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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve runs to first base after getting hit with a pitch during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 25, 2020 - 12:05 am
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker Marchant Stadium. “...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno, right, celebrates his goal against Ottawa Senators' Marcus Hogberg, left, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
February 24, 2020 - 8:20 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets ditched their eight-game losing streak — and lost two more players to injuries. Emil Bemstrom scored 4:35 into overtime, and the banged-up Blue Jackets beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Monday night. Bemstrom knocked home a rebound for his seventh of...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve runs to first base after getting hit with a pitch during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 24, 2020 - 5:00 pm
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. ``He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?’’ Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker Marchant Stadium...
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New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole throws to first base during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 24, 2020 - 4:53 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out two and walked one over a hitless inning in his spring training debut for the New York Yankees against Pittsburgh on Monday night. Cole's first pitch to Adam Frazier was a 97 mph fastball. After Frazier popped out and Bryan Reynolds struck out, Cole Tucker...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Lucas Wallmark plays against the Boston Bruins during an NHL hockey game in Boston. The Florida Panthers traded Vincent Trocheck to the Carolina Hurricanes for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark and prospects Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
February 24, 2020 - 4:43 pm
Hurricanes president Don Waddell resisted the urge to sign Zamboni driver David Ayres — or acquire anyone else, for that matter — to address Carolina's injury-depleted goaltending ranks before the NHL trade deadline struck Monday. Waddell, however, did manage to upgrade the rest of his roster to...
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Montreal Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates after scoring during overtime period NHL hockey game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 24, 2020 - 3:25 pm
The Metropolitan Division was already the deepest and most competitive in the NHL. Now the race to the finish is getting juiced up. Nearly every Metro contender made a move ahead of Monday's trade deadline to gear up for the playoff push. The first-place Washington Capitals got it started by...
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Calgary Flames left wing Andrew Mangiapane (88) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
February 23, 2020 - 9:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan scored in the first period, and the Calgary Flames started their road trip with a win, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Sunday night. Andrew Mangiapane scored Calgary's last two goals, one of which came into an empty net at the end. Dylan Larkin...
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St. Louis Blues' Jordan Kyrou (33) celebrates scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
February 23, 2020 - 8:16 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington made 32 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday. Jordan Kyrou, Brayden Schenn and Ivan Barbashev also scored for the Blues, who have won four straight and remained atop the Western Conference...
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Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo (21) puts the puck past Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
February 23, 2020 - 6:44 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo hopes he and the Buffalo Sabres provided general manager Jason Botterill a reason to rethink his approach a day before the NHL's trade deadline. For a team that looked like it was in need of major roster overhaul as recently as two weeks ago, the Sabres have...
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Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers smiles in the dugout during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 23, 2020 - 6:17 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It's been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current A's...
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