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2-city solution seen as way to preserve MLB in Tampa

Jul. 9, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Giving the Rays permission to explore playing part of their home schedule in Montreal is seen by baseball owners as "a way to preserve baseball in Tampa," according to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. Major League Baseball's executive council last month told Rays owner Stuart Sternberg...

Toye scores 2, Minnesota United beat Impact 3-2

Jul. 7, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Mason Toye scored twice to lead the Minnesota United to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night. Ethan Finlay also scored to help Minnesota (9-7-3) rally from a pair of one-goal deficits. Anthony Jackson-Hamel and Rudy Camacho scored for the Impact (9-9-3). Finlay got the...

Scherzer stays hot, Nationals blank Royals 6-0

Jul. 6, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few days after the birth of his second daughter, Kacy, Max Scherzer was back to work. His wife wouldn't have it any other way. Scherzer sustained a dominant stretch with seven strong innings two days after the birth of his daughter, Kurt Suzuki homered and the Washington Nationals beat...

Rendon homers, red-hot Nationals complete sweep of Marlins

Jul. 4, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Dave Martinez gave Anthony Rendon the option of sitting out a late-morning start after a night game. The All-Star third baseman told Martinez he wanted to play, and he made the most of it. Rendon hit his 20th homer and knocked in the go-ahead run to help the Washington Nationals...

NHL's restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

Jul. 3, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

Some of the NHL's best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players this summer. However, it would be a big surprise in the NHL if any team...

Sabres among teams focused on trade market over free agency

Jul. 2, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Realizing how difficult it is to lure free agents to Buffalo, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has spent the past two-plus years relying on trades to stock his roster with established talent. It happened two years ago, when he acquired defenseman Marco Scandella from Minnesota....

Hurricanes to match Montreal's offer sheet for Aho

Jul. 2, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are keeping star forward Sebastian Aho and say they will match the $42 million offer sheet the Montreal Canadiens tendered him. General manager Don Waddell announced the decision Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the Canadiens extended their offer to the...

Blue Jackets breakup, Aho offer sheet highlight free agency

Jul. 1, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

The much-anticipated breakup of the Columbus Blue Jackets' star-laden core came quickly. Once Artemi Panarin completed the exodus of talent leaving Columbus by signing with the New York Rangers a little over an hour into the NHL's free agent signing period Monday, the real intrigue began. The Montreal Canadiens...

Canadiens offer sheet to Hurricanes' Aho shakes up NHL

Jul. 1, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

It was so improbable that a fake social media post beat the real news by hours. No NHL team had signed a restricted free agent to an offer sheet in more than six years. Then the Montreal Canadiens announced Monday they were bucking that trend by tendering one worth $42.27 million over five years to Sebastian Aho...

Canadiens free up more cap space: trade Deslauriers to Ducks

Jun. 30, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have acquired checking-line forward Nicolas Deslauriers in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal got a 2020 fourth-round draft pick and freed up $950,000 under the salary cap in completing their second trade Sunday. The Canadiens earlier traded center Andrew...