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Rask needs hip surgery, wants to return to Bruins in 2022

Jun. 11, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask will have surgery to repair a previously undisclosed torn labrum in his hip, he said Friday, two days after the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Islanders. Rask, who is eligible to become a free agent,...

Bucs PR staff wins pro football writers' Pete Rozelle Award

Jun. 11, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for its work in a Super Bowl-winning season that included the free agent addition of quarterback Tom Brady. The staff of Nelson Luis, Michael...

MacKinnon, Avs left frustrated by another early playoff exit

Jun. 11, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon didn't really want to hear about how the Colorado Avalanche remain squarely in a win-it-all sort of window and how there's always next year. The speedy forward has grown tired of such talk. This is the cold, hard...

Rask, Krejci exits would shrivel Bruins Cup-winning core

Jun. 10, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A year after letting 6-foot-9 defenseman Zdeno Chara leave, the Bruins face another potential departure that looms almost as large. Goalie Tuukka Rask, the 2014 Vezina Trophy winner and the Original Six franchise’s career leader in games and wins, is...

WR Darius Slayton OK with Giants taking Toney in first round

Jun. 10, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Darius Slayton isn't overly concerned the New York Giants took wide receiver Kadarius Toney in the first round of the NFL draft and signed receivers Kenny Golladay and John Ross as free agents. The third-year wide receiver had 50 catches for...

Addition of CB Jackson gives Giants secondary needed depth

Jun. 10, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After free agency and the draft, most of the talk concerning the New York Giants was about how many more weapons quarterback Daniel Jones will have this season. Defensive coordinator Pat Graham picked up more than a couple, too, led by...

Disappointment lingers for Hurricanes after 2nd-round exit

Jun. 10, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes have raised expectations after three straight playoff appearances. That’s why a five-game ouster in the second round is a blow for a team that has talked openly about winning the Stanley Cup, leading to questions about the next steps to get...

LEADING OFF: Alonso's big allegation, Zombro out of hospital

Jun. 10, 2021 03:31 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ JUICY ALLEGATIONS Mets slugger Pete Alonso uncorked a major allegation Wednesday, accusing MLB of manipulating its baseballs to harm the earning potential for star free...

Mets' Alonso claims MLB manipulating baseballs to harm FAs

Jun. 09, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso accused Major League Baseball of manipulating the baseballs to harm the earning potential for star free agents and players eligible for arbitration. Alonso's comments came Wednesday before New York's game at Baltimore....

Mavs focus on help for Doncic after another 1st-round exit

Jun. 07, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are out in the first round again. The urgency to get their young superstar enough help for some deep playoff runs will grow fast, although the Mavericks are about to buy themselves time in pursuit of the franchise's first postseason...