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Bye-bye Carrier, hello JMA Wireless; Syracuse dome renamed

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University and JMA Wireless on Thursday announced a 10-year partnership for naming rights of the university's iconic indoor stadium. The agreement means the name Carrier will be replaced for the first time since the venue opened in 1980. It will be called the ...

Sutter, Brunette, Gallant are finalists for NHL’s top coach

NEW YORK (AP) — Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter is among the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, presented annually to the NHL's coach of the year. Andrew Brunette of the Florida Panthers and Gerard Gallant of the New York Rangers are the other two finalists. Sutter started ...

Predators extend coach John Hynes, assistants through 23-24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have extended the contracts of coach John Hynes and his assistants through the 2023-24 season, trying to build on a season with several individual successes for a franchise that wound up being swept in the playoffs for the first time. General ...

Ravens veteran punter Sam Koch retires after 16 seasons

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Longtime Ravens punter Sam Koch retired Thursday and will join the Baltimore coaching staff as a special teams consultant. A 16-year veteran, Koch, 39, appeared in a franchise-record 256 regular-season games, 239 consecutively from 2006-20, also a team record. He was ...

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 ...