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Devils aim to snap 6-game skid vs. Isles

NEW YORK -- A win over the New Jersey Devils nine days ago helped snap an extended funk by the New York Islanders. The Devils will look to return the favor Tuesday night, when they again visit the Islanders in a matchup of Metropolitan Division rivals at Barclays Center.The Islanders

While Rangers want to add rotation depth, Yu still unlikely

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Rangers general manager Jon Daniels anticipates adding depth to his rotation. It remains unlikely that pitcher will be a front-line starter.''We're not going to close the door on the chance to add premium talent. You always explore it,'' Daniels said Tuesday. ''But if I had to

Seahawks hire new offensive, defensive coordinators

The coaching staff shakeup in Seattle continued Tuesday as the Seahawks announced the hiring of three new assistants, including both offensive and defensive coordinators.Ken Norton Jr., the team's linebackers coach from 2010-14, rejoins to work under head coach Pete Carroll after serving the past three seasons as defensive coordinator of

Penguins stay hot, knock off Rangers 5-2

Phil Kessel's second-period wrister beat Henrik Lundqvist and accounted for his 700th career NHL point and the decisive tally in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-2 victory against the New York Rangers on Sunday night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.Kessel's goal, his 20th of the season, came off a pass from

Blue Jays announce plans for extended protective netting

TORONTO (AP) -- The Blue Jays will extend the protective netting at Rogers Centre to the outfield end of each dugout this season and increase the height of netting behind home plate by approximately 10 feet to 28 feet.The changes announced Monday are being made after several fans at stadiums

Correction: AP Was There-Immaculate Reception story

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- In a story Jan. 14 about the Immaculate Reception game in 1972, The Associated Press erroneously said in the publishable Editor's Note at the end of the story that the touchdown came on the final play of the Raiders-Steelers game. There were 5 seconds left when Harris

Penguins overwhelm Rangers, and do so in regulation

Both the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins can attest that an 82-game season features plenty of twists and turns. Each team’s experienced ups and downs in 2017-18, and are likely to see more turbulence before the playoffs begin.So, it’s important not to overreact to one game, or even a

AP Was There: Harris’ miracle TD gave Steelers playoff win

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It may not happen again for a thousand Christmases the way it happened Saturday for Franco Harris and the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Oakland Raiders under the dark skies in Three Rivers Stadium.Harris, the Steelers' own black Italian Santa Claus, caught a fluttering Steeler pass that Oakland

Alabama OC Brian Daboll leaving for Buffalo Bills

Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll signals to his quarterbacks at NCAA college football practice for the Sugar Bowl against Clemson, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in New Orleans, La. (Vasha Hunt/ via AP)Alabama is looking for another new offensive coordinator.The rapid turnover at offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide continued Sunday

Warriors vs Cavs — an endangered rivalry

Sexy once upon a time, filled with chunks of drama that metastasized into two years of rage and conflict, the rivalry between the Warriors at the Cavaliers ends its 30th month Monday in need of resuscitation.The surest way, perhaps the only way, to revive it is if the Cavaliers somehow

Report: Gruden adds ex-Packers offensive coordinator to staff

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reportedly hired another member of his staff on Friday night, and named Edgar Bennett the team's wide receivers coach, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Jon Gruden adds another key hire to his Oakland Raiders staff - former Packers OC Edgar Bennett is being hired as receivers

Patriots RBs Burkhead, Gillislee out against Titans

The New England Patriots' running-back-by-committee group will be without two members in Saturday's NFL divisional round matchup with the Tennessee Titans.Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee are inactive for Saturday's game at Gillette Stadium. Although both backs practiced in a limited capacity on Thursday, they will not face the Titans.Burkhead, who injured his knee

Yankees settle with 6, on track to get under tax threshold

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees reached one-year contracts with their remaining six players eligible for arbitration, leaving their projected luxury tax payroll at $177 million - $20 million below the threshold.Shortstop Didi Gregorius agreed at $8.25 million Friday, pitcher Sonny Gray at $6.5 million and setup man Dellin Betances

NFL to ‘look into’ whether Raiders violated Rooney Rule

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The NFL said Thursday it will investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the ''Rooney Rule'' when they hired Jon Gruden as coach.The Fritz Pollard Alliance called for the investigation on Wednesday out of concern that Raiders owner Mark Davis came to an agreement with Gruden before

NFL Playoffs Power Rankings: Top seeds get their first tests

Now the real fun begins.After a Wild Card round that saw the division champions from both the AFC and NFC West lose, the top two seeds in each conference enter the fray this week.The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers enjoyed first-round byes in the AFC while the Philadelphia Eagles and

Marlins host Cubs on March 29 in major league opener

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Miami Marlins will host the Chicago Cubs in this year's major league opener on March 29, the earliest start in the sport's history excluding international openers.The game at Marlins Park is scheduled for 12:40 p.m., a half-hour before the New York Mets start at home