Men's sports

Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
February 15, 2020 - 2:18 am
Jack Eichel snapped his stick over the crossbar in frustration after an empty-net goal sealed a Buffalo Sabres loss, splintering it across the ice. He and other NHL players might want to think twice about sacrificing their sticks in a situation like that for now. The coronavirus outbreak that began...
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Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches from the bench as his team plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
February 15, 2020 - 1:38 am
The Minnesota Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday with the goal of correcting some inconsistencies and making a late-season push for a playoff spot. First-year general manager Bill Guerin said he felt the timing was right to move on from Boudreau and replace him with interim coach Dean Evason...
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Tiger Woods tees off on the 10th hole during the second round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
February 14, 2020 - 9:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods is among four players from the top 10 who are skipping the Mexico Championship next week, a World Golf Championships event with no cut and a $10.5 million purse. Woods, who tied for 10th last year at Chapultepec Golf Club but was never in serious contention, did not...
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Tiger Woods watches his second shot on the fifth hole during the second round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
February 14, 2020 - 9:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar made a mess of the easiest hole at Riviera. He couldn't find the fairway and felt he was on the defensive all afternoon Friday in the Genesis Invitational. He was good enough with the short irons that Kuchar still managed a 2-under 69 and built a two-shot lead over...
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Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
February 14, 2020 - 8:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned from the Champions League for two seasons by UEFA on Friday for “serious breaches” of spending rules and failing to cooperate with investigators in a seismic ruling against one of world football's wealthiest clubs. The Abu...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, makes a save against Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
February 14, 2020 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian was suspended seven games by the NHL on Friday for kicking an opponent in the chest. Kassian swung his right leg and kicked Tampa Bay forward Erik Cernak in the chest during a game Thursday night. He was offered an in-person hearing that allowed...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros left fielder Tony Kemp (18) leaves the field after a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Houston. Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Kemp immediately got asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme. His answer was no, and Kemp didn't feel further pressure to do it. The second baseman arrived Friday in Oakland spring training camp and reunited with former Astros teammate Mike Fiers, who went public in November about Houston's sign stealing. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
February 14, 2020 - 7:24 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Tony Kemp immediately got asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme. His answer was a firm no, and Kemp didn't feel further pressure to do it. “That stood,” the second baseman said Friday after...
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A fan in the stands holds a jersey honoring late NBA basketball legend Kobe Bryant during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt York)
February 14, 2020 - 5:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Kobe Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. Joining Bryant as first-time finalists for the Hall: 15-time All-...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Kyle Dowdy, front, fields a grounder as pitchers Carlos Carrasco, left, Shane Bieber, middle, and Logan Allen, right, look on during spring training baseball workouts for pitchers and catchers Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 14, 2020 - 5:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent Friday from the commissioner’s office to all 30 teams and obtained by The Associated Press. Two years after successfully lobbying Congress to exempt minor leaguers from...
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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, right, signs autographs for fans during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 14, 2020 - 3:56 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Count Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo among those not impressed or satisfied by the Houston Astros' attempts to apologize for -- and put behind them -- their sign-stealing scandal. "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet...
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