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CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils. Then it goes right back to George McPhee and the Vegas Golden Knights. In the wake of Vegas’ expansion draft, New Jersey is on the clock with the No. 1 pick of the amateur draft beginning Friday night at the United...
Duke’s Jayson Tatum, right, poses for photos with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Boston Celtics as the No. 3 pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in New York. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics made the first move of this year’s NBA draft days before it began when they traded the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia to build on an already rich cache of future selections. On draft night, they still grabbed one of the most NBA-ready players available....
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...
TOKYO (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a quick lesson in the ancient sport of sumo during a visit to Japan. Brady, who visited China and Japan this week on a tour promoting football, stopped in at the Sakaigawa sumo stable in Tokyo on Thursday and stepped into the ring with...
Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. Spieth birdied five of the first eight holes and carded a 63 while sitting in first place. John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Jordan Spieth didn’t take long to figure out TPC River Highlands. Making his debut at the Connecticut course, the 23-year-old Texan had eight birdies and a bogey Thursday for a 7-under 63 and a one-stroke lead in the Travelers Championship. Spieth birdied five of the...
The biggest headline of the NBA Draft could be one not about any player drafted. On Thursday night, the Chicago Bulls traded three-time all-star Jimmy Butler (21) and the 16th overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall draft pick. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File
NEW YORK (AP) — Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Fultz and Ball led a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft, which received a jolt early in the first round when the Chicago...
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Some of the biggest names in golf are giving up what for many is normally a week off after a major championship to play at the Travelers Championship. Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson are among those in Connecticut this week, giving the tournament an...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez borrowed a Miguel Cabrera bat from Kansas City Royals teammate Drew Butera for the first time Wednesday. “It’s a magic stick,” Butera said. It was magic for Perez, who hit his first career grand slam, connecting in the eighth inning to rally the Royals...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox and first-round draft pick Tanner Houck have agreed on a contract that gives the University of Missouri pitcher a $2,614,500 signing bonus, which is slot value for the 24th overall selection. The Red Sox announced the deal on Wednesday. Houck will...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Connor McDavid won his first Hart Trophy. Hardly anybody in hockey believes it will be his last. The Edmonton captain claimed the award as the NHL's most valuable player Wednesday night at the league's postseason awards show at T-Mobile Arena, the new home of the expansion Vegas...

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