Yankees turn to young pitching coach for high-tech approach

The New York Yankees hired 34-year-old Matt Blake as their pitching coach, just four years after he was coaching high school ball, because they wanted a high-tech approach

NASCAR’s final four in fun mode ahead of championship race

Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

The 4 title contenders for NASCAR’s championship race have had breezy week hanging out together with very little tension headed into Sunday’s season finale

Federer beats Djokovic to reach semis at ATP Finals

Roger Federer reaches down for a return during his 6-4, 6-3 win over Novak Djokovic on Thursday at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Roger Federer finally found a way to put Novak Djokovic away, beating his rival 6-4, 6-3 Thursday to reach the semifinals of the ATP Finals

Patriots, Eagles reunite after taking divergent paths following Super Bowl LII

New England quarterback Tom Brady sits on the field after fumbling against Philadelphia during the second half of Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. Philadelphia stunned New England, 41-33. The teams meet again this Sunday in Philadelphia. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)

Patriots, Eagles reunite after taking divergent paths following Super Bowl LII

High stakes: Steelers, Browns renew rivalry, plenty on line

Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield passes during an Oct. 27 game against New England at Gillette Stadium. Pittsburgh plays at Cleveland on Thursday night. (Winslow Townson/AP Photo)

Steelers, Browns renew heated rivalry with both teams fighting through unexpected seasons

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Yankees turn to young pitching coach for high-tech approach

The New York Yankees hired 34-year-old Matt Blake as their pitching coach, just four years after he was coaching high school ball, because they wanted a high-tech approach

Verlander, deGrom win 2nd Cy Young Awards

In this Sept. 9 file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom winds up during the first inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets has been named the NL Cy Young Award winner for the second straight year.

Shildt wins Manager of the Year days after mom's death

In this May 11 file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli looks up during a game against the Detroit Tigers in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli won the AL prize in a tight ballot over Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees. Both received 13 first-place votes, but Baldelli got more second-place nods. The 38-year-old is the youngest to win the award.

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Jets place TE Herndon, G Winters on season-ending IR

The New York Jets have placed tight end Chris Herndon and right guard Brian Winters on the injured reserve list, ending the season for both players.

Cowboys build model by paying line, Pats win another way

New England guard Shaq Mason (69), center Ted Karras (75), and Joe Thuney line up to block for quarterback Tom Brady during a Nov. 3 game against the Ravens in Baltimore. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

Dallas Cowboys build model by investing heavily in offensive line through draft, second contracts while Patriots keep winning with more frugal approach up front

Seahawks knock 49ers from unbeaten ranks with 27-24 OT win

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson runs against San Francisco during the second half of Monday's game in Santa Clara, Calif. Seattle won in overtime, 27-24, to knock off the NFL's last unbeaten team. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

Jason Myers kicks Seattle Seahawks past San Francisco 49ers 27-24 in overtime

Jets, Gase take positive step with win, but lots more to do

Jets fans watch the second half of Sunday's game against the Giants at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won, 34-27. (Steven Ryan/AP Photo)

Jets, Gase take a positive step with win over Giants, but have lots more work to do to turn things around

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NHL roundup

Washington's Brendan Leipsic scores against the Flyers' Carter Hart during the first period of Wednesday's game in Philadelphia. Washington won, 2-1, in a shootout. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to lift the Washington Capitals over the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1

Since losing ’18 final, Golden Knights look more like Caps

Vegas left wing Max Pacioretty celebrates his goal with center Paul Stastny during the first period of a Nov. 9 game against the Capitals in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

Since 2018 Stanley Cup Final, Vegas Golden Knights looking more like Capitals who beat them for title

Panthers rally to beat Bruins 5-4

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask reacts after giving up the game-winning goal to Florida Panthers center Mike Hoffman in a shoot out during Tuesday's game at  Boston. The Panthers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Mike Hoffman scored one of four Florida goals in the third period and added the winner in a shootout as the Panthers rallied from a four-goal deficit and beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Tuesday night.

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Kaepernick’s tryout sounds more like a setup

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick smiles on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies on Oct. 11, 2018 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday in a private workout arranged by the league to be held in Atlanta. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

Column: The NFL says it’s giving Colin Kaepernick a chance to get back in the league, but their rushed offer sounds more like a setup

Celtics F Hayward: Latest injury ‘frustrating’

Injured Boston forward Gordon Hayward watches from the bench during the second quarter of Wednesday's game against Washington at TD Garden. Boston won, 140-133. (Winslow Townson/AP Photo)

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward says he’s frustrated over his broken hand

Porzingis returns as Knicks show signs of chaos he escaped

Knicks forward Marcus Morris shakes hands with Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis after a Nov. 8 game in Dallas. (Richard W. Rodriguez/AP Photo)

Kristaps Porzingis is returning to Madison Square Garden for his first game as a visitor

NBA roundup

Clippers coach Doc Rivers yells at an official before being ejected from the game during the second half of Wednesday's game against the Rockets in Houston. The Rockets won 102-93. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)

James Harden scored 47 points and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Clippers 102-93 in a wild game that saw Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers ejected in the fourth quarter

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Basketball

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Penn State at Georgetown.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Michigan State at Seton Hall.

10:30 p.m., TNT, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets.

Football

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Buffalo at Kent State.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Towson at Florida.

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: North Carolina at Pittsburgh.

8:20 p.m., Ch. 61, NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns.

Golf

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Mayakoba Classic from Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

3 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Nedbank Golf Challenge from Sun City, South Africa.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning.

Soccer

11:50 a.m., ESPN2 — Euro 2020 qualifier: Iceland at Turkey from Istanbul.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Euro 2020 qualifier: Kosovo at Czech Republic from Pilsen.

Tennis

7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP Finals from London.

3 p.m., Tennis Channel — USTA Men's Pro Circuit from Champaign, Ill.