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Irving hits game-winning 3 at buzzer, Nets win 5th straight

TORONTO (AP) — Kyrie Irving hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Brooklyn Nets rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 119-116 on Friday night, extending their winning streak to a season-high five. Irving scored 15 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, eluding Toronto's Fred ...

Mets land catcher Narváez, sign 5 to minor league deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Not long after landing free-agent catcher Omar Narváez, the active New York Mets signed five players to minor league contracts Friday. Narváez and the Mets agreed to a $15 million, two-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations confirmed to The Associated Press. The ...

Vesey scores twice as Rangers down Maple Leafs 3-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Vesey had two goals, Igor Shesterkin made 22 saves and the New York Rangers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win. Vesey snapped a tie with 4:27 left in the second period. He added an empty-netter with 1:13 remaining for his ...

Thompson scores 2, Anderson stops 40; Sabres beat Kings 6-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tage Thompson scored two third-period power-play goals, and Craig Anderson stopped 40 shots in the Buffalo Sabres' 6-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Victor Olofsson and JJ Peterka scored goals 13 seconds apart midway through the final frame, and Alex ...

AP source: Blue Jays, RHP Bassitt, agree to 3-year contract

The Toronto Blue Jays strengthened their rotation on Monday, agreeing to a $63 million, three-year deal with Chris Bassitt. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the move to the AP on condition of anonymity because it was pending a successful physical. Toronto is coming off its ...

Mets add latest pricey arm, land Japanese ace Senga for $75M

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga and the New York Mets have agreed to a $75 million, five-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press early Sunday on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a ...

AP source: Aaron Judge, Yankees reach $360M, 9-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Aaron Judge has issued his ruling: Court remains in session in the Bronx. Judge is staying with the New York Yankees on a $360 million, nine-year contract, according to a person familiar with baseball's biggest free agent deal ever. The person spoke to The Associated Press ...

Jack Quinn scores twice, Sabres beat Sharks 6-3

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Quinn scored twice to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3 on Sunday night. Tage Thompson, JJ Peterka, Jeff Skinner and Alex Tuch also scored for Buffalo, and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 26 saves. The Sabres scored three times in the second period to ...

Varlamov makes 21 saves as Islanders blank Blackhawks 3-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Martin, Zach Parise and Brock Nelson scored second-period goals and Semyon Varlamov made 21 saves as the New York Islanders downed the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 on Sunday night. The Islanders fired 40 shots at Blackhawks netminder Arvid Soderblom in snapping a two-game ...

Celtics snap Nets’ 4-game winning streak with 103-92 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Even when Jaylen Brown was pouring in the points early, the Boston Celtics knew they'd need to turn to their defense late. Then they locked down the Brooklyn Nets, just like they did last spring. "Our defense definitely won us the game tonight, no doubt about that," Jayson ...

Commanders go for 4th straight win against skidding Giants

The Washington Commanders and New York Giants are going to be doing something few expected in their first meeting of the season. They are going to be playing a meaningful game in December. The Giants enter the matchup with a 7-4 record under first-year coach Brian Daboll. They have stumbled ...

Vikings can clinch division with win vs. Jets and some help

The Minnesota Vikings host the New York Jets this weekend. The Vikings are 9-2. They can clinch the NFC North with a win over the Jets and a loss by Detroit. The Jets are 7-4. They're off to their best 11-game start since going 9-2 in 2010. That team reached the AFC championship game. Jets ...

Buffalo becomes bowl eligible for 4th time in 5 years

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Quian Williams scored a go-ahead touchdown with 1:15 left in the fourth quarter and Buffalo rallied past Akron 23-22 on Friday to become bowl eligible for the fourth time in five seasons. It was just the second catch of the game for Williams, who extended the ball over ...

Bills looking to extend success against AFC East opponents

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills finally have a win over a divisional opponent -- and it couldn't come at a better time. Buffalo's 24-10 victory over New England on Thursday kicked off a critical December stretch for the Bills. After going 0-2 in the division to start the season, ...

Jenkins’ 31 lead Iona past Niagara 78-56

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Daniss Jenkins' 31 points led Iona past Niagara 78-56 on Friday night. Jenkins also had five assists, three steals, and three blocks for the Gaels (3-2). Walter Clayton Jr. scored 13 points, going 5 of 8 and 3 of 3 from the free throw line. Nelly Junior Joseph was 4 ...

McCollum scores 27 to help Siena hold off Canisius 74-70

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Javian McCollum had 27 points in Siena's 74-70 win against Canisius on Friday night. McCollum shot 8 for 14 (3 for 7 from 3-point range) and 8 of 9 from the free throw line for the Saints (5-3). Jackson Stormo scored 11 points and added 10 rebounds and five blocks. ...

Tkachuk scores 2 late as Senators beat Rangers 3-2 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored the tying goal for Ottawa in the final minute of regulation and won it with a backhander with 17.4 seconds remaining in overtime as the Senators beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night. Tim Stutzle also scored for the Senators, who rebounded from a 3-1 ...

Nets build huge lead, beat Raptors 114-105 for 4th straight

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 27 points and the Brooklyn Nets built a huge lead before beating the Toronto Raptors 114-105 on Friday night. Kevin Durant had 17 points and Nic Claxton chipped in 15 for the Nets, who have won four consecutive games. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and ...

Texas Rangers sign ace Jacob deGrom to $185M, 5-year deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jacob deGrom is headed to the free-spending Texas Rangers, who believe the health risk is worth the potential reward in trying to end a six-year run of losing. The two-time Cy Young Award winner agreed to a $185 million, five-year contract Friday, leaving the New York ...

Kevin Lankinen makes 48 saves, Predators beat Islanders 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Lankinen made a career-high 48 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh victory in nine games. Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi scored and Matt Duchene and Mikael Granlund added empty-net goals. The Predators have ...