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July 26, 2016 - 11:45am
16 min 27 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have signed defenseman Sergey Zborovskiy on an entry-level contract.

General manager Jeff Gorton announced the signing of the team's third-round draft pick in 2015 on Tuesday.

Zborovskiy skated in 64 games with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League this past season, collecting eight goals and 17 assists along with a plus-15 rating. The 19-year-old established WHL career-highs in goals, assists, points, and...

July 26, 2016 - 11:31am
16 min 27 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have avoided arbitration and signed defenseman Danny DeKeyser to a $30 million, six-year contract.

DeKeyser will count $5 million against the salary cap throughout the length of the deal. Agent Don Meehan confirmed the terms of the contract Tuesday, including modified no-trade protection beginning in the 2017-18 season.

The restricted free agent and the club were scheduled to have their arbitration hearing on...

July 26, 2016 - 11:30am
16 min 27 sec ago

DUBLIN (AP) — JT McNamara, an Irish jockey who was paralyzed following a fall at the Cheltenham Festival in 2013, has died. He was 41.

McNamara's death was announced by The Irish Turf Club, which didn't provide a cause.

McNamara was initially treated in Britain following the Cheltenham fall that left him paralyzed after fracturing two vertebrae in his neck. He was transferred to a Dublin hospital but returned to Britain to be treated by spinal...

July 26, 2016 - 11:25am
16 min 27 sec ago

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida center Gorjok Gak will not be eligible to play as a freshman next season.

The Gators announced Tuesday that the NCAA cleared Gak for enrollment this fall but denied his ineligibility for the 2016-17 season. The 6-foot-11, 205-pounder from Australia will be allowed to practice and take part in basketball-related activities, but not games.

He attended high school at Victory Rock Prep in Bradenton. If he meets progress...

July 26, 2016 - 11:23am
16 min 27 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. from the San Diego Padres.

The Blue Jays also received cash from San Diego. In return, the Padres get minor league right-hander Hansel Rodriguez.

Upton is batting .256 with 16 home runs, 45 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. The 12-year veteran has also played for Tampa Bay and Atlanta.

Upton is in the fourth year of a five-year, $75.25 million contract he...

July 26, 2016 - 11:22am
16 min 27 sec ago

Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette tore his right Achilles tendon and will miss the 2016 NFL season.

Galette tweeted about the injury on Monday, just before players were set to report to training camp in Richmond, Virginia. He missed the 2015 season with a torn left Achilles tendon.

The loss of Galette is a major blow to the Redskins' defense, which added All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman in free agency. Galette's return was supposed to boost...

July 26, 2016 - 11:20am
16 min 27 sec ago

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Arthur Jones blames himself for the failed drug test that led to a four-game suspension.

After arriving at camp Tuesday, Jones told reporters he had not checked the ingredients of a supplement he was taking or check the supplement with the league office.

Jones was suspended Friday for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Since joining the Colts...

July 26, 2016 - 11:16am
16 min 27 sec ago

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says there is no long-term concern with Jordy Nelson after the receiver was placed on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp.

Nelson is coming back from a torn ACL in his right knee. The injury occurred in August 2015 and knocked him out for all of last season.

McCarthy said before Tuesday's opening practice that he spoke to the team doctor, and that Packers are just...

July 26, 2016 - 11:04am
16 min 27 sec ago

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck says he is entering training camp 100 percent healthy.

On Tuesday, Luck and his teammates arrived at Anderson University, where they will spend much of the next three weeks. Workouts begin Wednesday at the Division III school about 30 miles northeast of the team complex.

Luck missed nine games last season with various injuries including a lacerated kidney. Earlier this spring, Luck said...

July 26, 2016 - 10:57am
16 min 27 sec ago

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have released star return specialist Devin Hester before the opening of training camp.

Hester is a three-time All-Pro who set an NFL record with 20 career returns for touchdowns.

A turf toe injury knocked out most of his season in 2015. He had 269 total return yards during the last five games of the year. The injury prevented him from full participation in offseason workouts.

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