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....
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.
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...
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....