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May 4, 2015 - 4:19pm
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Lou Lamoriello is stepping down as the New Jersey Devils' general manager and handing the job to Ray Shero.

Lamoriello announced Monday that he will remain as president of hockey operations. The 72-year-old Lamoriello has led the Devils since 1987 and guided them to three Stanley Cups.

He says he has considered stepping down for a while, indicating that he was not forced out after missing the playoffs the past three seasons....

May 4, 2015 - 4:11pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed fullback Collin Mooney, who started four games for the Tennessee Titans in 2013.

Mooney had six catches for 32 yards and no carries in 12 games for the Titans last season. He had five carries for 19 yards in two games in 2012. He was cut before the 2014 season.

The 5-foot-10, 238-pound back will compete with returning starter Patrick DiMarco.

Mooney signed with Tennessee as an...

May 4, 2015 - 4:08pm
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The match that didn't happen in San Francisco will be available in stroke play at The Players Championship this week. Match Play winner Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Jordan Spieth are in the same group for the opening two rounds.

McIlroy is a four-time major champion who stretched his lead at No. 1 in the world with his victory Sunday in the Match Play Championship. Spieth is No. 2 in the world. He was eliminated before the weekend at...

May 4, 2015 - 3:40pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to change the rule that has kept first-round pick Trea Turner from joining his new team after a trade, though it will affect only future drafts.

Selected by the Padres 13th overall last June, Turner was sent to Washington in a three-team, 11-player deal Dec. 19 that brought center fielder Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego. But Turner can't report to the Nationals until mid-June....

May 4, 2015 - 3:05pm
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have exercised the fifth-year options on the contracts for safety Harrison Smith and left tackle Matt Kalil.

The Vikings announced the decisions Monday, ensuring that both first-round picks from the 2012 draft will remain under team control through 2016.

Smith's option was considered a no-brainer. He was the 29th overall pick and has emerged as one of the best young safeties in the league. His option is for $5...

May 4, 2015 - 2:59pm
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three wrestlers from the University of Iowa are facing burglary charges following a series of break-ins earlier this year.

The Linn County Attorney's office says wrestlers Ross Lembeck, Seth Gross and Logan Ryan each face two counts of felony third-degree burglary. The trio all face seven counts of misdemeanor third-degree burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and one count of conspiracy to commit an aggravated misdemeanor....

May 4, 2015 - 2:51pm
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's search to replace basketball coach Billy Donovan began weeks — really months— ago.

The Gators have been collecting information on potential successors since at least February, probably even sooner.

Although athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday he would sit down with his search team later in the day and discuss potential candidates, he made it clear that school officials have been planning for Donovan's...

May 4, 2015 - 2:37pm
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BOSTON (AP) — A Tennessee woman searching for the handsome stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon says she finally heard back — from the mystery man's wife.

Barbara Tatge (TAY'-jee) says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man and take a photo of it as she ran her first Boston Marathon on April 20. Then her daughter took to social media to try to find the man.

Tatge says The Wellesley Townsman, a Boston-area news...

May 4, 2015 - 2:29pm
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IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are not picking up the fifth-year option of Morris Claiborne's rookie contract, making the injury-plagued cornerback eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

The sixth pick in the 2012 draft will not participate in offseason workouts and likely won't be ready for the start of training camp because of the torn patellar tendon in his left knee that kept him out of 12 games last season.

A story on the team'...

May 4, 2015 - 2:10pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Team captain Andrew Whitworth would like to know where he stands in the Bengals' plans.

The offensive tackle was taken by surprise — just like everyone else — when Cincinnati drafted players at his position with its first two picks last week. Whitworth is entering the final year on his deal and has tried to get some insights from the team about its intentions.

So far, he's heard nothing.

Whitworth says the...

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