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June 28, 2016 - 4:31pm
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A person with direct knowledge of the decision has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Colorado Avalanche have placed veteran defenseman Brad Stuart on waivers with the intention of buying out the final year of his contract.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the Avalanche have not announced the move.

Stuart is a 16-year NHL veteran, who is set to make $3.6 million next season in the final year of his two-year, $...

June 28, 2016 - 4:29pm
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The NHL has fined the Vancouver Canucks $50,000 for tampering after general manager Jim Benning mentioned specific players the team might be interested in.

Benning noted the Canucks' interest in Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos last week during a radio interview before the NHL draft in Buffalo, New York.

NHL rules bar teams from discussing their interest in...

June 28, 2016 - 4:14pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have placed rookie right-hander John Gant on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained side.

Gant left Monday night's 8-3 loss to Cleveland in the third inning with the left oblique injury. He is 1-2 with a 4.45 ERA in 11 games, including four starts.

The Braves recalled right-hander Casey Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett. Kelly is 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA in eight games, including one start, with Atlanta this season. He...

June 28, 2016 - 4:13pm
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IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Colin Montgomerie will play at the British Open for the first time since 2010 after qualifying for golf's oldest major on Tuesday.

The 53-year-old Scot shot rounds of 66 and 71 to secure one of three places available from final qualifying at Gailes Links.

Three other British courses — Hillside, Royal Cinque Ports and Woburn — were also hosting final qualifying for the British Open at Royal Troon, which starts July 14....

June 28, 2016 - 4:09pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner is appearing on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" wearing her gold medal 40 years after her 1976 decathlon Olympic win.

Jenner told the magazine she had a complicated relationship with the medal, and had kept it in drawers and in a safe, but never on display.

Jenner, at the time Bruce Jenner, was featured on the SI cover in the Aug. 9, 1976, issue after winning gold.

In her new interview, she said...

June 28, 2016 - 3:58pm
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Pat Summitt, the former Tennessee women's basketball coach who died Tuesday at age 64. (all times local):


3:40 p.m.

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and Pat Summitt helped create one of the greatest rivalries in women's basketball.

The teams played 22 times from 1995-2007, winning a combined nine national championships in that span. UConn finished the series with 13...

June 28, 2016 - 3:44pm
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The president of Argentina says he hopes to meet Lionel Messi next week and convince him to return to the national team.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Tuesday he had spoken by telephone with Messi, who announced his shock resignation from the Argentine national team following the loss Sunday to Chile in the Copa America final in the United States.

Messi returned Monday to Argentina, but has not spoken publicly...

June 28, 2016 - 2:53pm
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pairings are set for the first Olympic rugby competition in 92 years with the draw on Tuesday placing favorites New Zealand, Fiji and South Africa in different groups in the men's tournament.

The rugby sevens event at the Rio de Janeiro games will be played Aug. 6-11.

Group A of the men's tournament is made up of Fiji, United States, Argentina and Brazil. Group B has South Africa, Australia, France and Spain. New Zealand leads...

June 28, 2016 - 2:09pm
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Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Miami at Detroit, 7:10 p.m.

Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m....

June 28, 2016 - 12:54pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have signed receiver Will Fuller, who was the 21st overall pick in this year's draft.

Fuller had 62 receptions for 1,258 yards and 14 touchdowns last season for Notre Dame. It was his second straight 1,000-yard receiving season after he had a career-high 76 receptions for 1,094 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2014. He had one receiving touchdown as a freshman to give him 30, second in school history.

The 6-foot, 184-pound...

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