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Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, remains quiet Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in St. Louis. Major League Baseball announced Friday night that the entire three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and Cardinals set for this weekend in St. Louis has been postponed after two more Cardinals players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Entire Pirates-Cards 3-game series postponed over virus woes

Aug. 9, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The entire three-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis that was set to begin Monday night at Busch Stadium has been postponed while the Cardinals deal with a COVID-19 outbreak. There have now been 27 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus...

Vancouver Canucks players celebrate a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the third period of an NHL hockey qualifying round game, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Wild' NHL playoffs move into next stage with final 16 teams

Aug. 9, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

Derek Stepan gave some words of advice to his Arizona Coyotes teammates not used to the bright lights of playoff hockey. “It’s the best time of the year to be playing,” he said. The time of year is different than usual, but the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs haven't lost any of their luster or...

Gunfire wounds 6 in one area, 11-year-old boy in another

Aug. 9, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gunfire in Philadelphia wounded six people in one neighborhood, struck an 11-year-old child in another neighborhood and also hit a police vehicle elsewhere after which another officer was assaulted trying to arrest a suspect, police said. Officers called to a west Philadelphia...

FILE - In this July 20, 2020 file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during an exhibition baseball game in Baltimore.  Strasburg has been scratched from what was supposed to be his first start of the season for the Washington Nationals because of a nerve issue with his right hand. Nationals manager Dave Martinez announced the news about four hours before the scheduled first pitch against the visiting New York Yankees on Saturday, July 25.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

LEADING OFF: WS MVP Strasburg makes '20 debut, A's streaking

Aug. 9, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRASBURG SET World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for Washington after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. The right-hander is ready to start at Nationals Park against Baltimore. Strasburg missed what...

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel (62) scores on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flyers clinch top seed in East with 4-1 win over Lightning

Aug. 8, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Rookie Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Conference’s top seed through the playoffs. The Lightning not only dropped the game in completing preliminary round-robin play with a 2-1...

Philadelphia Phillies' Jake Arrieta pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Arrieta tosses 6 scoreless in Phillies' 5-0 win over Braves

Aug. 8, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched like the healthy ace the Phillies needed for three years. He could help Philadelphia make some noise in the National League playoff push -- to the delight of a cluster of fans with horns, drums and chants from outside the park that produced a needed summer...

2 surrender to face charges in boy's death; 3rd in custody

Aug. 8, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say two men have turned themselves in to face charges in a shooting that claimed the life of a 7-year-old boy struck by a bullet on the porch of a west Philadelphia home a week ago. Police said 30-year-old Michael Banks surrendered to authorities on Wednesday and 27-year-old...

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) celebrates his goal with teammate Tyler Johnson (9) while playing against the Boston Bruins during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning-Flyers, Avalanche-Golden Knights are for top seeds

Aug. 7, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

Jon Cooper wants to stop the conversation now: Steven Stamkos isn't fit to play until he says so. The coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning ruled out Stamkos for his team's final round-robin game Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers (8 p.m. EDT, NBC) that will determine the top seed in the Eastern Conference....

Braves-Phillies postponed due to rain, doubleheader Sunday

Aug. 7, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies scheduled for Friday night was postponed because of rain. The teams will play a doubleheader of seven-inning games on Sunday. The Phillies now have six doubleheaders on the schedule and already played a seven-inning twinbill...

Woman in parked car wounded in Philadelphia street shooting

Aug. 7, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman was shot and wounded while sitting in a parked car with her two children when gunfire erupted on a Philadelphia street, authorities said. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. It wasn't clear what prompted the gunfire, but authorities believe the two shooters were...