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NHL: What to watch for as season begins

NEW YORK (AP) - The 101st NHL season opens tonight and there are endless story lines to follow. The Associated Press asked a handful of its writers to suggest some of the top things to watch as play gets underway:

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ref sues media firm over harassment

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A college basketball referee filed a federal lawsuit against a Kentucky media company on Tuesday, accusing it of creating conditions that led to the harassment of him and his family after he worked an NCAA Tournament game between Kentucky and North Carolina in March.

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sabres’ Eichel deal: 8 years, $80 million

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Motivated to be better, Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel called his first two NHL seasons as being "mediocre" upon arriving at training camp last month.

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Led by Davis’ bat, young A’s look to build on strong finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Khris Davis' powerful bat provided so many much-needed highlights for the Athletics in another last-place season - and there were many others by young prospects whom manager Bob Melvin and the front office are counting on to carry the club into 2018.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Carr out 2 to 6 weeks with back injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will miss between two and six weeks after breaking a bone in his back during a loss to the Denver Broncos.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Despite 49ers’ struggles, Shanahan says no big changes

SANTA CLARA (AP) - First-year coach Kyle Shanahan knows he needs to get better quarterback play for the 49ers to end their four-game losing skid that has opened his tenure.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Butker’s field goals send Chiefs to win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker drilled a 43-yard field goal with 8 seconds left in his first career game, atoning for an earlier miss and helping Kansas City to a 29-20 victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Louisville board OKs firing of Pitino in hoops scandal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville's interim president was authorized Monday to fire Rick Pitino because of a federal bribery investigation, a scandal that has shaken the university and brought down one of the most prominent coaches in college basketball.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal credits passion for his success

BEIJING (AP) - Passion, and overcoming injuries, are the key to Rafael Nadal's recent success.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Yankees, Twins renew one- sided rivalry in AL wild-card

NEW YORK (AP) - Twins star Joe Mauer remembers well all those October losses to the Yankees. So too, surely, do Minnesota's fans.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Defending champion Warriors beaten by Nuggets

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant drove through the paint for a quick one-handed slam. Stephen Curry dazzled with his dribbling and pulled up for quick 3-pointers that weren't quite as accurate as usual.

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dunne holds off McIlroy’s challenge to win British Masters

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, England (AP) - Paul Dunne held off a thrilling challenge from Rory McIlroy in the final round of the British Masters on Sunday to claim his first European Tour title.

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lynx force decisive Game 5 with Sparks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals.

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Brooke Henderson leads NZ Open as rain halts final round

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) - Brooke Henderson took a big step towards her sixth LPGA Tour title in only six holes on Sunday, but will have to resume on Monday after rain, lightning and dangerous winds disrupted the final round of the New Zealand Women's Open.

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Busch spoils Elliott’s run at Dover for 2nd straight win

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Chase Elliott rubbed his head and leaned against his car, crestfallen as he replayed the final laps in his mind. Jimmie Johnson, his champion teammate, walked over to offer some encouragement and let Elliott vent.

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Hall of Fame ballot newcomers: Jones, Thome, Vizquel

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for baseball ...

November 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders’ Lynch

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.

November 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ryan’s 2 TD passes enough as Falcons hold off Seahawks

SEATTLE (AP) - Matt Ryan threw a pair of touchdown passes, Adrian Clayborn returned a fumble 10 yards for a score and the Atlanta Falcons held ...

November 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Vermette scores winner in shootout, Ducks edge Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Antoine Vermette beat goalie Martin Jones in the ninth round of a shootout to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over ...

November 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nuggets win without coach and 2 starters

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Will Barton didn't know Mike Malone was suspended by the NBA until the Denver Nuggets coach informed him as Barton got on ...

November 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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