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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, Florida Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic takes the puck down the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers have agreed on a one-year extension with Petrovic. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon says Petrovic "is an important part of our young core and has taken great strides in his development over the past two seasons." (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 01, 2017 - 1:37 pm
The Latest on the first day of NHL free agency (all times ET): 1:30 p.m. Canadian teams are spending money in the first couple of hours of free agency. The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Sam Gagner to a $9.45 million, three-year deal and defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a $6 million, two-year...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2013 file photo, Russia's Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates his goal during the 2013 Ice Hockey World Championships match against Austria in Helsinki. Though not a free agent, Ilya Kovalchuk has taken one step closer to returning to the NHL after spending the previous four seasons playing in his native Russia. The start of the league's new business year at noon Saturday places the Devils in a position to sign Kovalchuk to have him either stay in New Jersey or — more likely — trade him to another team. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Jussi Nukari) FINLAND OUT
July 01, 2017 - 12:12 pm
The Latest on the first day of NHL free agency (all times local): Noon Patrick Sharp, a high-scoring winger who helped the Blackhawks win three Stanley Cup championships, is returning to Chicago for a second stint. The 35-year-old veteran agreed to a one-year contract on Saturday. Sharp spent 10...
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June 30, 2017 - 12:39 pm
NHL teams are taking advantage of their final chance to buy out players this offseason. Among the players placed on unconditional waivers for buyout purposes were New Jersey Devils forwards Michael Cammalleri and Devante Smith-Pelly, Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen, Boston Bruins forward...
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President Donald Trump holds a Chicago Cubs jersey as he meets with members of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant holds a "45" sign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2017 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs into the Oval Office on Wednesday, their second visit to the White House in eight months since winning the World Series. Trump entertained the Cubs in an informal visit Maddon said was set up by the team's...
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President Donald Trump holds a Chicago Cubs jersey as he meets with members of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant holds a "45" sign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2017 - 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs into the Oval Office on Wednesday, their second visit to the White House in eight months since winning the World Series. Trump entertained the Cubs in an informal visit Maddon said was set up by the team's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul reacts after dunking the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington. The Houston Rockets have reached an agreement to trade for Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul according to a person familiar with the deal. The league source spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, on the condition of anonymity because the team hasn't finalized the trade.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 28, 2017 - 12:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets have reached an agreement to acquire Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul. The Clippers will get Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker and a protected first-round pick next year. The person spoke...
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June 28, 2017 - 12:21 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets have reached an agreement to acquire Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul. The Clippers will get Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker and a protected first-round pick next year. The person spoke...
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June 26, 2017 - 7:43 pm
Charlie Sheen hasn't portrayed Babe Ruth in a film, but the actor was the owner of two of the most prized items of Ruth memorabilia. Sheen on Monday revealed himself as the owner of Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and the 1919 contract of Ruth's sale from the Red Sox to the Yankees which are part of...
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June 22, 2017 - 11:34 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dave Tippett stuck with the Arizona Coyotes through four seasons of playing without an owner, five years of losing since the franchise's greatest success in the desert and the start of a rebuilding process. The latest changes have the affable coach headed out after leading...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2014 photo, Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups watches from the sideline during an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Two people familiar with the negotiations say the Cleveland Cavaliers have not yet offered Billups a role in their front office. Billups and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert met for two days this week to discuss a position, but the talks did not lead to a formal offer, the people said. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 22, 2017 - 7:16 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — An interesting, confusing, upsetting week for the Cavaliers hasn't settled down. Instead of closing the gap over the past few days on the champion Golden State Warriors, Cleveland has been trying to fill a significant hole. Owner Dan Gilbert's search to replace general manager...
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