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Bye-bye Carrier, hello JMA Wireless; Syracuse dome renamed

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University and JMA Wireless on Thursday announced a 10-year partnership for naming rights of the university's iconic indoor stadium. The agreement means the name Carrier will be replaced for the first time since the venue opened in 1980. It will be called the ...

Sutter, Brunette, Gallant are finalists for NHL’s top coach

NEW YORK (AP) — Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter is among the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, presented annually to the NHL's coach of the year. Andrew Brunette of the Florida Panthers and Gerard Gallant of the New York Rangers are the other two finalists. Sutter started ...

Predators extend coach John Hynes, assistants through 23-24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have extended the contracts of coach John Hynes and his assistants through the 2023-24 season, trying to build on a season with several individual successes for a franchise that wound up being swept in the playoffs for the first time. General ...

Ravens veteran punter Sam Koch retires after 16 seasons

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Longtime Ravens punter Sam Koch retired Thursday and will join the Baltimore coaching staff as a special teams consultant. A 16-year veteran, Koch, 39, appeared in a franchise-record 256 regular-season games, 239 consecutively from 2006-20, also a team record. He was ...

Hornets GM Kupchak signs multiyear contract extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mitch Kupchak has signed a multiyear contract extension to remain the Charlotte Hornets' general manager. Kupchak's contract was set to expire this summer. "For better or for worse, I will be here for the next couple of years," Kupchak said Thursday on a ...

Kidd, rekindled Mavs on familiar turf down 1-0 at Warriors

Jason Kidd has been here before in his first season as coach of the Mavericks, down 1-0 in a third consecutive NBA playoff series. The Bay Area native is looking for another bounce-back from Luka Doncic and company in his first trip to the conference finals as a coach, which just happened to ...

Jones shrugs off Giants not picking up his 5th- year option

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones has rarely given any insight into his feelings in his three seasons as the New York Giants starting quarterback. So it was no surprise Thursday when the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 draft shrugged off how he felt after the Giants refused last month ...

Naquin homers, Reds down Guardians 4-2 for 2-game sweep

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tyler Naquin wasn't aware there was an award given to the most outstanding player in the Ohio Cup until it was handed to him. "I'll take all the trophies I can get," he said, smiling. Naquin homered in the fifth inning, scored on Kyle Farmer's go-ahead single in the eighth ...

Up 1-0 on Rangers, Hurricanes’ D-men adding vital offense

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are getting the offensive production they need so far from their blue liners in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Hurricanes outlasted the Boston Bruins in a seven-game series with defensemen Jaccob Slavin and Tony DeAngelo leading the team in points. ...

Guardians’ Ramírez hurts shin vs Reds, undergoing X-rays

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Guardians star third baseman José Ramírez will undergo X-rays and other tests on his right shin after being injured during an at-bat in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Ramírez collapsed in pain after fouling a ball off his shin in the eighth ...

All-Star INF Carpenter released from Rangers’ Triple-A team

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Three-time All-Star infielder Matt Carpenter was released by the Texas Rangers from their Triple-A team Thursday, and became a free agent in a mutual decision because of the lack of opportunity with their big league team. The 36-year-old Carpenter went to spring ...

USC lands All-American WR Jordan Addison from Pitt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-American receiver Jordan Addison is transferring from Pitt to Southern California. The Biletnikoff Award winner announced his decision Thursday on social media, ending weeks of speculation on where the top receiver in college football will play this season. "The last ...

Cubs activate pitcher Marcus Stroman from COVID-19 list

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated right-hander Marcus Stroman from the COVID-19 injured list on Thursday. Stroman was slated to start opener of the team's four-game series against Arizona. In his previous appearance, he tossed seven scoreless innings against Milwaukee on May 1. The ...

Rockies TV reporter hit in head by foul ball, is recovering

DENVER (AP) — AT&T Sportsnet reporter Kelsey Wingert says she's recovering after being struck in the head by a line drive during the ninth inning of the Colorado Rockies' game against the San Francisco Giants earlier this week. "I took a 95 MPH line drive to my head," Wingert said in a ...

John Daly delivers another ride in PGA’s 1st round

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Always colorful, never boring. Shaggy John Daly produced yet another wild ride around a PGA Championship. Literally. The 56-year-old two-time major champion, whose booming drives propelled him to win the PGA in 1991, drove the slopes and swales of Southern Hills in a ...

NBA prospects see value of college despite other options

CHICAGO (AP) — TyTy Washington Jr. remembers being in awe gazing at the banners in Madison Square Garden as he watched the New York Knicks meet the Cleveland Cavaliers and the feeling he had two days later when Kentucky faced Duke at the famed arena. Something else he won't forget? The ...

Diamondbacks place C Jose Herrera on injured list

CHICAGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks placed catcher Jose Herrera on the injured list Thursday without a designation, indicating a potential COVID-19 issue with the team. The move with Herrera comes one day after left-hander Kyle Nelson and outfielder Cooper Hummel were placed on the IL ...

Cardinals calling up Gorman, Liberatore for debuts vs Bucs

NEW YORK (AP) — The hurting St. Louis Cardinals are bringing up their second- and third-ranked prospects for major league debuts. Nolan Gorman will start at second base in Friday's series opener at Pittsburgh and Matthew Liberatore will be on the mound for Saturday's game against the ...

Southern Hills turns up the heat on Scheffler in PGA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — There was no Southern charm to Southern Hills for the world's No. 1 player. Scottie Scheffler was scrambling all day in the first round of the PGA Championship, finding bunkers or water, and landing behind trees. One par putt lipped out, then he had to take a penalty ...

Darvish leads Padres past Phillies 2-0 with 7 sharp innings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yu Darvish put the tying runs on base and the heart of the Phillies lineup was coming up. With the way Kyle Schwarber and the suddenly silent bats have been swinging, Darvish breezed through the order in the sixth inning without a run allowed, a peak performance for the ...