Men's sports

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights' William Karlsson, of Sweden, reaches for a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in St. Louis. Hindsight is 43/35 for the Columbus Blue Jackets. That’s how many goals and assists William Karlsson put up for the Vegas Golden Knights after the Blue Jackets let him go in the expansion draft. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
December 12, 2018 - 2:19 am
Hindsight is 43/35 for the Columbus Blue Jackets. That's how many goals and assists William Karlsson put up for the Vegas Golden Knights after the Blue Jackets let him go in the most recent NHL expansion draft. They also sent first- and second-round draft picks to Vegas to unload David Clarkson's...
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Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost speaks during a news conference at the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 12, 2018 - 2:18 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ask baseball managers what they think about the dreaded shift, and most of them have the same answer. It's not a problem if the hitters don't make it one. "There's an easy way to combat that," Oakland's Bob Melvin said. "Just hit the ball the other way." It's a simple enough...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, image provided by Super League Gaming, Christian Pineda, 13, poses at a Super League video game competition against a team from Boston at City Center 15 Cinema de Lux in White Plains, N.Y. Pineda claims to be shy at school, but here, he’s a vocal leader on a New York team of nearly 20 esports competitors, some as young as 6-years-old. (Maria Gambale/Super League Gaming via AP)
December 12, 2018 - 2:16 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Christian Pineda plays a lot of video games, but he's best at "Minecraft." Hunched over a laptop in the front row of a half-full movie theater last month, the 13-year-old eagerly showed off why. "I basically know the controls like the back of my hand," he said before...
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Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka (9) dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 12, 2018 - 2:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Lowry was in a funk right along with his Toronto Raptors. He had a combined 15 points in his last five games while the team had lost three of four. Adding to their woes, leading scorer Kawhi Leonard was out with a bruised right hip against the surprising Clippers. "It was...
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Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, center, is congratulated after scoring a goal by centers Leon Draisaitl, left, and Connor McDavid in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 12, 2018 - 1:12 am
DENVER (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers broke the ice with a four-goal second period. As for the shattered glass in the penalty box, it wasn't their fault. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice in the decisive second period, Mikko Koskinen stopped 39 shots and the Oilers extended their winning streak to four...
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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Phoenix Suns guard Troy Daniels (30) scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 12, 2018 - 1:05 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bryn Forbes was happy to finally earn the first double-double of his basketball career, and even happier that it came in another San Antonio Spurs victory grounded in defense. Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111-...
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Toronto Raptors' Danny Green (14) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers' Montrezl Harrell (5) as the Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (17) also defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 12, 2018 - 12:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard. Kyle Lowry added 21 points, making four of the Raptors' 14 3-pointers. Leonard sat out with a bruised right hip that...
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Winnipeg Jets' Kyle Connor (81) scores on Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Cam Ward (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 12, 2018 - 12:49 am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor wasn't too disappointed about falling short of his first career hat trick. The third-year forward scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets beat Chicago 6-3 on Tuesday night to give the Blackhawks their eighth straight loss. Connor nearly had another goal late in the...
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Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Ottawa Senators in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 12, 2018 - 12:20 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne was beaten early, but never again. Ryan Ellis scored his first game-winning goal of the season, Rinne made 25 saves and the Nashville Predators defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Tuesday night. Austin Watson and Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, which...
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St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn, right, scores past Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo as Blues' Alexander Steen, left, watches during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in St. Louis. The Blues won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 12, 2018 - 12:14 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brayden Schenn knows he has to do dig in around the net and make things happen. Schenn did that Tuesday night, capping St. Louis' four-goal third period as the Blues beat the Florida Panthers 4-3. Schenn's tiebreaking goal came off a rebound as he backhanded it past prone Panthers...
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