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Makar, Avalanche bounce back, beat Canadiens 4-1

Dec. 03, 2021 00:47 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Cale Makar scored to put Colorado ahead to stay late in the second period, Valeri Nichushkin had a goal and an assist, and the Avalanche beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Thursday night. Andre Borkovsky and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for the...

Minus Giannis, Bucks lose to Toronto, ending win streak at 8

Dec. 02, 2021 23:02 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors took advantage of Giannis Antetokounmpo sitting out with a sore right calf to beat Milwaukee 97-93 Thursday night, ending the Bucks’ winning streak at eight. ...

After twice turning down Toronto, righty Gausman joins Jays

Dec. 02, 2021 11:41 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — In each of the past two offseasons, pitcher Kevin Gausman spurned free agent advances from the Toronto Blue Jays and general manager Ross Atkins. When Atkins called again this winter, Gausman couldn’t say no any longer. Gausman and...

Teams spend $1.4B in 1 day, then MLB locks out players

Dec. 02, 2021 11:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Before getting locked out, players loaded up Wednesday as big league teams unlocked their coffers for an unprecedented spending spree. Major League Baseball clubs committed to a one-day record $1.4 billion in salaries Wednesday, hours before the league...

Matthews nets hat trick, surging Maple Leafs thrash Avs 8-3

Dec. 02, 2021 01:19 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick and the streaking Toronto Maple Leafs thumped the Colorado Avalanche 8-3 on Wednesday night. John Tavares had a goal and two assists for Toronto (17-6-1), while William Nylander scored one...

Texas Rangers finalize mega-deals with SS Seager, 2B Semien

Dec. 01, 2021 19:53 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager and Marcus Semien were well aware of the 102 losses last year and five consecutive losing seasons for the Texas Rangers. As a half-billion dollar middle infield, they will now work together to turn things around in Texas. ...

Mariners sign Cy Young winner Robbie Ray to $115M, 5-yr deal

Dec. 01, 2021 00:33 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners finalized their $115 million, five-year contract Tuesday night. Ray is coming off the best season of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, going 13-7 with a 2.84 ERA and 248 strikeouts in 193...

Grizzlies win 2nd straight without Morant, top Raptors 98-91

Nov. 30, 2021 23:06 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 25 points, Desmond Bane had 23 and Dillon Brooks 17 as the Memphis Grizzlies won back-to-back games, beating the struggling Toronto Raptors 98-91 Tuesday night. After beating Sacramento Sunday, Memphis won again without leading...

Brewers sign Tellez plus 2 catchers, non-tender Vogelbach

Nov. 30, 2021 21:16 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have signed first baseman Rowdy Tellez and catchers Pedro Severino and Brett Sullivan to one-year contracts while non-tendering first baseman Daniel Vogelbach. Vogelbach, an All-Star in 2019 while playing for Seattle, hit .219 with...

AP source: RHP Alex Cobb closes in on contract with Giants

Nov. 29, 2021 20:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Alex Cobb is close to finalizing an agreement with the San Francisco Giants, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Cobb still must pass a physical to complete...