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June 27, 2014 - 8:46pm
1 week 6 days ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have sent forward James Neal to the Nashville Predators in exchange for forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling.

Both teams announced the trade Friday night.

The 26-year-old Neal had 27 goals and 34 assists in 59 games for the Penguins this season. He has 161 career goals and 154 assists in 413 career regular-season games.

Hornqvist, 27, had 22 goals and 31 assists in 76 games...

June 27, 2014 - 8:45pm
1 week 6 days ago

PHOENIX (AP) — T.J. Warren and Tyler Ennis are not exactly strangers to each other.

Twice last season, Warren's North Carolina State squad met Ennis' Syracuse team. Each team won once, and now the two are teammates — picked in the first round by the Phoenix Suns.

They were introduced at a news conference on Friday at Suns headquarters, and each praised the other.

The 20-year-old Warren, who played two years in college, was the...

June 27, 2014 - 8:35pm
1 week 6 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins rookie right-hander Anthony DeSclafani has left their game against Oakland with a bruised right forearm, and his status is day to day.

DeSclafani was hit in the arm by a line drive in the first inning by Brandon Moss that went for an infield hit. DeSclafani continued to pitch but left the game after three innings trailing 2-0.

DeSclafani, who was making his fifth career start, left with an ERA of 7.40.

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June 27, 2014 - 8:32pm
1 week 6 days ago

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Tiger Woods was back. Just not for very long.

Woods missed a 36-hole cut for only the 10th time on the PGA Tour with a game that showed signs of rust from being out of competition for more than three months. Right when he was poised to make a run, Woods made four straight bogeys on the back nine at Congressional to end any hopes of playing the weekend at the Quicken Loans National. He shot a 4-over 75 on Friday and missed the cut by four shots....

June 27, 2014 - 8:27pm
1 week 6 days ago

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Michelle Wie didn't let a little thing like a hectic national media tour slow the momentum following her U.S. Women's Open victory last week at Pinehurst.

The former prodigy continued her resurgence on the LPGA Tour on Friday, shooting a 5-under 66 to finish a stroke behind leader Alena Sharp after the first round of the NW Arkansas Championship.

Wie spent much of her week leading into the tournament busy on the national morning...

June 27, 2014 - 8:20pm
1 week 6 days ago

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Quotes from Tiger Woods after each of the 10 times he has missed the cut on the PGA Tour:

"It had to happen. I can't play my entire career without missing a cut." — 1997 Canadian Open, where Woods missed the cut by one shot at Royal Montreal. It was his 26th start as a pro.

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"I just had a tough day. Things I don't normally do, I did today." — 2005 Byron Nelson Championship, where Woods missed the cut by...

June 27, 2014 - 7:57pm
1 week 6 days ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic bronze medalists Gracie Gold, Jason Brown and Ashley Wagner are among the Americans given Grand Prix assignments for the 2014-15 figure skating season.

That trio, plus four-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott, helped win a bronze medal in the team event at the Sochi Games. Fellow Olympians Polina Edmunds, Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholmay, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani also will compete in the Grand...

June 27, 2014 - 7:53pm
1 week 6 days ago

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Forward Joe Thomas is transferring from Niagara to play for the Miami Hurricanes in 2014-15, and he will have one year of eligibility.

The 6-foot-7, 235-pound Thomas, who played at Miami Krop High School, averaged 3.4 points and 2.7 rebounds in 30 games last season at Niagara and led the Purple Eagles in blocks.

Thomas' transfer was announced Friday. He will be one of nine new players on the Hurricanes' roster next season....

June 27, 2014 - 7:38pm
1 week 6 days ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have selected center Sam Reinhart with the second overall pick in the NHL draft.

Reinhart is a gifted play-making forward who spent the past four years playing for Kootenay of the Western Hockey League. He is the son of former NHLer Paul Reinhart, who was selected by the Atlanta Flames in the first round in 1979.

Reinhart has the potential to be a top-line center in filling a key need for the rebuilding Sabres...

June 27, 2014 - 7:36pm
1 week 6 days ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the first pick of the NHL draft, the Florida Panthers went with 15 seconds of dramatic pause before announcing the name.

The silence felt much longer for Aaron Ekblad.

"I was just sitting there just kind of scared and excited at the same time," he said.

At last, general manager Dale Tallon made the call for Ekblad, selecting the defenseman with the first pick in the Friday night.

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