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July 7, 2015 - 3:21pm
11 min 17 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues say they have signed star forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year, $60 million contract.

General manager Doug Armstrong announced the move Tuesday, locking up the 23-year-old Tarasenko after a season in which he made his first career All-Star game and was 10th in the NHL with 73 points, including 37 goals, to go along with a plus-27 rating. He was the youngest Blues player with a 30-goal season since Brendan Shanahan in 1991-92....

July 7, 2015 - 2:50pm
11 min 17 sec ago

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — ESPN broadcaster Tom Jackson has won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame made the announcement Tuesday. The NFL analyst will be recognized for "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football" during the 2015 enshrinement ceremony on Aug. 8.

Jackson joined ESPN in 1987 following a 14-year NFL career as a linebacker for the Denver Broncos.

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July 7, 2015 - 2:45pm
11 min 17 sec ago

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been arrested again in Arizona on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Police in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert said Tuesday that McNabb was cited and released from a police facility after being arrested June 28 following a non-injury collision late that night.

No phone listing could be found for McNabb in the Phoenix area, and it couldn't immediately be determined...

July 7, 2015 - 2:36pm
11 min 17 sec ago

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — John Deere will continue to serve as the title sponsor of the PGA Tour event in Illinois through 2023.

The Moline, Illinois-based company says it has reached a seven-year extension with the PGA Tour to host the John Deere Classic at the TPC Deere Run just east of its headquarters.

The tournament has been held in the Quad Cities area on the Illinois-Iowa line since 1971, and John Deere took over as the title sponsor in 1998....

July 7, 2015 - 2:10pm
11 min 17 sec ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Zach Boychuk have agreed on a one-year, two-way contract.

The deal announced Tuesday will pay him $600,000 in the NHL or $200,000 in the minors with a guarantee of $250,000.

This will be Boychuk's eighth year in the Carolina organization and general manager Ron Francis calls him "a reliable depth forward who we know is capable of contributing offensively at either level."

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July 7, 2015 - 2:06pm
11 min 17 sec ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed left wing Mikkel Boedker to a one-year, $3.75 million deal.

Boedker filed for salary arbitration on Sunday, but the sides were able to iron out a deal Tuesday before they went before a mediator.

The 25-year-old from Denmark has been one of Arizona's most creative scorers during seven seasons with the team.

Boedker had 14 goals and 14 assists in 45 games last season, which was...

July 7, 2015 - 2:06pm
11 min 16 sec ago

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Texas A&M point guard Avery Johnson Jr. will play for his father at Alabama.

First-year Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson announced Monday that his son is switching Southeastern Conference schools. The younger Johnson has three years of eligibility remaining and will have to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules.

The Alabama coach says he is "thrilled as both a coach and a father" to have the guard join the...

July 7, 2015 - 2:03pm
11 min 16 sec ago

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Four boys accused of playing with fire and starting a massive blaze that destroyed Eugene, Oregon's historic Civic Stadium are facing more serious charges.

The Register-Guard newspaper of Eugene reports (http://is.gd/3fsM9O ) that the boys, one who's 10 and the others 12, were charged with first-degree arson and reckless endangerment Monday. The charges were added to counts of criminal mischief, reckless burning and reckless endangerment....

July 7, 2015 - 1:10pm
11 min 16 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk and the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season.

The Blackhawks announced the move on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old van Riemsdyk had one assist in 18 regular-season games with the Blackhawks last season. He skated in four Stanley Cup Final games.

July 7, 2015 - 1:10pm
11 min 16 sec ago

GIRONA, Spain (AP) — NBA center Marc Gasol has confirmed that he will sign a new five-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The 30-year-old free agent tells Spanish media he will stay at Memphis, as The Associated Press reported on Monday.

The deal is expected to be worth more than 100 million dollars.

Marc Gasol adds that he won't play for Spain alongside brother Pau Gasol in the upcoming European championships from Sept. 5-...

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