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Blackhawks agree to 5-year extension with newly acquired Anisimov

  The past couple days have been quite a whirlwind for Artem Anisimov. Same for the Chicago Blackhawks. Anisimov and the Blackhawks agreed to a $22.75 million, five-year contract extension on Wednesday, one day after the Stanley Cup champions acquired the center in a seven-player deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. When the Blackhawks were unable to sign rugged forward Brandon...
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No. 2 pick Eichel signs entry-level deal with Sabres, leaving school

  Jack Eichel is eager to begin his NHL career. Eichel, the 18-year-old center selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in last week's draft, signed his first professional contract Wednesday, opting to skip his final three years of college hockey. ''I couldn't be more excited about it,'' Eichel said during his introductory press conference at First Niagara Center. ''Looking...
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AP Source: Cavs bring back Shumpert for 4 years, $40 million

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Iman Shumpert has agreed to terms on a four-year, $40 million contract that will keep him in Cleveland. Shumpert and the Cavaliers came to agreement on Wednesday evening. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. A contract cannot be signed until July 9. Shumpert...
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Padres' bats stay silent, lose 7-0 to Mariners

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Taijuan Walker pitched one-hit ball for six innings to win his fifth straight start, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the punchless San Diego Padres 7-0 on Wednesday. Cano had four hits and drove in three runs. Cruz connected for his 20th homer on his 35th birthday. Walker (7-6) struck out seven and walked none. The 22-year-old...
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Lyoto Machida has nose surgery, plots UFC return after recovery

Following a second consecutive loss last weekend, former UFC champion Lyoto Machida is on the mend after suffering a broken nose that required surgery after his fight against Yoel Romero in Florida. According to Machida's manager Ed Soares via UFC Tonight, Machida broke his nose during the fight and went directly into surgery on Sunday. Machida ate a series of hard elbows to the...
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Tyron Woodley medically cleared, hopes to fight Johny Hendricks

After winning his second straight bout in January, Tyron Woodley hoped to continue his march towards a welterweight world title fight. However, the American Top Team and Roufusport member broke his right foot the following month. After four months on the shelf, UFC Tonight reports that Woodley has been medically cleared to begin MMA training once more. Not one to shoot for anything...
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Golf organizations distance themselves from Donald Trump

Donald Trump says the golf industry supports him because "they know I'm right." Four leading golf organizations said he's wrong. The PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, USGA and PGA of America broke their silence Wednesday -- but only briefly -- to say that Trump's views on Mexican immigrants and his opinion that golf organizations are behind him are not accurate. In an interview with Golf Channel...
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Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader want to fight at UFC 192 in Houston

Sometimes the fighters try to make UFC matchmaker Joe Silva's job a little easier. Top-10 ranked light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader are both on board to face off at UFC 192 in Houston on October 3, and now they are awaiting the UFC's blessing to make the fight official. Evans has been targeting October for his return date from knee surgery that kept him out of action...
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Capitals add players on first day of free agency

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Capitals were busy on the opening day of NHL free agency on Wednesday. But the biggest move was veteran defenseman Mike Green agreeing to a three-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. He departs after 10 seasons with Washington, the team that drafted him in the first round in 2004. Defenseman Taylor Chorney signed a one-year $700,000 contract with...
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AP Source: Paul Pierce going to Clippers on 3-year deal

Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers are reuniting. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Pierce has agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal to join the Los Angeles Clippers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because no contracts can be finalized until July 9. Pierce spent this past season with the Washington Wizards, and they wanted...
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Giants' Bumgarner says he'd pitch in ASG despite short rest

While the pitchers for the All-Star Game have yet to be announced (let alone the starting position players) Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News points out that Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner will probably be named to the team for the third consecutive year. Considering his 2.99 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 108 1/3 innings, and the fact that the National League manager is...
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Jenrry Mejia will be Mets' setup man upon return from PED suspension

If New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia doesn't already regret the actions that led to his 80-day performance-enhancing suspension, he certainly will upon returning from his suspension next week. As Mejia prepares to rejoin the Mets with a stint in the minors, manager Terry Collins has declared that the 25-year-old reliever will be the team's setup man instead of closer, a role he...
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Travis d'Arnaud wearing a brace, no timetable for his return to Mets

It might some time before Travis d'Arnaud is ready to return to the New York Mets. According to Mets Today, d'Arnaud, who injured his left elbow on a play at the plate on June 20, was seen wearing a brace on his arm on Tuesday. D'Arnaud, who missed over six weeks earlier in the season with a broken pinkie, currently has no timetable for return to the team. "As long as I still see...
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Orioles GM Duquette: 'We'll be active on the trade front'

If you're a Baltimore Orioles fan, grab the popcorn. GM Dan Duquette expressed confidence to MASN that the Orioles will be able to move outfielder Delmon Young, who was designated for assignment: "Delmon is a qualified major league hitter and hopefully we will be able to find a spot for him in a few days." Designating Young for assignment isn't a surprise, as the team has been looking...
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Former sports writer and publicist Jack Disney dies at 80

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Jack Disney, a longtime sports writer with the old Los Angeles Herald Examiner who later worked in publicity at two Southern California horse racing tracks, has died. He was 80. Officials at Santa Anita Park said Wednesday that Disney died Monday at his home in Irvine after a long fight with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Disney started at the Herald...
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Nationals' Max Scherzer routinely presses Williams to pinch hit by leaving stats on desk

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is a pitcher – a world-class, Cy Young candidate pitcher, at that – but he's not satisfied with just dominating on the mound. He wants to do it at the plate as well. On a radio appearance on Wednesday, manager Matt Williams revealed that Scherzer routinely lobbies him to pinch hit by leaving his hitting stats on Williams' desk. "He's constantly...
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Report: Paul Pierce OKs 3-year, $10M deal with Clippers

Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers reportedly will be reuniting next season. The veteran forward has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers under a three-year deal worth almost $10 million, according to Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowksi, citing league sources. Pierce, 37, played for the Boston Celtics for the first 15 years of his career, much of that time coinciding...
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Shaq puts on show at Greenbrier Classic pro-am

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Shaquille O'Neal swung so hard at his opening tee shot in the Greenbrier Classic that it seemed like the earth shook. After all, when he whiffed, his ball fell off the tee as he nearly tumbled over. "That's okay," Hall of Famer Lee Trevino said, "you had a bad lie." Click here to continue reading.
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Mackanin says it's 'probable' Phillies trade Cole Hamels by deadline

July is officially upon us, which gives the Philadelphia Phillies 30 days to trade Cole Hamels, a task the team's interim manager Pete Mackanin thinks the front office can execute. Hamels' name has been floating around in the trade winds for a year as the Phillies search for the right package in exchange for the lefty ace. Now that the Phillies are in full rebuilding mode, it's highly...
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AP source: Hawks reach agreement to re-sign Paul Millsap

ATLANTA (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement to re-sign free agent power forward Paul Millsap. The person says the agreement is for a two-year deal with a player option for a third year that makes the contract worth $58.9 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal...
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Mets LF Michael Cuddyer day to day with sore knee, but no DL

NEW YORK (AP) Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer has been given two shots to relieve discomfort in his left knee but expects to avoid the disabled list. Cuddyer was out of New York's starting lineup Wednesday night against the Chicago Cubs after leaving Tuesday's game in the seventh inning. He had an MRI on Wednesday that revealed a slight strain and said doctors told him that was...
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Red Wings sign defenseman Mike Green, forward Brad Richards

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Mike Green and forward Brad Richards to free-agent contracts. The team announced Wednesday that Green will get a three-year contract and Richards a one-year deal. Green has spent his entire career with Washington, recording 113 goals and 247 assists in 575 games. He is the second-highest scoring defenseman in the NHL over...
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After ugly U.S. Open, Woods looks to bounce back at Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- When 26-year-old rookie Scott Pinckney doesn't get into the Wednesday pro-am at a PGA Tour event, he makes a habit of walking with one of the participants to map the course. Such was the case at the Greenbrier Classic, but this time he didn't just follow any group. He walked with his childhood idol, Tiger Woods. Such is the curiosity factor that still...
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Blatter says he has 'clear conscience' despite FIFA probes

BERLIN (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said in a magazine interview that he is not corrupt and that he has a ''clear conscience'' despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body. ''Whoever accuses me of being corrupt has to prove it to me first. But nobody can do that because I'm not corrupt,'' Blatter told Thursday's edition of German weekly Bunte, extracts...
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Player proposes to his girlfriend after scoring in league match

When it comes to wedding proposals, people often try to come up with ingenious, imaginative, and memorable ways of asking that special someone for their hand in marriage; Some fail, some succeed.  Sergey Levitskiy, who plays for FC Slutsk (no typo there) in the Belarusian Premier League, came up with a very creative and challenging way of proposing marriage. His idea? Score a goal...
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