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Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher David Hess delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 25, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 25, 2018 - 11:19 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Hess and the Baltimore Orioles made defense the difference in a tight battle against Tampa Bay's hard-working bullpen. Hess pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Baltimore retired three runners on the bases in the first four innings to beat the Rays 2-...
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Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos (40) celebrates with relief pitcher Alex Colome after the team's 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Thursday, May 24, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 25, 2018 - 10:52 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Rather than waiting to see where the Seattle Mariners are sitting by the time the trade market heats up, general manager Jerry Dipoto decided to be proactive. Rewarding a strong start in spite of numerous injuries and the suspension of Robinson Cano, the Mariners pulled off the first...
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul wears the Santa Fe High School logo during the first half in Game 5 of the team's NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Houston, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Ten people were killed in shootings at the school last week.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 25, 2018 - 4:28 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets will be without star guard Chris Paul for Game 6 because of a strained hamstring, a huge blow for a team trying to close out the Golden State Warriors. Paul was injured in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's victory that gave the Rockets a 3-2 lead in the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, right, talks to reporters during the Cubs' annual baseball convention in Chicago. The idea of Manny Machado joining Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in a powerhouse lineup sure is a tantalizing one. Whether that happens or not, the Chicago Cubs are banking on the players they have to perform up to expectations. So far, that hasn’t happened. And if fans are frustrated, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein understands. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 25, 2018 - 3:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The idea of Manny Machado joining Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in a powerhouse lineup sure is a tantalizing one. Whether that happens or not, the Chicago Cubs are banking on the players they have to perform up to expectations. So far, that hasn't happened. And if fans are frustrated...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane waits for play to resume during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night, May 22, on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been completed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 24, 2018 - 5:14 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane knew San Jose was a good fit when Joe Thornton showed up for a late-night airport pickup following a trade deadline deal. That comfort was only reinforced over the next 10 weeks on the ice and in the dressing room. It left Kane with an easy choice as he headed...
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 22, 2018 - 11:11 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Matt Harvey pitched six innings of one-run ball for his first victory with Cincinnati, and Scooter Gennett hit his fifth grand slam over the last two seasons, leading the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Harvey (1-2) gave up three hits in his...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane waits for play to resume during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night, May 22, on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been completed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 22, 2018 - 10:13 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Evander Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The...
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New Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team general manager Paul Fenton smiles during an introductory press conference in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 6:19 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After working a quarter-century in the NHL, including two decades in management, Paul Fenton finally has the opportunity to run a team. The new general manager of the Minnesota Wild has been tasked with retooling a roster that has produced a consistent regular season winner...
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New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard (34) doubles to right field to drive in a run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
May 16, 2018 - 2:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Devin Mesoraco made quite a first impression in Queens, which has been nothing but trouble for the Toronto Blue Jays over the years. His batterymate wasn't bad with the bat, either. Mesoraco had a huge home debut for the Mets, and pitcher Noah Syndergaard knocked in two early runs...
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The Las Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after Tomas Tatar (90) scored on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during first period game 2 NHL Western Conference Finals hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, May 14, 2018. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 15, 2018 - 12:10 am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and said the expansion Vegas Golden Knights sent a message, bouncing back with a 3-1 series-evening win over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference final. "Every time we need a big game as a group, we show...
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