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In this photo provided by Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, Joel Armbruster, the CEO of Phoenix Bats, displays a bat label from Larkin's Project Unity initiative in Plain City, Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Major League Baseball has endorsed players putting the label on knobs of bats during the playoff games starting Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. (Joel Armbruster via AP)
September 29, 2020 - 3:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Larkin is gladly giving Major League Baseball a helping hand in these playoffs. Two of them, actually. Look closely at the bats being swung and you might notice something on the knobs: a label with a graphic design of Black and white hands clasped over the words “Heal” and “...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 29, 2020 - 3:14 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MARQUEE MATCHUP Shane Bieber dominated this year for Cleveland, leading the American League in wins (8), ERA (1.63) and strikeouts (122). He didn’t allow a run in six of his 12 starts. Gerrit Cole delivered for the Yankees in his first season...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos (91) is presented the Stanley Cup from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman as they celebrate after defeating the Dallas Stars in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals, in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 29, 2020 - 2:37 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Steven Stamkos greeted Game 4 overtime hero Kevin Shattenkirk with a hug in the tunnel after the game. After the Tampa Bay Lightning missed out on their first chance to win the Stanley Cup in double overtime a night later, Stamkos walked into the locker room to re-energize...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat (18) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 29, 2020 - 2:09 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The joyful yells from the bench could be heard in the empty arena in the final seconds and the roar from players when Commissioner Gary Bettman called for Steven Stamkos to accept the Stanley Cup echoed even louder. The triumph of winning the NHL championship in a bubble...
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars with Victor Hedman (77) during overtime in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 29, 2020 - 12:22 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — When the Tampa Bay Lightning were still in Toronto, they enjoyed some fresh air outside at the football stadium inside the bubble. Victor Hedman kicked and made a 50-yard field goal, soccer style, perfectly splitting the uprights. Is there anything this guy can't do? Hedman...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Pat Maroon (14) watches the puck go in past Dallas Stars' goalie Anton Khudobin (35) on a shot from Lightning's Blake Coleman (not shown) during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 28, 2020 - 11:57 pm
All those wily, old veterans couldn't get the Dallas Stars another Stanley Cup championship. Rick Bowness is the 65-year-old interim head coach who has been behind NHL benches in parts of five different decades. Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry are the veteran forwards in their mid-30s who spent their...
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September 28, 2020 - 10:50 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Tampa Bay beats Dallas to win Stanley Cup; NHL the 1st major North American sports league to crown champion in pandemic.
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Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, center left, hands the Eastern Conference trophy to Bam Adebayo (13) as they celebrate their NBA conference final playoff basketball game win over the Boston Celtics with the Eastern Final trophy Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 28, 2020 - 7:42 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bam Adebayo woke up on Monday with the realization that only two teams still have a chance to win this season’s NBA championship. Goosebumps kicked in at the thought. What was once a 22-team bubble at Walt Disney World is down to the final two, with Adebayo and the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 1981, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers batter Jay Johnstone hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning off New York Yankees relief pitcher Ron Davis in the World Series in Los Angeles. Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, died Saturday, Sept. 26, of complications from COVID-19 at a nursing home in Granada Hills, Calif., his daughter Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone said Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. He was 74. He also from dementia in recent years, his daughter said. (AP Photo/File)
September 28, 2020 - 6:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, has died. He was 74. He died last Saturday of complications from COVID-19 and also had suffered from dementia in...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts flies out to right field during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
September 28, 2020 - 6:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Mookie Betts, meet Devin Williams and his devastating changeup. Aaron Judge, take a closer look at a much improved Shane Bieber. Fernando Tatis Jr., say hello to Jack Flaherty. Welcome to the first round of the 2020 playoffs, a class with an unusual amount of homework — and precious...
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