Yankees reliever Betances to start season on injured list

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has inflammation in his right shoulder and will start the regular season on the injured list. New York general manager Brian Cashm...

Yankees' Aaron Hicks to miss opening day with back injury

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks had a second cortisone shot for his ailing back and will not be ready for opening day. Hicks was hurt while taking batting ...

Harper goes 0 for 2 against Yankees' Tanaka

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper went 0 for 2 against New York Yankees opening day starter Masahiro Tanaka on Wednesday night in his third spring training game, and first on the road, since signing bas...

Unhurried starter Tanaka has no pitch-clock violations

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka got along just fine with baseball's new 20-second pitch clock in his first spring training start. Tanaka is one of the majors'...

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman say knee issues in the past

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman says he has recovered from the left knee tendinitis that bothered him during much of last season. Chapman threw 21 pitches ...

Tanaka not in favor of MLB using 20-second pitch clock

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka, among the most unhurried starters in the major leagues, does not support a 20-second pitch clock. "As players, we have to go by the rules so we do...

Guerrero Jr. could start in minors, delaying free agency

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is not worrying about whether he will start the season with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 19-year-old son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero i...

Blue Jays' Stroman disheartened by unsigned veteran players

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Stroman says it is "pretty disheartening" that veteran players like Adam Jones remain unsigned as full-squad spring training workouts are set to begin. "I...

Kucherov, Point pace Lightning to 6-3 win over Flames

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, Brayden Point added a goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 6-3 on Tuesday night....

Tanaka no fan of DH, wants to hit and run at NL ballparks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka wants to keep on hitting and running the bases at NL ballparks, hoping use of the designated hitter does not spread to the National League. The New...

Johnson has go-ahead goal, Lightning beat Penguins 5-4

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson and J.T Miller had third-period goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning stopped a rare two-game skid with a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. ...

Schenn scores in OT, Blues beat Lightning 1-0

TAMPA, Fla, (AP) — Brayden Shenn scored with 58.2 seconds left in overtime and rookie Jordan Binnington made 32 saves as the St. Louis Blues won their fourth straight game, 1-0 over the Tampa Bay Ligh...

Tuch scores in shootout, Golden Knights edge Lightning 3-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Tuch scored the only goal in a shootout and the Vegas Golden Knights halted a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. ...

Maple Leafs beat NHL-leading Lightning 4-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitchell Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the NHL-leading Tam...

Point has 2 late goals, Lightning beat Hurricanes 3-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point had a tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period and added a late empty-netter in the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning's 3-1 comeback victory over the Carolina Hur...