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Padres hire former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild has been hired in the same position by the San Diego Padres. Rothschild is one of several newcomers on rookie manager Jayce Tingler’s staff announced Thursday. Rothschild spent the last nine seasons with the Yankees before being fired after last season. He replaces Darren Balsley. Other newcomers include ...

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Nichushkin lifts Avalanche past Maple Leafs 3-1

TORONTO (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche kept Toronto at bay and got some timely scoring to beat the struggling Maple Leafs. Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist, Valeri Nichushkin and Joonas Donskoi also scored, and Philipp Grubauer stopped 38 shots to help the Avalanche beat the Maple Leafs 3-1 Wednesday night. “One of the most complete games we’ve ...

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LeBron James’ Lakers might just be unstoppable

So now we know, at least, what needs to happen for the Los Angeles Lakers to lose. Unless you’re a title favorite with an outrageously gifted superstar catching fire, a defending champion using all your guile, or unless you have perhaps one of the future greats playing lights-out, don’t bother applying. Cracking the Lakers code has proven difficult enough that ...

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Saints, 49ers clash with top NFC seeding in the balance

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints are ready to up the ante. A third-straight NFC South title has been wrapped up. Next on the list is a second straight No. 1 overall playoff seed in the NFC, a goal New Orleans (10-2) can get closer to accomplishing on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers (10-2) visit the ...

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Cohen to increase stake in Mets; Wilpons remain in control

NEW YORK (AP) — A hedge fund manager whose company paid $1.8 billion in U.S. criminal and civil settlements is in negotiations to increase his stake in the New York Mets, who left open the possibility he eventually could become controlling owner. The team said Wednesday the deal between Sterling Partners and Steve Cohen would allow 83-year-old Fred Wilpon to ...

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Minnesota Wild at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. STREAM IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO Minnesota Wild (12-11-4, sixth in the Central Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (12-9-3, sixth in the Atlantic Division) BOTTOM LINE Tampa Bay is looking to break its three-game skid with a victory against Minnesota. The Lightning are 6-4-1 on their home ice. ...

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No. 2 Buckeyes seeking playoff spot against No. 10 Badgers

No. 10 Wisconsin (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten, No. 8 CFP) at No. 2 Ohio State (12-0, 9-0, No. 1), Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (FOX). Line: Ohio State by 16 1/2. Series record: Ohio State leads 60-18-5. WHAT’S AT STAKE Wisconsin: The Big Ten West Division champions have a lot to prove Saturday. After winning the league’s first two title ...

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Clemson’s Swinney, Cavs’ Mendenhall on similar ACC paths

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Bronco Mendenhall had only said a few words and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney realized the new Virginia coach was more than a colleague: this was someone who understood how to lead a team to success. Mendenhall and the 22nd-ranked Cavaliers (9-3; No. 23 College Football Playoff) will square off against Swinney and No. 3 Clemson (12-0; No. ...

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No. 3 Clemson, No. 22 Virginia vying for ACC championship

No. 22 Virginia (9-3, 6-2 ACC) vs. No. 3 Clemson (12-0, 8-0; No. 3 CFP), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Clemson by 28. Series record: Clemson leads 38-8-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Clemson is looking to become the first program with five straight championship game victories, keeping alive its 27-game win streak and run to a fifth consecutive College ...

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No. 16 Memphis, No. 21 Cincinnati face off for AAC title

No. 21 Cincinnati (10-2, 7-1 AAC, No. 20 CFP) at No. 16 Memphis (11-1, 7-1, No. 17), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Memphis by 9. Series record: Memphis 22-13. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The American Athletic Conference title is on the line as these teams meet again in the same stadium eight days apart. If Memphis wins, the Tigers ...

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