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Jays' Martínez suspended 5 games for umpire confrontation

Jun. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martínez was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball on Friday for a confrontation with umpire Doug Eddings. Martínez was discplined by MLB senior vice president Michael Hill for making contact with...

AP source: Chicago aims for Canadiens assistant Richardson

Jun. 24, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are nearing a deal with Luke Richardson to become their next coach, turning to the former NHL defenseman to help lead their already painful rebuilding process. Richardson and the Blackhawks are working on a contract, according to a person...

At LGBTQ Pride, celebration but also worry over civil rights

Jun. 24, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LGBTQ Pride commemorations that sometimes have felt like victory parties for civil rights gains are now grappling with an environment of ramped-up legislative and rhetorical battles over sexual orientation and gender identity, and fears that a Supreme Court ruling on abortion...

Pacers take Arizona's Mathurin at No. 6, Zags' Nembhard

Jun. 24, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Arizona sophomore Bennedict Mathurin figures he has a lot to bring to the Indiana Pacers. “I feel like I'm a winner," said Mathurin, who was taken No. 6 overall by the Pacers in the NBA draft Thursday night. “I'm a really competitive guy. Off the court, I...

Raptors draft Arizona C Christian Koloko with 33rd pick

Jun. 24, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors selected Arizona center Christian Koloko with the 33rd overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. “Good shot blocker, really good defensive numbers,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of Koloko. “Ranks really highly in all of college...

White Sox lose Mendick for season with ACL tear; Engel to IL

Jun. 23, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox utility man Danny Mendick will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, and outfielder Adam Engel is headed to the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring, the team said Thursday. Mendick was playing shortstop when...

Avalanche a win away from dethroning 2-time champ Lightning

Jun. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar and the Colorado Avalanche weren't all that interested in glancing back at the simmering controversy over the way Game 4 ended in overtime. Of way more importance was looking ahead to this: A chance to clinch the franchise's first Stanley Cup title since...

Vatican releases pope's Canada itinerary, a sign trip is on

Jun. 23, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday released the itinerary for Pope Francis’ July 24-30 visit to Canada, providing a sign he intends to go ahead with the trip despite knee problems that forced him to cancel a six-day visit to Africa also planned for next month. Francis is due to...

'A movement not a moment': NHL focuses on racial diversity

Jun. 23, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

Anson Carter remembers watching in high school as some of his friends abandoned hockey for being “too white" as he forged ahead, eyes set on a pro career. By the time he reached the National Hockey League, dreadlocks were flowing out from underneath his helmet as he skated. “It...

Kadri scores in OT in return, Avs move to brink of title

Jun. 23, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are on the verge of their first Stanley Cup title since 2001, thanks to Nazem Kadri's overtime goal. Even if the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning don't believe it should have counted. Kadri scored at 12:02 of...