric Staal in sending Johansson to Wild

Sep. 16, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kevyn Adams didn’t have to do too much homework on center Eric Staal in completing his first trade as Buffalo Sabres general manager. A former NHL player, Adams had plenty of firsthand insight on the 17-year veteran going back to their days as teammates with the 2006 Stanley Cup...

FILE - Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin (25) is shown in the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Denver. The Wild have signed Brodin to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Wild sign defenseman Brodin to 7-year, $42 million extension

Sep. 15, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension Tuesday, making another long-term commitment to a key piece of their blue line group. Brodin's new deal will begin with the 2021-22 season and carry a $6 million annual cap charge...

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andrew Wingard (42) celebrates after intercepting a Indianapolis Colts pass with teammates safety Daniel Thomas (20) and Chris Chaisson, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Jaguars showcase revamped roster, reformed culture in opener

Sep. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Every decision the Jacksonville Jaguars made over the last year had one of two goals in mind: fix the salary cap or improve the locker room. The Jaguars jettisoned personnel chief Tom Coughlin, cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, defensive linemen Calais Campbell and Yannick...