Hockey

Greiss stymies Avs’ high-scoring offense, Islanders win 4-1

[ad_1] DENVER (AP) — Goaltender Thomas Greiss bottled up Colorado’s fast-flying offense, Johnny Boychuk scored his first goal of the season and the New York Islanders beat the Avalanche 4-1 on Monday night. Jordan Eberle and Anders Lee also scored while Valtteri Filppula added an empty-netter as the Islanders began a four-game trip in fine fashion. Greiss made 30 saves and helped put an end to Mikko Rantanen’s string of
Baseball

Phillies have lots of ways to improve

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies will host Manny Machado on Thursday in Philadelphia, and sometime in the future, they may host Bryce Harper, too.The Phillies remain in the hunt to sign one of the two superstar free agents, although internally, they continue to debate how far they should go to bring one of them to town. PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies will host Manny Machado on Thursday in Philadelphia, and sometime
Hockey

Halak gets third shutout, Bruins beat Canadiens 4-0

[ad_1] MONTREAL (AP) — Jaroslav Halak stopped 22 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 on Monday night. Joakim Nordstrom, Colby Cave, David Krejci and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins, who snapped a two-game skid. Boston was on the second game of a back-to-back after losing 4-2 in Buffalo on Sunday. Halak improved to 5-0-0 when facing former teammate
Football

Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers Week 16 QB scenario highlights sportsbooks’ strategy in light of uncertainty

[ad_1] 11:10 PM ETDoug KezirianESPN CloseSportsCenter anchor Behind The Bets podcast hostThe uncertainty surrounding Aaron Rodgers' playing status caused some confusion at sportsbooks, and the way each book has reacted to the Green Bay Packers' next game reveals the differing philosophies they have about how to handle such situations.As of Monday night, most U.S. and offshore books are not offering a point spread for Sunday's game between the Packers and
Baseball

Inbox: Could Mariners sign Yusei Kikuchi?

[ad_1] With all the recent chatter about the Mariners being interested in Yusei Kikuchi, do the Mariners have a realistic chance at landing the lefty or is this hopeful thinking, considering other teams closer to contention are sure to be interested as well? -- Paul E., Mount Vernon, Wash.It's impossible to know at this point what Kikuchi is thinking, but the Mariners have made it clear they're intrigued by the
Top Headlines

Five takeaways from Sky’s exit from cycling

[ad_1] Just two weeks ago, Tour de France winners Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome were deep into preparations for another season on Team Sky, the most dominant team in pro cycling. Now, everything they have built is at risk with the news that Sky Television will stop support after the 2019 season.With six Tour wins in seven years by three different riders, Team Sky rules pro cycling's biggest race like
Hockey

Foligno, Bobrovsky lift Blue Jackets over Golden Knights 1-0

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Foligno scored 40 seconds into the third period, Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0 on Monday night. Foligno found the rebound after Seth Jones‘ shot and knocked it past goalie Malcolm Subban from the doorstep. “We deserved this one,” said Foligno, who played in his 800th career game and snapped a five-game goal drought.
Baseball

Michael Brantley near deal with Astros

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- The Astros were close to adding an impactful bat to their already potent lineup on Monday, zeroing in on a premier left-hander to insert in the middle of an order already stacked with right-handed power hitters.A source confirmed to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi that outfielder Michael Brantley, a 2018 All-Star with the Cleveland Indians, was nearing a two-year contract with the Astros. The development was first reported
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Liverpool’s win over Man United wasn’t a surprise, but their dominance was

[ad_1] What stands out about Liverpool's win over Manchester United isn't that it happened -- they were at home, and there's a reason the sides were separated by 16 points at kickoff -- it's the way it occurred.To put on a display of this intensity just a few days after a massive Champions League clash isn't to be taken lightly. It's not just a physical thing -- it's mental as
Hockey

Henrique, Getzlaf help Ducks win again, beat Penguins 4-2

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Henrique and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied past the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 on Monday night. The Ducks won for the ninth time in 10 games after spotting the Penguins a two-goal lead. Henrique started the comeback with a power-play goal early in the second period and Getzlaf’s empty net tally in the final minute pushed Anaheim