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July 22, 2014 - 3:34pm
12 min 32 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Ducks have signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract coming off his rookie season.

He had six goals, 15 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 48 games last season, when he won a bronze medal playing for Finland in the Sochi Olympics.

The 23-year-old Vatanen had one assist in five playoff games with the Ducks. He was drafted in the fourth round in 2009 by Anaheim.

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July 22, 2014 - 3:26pm
12 min 32 sec ago
East Division
WLPct.GB
Washington3420.630
Evansville3321.6111
Southern Illinois3223.582
Lake Erie2926.527
Florence2230.42311
Traverse City...
July 22, 2014 - 3:15pm
12 min 32 sec ago

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A Bowling Green football player has been charged with attempted rape.

Court records show 19-year-old William Houston was arraigned Monday in Bowling Green Municipal Court and later released on bail. The records show no attorney for the sophomore running back.

Houston is from Dublin and there was no phone listing for him.

Bowling Green police report Houston was arrested Sunday after a female told police...

July 22, 2014 - 3:14pm
12 min 32 sec ago

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel and coach Doug Marrone have widely conflicting assessments on how the offense performed on the third day of training camp.

Despite numerous errant throws, Manuel didn't see much go wrong Tuesday. He calls it "a good day."

Marrone saw things differently. He provided one-word answers over what he didn't like, such as "execution" and "communication."

Marrone also wasn't...

July 22, 2014 - 3:11pm
12 min 32 sec ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Sochi has been selected to host a major sports convention next year, despite global criticism of Russia following the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.

SportAccord, an umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations, announced Tuesday that it would take its annual convention in 2015 to Sochi, the Russian city which hosted the 2014 Winter Games.

SportAccord President Marius Vizer says...

July 22, 2014 - 3:09pm
12 min 32 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine.

Buckingham Palace says that early indications suggest that the five-year-old filly, Estimate, consumed the substance as a result of contaminated feed.

John Warren, the queen's bloodstock and racing adviser, said Tuesday that Estimate's trainer Michael Stoute "is working...

July 22, 2014 - 2:54pm
12 min 32 sec ago
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West Division
WLTPctPFPA
z-Arizona1520.8821101841
Los Angeles3140.176663957
San Antonio2150.1187431017
Pacific...
July 22, 2014 - 2:47pm
12 min 32 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors and swingman Brandon Rush have completed the deal they agreed to last week.

The Warriors announced Rush's signing Tuesday.

The contract is for two years and about $2.5 million. Rush will hold the option in the second year of the deal.

Rush was Golden State's top reserve and best perimeter defender during the 2011-12 season before tearing two ligaments in his left knee in the team's...

July 22, 2014 - 2:43pm
12 min 32 sec ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals expect cornerback Leon Hall to be ready for the start of training camp and defensive tackle Geno Atkins to join them for full workouts sometime later.

Hall and Atkins are their two biggest questions heading into camp. Both are starters who mean a lot to a defense that ranked third in the NFL last season.

Hall tore his right Achilles tendon midway through last season, the second time he's sustained such an injury. Coach...

July 22, 2014 - 2:39pm
12 min 32 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boise State and Fresno State have been picked to win their Mountain West Conference divisions in a preseason media poll.

Fresno State, which won the inaugural Mountain West championship over Utah State last season, received 15 first-place votes and 174 points in the West.

Boise State, which went 6-2 last season, received 20 first-place votes and 183 total points to lead voting for the Mountain Division.

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