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July 1, 2015 - 12:55pm
16 min 36 sec ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres draftee Jack Eichel has arrived in Buffalo, where he's likely to sign a professional contract and skip his final three years of college eligibility.

Photos and video taken by WKBW-TV (http://bit.ly/1LDpQSX ) show the No. 2 overall draft pick arriving at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport on Wednesday. Eichel was greeted by team president Ted Black.

Buffalo drafted the physical 18-year-old center last week, picking a...

July 1, 2015 - 12:35pm
16 min 36 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Artem Anisimov one day after they acquired the center in a seven-player trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The team announced the deal on Wednesday. It begins with the 2016-17 season.

The Blackhawks got Anisimov, forwards Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp, and a fourth-round selection in the 2016 draft from the Blue Jackets for forwards Brandon Saad and...

July 1, 2015 - 12:33pm
16 min 36 sec ago

DeMarre Carroll is leaving the Atlanta Hawks to join the Toronto Raptors.

Carroll tweeted a picture of himself with Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and coach Dwane Casey on Wednesday and announced that he is headed to Toronto. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that it's a four-year deal worth $60 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the details have not been announced. NBA rules prevent the deal from being signed until July 9....

July 1, 2015 - 12:30pm
16 min 36 sec ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are keeping forward Mike Ribeiro, who has signed a two-year, $7 million contract on the opening day of free agency.

Ribeiro said Wednesday he's "more than ecstatic."

The 35-year-old Ribeiro scored 15 goals and had a team-record 47 assists for the Predators this past season.

He was sued in March by a woman who accuses him of sexual assault. Ribeiro's lawyer, Brian Lauten, has said...

July 1, 2015 - 12:09pm
16 min 35 sec ago

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames are bringing back goaltender Karri Ramo, signing him to a one-year deal.

Ramo was 15-9-3 with a 2.60 goals against average and .912 save percentage in his second season in Calgary. He has a 2.92 goals against average and .905 save percentage in 122 NHL games.

The 29-year-old replaced Jonas Hiller for the Flames in their second-round playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks.

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July 1, 2015 - 12:02pm
16 min 35 sec ago

Free agent forward Thaddeus Young says he's staying in Brooklyn with the Nets.

Young tweeted Wednesday morning that he is "extremely happy" to continue his career with the Nets. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the two sides have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $50 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. No NBA contracts can be signed until July 9.

Young...

July 1, 2015 - 12:01pm
16 min 35 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Goran Dragic has agreed to a five-year contract worth about 90 million with the Miami Heat.

The person says the deal includes a player option for Dragic to return to free agency a year earlier if he so chooses. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be finalized until July 9 per NBA rules.

It was long assumed the Heat would keep...

July 1, 2015 - 11:46am
16 min 36 sec ago

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Mike Dunleavy and the Chicago Bulls have agreed on a new three-year, $14 million contract.

The person confirmed the deal Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no contracts can be signed until July 9. Yahoo Sports first reported the agreement, and Dunleavy later confirmed it to the Chicago Tribune.

Dunleavy was expected to get interest from several other clubs, including...

July 1, 2015 - 11:43am
16 min 36 sec ago

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Former Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman has been arrested on a sexual assault charge in an alleged 2014 incident at a Dallas-area hotel.

Tarrant County jail records show Spillman surrendered early Wednesday and was freed on $15,000 bond.

Grapevine police say a grand jury indicted Spillman on Monday after the alleged assault of a woman last Sept. 20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort, where he was staying....

July 1, 2015 - 11:42am
16 min 35 sec ago

Danny Green isn't going anywhere.

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Green has agreed to terms with the San Antonio Spurs on a four-year contract worth $45 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced. Per league rules, it cannot be signed until July 9.

Green was one of the most coveted shooters on the market. And the Spurs' pursuit of free agent power...

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