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Frederic’s third-period goal carries Bruins past Penguins

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trent Frederic scored the lone goal of the third period and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Tuesday night. Frederic gave the Bruins the lead for good at 7:07 of the third. He beat goaltender Casey DeSmith with a wrist ...

Ovechkin nets 718, passes Espo for 6th as Caps stop Isles

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 718th goal to pass Phil Esposito for sole possession of sixth on the NHL's career list and became the second active player with 1,300 points, helping the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday ...

LeBron James becomes partner in group that owns Red Sox

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LeBron James is becoming a part-owner of the Boston Red Sox. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar confirmed Tuesday night that he and his longtime business partner, Maverick Carter, are taking an ownership stake in the Fenway Sports Group. "For me and my ...

Sabres fire coach Krueger while in midst of 12-game skid

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Twelve consecutive losses — and with no indication of the skid ending — were enough for Sabres first-year general manager Kevyn Adams to determine it was time to fire coach Ralph Krueger on Wednesday. The Sabres made the move the ...

What to watch the first week of the NCAA Tournament

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer The 2020 NCAA Tournament was wiped out by the coronavirus, robbing the sports world of one of its greatest spectacles. After a chaotic season through a pandemic, March Madness is back. You know the players are ready. So are the coaches. The fans, ...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay: Masks, quiet cheering and caution

By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — Organizers plan to exercise extreme caution when the Olympic torch relay starts next week, knowing any stumble could imperil the opening of the Tokyo Games in just over four months. The organizers spoke in detail on Tuesday about their plans for ...

Winston re-joins Saints for 2021 after Brees retirement

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are bringing back quarterback Jameis Winston on a one-year contract. The move announced by Saints general manager Mickey Loomis comes on the heels of Drew Brees' decision over the weekend to retire and provides ...

Malkin records 1,100th NHL point, leads Pens to win

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play for his 1,100th career point and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Monday night. Malkin is the third Russian-born player to reach 1,100 points in the NHL, joining Alex Ovechkin and ...

LeBron, short-handed Lakers beat up on Warriors 128-97

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LeBron James had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, leading the injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers past the Golden State Warriors 128-97 on Monday night. Montrezl Harrell backed up James' fourth triple-double ...

Dallas Seavey wins Iditarod, matches most wins by a musher

By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ever since Dallas Seavey became the youngest musher to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 2012, he's been bombarded by questions on whether he would eventually get five race titles, the most ever by a musher. "I think it was ...