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LEADING OFF: Rookies Morel, Hall look to extend homer runs

Jul. 02, 2022 02:33 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ NICE NEWCOMER Cubs rookie Christopher Morel has homered in three straight games and looks to keep up the run when he faces Boston at Wrigley Field. The 23-year-old Morel connected...

Winnipeg Jets closing in on Rick Bowness as head coach

Jul. 02, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets are closing in on Rick Bowness as their head coach. A Jets spokesman told The Canadian Press on Friday that while nothing was finalized, the 67-year-old Bowness “is the person we’re focusing on as our next head coach.” ...

Looney returning to Warriors on 3-year deal, Payton gone

Jul. 01, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors wanted to keep their roster together to make a run at a repeat. As the NBA's free agency period began, Golden State retained center Kevon Looney when he agreed to a $25.5 million, three-year contract, but lost several other key faces....

US closes in on basketball World Cup, tops Puerto Rico 83-75

Jul. 01, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Justin Jackson scored 26 points, Langston Galloway added 18 and the U.S. men's basketball team took another step toward qualifying for next year’s World Cup by topping Puerto Rico 83-75 on Friday night. John Jenkins scored 13 for the Americans, who...

Rock star Randy Bachman reunited with beloved stolen guitar

Jul. 01, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman’s long search came to an end Friday when he was reunited in Tokyo with a cherished guitar 45 years after it was stolen from a Toronto hotel. “My girlfriend is right there,” said Bachman, 78, a former member of The Guess Who and...

Brock Boeser re-signs with Vancouver Canucks

Jul. 01, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Restricted free-agent forward Brock Boeser re-signed with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday, agreeing to three-year deal worth $6.65 million a season. The 25-year-old right wing from Burnsville, Minnesota, had 23 goals and 23 assists in 71...

Morel homers in 3rd straight game, Cubs beat Red Sox 6-5

Jul. 01, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christopher Morel got a belt-high pitch and launched it toward Waveland Avenue for a long two-run homer. Another big moment for the rookie from the Dominican Republic. And he's had a few lately, whether he was delivering at the plate or in the field. ...

Stars add assistant coaches, re-sign backup goalie Wedgewood

Jul. 01, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have added Steve Spott and Alain Nasreddine to the coaching staff while re-signing backup goalie Scott Wedgewood on a $2 million, two-year contract. Spott and Nasreddine will be the assistants to new coach Pete DeBoer. Goaltending coach Jeff Reese and...

Red Sox ace Sale nearing return from rib injury

Jul. 01, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale will make at least one more minor league rehab start before the Boston Red Sox decide if their ace is ready to join their rotation after being sidelined all season because of a rib injury. Manager Alex Cora said Friday the seven-time All-Star is close to...

Lightning retain Nick Paul with 7-year, $22 million contract

Jul. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have accomplished one of their top offseason priorities, retaining forward Nick Paul with a seven-year contract worth just over $22 million. General manager Julien BriseBois announced deal Friday, three days after saying the club was...