Sports transactions

New Jersey Devils' Taylor Hall (9) celebrates his goal as he returns to the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
February 27, 2018 - 10:08 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Taylor Hall equaled the Devils' franchise record with points in 15 straight games, Stefan Noesen scored the only goal of the third period and New Jersey beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday. Noesen, playing in his 100th NHL game, broke a 2-2 tie with his ninth of the season...
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Major League Baseball free agent pitcher Tyler Clippard delivers to a East Japan Railway Company Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 27, 2018 - 9:05 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Clippard wore a black jersey with a white players' union logo and pitched hitless ball for two innings against amateurs in the green shirts of the East Japan Railway Company. He had the poorest personal results of his nine major league seasons, yet ended the year with a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Mike Napoli bats against the Boston Red Sox during Game 1 of baseball's American League Division Series,in Cleveland. Napoli is getting another swing with the Indians. The free agent slugger has agreed to a minor league contract with the team, pending the completion of a physical. Napoli spent 2016 with the Indians and had a major role in getting the club to the World Series.(AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
February 27, 2018 - 8:29 pm
The Cleveland Indians gave Mike Napoli a much more familiar uniform. The Indians reunited with Napoli on Tuesday, agreeing on a minor league contract with the popular slugger whose powerful swing and clubhouse leadership were key to Cleveland reaching the 2016 World Series. Napoli had been on the...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) goes up for a layup as New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, watches from the floor in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 06, 2017 - 2:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It looms as the biggest game of the week: Golden State at San Antonio in a matchup of the NBA's top two teams. Forgive Steve Kerr if he doesn't enjoy looking ahead. His Warriors have to navigate what he calls a "bizarre" schedule just to get there, one that won't leave them fresh...
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March 04, 2017 - 9:02 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants coach Jose Alguacil needed surgery to repair a broken nose after being hit by a foul ball during a spring training game. Alguacil was hit in the face Saturday and fell to the ground. He was sitting in a folding chair outside the dugout, and manager Bruce...
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March 04, 2017 - 5:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Longtime NHL defenseman Ken Klee is out as the coach of the U.S. women's hockey team after leading the Americans to gold medals at the last two world championships. Who's in? The players are waiting to hear, less than a month before the world championships and less than a year before...
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March 03, 2017 - 1:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Marshall is on the move again — and the New York Jets' roster purge of big-name players with big salaries continues. The Jets are releasing the well-traveled wide receiver and clearing $7.5 million on the salary cap, a person with direct knowledge of the team's decision told...
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March 02, 2017 - 10:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the team's decision says the New York Jets are releasing wide receiver Brandon Marshall, clearing $7.5 million on the salary cap. Marshall is the latest big-name player to be cut by the Jets, who have also parted ways with Darrelle Revis, Nick...
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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, sits in court as an image of shooting victim Daniel de Abreu is projected, top right, during his double murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Boston. Hernandez is charged in the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL football player already is serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
March 02, 2017 - 12:51 am
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez misinterpreted a brief encounter at a Boston nightclub involving a spilled drink as a sign of disrespect and became furious, later gunning down the two men involved, a prosecutor said in opening statements in Hernandez's double murder...
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ADDS THAT STREIT SENT TO PENGUINS AFTER TRADED TO LIGHTNING - FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Mark Streit skates with the puck during an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Philadelphia. The Pittsburg Penguins sent a fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Streit, just hours after the Lightning acquired Streit from Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)
March 01, 2017 - 9:00 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins' biggest trade-deadline move may end up being the one they didn't make. The defending Stanley Cup champions held on to goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury through Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, opting to keep the franchise leader in victories while instead...
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