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Indians, reliever Clippard agree to terms on minor contract

Feb. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians and two-time All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard have agreed to a minor league contract. Clippard, who spent last season with Toronto, will try to earn a spot in Cleveland's revamped bullpen. The deal is pending the 34-year-old passing medical tests and may not be...

Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks to 10-day contract

Feb. 20, 2019 5:56 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors signed guard Jodie Meeks to a 10-day contract Wednesday. While with Washington last season, Meeks was suspended 25 games after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone prohibited under the NBA drug program. The suspension came a day before Game 1 of the Wizards'...

Yankees' Tulowitzki hits in first simulated game

Feb. 20, 2019 4:48 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki took a called third strike in his first simulated game of spring training and followed with a drive down the right-field line that would have been over Yankee Stadium's right-field wall. "Honestly I feel good, ready to go," he said. "Just excited to play." Now 34, the...

The NBA playoff push starts now with All-Star break ending

Feb. 20, 2019 1:55 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Golden State is still the favorite for a fourth title in five years. Milwaukee, Toronto, Indiana, Boston, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Denver can all go ahead and cancel those mid-April vacation plans if they were foolish enough to have made them in the first place. For LeBron James and...

Players brace for moves as NHL trade deadline approaches

Feb. 20, 2019 11:00 AM EST

Thomas Vanek remembers waking up in Edmonton, Alberta, and turning on the TV in his hotel room to find out where he was heading. It was March 5, 2014, the NHL's trade deadline day, and Vanek's bags were packed. He knew he had played his final game a few days earlier for the New York Islanders after rejecting the...

O'Reilly's overtime goal lifts Blues past Maple Leafs 3-2

Feb. 20, 2019 12:00 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the beginning of the season, the St. Louis Blues were finding ways to lose games. Now, they're managing to pull out wins. Ryan O'Reilly scored 34 seconds into overtime and the St. Louis Blues beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Tuesday night for their franchise-record 11th straight...

Celtics still figuring things out heading into stretch run

Feb. 19, 2019 2:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — One way or another, the spotlight was always going to shine on the Boston Celtics in an Eastern Conference without LeBron James. After back-to-back losses to James' Cavaliers in the past two conference finals, his departure West to join the Los Angeles Lakers seemed to clear the path for...

Trudeau's top adviser resigns while denying wrongdoing

Feb. 18, 2019 6:35 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top adviser resigned Monday while denying allegations that he pressured Canada's former attorney general to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering company. Principal Secretary Gerald Butts has been Trudeau's closest adviser and best friend since...

Guerrero Jr. could start in minors, delaying free agency

Feb. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is not worrying about whether he will start the season with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 19-year-old son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero is considered the top prospect entering 2019. Yet, it would not be surprising if Toronto kept the third baseman in the minor...

Canadian women beat US 2-0 to win inaugural Rivalry Series

Feb. 17, 2019 5:04 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The inaugural Rivalry Series was created to give Canada and the United States another opportunity to put the world's best female hockey teams on the ice together. It went so well, there likely will be a sequel. Brianne Jenner and Blayre Turnbull scored, Shannon Szabados made 38 saves, and...