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FILE - San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is shown during an NFL football game against Arizona Cardinals, in Santa Clara, Calif., in this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The search for a new coach continues for the New York Jets after they completed an in-person interview with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, without apparently reaching a deal.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Jets hire 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as coach

Jan. 15, 2021 1:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets were searching for a leader, someone who could bring a frustrated, playoff-starved franchise back to respectability. They think they found their guy in Robert Saleh. The Jets reached an agreement in principle with the popular and energetic San Francisco 49ers defensive...

Nashville Predators center Luke Kunin (11) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. At left is Blue Jackets defenseman Dean Kukan (46). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Forsberg, Saros lead Predators to 3-1 win over Blue Jackets

Jan. 15, 2021 12:49 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg has been known to pinpoint his wrist shot with almost surgical precision. This one was so good it stirred up everyone on the bench — even the physicians. Forsberg scored the tiebreaking goal at 5:48 of the third period to lead the Nashville Predators over the...

San Jose Sharks defenseman Nicolas Meloche (53) gets the puck after sending Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller, right, to the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Sharks open the season with 4-3 shootout win over Coyotes

Jan. 15, 2021 12:38 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Martin Jones stopped Clayton Keller in a shootout and the San Jose Sharks bounced back after Arizona's Phil Kessel scored with 3.2 seconds left in regulation, beating the Coyotes 4-3 Thursday night. “Goaltending a lot of times is your most important player on the ice,”...

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, right, celebrates his goal with forward Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Oshie has 3 points, Capitals open with 6-4 win at Buffalo

Jan. 14, 2021 11:11 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Pete Laviolette was more pleased for his players — young and old — for kicking off the season on the right foot than he was getting a win in his debut as Washington's coach. “It is a lot more than just me,” Laviolette said after earning his 638th career win...

Houston Rockets guard Sterling Brown (0) and forward David Nwaba (2) celebrate their win over the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rockets rally past Spurs 109-105 in 1st game without Harden

Jan. 14, 2021 11:03 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Houston’s first game without James Harden went better than anyone could have expected. Christian Wood had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the Rockets rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-105 on Thursday night in their first game since trading away the franchise cornerstone....

Panthers make it official: Scott Fitterer is their new GM

Jan. 14, 2021 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have hired Seattle Seahawks vice president of football operations Scott Fitterer to become their new general manager. The team said Fitterer agreed to a five-year contract late Thursday night after being offered earlier in the day. “We thought Scott was the best...

Philadelphia 76ers' Isaiah Joe, right, blocks the shot by Miami Heat's Tyler Herro, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Milton sparks 76ers past undermanned Heat 125-108

Jan. 14, 2021 10:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons called trade rumors part of the NBA. With another triple-double, he showed why he's coveted around the league — and needed in Philly. Simmons had 10 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds and Shake Milton returned from COVID-related issues and scored 31 points and lead...

Knebel ($5.25M), Floro ($975,000) agree with Dodgers

Jan. 14, 2021 9:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Corey Knebel agreed to a $5.25 million, one-year contract on Thursday that avoided salary arbitration, and pitcher Dylan Floro agreed to $975,000. The 29-year-old Knebel was acquired from Milwaukee on Dec. 2 ahead of the deadline for teams to offer 2021...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the baseball National League Championship Series in Arlington, Texas. Wood agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Lefty Wood joins Giants on $3 million, one-year contract

Jan. 14, 2021 9:31 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Alex Wood agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. Wood, who turned 30 on Tuesday, can make an additional $3 million in performance bonuses for games in which he gets 10 or more outs: $125,000 each for 12 and 14, $250,000 apiece...

Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel (26) and St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais (9) fight during the first period of an NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blues' Blais suspended 2 games for illegal check to head

Jan. 14, 2021 8:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Sammy Blais was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews. Blais received a minor penalty for elbowing in first-period incident in the Blues' 4-1 victory at Colorado on...