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July 28, 2016 - 3:09pm
3 min 49 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have signed restricted free agent forward Marek Hrivik.

General manager Jeff Gorton announced the signing Thursday without releasing contract details.

Hrivik skated in 68 games with Hartford (AHL) this past season, getting 12 goals and 29 assists. The 24-year-old tied for the team lead in assists, ranked third in points, and tied for sixth in goals this past season.

Hrivik played in five games...

July 28, 2016 - 3:05pm
3 min 49 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Items belonging to Ken Stabler are being auctioned online even as the former Raiders quarterback is set to be posthumously inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Pristine Auction has listed a total of 458 items, including the Hickok Belt for the Professional Athlete of the Year, and Stabler's varsity letter from the University of Alabama.

Online bidding lasts until Aug. 14, eight days after Stabler's induction into the hall...

July 28, 2016 - 2:39pm
3 min 49 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards have re-signed reserve guard Marcus Thornton.

General manager Ernie Grunfeld announced the move Thursday, calling Thornton "a proven veteran who gives us experience and scoring off the bench and will add depth at the two-guard position."

Thornton averaged 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Wizards last season after signing as a free agent March 9 when he was waived by the Houston Rockets....

July 28, 2016 - 2:33pm
3 min 49 sec ago

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's celebration of victory in the South American club soccer championship has ended in violence, with three fans killed in a night of boisterous revelry.

Authorities say they registered more than 600 street fights after Medellin's Atletico Nacional defeated Ecuador's Independiente del Valle 1-0 in Wednesday night's Copa Libertadores final.

It was Nacional's second-ever title in the premier South American club tournament...

July 28, 2016 - 2:18pm
3 min 49 sec ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Connor Murphy to a six-year contract.

Terms of the deal announced on Thursday were not released.

The 23-year-old Murphy had six goals and 11 assists in 78 games with the Coyotes last season. He has 11 goals and 21 assists in 181 career games after being drafted with the 20th overall pick of the 2011 NHL draft.

Murphy elevated his game last season, often pairing...

July 28, 2016 - 2:13pm
3 min 48 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Veteran forward Richard Jefferson has re-signed with the NBA champion Cavaliers for two seasons after saying he would retire.

Jefferson announced his return earlier this month on his Snapchat account, and the team made it official Thursday. The 36-year-old played a vital role in the team's title run. He made two starts in the postseason and provided leadership on and off the court as the Cavs ended the city's 52-year championship drought....

July 28, 2016 - 2:12pm
3 min 48 sec ago

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons were concerned on the opening day of training camp when star wide receiver Julio Jones was pulled out with what coach Dan Quinn described as a "little tweak."

Quinn wouldn't say what Jones hurt in Thursday's practice. Jones showed no apparent sign of an injury as he walked off the field at the end of practice.

Quinn says he held Jones out even after Jones asked to return. Quinn says he expects Jones to...

July 28, 2016 - 2:09pm
3 min 48 sec ago

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets made the re-signing of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick official, announcing the move less than 10 minutes before the start of the team's first practice of training camp.

Fitzpatrick and the Jets agreed to a one-year deal worth $12 million guaranteed on Wednesday night. The Jets tweeted out a picture of Fitzpatrick signing his deal, and the quarterback is on the field participating in practice Thursday.

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July 28, 2016 - 2:02pm
3 min 48 sec ago

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — The governing body of world motor sports says frontal cockpit protection will be introduced for Formula One cars, although not before the 2018 season, to allow for more testing.

The F1 Strategy Group that includes Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone, six leading teams and FIA President Jean Todt agreed on the move after a meeting in Geneva. Drivers, who spoke strongly in favor of the "Halo" system on Thursday, were hoping it would come into...

July 28, 2016 - 1:54pm
3 min 48 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox have activated ace Chris Sale from the suspended list following his jersey-tearing incident ahead of his start against the Cubs in Chicago's crosstown rivalry.

The White Sox optioned right-hander Anthony Ranaudo to Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday to open a roster spot.

Sale will attempt to become the majors' first 15-game winner Thursday night at Wrigley Field.

The left-hander tore up 1976 throwback...

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