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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols waves to the crowd for a curtain call after his last at bat of the night during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
June 23, 2019 - 11:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a weekend full of emotional moments, Los Angeles slugger Albert Pujols saved the best for last. Pujols capped off a stirring three-day return to St. Louis by exchanging jerseys with long-time friend and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina following the Angels' 6-4 win on Sunday...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, part-owners, from left to right, Jerry Bruckheimer and David Bonderman pose with Tod Leiweke and a hockey stick during a news conference naming Leiweke as the president and CEO for a prospective NHL expansion team in Seattle. More than six months after the NHL announced its 32nd franchise, what's happening in Seattle remains a curiosity in the hockey community. With the draft in Vancouver and Seattle team president and CEO Leiweke and part-owner Bruckheimer hanging out for the weekend, it amplified the questions about what is to come next for the yet-to-be-named franchise a couple hours to the south. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 23, 2019 - 8:42 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the weekend surrounded a 59-year-old team executive and a Hollywood filmmaker. More than six months...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi works against the Baltimore Orioles during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
June 23, 2019 - 8:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — J.P. Crawford felt his trade to Seattle would give him the opportunity to be an everyday shortstop — hopefully as part of what the Mariners hope to build long-term. His recent performance is backing up Seattle's belief in the 24-year-old. "I like his demeanor, how he's carrying...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and NHL Player's Association Executive Director Donald Fehr take part in announcing the return of the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 in Toronto, during a news conference at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. With labor talks having already begun on an informal basis, NHL Commissioner Bettman and union chief Fehr are in agreement in their desire to reboot the World Cup of Hockey tournament. The stumbling block to laying out a long-term calendar of international competition, however, revolves around the hot-button topic of the NHL returning to participate in the Winter Olympics after skipping out on South Korea in 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 23, 2019 - 4:39 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — With labor talks having already begun on an informal basis, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Don Fehr are in favor of rebooting the World Cup of Hockey tournament and holding it every four years. The stumbling block to laying out a long-term calendar...
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June 23, 2019 - 3:17 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — P.K. Subban wasn't exactly shocked Saturday when the six-time NHL defenseman was traded from the Nashville Predators to the New Jersey Devils. "I've been through the process before," Subban said in a conference call with the media Sunday. "There was a lot of talk after the...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, gamblers line up to place bets on the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City N.J. This is the first March Madness tournament since legal gambling expanded last year in the U.S. The spread of legalized sports betting is largely following regional boundaries. Lawmakers across the Northeast and upper Midwest have generally approved it or are still considering doing so this year. But in the Deep South and far West, fewer states are rushing in a year after the US Supreme Court cleared the way for legal sports betting nationally. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
June 23, 2019 - 12:28 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and...
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New York Rangers draft pick Kaapo Kakko, left; New Jersey Devils pick Jack Hughes, center; and Chicago Blackhawks pick Kirby Dach pose for photos during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 10:00 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 22, 2019 - 9:08 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Civale didn't get much sleep before his major league debut. The 24-year-old right-hander looked wide-awake once he got to the mound. Civale dazzled, striking out the side to begin the game and allowing just two infield hits over six innings to pitch the Cleveland Indians to a...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Yasmani Grandal gestures after hitting an RBI double during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
June 22, 2019 - 8:35 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell juggled his lineup, hoping for a spark. Yasmani Grandal certainly delivered it. Grandal led off for the first time in his career and homered in his opening at-bat to help the Milwaukee Brewers snap a season-high five-game losing streak with...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019 file photo, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y. The New Jersey Devils have acquired Subban from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies and a pair of draft picks, Saturday, June 22. . (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
June 22, 2019 - 5:17 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The revamp of the New Jersey Devils now includes one of the top defensemen in the NHL to go along with No. 1 overall draft pick Jack Hughes. The Devils made the biggest move of the second day of the NHL draft Saturday before any picks were made by acquiring All-...
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