New faces, same expectations

AP photo @DK cutline:Sidney Crosby (left) and Evgeni Malkin will be surrounded by plenty of new faces during the 2021 NHL season. @body copy:

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The number of players who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins to consecutive Stanley Cup titles is dwindling.

Matt Murray is in Ottawa. Patric Hornqvist is in Florida. Assistant coaches Jacques Martin, Sergei Gonchar and Mark Recchi are gone, too. All part of a mini-housecleaning following a second straight early playoff exit.

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NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — There will be a first-time title winner at the Astana Open after two players who had never reached a tour final won their semifinal matches on Saturday.

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MINNEAPOLIS — During a conversation in Las Vegas last month, new Wolves minority owner Marc Lore expounded upon one of his philosophies of building successful businesses — that each enterprise must have three core values that relate to everything it does as an organization.

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LOS ANGELES —Former USC quarterback Matt Cassel played 14 seasons in the NFL, including four with the New England Patriots as Tom Brady's backup and one with the Detroit Lions as Matthew Stafford's backup. With Stafford and the Rams playing Brady and the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccane…

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SAN DIEGO — Incredibly, the skies opened up here of all places on Friday afternoon, scrambling the Petco Park grounds crew into a rare tarp drill as the San Diego Padres prepared to resume a game that began in rainy Atlanta two months earlier, back when the bullpen was the strength of a play…

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ty France homered, Jake Fraley scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error and the streaking Seattle Mariners held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Friday night to keep pace in the AL wild-card chase.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Frankie Montas pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and became the first Athletics pitcher in 20 years to reach 200 strikeouts in a season, helping Oakland pound the Houston Astros 14-2 on Friday night to support its slim playoff hopes.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rookie Christian Eckes held off teammate Ben Rhodes and crossed the finish line under a caution flag for his first career win in the NASCAR Trucks Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday night.

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DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers recorded back-to-back doubles in the seventh inning but couldn't produce a run in what turned out to be their final scoring opportunity Friday night.

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Sheboygan, Wis. (AP) — Shane Lowry tried to navigate his way down one of the hundreds of steep, slick hills that make Whistling Straits a menace for golfers with or without a club in their hands. He slid down the embankment and skittered hard onto his backside.