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Byron lifts Canadiens past Rangers in shootout

NEW YORK (AP) -- Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Montreal beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night to give coach Claude Julien his first win in his second stint with the Canadiens. Carey Price made 28 saves for Montreal. Price stopped Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller twice in the OT, including a diving save in the closing seconds of the extra period.

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T25 SCHEDULE Boilermakers edge Penn State UNDATED (AP)-- Ryan Cline scored six of his 11 points in overtime to lift No. 14 Purdue to a 74-70 victory over Penn State. Cline hit consecutive 3-pointers to secure his team's sixth straight win in a game the Boilermakers led for just over nine minutes. Vincent Edwards added 14 points, Isaac Haas chipped in 13 and Dakota Mathias scored 12 for the Boilermakers.

Lakers trading Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer

The Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson Era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick. Brewer's agent Wallace Prather confirmed the terms of the trade, which were first reported Tuesday by Yahoo Sports. Neither team immediately revealed the trade publicly. "Thanx for the love L.A., I've enjoyed my stay," Williams wrote on Twitter.

MLB could make unilateral changes in 2018...Missing Brady jersey valued highly...Panthers waive Tolbert

PHOENIX (AP) -- Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball could give the players union a required one-year notice to unilaterally make some changes for the 2018 season. Among them are changing the strike zone, installing pitch clocks and limiting trips to the pitcher's mound starting in 2018. By giving the players association one year's notice, baseball can make the changes without getting approval of the players. SARASOTA, Fla.

MLB to push forward with process for rule changes

PHOENIX (AP) -- Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act unilaterally, consistent with the rule-change provision of the sport's labor contract.

Panthers cut 3-time Pro Bowler Mike Tolbert and Paul Soliai

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers began restructuring their roster on Tuesday, releasing three-time Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert and backup defensive tackle Paul Soliai. The versatile Tolbert was utilized as a blocker, runner and receiver during his five seasons with the Panthers, but the 31-year-old's production tailed off last season. Tolbert carried 35 times for 114 yards with no touchdowns with 10 receptions for 72 yards and one touchdown in 2016.

Jayhawks' run of Big 12 titles poised to reach 13 straight

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- There is perhaps nobody better than Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown to put into perspective the remarkable streak of conference championships put together by Kansas, one that could stretch to 13 in a row with a victory over TCU on Wednesday night. Brown coached the Jayhawks for five years in the mid-1980s, leading them to the national title in 1988.

Johnson's 8th title could stake him as NASCAR's greatest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly bewildered with a messier question: What does famous mean? "At school, the kids are asking her, saying, 'Your dad's famous,'" Johnson said. "How do you answer that question?" Let's try. Does your dad dress in a Lowe's fire suit, slide into the No.

AP source: Matt Wieters, Nationals agree, pending physical

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- After waiting and waiting to find a free-agent deal, four-time All-Star catcher Matt Wieters finally found a match with the Washington Nationals. Wieters and the Nationals agreed in principle on a $10.5 million contract for 2017, pending a physical, according to a person familiar with the deal. The contract includes a player option for 2018 worth another $10.

Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention. And she removed her own brother from his job to do it. Jeanie Buss fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Johnson in charge of basketball operations.

St. Louis Blues 7-3 under Yeo following in-season firing

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- General manager Doug Armstrong's difficult decision is paying off. Armstrong fired his friend, Ken Hitchcock, as the Blues' head coach on Feb. 1. He replaced him with Mike Yeo, the former Minnesota Wild boss who was brought in as the coach-in-waiting last offseason after Hitchcock decided the 2016-17 campaign would be his last.

Soccer star Abby Wambach gets engaged to Christian writer

Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach has announced her engagement to Christian writer Glennon Doyle Melton. Melton posted a photo of two hands flashing diamond rings on Facebook Saturday with the note, "Abby and I decided to hold hands forever. Love Wins." Wambach posted the same photo on Instagram on Sunday . She writes in the caption: "Happy." Wambach announced last year that she was getting divorced from Sarah Huffman after three years of marriage.

Super subs are now key players on pitching-dominated rosters

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jace Peterson starts out the day shagging fly balls in the outfield. Then, he changes gloves and heads to the infield to take some grounders. Don't try to label this guy with a position. He can play just about all of them. "Man, it's fun," Peterson said. "You get to move around the diamond. You get to work everywhere.

Reserve keeper resigns after eating meat pie at FA Cup game

LONDON (AP) -- A backup goalkeeper paid the price for eating a meat pie during his team's landmark game against Arsenal, resigning from Sutton United as authorities launched investigations into the apparent betting stunt. A British newspaper's betting company, which sponsored Sutton United for Monday's FA Cup game, had 8-1 odds that overweight reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw would eat a meat pie.