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Hintz scores in overtime to lift Stars past Red Wings 5-4

Jan. 21, 2022 22:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Roope Hintz scored a power-play goal with 2:09 left in overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. It was the second win in a row for the Stars, who rallied from a one-goal deficit late in the third period to send it...

NFL ends daily COVID-19 testing for all players

Jan. 21, 2022 22:13 PM EST

The NFL is curtailing daily testing of all players, vaccinated or unvaccinated, for COVID-19. In a memo sent to the 32 clubs and obtained by The Associated Press, the league said Friday that medical experts from the NFL and the players' union agreed to the change. Those doctors have...

Bears interview Frazier for coaching job, Poles for GM spot

Jan. 21, 2022 21:32 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed 1985 championship team member Leslie Frazier for their head coaching vacancy Friday and Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles for their general manager job. Frazier, a cornerback on Chicago's only...

N.Y. Giants name Joe Schoen of Buffalo Bills as their new GM

Jan. 21, 2022 21:02 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Schoen was at the top of the New York Giants' list of candidates when they started their search for a new general manager, and the Buffalo Bills assistant GM never left that spot. The Giants hired the 42-year-old Schoen as their general manager...

Nuggets sign veteran C DeMarcus Cousins to 10-day contract

Jan. 21, 2022 20:01 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets signed four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to a 10-day contract on Friday to back up Nikola Jokic. The 6-foot-10 Cousins will be eligible to play in six games for the Nuggets, starting Friday night against Memphis. He's reuniting...

AP source: Mercury hiring Nygaard as next head coach

Jan. 21, 2022 18:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury have hired former Las Vegas Aces assistant Vanessa Nygaard as their next head coach, a person familiar with the hire told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hire won't be officially announced...

AP source: Vikings target GM finalists from Browns, Chiefs

Jan. 21, 2022 18:20 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have targeted two finalists for their general manager job: Cleveland vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kansas City executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles. According to a person with knowledge of the...

New York mobile sports bets top $600M in 2 weeks, rival NJ

Jan. 21, 2022 17:37 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New York sportsbooks took more than $600 million worth of bets from phones or computers in the first two weeks of the activity being legal this month, according to figures posted Friday. The numbers posted by the New York State Gaming Commission show that...

Frank Cignetti returns to Pitt as offensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2022 16:37 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Frank Cignetti is ready for a third stint at Pittsburgh. The Panthers have hired Cignetti as the team's offensive coordinator more than 30 years after he began his coaching career at the school as a graduate assistant and a decade removed from a brief stint as...

Sharks' minor leaguer suspended 30 games for racial gesture

Jan. 21, 2022 16:29 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The American Hockey League has suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games for making a racial gesture toward Tucson Roadrunners forward Boko Imama during a recent game. Hrabik was suspended Friday for making the gesture during a Jan. 12...