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  • Panarin repeats OT feat as Jackets stop Caps

    January 13, 2019 3:43 AM 140

    Artemi Panarin scored a power-play goal with 1:30 left in overtime that gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the host Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Nicklas Backstrom had been whistled for slashing just 12 seconds earlier, and that gave Columbus the extra man. Seth Jones slid a pass over to Panarin by the left circle, and he ripped

  • Canadiens, Price shut out Avalanche

    January 13, 2019 3:39 AM 126

    Carey Price had 28 saves for his 43rd career shutout, Brett Kulak and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored goals midway through the third period, and the host Montreal Canadiens beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night. Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 shots for Colorado, which is 1-7-2 in its last 10 games. The Canadiens’ offense had dried up at home the past three

  • Blue Jays sign RHP Phelps to 1-year, $2.5M deal

    January 12, 2019 10:25 PM 137

    The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-hander David Phelps to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with a club option for the 2020 season, the team announced Saturday. Phelps, 32, missed the 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on March 26. The reliever was 4-5 with a 3.40 ERA in 55 2/3 innings with the Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners in 2017. In six seasons

  • Mavs' Barea has torn Achilles

    January 12, 2019 10:23 PM 122

    Veteran point guard J.J. Barea tore his Achilles tendon in the Dallas Mavericks’ win Friday night over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Barea, 34, injured his right leg after making a layup and landing awkwardly in the fourth quarter of the game. An MRI performed Saturday confirmed the injury, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. In his 13th year in the league

  • Tennis: Umpiring a 'strange occupation', says Kyrgios

    January 12, 2019 5:36 AM 123

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios has had more than his fair share of run-ins with umpires over his career and on Saturday the Australian revealed that he thought it “strange” that anyone would want to officiate on a tennis court. The maverick 23-year-old has been forced to pay out tens of thousands of dollars in fines for swearing, making obscene gestures

  • Steelers' Rooney: 'Hard to envision' Brown staying

    January 10, 2019 10:51 PM 124

    Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II cast serious doubt about the future of wide receiver Antonio Brown with the team, in an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Thursday. “As we sit here today, it’s hard to envision that,” Rooney told the newspaper when asked if Brown would be with the Steelers when they open training camp in July. “But there’s

  • Soccer: U.S. women's league increases roster size, player pay

    January 10, 2019 8:20 PM 119

    (Reuters) - The top U.S. women’s professional soccer league will let teams add more players to their rosters and raise their minimum and maximum pay for the 2019 season as part of rule changes it announced on Thursday. Senior rosters in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will expand to 20-22 players, from 18-20 players in 2018. The NWSL is also adding

  • WTA roundup: Unseeded Barty continues run in Sydney

    January 10, 2019 7:04 PM 116

    Unseeded Australian Ashleigh Barty continued her surprising run on her native soil on Thursday, sweeping past 10th-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals of the Sydney International. The win came a day after Barty, 22 years old and ranked No. 15 in the world, knocked off top-seeded and world No. 1 Simona Halep on the hardcourt

  • Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman breaks elbow in fall on stairs

    January 10, 2019 5:56 PM 122

    FILE - In this June 21, 2018 file photo, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman poses with other yoga enthusiasts on International Yoga Day in Times Square in New York. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File) Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tweeted Wednesday she was recovering from a broken elbow -- but the injury didn't stem from any stunts on the floor or a fall from the balance

  • Anti-doping officials start work on copying lab data from Russia: RIA

    January 10, 2019 2:23 PM 115

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Officials from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have begun working with Russian experts on the process of obtaining data from Moscow’s former anti-doping laboratory, Pavel Kolobkov, Russia’s sports minister, said on Thursday, RIA reported. Russia had been due to hand over the data to WADA by the end of 2018 in order for RUSADA