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Keefe: Toronto has enough talent for quick progress

Nov. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — New Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe spent a decent chunk of a 30-minute morning skate on Thursday teaching instead of running drills. There’s a lot for his new team to learn and not much time to do it. The 39-year-old Keefe is now in charge of the Maple Leafs after...

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

Nov. 21, 2019 3:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Yasmani Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason. The All-Star catcher agreed Thursday to a $73 million, four-year contract with the Chicago White Sox. “Exciting day for us around here, being able to add one of...

Past midpoint of big contract, Cousins hitting his stride

Nov. 21, 2019 3:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the aftermath of the 54-yard touchdown pass that Kirk Cousins threw to Stefon Diggs early in the fourth quarter that accelerated a furious comeback by the Minnesota Vikings, the always animated wide receiver was as fired up as ever as he stalked the sideline and screamed encouragement...

John Sherman approved as new controlling owner of Royals

Nov. 21, 2019 3:25 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Sherman has been approved as the new controlling owner of the Kansas City Royals, and his group plans to close its deal to purchase the last-place team from David Glass and his family next week. Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously Thursday to approve the deal, which...

Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

Nov. 21, 2019 3:21 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s season is over after the NFL’s indefinite suspension of the Cleveland Browns star defensive end was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer. Garrett is banned for the final six regular-season games and playoffs for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason...

MLB will investigate Astros conduct over last 3 seasons

Nov. 21, 2019 3:04 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons. After the conclusion of owners meetings Thursday, baseball Commissioner Manfred said MLB will “investigate the...

Winless Bengals hope to avoid “horror show” vs Steelers

Nov. 21, 2019 3:03 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton could barely protect himself as the Steelers poured through the line, sacking him eight times at Heinz Field in September — one of the quarterback’s worst moments in a nine-year career. Now it’s rookie Ryan Finley’s turn to feel the heat. The...

NCAA denies waiver appeal from Michigan State’s Joey Hauser

Nov. 21, 2019 2:45 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo abruptly resigned from a coaches’ board Thursday, angered after the NCAA denied an appeal from forward Joey Hauser to play this season. Izzo says the decision led to him resigning from the National Association of Basketball Coaches board of...

Banged-up Blues: Blais out 10 weeks, St. Louis signs Brouwer

Nov. 21, 2019 2:37 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The banged-up Blues have lost another forward to injury and added some reinforcement. Sammy Blais will miss at least 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right wrist. Blais was injured Tuesday in St. Louis’ 3-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. With Blais out long term, Alex...

New York Red Bulls decline option on goalie Luis Robles

Nov. 21, 2019 2:29 PM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have declined the contract option on Luis Robles, the league’s goalkeeper of the year in 2015. The 35-year-old Robles completed his eighth season with a 13-14-6 record and nine shutouts. For his career, Robles has a 114-71-53 mark with 72 shutouts and a...