Conforto won't speculate about returning in time for opener

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Sidelined by an oblique strain, New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto would not speculate whether he could return for the March 26 opener against Washington. ...

Astros ace Verlander pulled early with triceps soreness

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander felt soreness in his triceps and made an early exit from an exhibition start Sunday, and the AL Cy Young Award winner was headed for mor...

Panthers snap 8-game home skid with 4-1 win over Canadiens

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Backup goalie Chris Driedger stopped 33 shots, Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist, and the Florida Panthers broke their eight-game home losing streak Saturday with a 4-1 win ov...

Mets' deGrom nearly perfect over 3 IP in first spring start

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom took on two nemeses in his first outing of spring training — a bout of nerves, and the Washington Nationals. The two-time ...

Mets' Brandon Nimmo cleared to play after cardiac test

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — After getting cleared to play by a cardiologist, Brandon Nimmo could joke. “I guess I have a little bit larger heart," the New York Mets outfielder said F...

Mets' Porcello gets started learning aggressive NL foes

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Rick Porcello made his first pitch to be part of the club’s starting rotation Saturday, but the Miami Marlins stole a bit of his thunder. ...

Mets' Familia, Díaz hope nutrition leads to better results

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Jeurys Familia and Edwin Díaz hope improved nutrition will lead to better results. Familia weighed 270 pounds at the end of last season, when he was 4-2 w...

Piazza: MLB mess 'unintended consequence' of game's new era

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — To Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza, the sign-stealing scandal that's enveloped Major League Baseball signals where the sport is these days. ...

Huberdeau has 4-point game, Panthers beat Canadiens 6-5

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals in just over 30 seconds and added two assists, and Florida’s top line had a nine-point game as the Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-5 on ...

Hoffman has goal and 2 assists, Panthers beat Red Wings 4-3

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Hoffman had a goal and two assists and the Florida Panthers overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Saturday night. Evgenii Dadonov...

Acciari has second straight hat trick, Panthers beat Stars

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Noel Acciari completed his second straight hat trick with a penalty shot and added an assist in Florida’s five-goal second period in the Panthers’ 7-4 victory over the Dallas Star...

Bobrovsky stops 30 shots, Panthers beat Sharks 5-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots to win for the second straight night as the Florida Panthers beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 Sunday. Aleksander Barkov, Keith Yand...

Dadonov scores 2 as Panthers beat Rangers 4-3

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Evgenii Dadonov scored twice to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Mike Hoffman and Brett Connolly also scored, ...

Panthers start fast, rout Red Wings 6-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov reached 30 goals for the first time in his career, helping the Florida Panthers rout the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 on Sunday. Josh Brown and Dryden...

Panthers score 3 goals in 2nd period, top Kings 6-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov and Keith Yandle scored on the power play and Florida had three goals in the second period on the way to a 6-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. ...