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NHL GMs, Bettman to take part in 100th anniversary events

MONTREAL (AP) -- NHL general managers are set to meet at the site where the league was founded 100 years ago and Commissioner Gary Bettman will be in town as the league celebrates its centennial this weekend.On Friday, the 31 GMs have a three-hour meeting scheduled at Le Windsor, an

Aaron Judge offers gracious congratulations to AL MVP Jose Altuve

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was the overwhelming choice as 2017 American League MVP, earning 27 first-place votes compared to three for New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge.It was the expected outcome in what boiled down to a two-man race between a 5-foot-6 infielder who can do everything and

Amfoot – NFL: Brady, Patriots ready to hit heights in Mexico

AFPNovember 17, 2017FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks for a pass during the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on October 29, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPFOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Tom Brady #12 of the

Bills-Chargers could feature two new QB starters

The Buffalo Bills face the Los Angeles Chargers with a potential quarterback matchup on Sunday at the StubHub Center that few saw coming.Is everyone ready for Nathan Peterman-Kellen Clemens showdown?The Bills (5-4) have turned to the rookie Peterman, a fifth-round pick, over Tyrod Taylor as they attempt to snap their

Trump to host NCAA champs, So Carolina women decline invite

ZEKE MILLER (Associated Press)WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will host college sports championship teams at the White House on Friday, although the South Carolina women's basketball team declined the invitation.The White House says 18 NCAA teams will attend a reception at the executive mansion.''We did hear from the White

Anisimov scores first hat trick, Blackhawks end Rangers’ win streak

Scott BilleckArtem Anisimov scored his first career hat trick to help the Chicago Blackhawks put end to the New York Rangers’ six-game winning streak in a 6-3 win on Wednesday.Anismov, facing his former team, converted at 1:07, 5:14 in the final frame, with John Hayden‘s second of the season sandwiched

Steinbrenner: Not even title would have saved Girardi’s job

RONALD BLUMORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Not even a World Series title would have saved Joe Girardi's job managing the New York Yankees.Owner Hal Steinbrenner revealed the decision to end Girardi's tenure after a decade had long been discussed before the move was announced Oct. 26, five days after the season-ending

Patriots acclimating to altitude at Air Force this week

ARNIE STAPLETON (AP Pro Football Writer)AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- The tunnel leading down to the Falcon Stadium football field is dotted with warnings that a ''lack of acclimation to altitudes above 6,000 feet has proven to cause serious illness.''Just before reaching the field, there's an overhang with a

Bills to start Nathan Peterman, bench Tyrod Taylor

Peterman, a rookie fifth-round pick, replaced Taylor with less than five minutes remaining in Sunday's 47-10 loss to the Saints. Taylor completed nine of 18 passes for 56 yards before being benched. "We are in the playoff hunt, and we are always focused on becoming the best team possible," McDermott

No Part IV: NBA Finals come early with Warriors vs Celtics in November

NBC Sports Bay AreaIf it's not already apparent the 2017 NBA Finals will not feature Warriors-Cavaliers IV, it should start coming into focus Thursday when the Warriors confront the team most likely to win the Eastern Conference.That would be the Boston Celtics, who during their 13-game win streak are proving

NHL standings

Nov 15 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NHL on Tuesday WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. St. Louis 13 5 1 62 51 27 2. Winnipeg 10 4 3 56 47 23 3. Nashville 10 5 2 51 49 22 4. Dallas 9 8 1

Girardi says he was ‘a little shocked’ when Yanks let him go

RONALD BLUMFormer New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks with reporters at the annual MLB general managers' meetings, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)MoreORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joe Girardi expected to be back for an 11th season as New York Yankees manager."I was a little shocked,"

Bills bench Tyrod Taylor, will start Nathan Peterman at QB

Coming off a 47-10 woodshedding at the hands of the New Orleans Saints and a 34-21 loss to the woeful Jets, the Buffalo Bills are making a drastic change.Starter Tyrod Taylor is headed for the bench, and rookie backup Nathan Peterman, who made his NFL debut last Sunday, will get

Celtics beat the Nets 109-102 to push winning streak to 13 games

A. Sherrod BlakelyGood teams. Bad teams. Scrappy teams.You name the style a team plays, and the Boston Celtics will show you how to beat them.Tuesday's 109-102 win over the Brooklyn Nets was yet another chapter in the narrative about a Celtics team that has an uncanny, unshakable will to win regardless

Finally, the Warriors have come to grips with their true calling

The Golden State Warriors have won six consecutive games by 15 or more points, which coincidentally means they have won six consecutive games by more than the point spread.Finally, they have come to grips with their true calling.The Warriors, who always give points (since Steve Kerr arrived, the Warriors have

Vintage rink used by 1994 Rangers sells at auction for $49,100

The Madison Square Garden rink used by the New York Rangers from 1991 through 2013 was sold on Saturday night for $49,100. The lot, sold by Goldin Auctions, includes the dasher boards, Plexiglas, benches, goals and nets. "New Yorkers love their hockey, and a big fan wanted to keep the memories

Astros slugger Beltran retires

AFPNovember 13, 2017Carlos Beltran of the Houston Astros hits a double off Sonny Gray of the New York Yankees during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 17, 2017 (AFP Photo/AL BELLO)MoreLos Angeles (AFP) - Houston Astros slugger Carlos Beltran announced his retirement from

Ezekiel Elliott leaving the country during suspension

Ezekiel Elliott’s immediate future is now clear: He’ll be out at least four, and as many as six, of the Dallas Cowboys’ upcoming games due to suspension. Sunday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport indicated that Elliott will be following in the footsteps of everyone from Ernest Hemingway to Kobe Bryant

This Streaker In Buffalo Ran For More Yards Than The Bills Did

Ron DickerThis streaker's mad dash gave Buffalo Bills fans a jolt of excitement during a blowout loss on Sunday. (Tom Szczerbowski via Getty Images)MoreThe Buffalo Bills found the answer to their anemic rushing attack on Sunday ― but he lacked a uniform, or any other clothing for that matter.A streaker

Is everything OK with Joel Embiid?

Andrew Unterberger | The700LevelThe Philadelphia 76ers' trouncing last night at the hands of the Golden State Warriors certainly wasn't all on Joel Embiid. After all, the game got out of hand with him on the bench: What was a tight 72-71 game when he sat with 7:44 to go in

Rangers defeat Oilers 4-2, win 6th straight game

SCOTT CHARLES (Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Rangers have gone from an awful start to the hottest team in the NHL, using the man advantage to help them to a season-high sixth straight win on Saturday.New York scored two second-period power-play goals en route to a 4-2

Aaron Judge isn’t going to rest on record-breaking rookie season

The work is just getting started for determined Yankees’ slugger Aaron Judge. (AP)MoreOn Monday, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge should be named the unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year. The 25-year-old slugger will have earned that award after setting numerous records, including the most notable