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June 27, 2016 - 6:42pm
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have issued qualifying offers to defenseman Hampus Lindholm and forwards Rickard Rakell and Stefan Noesen.

The Ducks declined to make qualifying offers Monday to five players, including forward Brandon Pirri.

Anaheim also signed right wing Corey Tropp to a two-year extension and signed goalie Dustin Tokarski to a one-year deal.

Lindholm and Rakell are key components of the Ducks' roster,...

June 27, 2016 - 6:31pm
5 min 41 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been found not guilty of DUI charges.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/2938xhW) reports that the jury deliberated for less than three hours on Monday before returning the verdict around 5:20 p.m. He was cleared on a DUI-driving less safe charge. Budenholzer was found guilty of driving with a broken tail light and fined $150.

Budenholzer testified in his own defense about when...

June 27, 2016 - 6:12pm
5 min 41 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed forward Drew Miller to a one-year deal.

The 32-year-old Miller will make $1.025 million, plus up to $350,000 in bonuses. Miller has 51 goals and 49 assists in 449 games with the Red Wings since joining them in 2009-10. He played for Tampa Bay and Anaheim prior to that.

Miller had only two points in 28 games for the Red Wings last season. He broke his jaw in early December and played only two games...

June 27, 2016 - 6:10pm
5 min 40 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz could miss his next start because of elbow discomfort.

The left-hander, who left his start Friday at Atlanta in the fifth inning, underwent an MRI exam Monday in New York. He is scheduled to start Wednesday at Washington.

"We haven't committed to Steven just yet," manager Terry Collins said Monday. "We'll have him re-evaluated and we'll wait to see where we are here tomorrow, and we'll probably know...

June 27, 2016 - 6:04pm
5 min 40 sec ago

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks issued a qualifying offer to pending restricted free agent forward Tomas Hertl and three other players.

The Sharks also issued qualifying offers Monday to restricted free agents forwards Matt Nieto and Ryan Carpenter and defenseman Dylan DeMelo. San Jose will retain negotiating rights with the four players.

Hertl had 21 goals and 25 assists last season when he thrived on the top line with Joe Thornton and...

June 27, 2016 - 5:48pm
5 min 40 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says this year's WNBA champions set an "outstanding example" for young women everywhere.

Obama is celebrating the Minnesota Lynx's victory in the 2015 championship during a ceremony at the White House. He's noting the team's struggles with a roster shake-up and multiple player injuries. Obama says the team didn't have a perfect season, but ended up as champions anyway. He says that's what matters.

The...

June 27, 2016 - 5:38pm
5 min 40 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is bringing in two new minority partners, including the NBA's first Chinese owner.

Shanghai investor Lizhang Jiang and New Jersey real estate mogul Meyer Orbach are joining the Timberwolves' ownership group. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal has not been finalized.

The person said Orbach...

June 27, 2016 - 5:12pm
5 min 40 sec ago

NICE, France (AP) — Roy Hodgson says England needs new coach following European Championship elimination.

June 27, 2016 - 5:03pm
5 min 40 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals plan to recall top prospect Lucas Giolito to make his major league debut Tuesday against the New York Mets.

The No. 16 pick in the 2012 amateur draft, Giolito is 5-3 with a 3.17 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 71 innings at Double-A Harrisburg this season. The 21-year-old right-hander is ranked the No. 1 prospect in the Nationals' organization by Baseball America.

A spot opened in Washington's rotation when right-hander...

June 27, 2016 - 4:51pm
5 min 40 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A.J. Ellis hit a tiebreaking, two-out infield single that capped a four-run fifth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Monday and salvage the finale of a four-game series.

Scott Kazmir (6-3), who entered with an 11.17 ERA at PNC Park, won despite allowing four runs, four hits and four walks in five innings. Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers' sixth pitcher, got four outs for his 22nd save in 25 chances....

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