Zuccarello helps Rangers win their ninth in a row

...assists as New York improved to 14-2-2, the best 18-game start in franchise history in wins and points (30). The Rangers' winning streak is their third-longest overall and longest since winning 10 in a row during the 1972-73 season...

Joe Maddon, Jeff Bannister named top managers

...beat Pittsburgh in the wild-card game before losing to the New York Mets in the NL Championship Series.Banister led the Rangers (88-74) to an unexpected AL West division title despite losing ace Yu Darvish, who ultimately underwent Tommy John...


...outfielder Leonys Martin from Texas as part of a four-player trade that sent right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen to the Rangers.Texas also obtained outfielder James Jones in the deal, and Seattle received right-hander Anthony Bass. ? Arizona...

Rangers blank Hurricanes behind Henrik Lundqvist

...Fast, Rick Nash and Ryan McDonagh scored for New York, which improved to 11-2-2 with its sixth consecutive win. The Rangers improved to 17-1-0 against Carolina since Feb. 22, 2011. RED WINGS 1, CAPITALS 0In Detroit, Andreas Athanasiou...

Black managers now abscent from Major League Baseball

...managing the Houston Astros, but was fired the following year and didn't get another managing job.Ron Washington led the Rangers to four consecutive 90-win seasons and two AL pennants in eight years before he resigned last year. He's also waiting...

Rangers continue their winning ways against the Flames

...passed Mark Messier for 10th on the Rangers' all-time games played list...and Derick Brassard also scored. The Rangers (6-2-2) have won three of their...back-to-back sets this season ? the Rangers lost to the Flyers in a shootout...

Montreal Canadiens run win streak to open season to nine

...Giroux scored in a shootout to lift the Flyers.Mark Streit and Scott Laughton scored Philadel phia's goals and Steve Mason had 37 saves.Mason stoned Dominic Moore to end it. J.T. Miller and Derick Brassard had goals for the Rangers.

Mariners tab Scott Servais as manager

...of slugger Nelson Cruz during the time together with the Rangers <0x2014> Cruz now plays for Seattle.Servais...after retiring and was a scout in Colorado before joining the Rangers front office in 2005.The hiring makes Servais the 10th...

New York Rangers blank San Jose Sharks

...lines and defense pairings that could only score once in the Rangers' 2-1 overtime loss to New Jersey on Sunday.Vigneault's...Joel Ward.New York continued to attack in what was the Rangers' most complete performance of the season.While Raanta...

Misplayed ball helps Royals rally to beat Blue Jays

...a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven era have won the series ? though Toronto did rally from the same hole to beat the Rangers in five games in the ALDS."You got to get a win under your belt," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "It won't...