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NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers have signed free agent forwards Michael Grabner and Nathan Gerbe and defensemen Adam Clendening and Michael Paliotta.General manager Jeff Gorton announced the signings Friday as the Rangers used the opening day of free agency to improve their team speed and penalty killing and to add a little depth on defense.Grabner got a two-year contract worth $1.6 million annually while Gerbe got a one-year deal for $600,000. Clendening got a one-year, two-way contract that will pay him either $600,000 if he plays in the NHL or $300,000 in the AHL.Contract terms for Paliotta, who played last season in the AHL, were not available.Grabner played in a career-high 80 games with Toronto this past season, registering nine goals and nine assists. He ranked second among NHL forwards in short-handed ice time with 248 minutes, 29 seconds.The 28-year-old Austrian has skated in 397 career NHL games over parts of seven seasons with Vancouver, the Islanders and Toronto, registering 104 goals and 69 assists for 173 points. He is tied for fourth in the NHL in short-handed goals since the start of the 2010-11 with 12. Grabner has recorded at least 20 goals in a season twice in his career.Gerbe had three goals and four assists in 47 games with Carolina this past season. He has skated in 394 career NHL games over parts of eight seasons with Buffalo and Carolina, registering 58 goals and 80 assists. Gerbe has been on the ice for only 20 power play goals while logging 247:03 of short-handed ice time throughout his career.The Rangers finished 26th in the NHL on the penalty kill with a 78.2 percent rating.Clendening skated in 29 NHL games with Pittsburgh and Edmonton this past season with one goal and six assists. The 23-year-old has skated in 50 career NHL games over parts of two seasons (2014-15 and 2015-16) with Chicago, Vancouver, Pittsburgh, and Edmonton, registering two goals and nine assists.Paliotta, 23, skated in 68 games with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League this past season, getting eight goals and 15 assists. He was drafted in the third round in 2011 and has played in two NHL games. Mike Williams Youth Jersey. PETERSBURG, Fla. Dan Feeney Jersey. Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. Dan Feeney Youth Jersey. How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. Rayshawn Jenkins Jersey. Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros didnt hang their heads after a five-run ninth inning allowed the Oakland Athletics to take a two-run lead Friday night.They were confident they could rally with the heart of their order due up in the bottom of the inning.Luis Valbuena drove in four runs, highlighted by a three-run homer with one out in the ninth, to lift the Astros to a wild 10-9 victory over the Athletics.Oakland took the lead with the big ninth before Jose Altuve singled with one out in the bottom of the inning. Carlos Correa struck out, but reached on a wild pitch before Valbuena connected off Ryan Madson (3-3) for his third homer in four games to give Houston the win.That inning, the way you draw it up is were in the good part of our order that we feel really comfortable with, manager A.J. Hinch said.Valbuena knew it was gone the moment he made contact.I was looking for a good pitch, he said. Trying to get the pitch I wanted and I (didnt) miss the pitch. You see what happened?Oakland manager Bob Melvin felt confident with Madson on the mound in the ninth before things went awry.I feel good whenever he takes the mound and we have the lead whether its one or two runs, Melvin said. I didnt have negative thoughts going into that inning. I fully believed we were going to win the game.Houston led by three runs entering the ninth before Yonder Alonso connected off closer Will Harris with no outs to cut the lead to 7-6. Pinch-hitter Jake Smolinski singled with one out before a double by Jed Lowrie chased Harris.He was replaced by Michael Feliz (6-1) who was greeted by the double from Davis that put the As up 8-7.Josh Reddick added a run with an RBI single to make it 9-7.Stephen Vogt had an RBI triple and Marcus Semien hit a solo homer to help Oakland take a 3-0 lead in the fourth.Correa hit a two-run homer in the fourth before the Astros went on top with a four-run fifth.Houston trailed by one run with no outs and the bases loaded in the fifth when Marwin Gonzalez singled off starter Daniel Mengden to tie it. The Astros took the lead on an RBI groundout by Altuve. Correa followed with a run-scoring single to push the lead to 5-3 and chase Mengden, who had remained in the game despite being struck in the chest by a comebacker an inning before.Correa got in a rundown trying to sttretch his hit into a double and Altuve broke for home on the play.dddddddddddd Semien threw home in time to tag out Altuve and allow Correa to reach second.Marc Rzepczynski took over and allowed an RBI single from Valbuena to make it 6-3.Houston starter Collin McHugh allowed eight hits and four runs in six innings and remains winless since May 30.Mengden, a rookie who is from Houston and attended nearby Texas A&M, yielded six hits and a season-high six runs in a season-low 4 2/3 innings.Altuve singled with no outs in the fourth for Houstons first hit before Correas 14th homer cut the lead to 3-2. It was the 35th home run of his career to tie him with Adam Everett for most home runs by a shortstop in franchise history.Mengden was shaken up later in that inning when a hit by Carlos Gomez bounced off his glove and hit him in the chest before dropping to the ground. He picked the ball up and got it to first for the out before being tended to by a trainer. It took him a minute to catch his breath before he threw a couple of warmup pitches and remained in the game.I think it is one of those things that scared me more than it hurt, Mengden said. Those are always nerve-wracking.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: OF Colby Rasmus was out of the lineup with an ear infection. Hinch said he hopes Rasmus will feel better and be back in the lineup on Saturday.NO COCOOakland OF Coco Crisp served a one-game suspension on Friday night for intentionally throwing his bat toward home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn the night before. The bat hit Reyburns foot after Crisp struck out to end the fifth inning of Oaklands 3-1 victory at Houston. Crisp apologized after the game and said he didnt mean for the bat to end up so close to Reyburn.UP NEXTAthletics: Kendall Graveman (4-6, 4.57) will start for Oakland on Saturday. Graveman has bounced back from a tough start to the season to go 3-0 with a 3.63 ERA in his last seven starts, and his three-game winning streak ties a career high.Astros: Lance McCullers (4-2, 3.57) is scheduled to start for Houston on Saturday. McCullers allowed five hits and one run with 10 strikeouts in seven innings of a 2-1 win over the Mariners in his last start. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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