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July 1, 2016 - 1:39pm
3 min 33 sec ago

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Brian Shaw, Jesse Mermuys and Mark Madsen will be new coach Luke Walton's assistants with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The team formally announced Walton's coaching staff Friday.

Shaw will be the Lakers' lead assistant and associate head coach. The former Denver Nuggets head coach returns after winning five championships with the Lakers as a player and an assistant to Phil Jackson.

Mermuys was an assistant...

July 1, 2016 - 1:38pm
3 min 33 sec ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed free-agent forward Jamie McGinn to a three-year contract.

Terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed.

The 27-year-old McGinn had a career-high 22 goals and 17 assists with the Buffalo Sabres and Anaheim Ducks last season.

McGinn was limited to 19 games with Colorado in 2014-15 due to back surgery, but played 84 games last season. He has 91 goals and 76 assists in...

July 1, 2016 - 1:37pm
3 min 33 sec ago

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman Ben Lovejoy to an $8 million, three-year deal.

General manager Ray Shero announced the deal about an hour into the start of the NHL free agency period.

Lovejoy will count $2.67 million against the salary cap through the 2018-19 season. He'll make $2.5 million next season and in 2017-18 and $2.75 million in the final year of the contract.

The 32-year-old Lovejoy won...

July 1, 2016 - 1:32pm
3 min 33 sec ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Viktor Stalberg to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million.

General manager Ron Francis announced the Swede's signing Friday, about 90 minutes after the NHL's free agency period started.

The 30-year-old Stalberg had nine goals and 11 assists in 75 games with the New York Rangers last season.

Francis called the 6-foot-3, 209-pound Stalberg "another big strong player...

July 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
3 min 33 sec ago

The Boston Bruins have signed center David Backes to a $30 million, five-year deal.

Agent Wade Arnott confirmed the deal Friday less than a half-hour into the start of the free agent period.

Backes will count $6 million against the salary through the 2020-21 NHL season.

The 32-year-old from Minneapolis had 21 goals and 24 assists last season for the St. Louis Blues. He had been the Blues' captain.

Backes has...

July 1, 2016 - 1:17pm
3 min 33 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — O.J. Mayo has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA for violating the terms of the league's anti-drug program.

The NBA said Friday the No. 3 overall pick in the 2008 draft out of USC is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years.

Mayo spent the past three seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks. He averaged 7.8 points in 41 games last season, including 24 starts.

According to rules of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug...

July 1, 2016 - 1:17pm
3 min 33 sec ago

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have signed free agent defenseman David Schlemko to a four-year contract.

Doug Wilson announced the deal on Friday, just after the start of the free-agent signing period. Wilson said Schlemko is a good puck mover who can play at both ends of the ice.

The 29-year-old Schlemko posted career highs with six goals and 13 assists in 67 games for New Jersey last season. He played more than 18 minutes a game and...

July 1, 2016 - 1:12pm
3 min 33 sec ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for Manchester United, handing one of soccer's most enigmatic players a late career move to the world's richest league.

The 34-year-old Swedish forward was a free agent after his Paris Saint-Germain contract expired last month. United didn't disclose the contract length.

It is Ibrahimovic's first stint in England, having also played for Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan...

July 1, 2016 - 1:05pm
33 min 37 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Defenseman Brian Campbell has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks and is returning to the team he helped win the Stanley Cup.

The 37-year-old Campbell played in Chicago from 2008 to 2011 and was part of a team that won it all in 2010 — the first of three titles in a six-year span for the Blackhawks.

He spent the past five seasons with the Florida Panthers, appearing in all of the team's 376 regular-season games....

July 1, 2016 - 1:01pm
33 min 37 sec ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United confirms Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for Premier League club.

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