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  • Early homers for Rangers in 6-3 win over Giants, Bumgarner

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers leadoff hitter Delino DeShields flipped his bat away in frustration after an inning-ending popup. Then he realized he was caught in the middle of shouting between San Francisco Giants starter…

  • Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia…

  • Rangers get Hamels from Phillies for 2015 _ and beyond

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs — in 2015 and beyond. Texas obtained the Phillies left-hander in an eight-player…

  • Coyotes add Loiselle as hockey operations consultant

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes added Claude Loiselle on Friday as a hockey operations consultant. The 52-year-old Loiselle was the Toronto Maple Leafs’ vice president and assistant general manager from 2010-14. He also…

  • NHL Calendar

    July 20-Aug. 4 — Salary arbitration hearings. Aug. 6 — Deadline for salary arbitration decisions. Oct. 7 — Regular season opens. Nov. 9 — Hockey Hall of Fame induction in Toronto. Jan. 31, 2016 —…

  • Canadiens sign restricted free-agent Galchenyuk

    MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens and restricted free-agent Alex Galchenyuk have agreed to terms on a two-year contract. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed Thursday. Galchenyuk had career highs with 20 goals, 26…

  • Flyers, Voracek agree to a multiyear contract extension

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers and right wing Jakub Voracek have agreed to a multiyear contract extension. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed Thursday. The 25-year-old Voracek had 22 goals and career highs of…

  • Sabres owner says 2 lost seasons were successful for future

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula says the last two losing seasons were big successes for the team. Pegula said Thursday that the success didn’t show up in wins and losses but…

  • Blackhawks getting new practice facility

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are getting a new practice facility. The team says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce a deal Thursday to build a 125,000-square foot facility on the…

  • Coyotes sign German goalie Niklas Treutle

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes signed German goalie Niklas Treutle to a one-year, entry-level contract Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The 24-year-old Treutle was 20-10-0 with a .923 save percentage…

  • Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Pats

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the…

  • Flyers sign center Sean Couturier to long-term contract

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Sean Couturier to a multi-year contract extension. The 22-year-old Couturier had a career-high 15 goals and 22 assists for 37 points in 82 games last season.…

  • Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has wrist surgery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik underwent wrist surgery Tuesday, according to a statement from the team. The Capitals said he will resume full workout activities in two weeks. They anticipate Orpik returning…

  • Penguins send forward Sutter to Canucks for 2 players

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins sent third-line center Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in exchange for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening. The teams also swapped draft picks. Pittsburgh received…

  • Sabres sign prospect defenseman Guhle to entry-level deal

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed newly drafted defenseman Brendan Guhle to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal was announced Monday, a little over a month after Buffalo drafted Guhle with the…