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Mariners' Hernandez gets off to shaky spring start

Feb. 23, 2019 11:01 PM EST

Felix Hernandez says he's all set for a bounce-back season. Now pitching entirely from the stretch, King Felix made his spring training debut Saturday, giving up four runs in 1 1/3 innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the San Diego Padres 6-4. The six-time All-Star allowed four hits, only one of them solid. He...

Hyman scores twice, Maple Leafs rally to beat Canadiens 6-3

Feb. 23, 2019 10:57 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — It took two late goals by Zach Hyman and a huge comeback by Toronto to end its longest losing streak of the season. Hyman scored two goals in the final 1:50 of the third period as the Maple Leafs erased an early 3-0 deficit and beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 Saturday night. William Nylander...

Bobrovsky gets another shutout, Blue Jackets beat Sharks 4-0

Feb. 23, 2019 9:14 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matt Duchene sparked his new team and Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his second shutout in as many nights as the Columbus Blue Jackets stopped the surging San Jose Sharks. Duchene tapped in a loose puck early in the second period to get his first goal for the Blue Jackets and added an...

Friedrich caps off perfect 2-man World Cup bobsled season

Feb. 23, 2019 7:51 PM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Germany's Francesco Friedrich finished off the first perfect two-man season in World Cup bobsled history Saturday, driving to his eighth victory of the eight-race season. Friedrich won the two-man overall points title for the second time in three years. He held off Canada's Justin...

Coyotes to retire Doan's No. 19 before Winnipeg game

Feb. 23, 2019 6:37 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Doan holds numerous franchise records, was the epitome of what a captain should be and led the Arizona Coyotes on their deepest playoff run. Those accomplishments only tell part of the story of how he became one of the most revered athletes in Arizona history. Humble to a...

Reinhart's hat trick leads Sabres to 5-2 win over Capitals

Feb. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — No one was referring to the Buffalo Sabres as being soft on Saturday. Jeff Skinner remarkably returned a period after a hush fell through the crowd at the sight of Buffalo's leading scorer attempting to crawl off the ice with an injury to his left leg. Sam Reinhart picked up the...

Nikitina, implicated in Sochi, wins World Cup skeleton title

Feb. 23, 2019 2:22 PM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Elena Nikitina, one of the athletes who was implicated in the doping scandal that overshadowed the 2014 Sochi Olympics, has become the first Russian to win the World Cup women's skeleton overall points championship. Nikitina clinched the title with a fifth-place finish in Saturday's...

Indians sign RHP Tyler Clippard, durable arm for bullpen

Feb. 23, 2019 2:20 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians officially signed former All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard, who brings experience and durability to their revamped bullpen. Clippard received a minor league contract and roster invitation from the Indians. If he makes the 40-man roster, Clippard would receive a $2.5...

Innovations allow NHL to stage outdoor games almost anywhere

Feb. 23, 2019 11:24 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dan Craig sleeps maybe four hours a night leading up to outdoor games. He only goes out to dinner because he can check the status of the ice on his phone. "Your mind's always going," said Craig, the NHL's vice president of facilities operations. After staging outdoor games in a deep...

Laine scores 2 goals, Jets beat Golden Knights 6-3

Feb. 23, 2019 2:40 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrik Laine hadn't scored a goal for Winnipeg in 15 games. He ended that drought in a big way Friday night. Laine contributed a pair of power-play goals and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves to lead Winnipeg to a 6-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights, the team that eliminated the Jets from...