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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 ...