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Jarry, Guentzel lead Penguins past Bruins, 1-0

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan wants his highly skilled team to find a comfort level in playing low-scoring, one-goal games as the Stanley Cup playoffs approach. That message was received. Tristan Jarry made 29 saves for his first ...

Penguins jump into 2nd in East with 3-2 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evan Rodrigues was so focused on the Pittsburgh Penguins' late-season push to win the East Division title the forward didn't realize the implications that came with beating his former team, the Buffalo Sabres. While the Penguins jumped ...

DeGrom strikes out 9 in row, 14 in all, Mets beat Rockies

By DENNIS GEORGATOS Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out nine straight batters against Colorado on Saturday, falling one shy of matching Tom Seaver's major league record. He fell short of the record and nearly missed a win. DeGrom finished with 14 strikeouts to lead the ...

Royals earn doubleheader split with Jays on Perez’s walk-off

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays got wildly different yet equally effective pitching performances in splitting their day-night doubleheader on Saturday. In the opener, starter Steven Matz held the Royals without a hit into ...

Buchnevich scores hat trick on birthday in Rangers’ 6-3 win

By The Associated Press undefined NEW YORK (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich celebrated his birthday with his first career hat trick and the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 on Saturday for their third win over their Hudson River rivals in five days. Artemi Panarin had a goal and three ...

Naylor hits into triple play, makes key E, Reds edge Indians

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer Josh Naylor lined into a triple play in the eighth inning, then let a routine grounder roll through his legs at first base with two outs in the ninth that led to Cincinnati's tying run as the Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the 10th ...

Margot, Glasnow lift Rays over AL-worst Yankees 6-3

By JAKE SEINER AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sluggish to start their AL title defense, the Tampa Bay Rays have found their bearings in the Bronx. "This venue can motivate you really quick," manager Kevin Cash said. Manuel Margot hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Tyler Glasnow overcame ...

Gomes ends Locastro’s steal streak, homers, Nats top D’backs

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — After Tim Locastro's 29-steal streak to start his major league career ended, Arizona's center fielder immediately knew something was wrong with his left pinkie finger. "Saw it was not facing the right way," Locastro said. "Looked down ...

QB front-runner Young mostly shines in Alabama’s spring game

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young made a juke move to elude a rushing defender, set his feet and launched a quick pass for a big gain to tailback Roydell Williams on the opening drive. He also lost a fumble that was recovered for a touchdown. The Alabama ...

Elliott would love to find a way to be different at Richmond

By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Like many drivers in NASCAR's top series, Chase Elliott had a hard time figuring out the best way to navigate the layout at Richmond Raceway when he first raced on the track. Some think the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval drives like a mini ...