With her attorney, Gloria Allred, by her side, Armie Hammer's once anonymous accuser, a woman named Effie, has come forward with claims of physical abuse and rape against the actor.
With her attorney, Gloria Allred, by her side, Armie Hammer's once anonymous accuser, a woman named Effie, has come forward with claims of physical abuse and rape against the actor.
Several NBA and WNBA players demanded the need for further accountability after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.
Chelsea was preparing to dramatically abandon its plan to join a breakaway Super League on Tuesday, threatening to implode the project.
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will be out at least a week due to concussion protocols.
Toronto Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe feels extremely proud after signing his first NBA contract.
The hockey world paid tribute to Patrick Marleau following his record-breaking night, but none did it better than his former teammates in Toronto.
The Ontario Hockey League has cancelled its 2020-21 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After breaking Gordie Howe's record, Patrick Marleau's legacy is subject to debate — and bad takes.
We went through a bunch of your unpopular Raptors opinions last week, but there were so many great submissions we had to run it back.
Former star goaltender Roberto Luongo has been named the general manager for Canada's men's team for the 2021 world hockey championship.
Fitzpatrick 'felt like the biggest a**hole' after sending Smith a text when he gruesomely broke his leg in 2018.
Williamson, 20, is the first Gen-Z signature athlete in the history of both Jordan and Nike.
Park goers recognized the man from Kokumai's videos and surrounded him until police arrived.
A battle between two London rivals, and two Serie A powers fighting for European qualification highlight this week's slate.
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Washington's Yan Gomes drew a four-pitch walk from Giovanny Gallegos to force in the go-ahead run in an odd eighth inning that also featured St. Louis deploying a five-man infield, and the Nationals came back to edge the Cardinals 3-2 on Tuesday night. St. Louis led 2-1 entering the eighth. But Gallegos (2-1) walked a batter, then hit one, before Trea Turner's RBI single to right on an 0-2 count tied the game. One out and one intentional walk later, Gallegos faced Starlin Castro with the bases full, and Cardinals manager Mike Schildt removed an outfielder he had just inserted in the middle of the inning in favour of an extra infielder, Edmundo Sosa. That left the Cards with only a pair of corner outfielders. The strategy worked out fine, because Gallegos got Castro looking at strike three on a 94 mph fastball. But then came the free pass to Gomes that put the hosts ahead — and gave them a win on a day they put slugger Juan Soto on the 10-day injured list with a strained left shoulder. Daniel Hudson (2-0) threw a perfect eighth for the win, and Brad Hand pitched the ninth for his second save in two chances with Washington. It was the Cardinals’ first one-run game all season; every other club in the majors already had participated in at least two. Both starting pitchers performed well, but neither factored in the decision. Washington's Patrick Corbin tossed six scoreless innings, removed with a 1-0 lead despite having thrown merely 76 pitches. St. Louis' Adam Wainwright struck out 10 while allowing one run in seven innings and left with a 2-1 lead. The only blemish: Josh Bell, who was batting .115, hit his first homer for the Nationals on a first-pitch curveball in the sixth. He finished with a flourish, too, striking out his last four batters, including pinch-hitter Yadiel Hernández looking at — what else? — a curveball to close the seventh. When the bullpens got involved is when things really got interesting. Corbin's replacement, Tanner Rainey, walked Yadier Molina after a 10-pitch at-bat, then gave up rookie Dylan Carlson's triple off the wall in centre to make it 1-all. Austin Dean's sacrifice made it 2-1. MAKING MOVES The Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Steven Fuentes before the game and optioned righty Ryne Harper to the alternate training site. It's the first time in the majors for the 23-year-old Fuentes, who spent time at Class A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg in 2019. Harper allowed one earned run in three innings of relief with Washington. TRAINER'S ROOM Nationals: Soto, the reigning NL batting champion, originally was listed in Tuesday's starting lineup. He was replaced in right field by Andrew Stevenson. Yadiel Hernandez was recalled from the alternate training site to replace Soto on the 26-man roster. ... LHP Seth Romero, a 2017 first-round draft pick who turned 25 on Monday, hurt his ribs throwing a pitch about a week ago at the alternate training site and is “going to be out for a while,” manager Dave Martinez said. UP NEXT The series wraps up Wednesday afternoon with Washington sending three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (0-1, 2.37 ERA) to the mound to face Cardinals RHP Carlos Martínez (0-3, 7.80). Scherzer is 2-6 with a 3.31 ERA in 11 career starts against St. Louis. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Carlos Rodón followed up his no-hitter by hanging around for five shaky innings to beat Cleveland for the second time in a week and José Abreu homered twice, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Indians 8-5 on Tuesday night. Rodón (3-0), pitching in short sleeves despite temperatures dropping into the 30s and snow on the way, worked around five walks, giving up a homer and throwing 110 pitches — only four fewer than in his gem on April 14. The left-hander gave up two runs and three hits. Rodón joined Eddie Cicotte (1917) as the only pitchers in club history to face the same team in his next start after throwing a no-hitter. He was the first to do it since the Angels' Jered Weaver in 2012. Abreu hit solo homers in the fourth and seventh innings. Tim Anderson connected for a two-run homer off Zach Plesac (1-3) and Yasmani Grandal's two-run shot in the seventh put the White Sox ahead 7-2. Jordan Luplow homered for the Indians, who scored twice in the ninth and stranded 13. Rodón barely missed pitching a perfect game last week against Cleveland, losing it when he hit Indians catcher Roberto Pérez on the foot with one out in the ninth. However, he finished up the 20th no-hitter in club history and solidified his place with the Sox after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2019, pitching poorly last season and not being tendered a contract before re-signing. Rodón was far from perfect or historic this time. He walked two in the first, one in the second and extended his string of no-hit innings against the Indians to 11 before Luplow led off the third with his fifth homer. Abreu's 458-foot rocket shot to left — it landed four rows from the top of the bleachers — put the White Sox ahead 3-1 in the fourth. The Indians missed a great scoring opportunity in the fourth, loading the bases with none out on an error, catcher's interference and walk. Rodón struck out two, and could have been in bigger trouble when César Hernández ripped an RBI single. But Josh Naylor, who was on second, got thrown out at the plate when he ran through third-base coach Mike Sarbaugh's stop sign. EATON SUSPENDED During the game, MLB announced that White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton has been suspended one game for triggering a benches-clearing incident against the Indians last week — the day after Rodón's no-no. Eaton thought Indians shortstop Andrés Giménez pushed him off the bag on a force out in the first inning. He shoved Giménez, setting off some more pushing. Hernández and Indians first baseman Jake Bauers were fined undisclosed amounts. FIRST TIME A day after making his pitching debut in Boston, White Sox catcher Yermín Mercedes made his first career start at first base. Mercedes dropped a throw for an error in the fourth, and was replaced in the fifth. He fouled a ball off his left foot in his the second. SOX MOVE Before the game, the White Sox purchased right-hander Alex McRae's contract from their alternate training facility and optioned right-hander Zack Burdi. The 28-year-old McRae made two relief appearances with the White Sox in 2020. TRAINER'S ROOM White Sox: Manager Tony La Russa said an MRI taken on RHP Lance Lynn showed no damage and he expects the 33-year-old to pitch once his stint on the injured list ends. Lynn was placed on the 10-day IL with a strained right trapezius on Sunday. “All signs are good going forward with him,” La Russa said. UP NEXT The weather forecast doesn't look promising, but the Indians will start RHP Aaron Civale (3-0, 2.18 ERA). The White Sox have yet to announce their starter for Wednesday. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tom Withers, The Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. — Nino Niedereitter, Jordan Staal and Steven Lorentz scored second-period goals to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Carolina remains tied for first place in the Central Division with the Florida Panthers. The Hurricanes have played two fewer games. Florida and Carolina open a two-game set on Thursday in Sunrise, Florida. Jordan Martinook added an empty net goal with 2.2 seconds left. Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 26 shots for the victory. Brayden Point scored for Tampa Bay, which sits three points behind the division leaders in the Central with 10 games remaining. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 32 saves. After a scoreless first period, Niederreiter opened the scoring 7:48 into the second period, cutting to the slot and taking a backhand feed from Vincent Trocheck before slipping a wrist shot into the top corner for his 16th of the season. Staal scored 25 seconds later as he battled with Yanni Gourde at the right circle, but was able to deflect Dougie Hamilton’s shot past Vasilevskiy. Lorentz made it 3-0 at 16:45, taking a pass from Morgan Geekie out of the corner and getting a free look from the bottom of the right circle for his second of the season. Point answered with his 20th goal of the season 18 seconds later, pushing a pass from Ondrej Palat past Nedeljkovic at 17:03. RARE DOUBLE PLAY Tampa Bay turned to Vasilevskiy in net for the second consecutive night, a rare double dip for the former Vezina Trophy winner. The last time Vasilevskiy started on back-to-back nights in the regular season came on Nov. 28-29, 2017, which was the second time he did so during the 2017-18 season, after starting on consecutive nights to open the season. Vasilevskiy did start on back-to-back nights in the playoffs last season, including Games 4 and 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against Dallas. NOT THE RIGHT TIMING FOR TERAVAINEN Carolina LW Teuvo Teravainen remains sidelined with concussion symptoms, missing his 22nd consecutive game on Tuesday. But coach Rod Brind’Amour hinted a return is getting closer. “We’re still waiting on him,’’ Brind’Amour said. “Hopefully we’ll get him in soon. I don’t think it’s in the next day or two, I think we’re still a few days away, but that’s kind of up to him at this point.’’ UP NEXT Carolina: At Florida Panthers on Thursday. Tampa Bay: Host Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Erik Erlendsson, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The New York Yankees broke their five-game losing streak with little offence, getting a run-scoring wild pitch and bases-loaded walk from Atlanta Braves reliever Nate Jones in the eighth inning that lifted them to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night. Gio Urshela hit a tying home run in the fifth inning off Charlie Morton and the Yankees won with five hits, which left their four-game total at 16. New York went 2 for 8 with runners in scoring position, but the last-place Yankees improved to 6-10 and avoided what would have been their worst start since 1972. Tyler Matzek (0-2), who returned to the major leagues last year for the first time since 2015, walked pinch-hitter Aaron Hicks leading off the eighth and DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge followed with singles that loaded the bases — just the second multihit inning for the Yankees in two games. Slumping Clint Frazier pinch hit for Brett Gardner, and Jones relieved and bounced a slider past catcher Travis d’Arnaud for a wild pitch that scored Hicks for a 2-1 lead. Frazier popped out to second, leaving him in a 1-for-25 slide and with no RBIs in 41 plate appearances this season. Giancarlo Stanton was intentionally walked, Gleyber Torres flied out to short centre and Mike Ford, playing his first game this season, forced in a run with a four-pitch walk. Jonathan Loaisiga (2-0 ) worked around a hit batter in the eighth, and Aroldis Chapman pitched around a walk in the ninth for his second save, his first since April 12. Jameson Taillon, making his third start since Tommy John surgery in August 2019, lowered his ERA to 7.56 to 5.40. He allowed one run and four hits in five innings with five strikeouts and a walk. Consecutive third-inning doubles by Guillermo Heredia and Ehire Adrianza put the Braves ahead. Morton allowed one run and three hits in six innings, giving up a tying 437-foot home run to Urshela in the fifth that landed on the netting above Monument Park in centre. Morton struck out six and walked two, Atlanta loaded the bases with one out in the seventh off Lucas Luetge and Chad Green, who struck out Adrianza. Justin Wilson relieved and got Freddie Freeman to ground into an inning-ending forceout, leaving Freeman 1 for 8 against the left-hander. Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez was back in the lineup after getting hit on his throwing hand by a foul Saturday. Atlanta was missing two-thirds of its starting outfield. Right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. was held out and underwent treatment after straining his abdomen when diving back into first base on a pickoff throw Sunday night. Center fielder Cristian Pache is on the injured list with a strained left groin. Second baseman Ozzie Albies was back in the lineup after missing two games because he was hit on the right calf by a pitch Friday. Pablo Sandoval, the designated hitter, got his first start after hitting three home runs as a pinch hitter. TOP DOWN New York has one run in the first inning in 16 games, a solo homer by Judge in a 5-4 loss to Toronto on April 14. FREEMAN FREE? Freeman says no talks are taking place on a contract that would go beyond the expiration of his $135 million, eight-year deal this autumn. “I don’t know if we could really talk right now. That would be a distraction, and I don’t like distractions,” he said. “I don’t think there’s going to be much talking going on anytime soon.” Freeman was looking forward to playing in Yankee Stadium and to seeing and hearing the Bleacher Creatures. Still, there was a downside. “I wouldn’t say they’re friendly to the visiting team,” Freeman said. “We hear our fair share of boos and our personal lives repeated to us.” TRAINER’S ROOM Braves: Acuña is hitting .419 with a major league-leading seven homers and 16 RBIs. “He feels better. I feel like we dodged a bullet there,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ... Loaisiga hit Marcell Ozuna on the right hand with his first pitch of the eighth, a 97 mph sinker. Ozuna stayed in the game. UP NEXT RHP Corey Kluber (0-1) starts for New York on Wednesday and RHP Ian Anderson (0-0) for the Braves in the final of the two-game series. Kluber is 2-0 against the Braves. Anderson beat the Yankees last Aug. 26. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Ronald Blum, The Associated Press
Moreland, Olsen combine for 7 RBIs in A's win
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Josh Bailey scored twice, Anthony Beauvillier had a goal and three assists, and the New York Islanders beat the Rangers 6-1 Tuesday night. Jordan Eberle and Jean-Gabriel Pageau each had a goal and an assist, and Brock Nelson also scored. Semyon Varlamov stopped 25 shots to help the Islanders win their second straight and seventh in the last 10 to pull into a tie with Washington atop the East Division ahead of a stretch of three straight games against the Capitals. Kevin Rooney scored for the Rangers, who had won four straight — all against New Jersey — and lost in regulation for just the second time in 12 games (8-2-2). Igor Shesterkin finished with 22 saves to fall to 0-3-1 in four career starts against the Islanders. The Islanders took a 3-1 lead into the third and scored three times in a 3:38 span midway through the period to put the game away. Pageau fired a one-timer into the top right corner off a pass from Beauvillier for his 13th of the season at 7:44 to give the Islanders a three-goal lead. Beauvillier then set up Bailey for a one timer from nearly the same spot with 9:44 left. It was Bailey's second of the game and eighth of the season. After a Rangers turnover, Travis Zajac brought the puck up the left side on a 2-on-1 and passed it to Eberle, who beat Shesterkin for his 15th to make it 6-1 just 1:06 later. The Islanders, who scored just two goals while losing two of three on their road trip, improved to 19-2-2 at home this season. The Rangers, 4-0-2 in their last six on the road, were 9-1-2 in their last 12 games at the Nassau Coliseum. Leading 1-0 after 20 minutes, the Islanders scored twice in a 4:07 span early in the second period to pad their advantage. Nelson tipped Nick Leddy's centring pass in front past Shesterkin for his team-leading 16th of the season at 1:38. With the Islanders on their third power play of the game, Beauvillier then scored from the right circle off a pass from Noah Dobson to make it 3-0 at 5:45. The Rangers got on the scoreboard with just under nine minutes left in the second as Brendan Smith's shot from the right point deflected off Rooney's stick and past Varlamov. for his seventh. Varlamov made two stellar saves with 90 seconds left in the middle period, the first on a wraparound try by Brett Howden and then his follow try in front. The Islanders outshot the Rangers 11-8 in a fast-paced opening period and had plenty of scoring chances. Bailey, back after missing the last two games, gave the Islanders the 1-0 lead late in the first. Jean-Gabriel Pageau cut toward the net and passed across the front to Bailey, who quickly put it in past Shesterkin for with 2:18 left. BIG HIT Rangers defenceman Jacob Trouba was helped off the ice and to the dressing room midway through the first period after taking a hard hit in the corner from the Islanders’ Matt Martin. Trouba stumbled as he got up and fell back to the ice. Moments earlier, Trouba had levelled Martin with a hard hit near the sideboards. The Rangers later announced Trouba would not return to the game. STREAK Ryan Pulock played in his 241st consecutive game, breaking a tie with J.P. Parise to take over sole possession of ninth place on the franchise list. Sombre There was a moment of silence before the game for the victims of the shooting earlier in the day at the Stop & Shop grocery store in West Hempstead, New York, about four miles from Nassau Coliseum. At least one person was killed and two were injured in the incident. UP NEXT Rangers: Host Philadelphia on Thursday night in the opener of a two-game series and five-game homestand. Islanders: Host Washington on Thursday night in the opener of a three-game series — the first two at home and the last on the road. The Associated Press