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LEADING OFF: MLB eases protocols, Altuve on power tear

Jun. 18, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ EASING UP Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in...

Some injuries more obvious than others in NHL playoffs

Jun. 18, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

Jeff Petry's bloodshot eyes scared his three young sons until they pretended he was the villain and they were the superheroes. Then they were OK playing with dad. Petry returned to the ice for the Montreal Canadiens in a Game 2 win in Las Vegas despite broken blood...

Spin rate down, Cole struggles with grip on windy night

Jun. 18, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — His spin rate down, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole said he had difficulty gripping baseballs on a windy night as he beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2. Cole’s fastball spin rate averaged 2,342 revolutions per minute Wednesday, according to the MLB Statcast,...

Stanton HR, triple play key Yankees' 8-4 win over Blue Jays

Jun. 18, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead homer in a four-run seventh inning and the New York Yankees pulled off a wacky triple play Thursday night in an 8-4 win over the reeling Toronto Blue Jays. Stanton broke a 3-all tie with his 13th homer, an...

Canada: Pfizer, Moderna preferred 2nd dose after AstraZeneca

Jun. 17, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization said Thursday people who got the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose should get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second shot. On June 1, committee had said AstraZeneca recipients...

Indians send Orioles to 19th straight road loss, 10-3

Jun. 17, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez and Bobby Bradley homered during a three-run first inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Orioles 10-3 on Thursday, extending Baltimore’s road losing streak to 19 games. The Orioles are approaching the major league record of 23...

Yanks pull off wacky triple play, 1st time with 2 in a year

Jun. 17, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Yankees pulled off a wacky triple play against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays on Thursday, marking the first time the storied franchise has recorded two in one year. The Yankees had their first triple-killing on May 21 against...

MLB loosens COVID restrictions, drops masks for vaccinated

Jun. 17, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All fully vaccinated players and staff can stop wearing masks in dugouts, bullpens and clubhouses under the latest change to Major League Baseball's coronavirus protocols. In addition, fully vaccinated players and staff may eat in restaurants without...

Pressure on Vegas with semifinal series shifting to Montreal

Jun. 17, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

The last time the Vegas Golden Knights played north of the border, they outshot a gritty, underdog opponent and got beat by a hot goaltender. The next game they play in Canada presents a similar challenge against Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens, who resemble the...

Maine eyes shifting some recycling costs to producers

Jun. 17, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine might become the first state in the country to adopt a program that shifts the cost of recycling and disposal of packaging from the public to manufacturers. The Maine House of Representatives voted late Wednesday to advance a proposal that...