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Five-goal first period leads Sabres to 7-1 win over Devils

[ad_1] BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel had a goal and two assists, and the Buffalo Sabres used a five-goal first period to beat the New Jersey Devils 7-1 Monday night. Eichel scored 2:46 into the game, and Conor Sheary scored twice during the first 20 minutes. Jeff Skinner and Rasmus Asplund also connected in the first, and Victor Olofsson and Henri Jokiharju scored in the second. Linus Ullmark made
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Sergino Dest, Jordan Morris lead U.S.’s breakout stars in Gregg Berhalter’s first year as manager

[ad_1] It's been a year to the day since Gregg Berhalter was hired as manager of the U.S. men's national team. In 2019, the USMNT was largely treading water. In fact, its collective chin has even inched dangerously close to the waterline at times.The victories were expected, especially considering the CONCACAF-heavy schedule and the fact that just two of the Americans' 18 games were held outside of the United States.
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Eberle scores twice, Islanders handle Red Wings 4-1

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored two goals and Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves to lift the New York Islanders over Detroit 4-1 on Monday night, extending the Red Wings’ winless streak to 10 games. Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier also scored for the Islanders, who were outshot 31-25 but never trailed in the game. Dylan Larkin had the only goal for Detroit. New York has alternated starting goalies
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Georgetown to finish season without James Akinjo, Josh LeBlanc

[ad_1] Georgetown's push to make its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2015 encountered turbulence after the school announced Monday that standouts James Akinjo and Josh LeBlanc were no longer with the team.The written statement did not specify why Akinjo and LeBlanc are leaving the Hoyas. Both players are in the transfer portal.Akinjo, a point guard averaging 13.4 points per game, had been the No. 2 scorer for the Hoyas this
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Tuch scores 2 early, Golden Knights beat Rangers 4-1

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Tuch scored twice in the first four minutes and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the New York Rangers 4-1 Monday night. Reilly Smith and Max Pacioretty also scored to help Vegas get its first three-game winning streak of the season. Malcolm Subban stopped 29 shots as the Golden Knights improved to 5-2-1 after a season-high five-game skid (0-4-1). Brendan Lemieux scored and Henrik Lundqvist
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Cubs don’t offer Addison Russell contract after two years of controversy

[ad_1] CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs tendered contracts for the 2020 season to six arbitration-eligible players but non-tendered infielder Addison Russell on Monday.Russell, 25, becomes a free agent after five years with the team, his final two seasons marked by controversy.The second baseman/shortstop was suspended for 40 games near the end of the 2018 season for violating the league's domestic abuse policies. Despite that suspension, the Cubs tendered him a
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Cubs don’t offer contract to infielder Addison Russell

[ad_1] CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs tendered contracts for the 2020 season to six arbitration-eligible players but non-tendered infielder Addison Russell. Russell, 25, becomes a free agent after five years with the team, his final two seasons marked by controversy.The second baseman/shortstop was suspended for 40 games near the end of the 2018 season for violating the league's domestic abuse policies. Despite that suspension, the Cubs tendered him a contract
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Blackhawks reviewing assistant Marc Crawford’s conduct

[ad_1] CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford will be away from the team while it reviews his conduct with another organization. The Blackhawks didn’t provide any details Monday about what they are examining, but former NHL forward Sean Avery recently told the New York Post that Crawford kicked him after he was whistled for a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty when he played for Crawford with the Los Angeles Kings during the
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The NHL’s best and worst this week

[ad_1] The calendar has flipped to December, but few teams in the NHL had a better November than the Philadelphia Flyers, who picked up points in 14 of their 16 games (10 wins) for a league-high 24 points. That tied a franchise record for most November points and put the Flyers squarely in third place in the Metropolitan Division.Give credit to GM Chuck Fletcher, who was hired exactly one year
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Bronny James is outplayed, but not overshadowed, by other future stars

[ad_1] DALLAS -- "Do something with it, Baby Bron!" a man yelled from the crowd."We need to see it!" a frustrated spectator shouted as the kid they all came to see missed his first two shots, an errant layup and a 3-pointer that crashed off the backboard. "You ain't got one all day!"When he ran onto the court with his teammates before the game, the crowd collectively rose and turned