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June 30, 2015 - 6:04pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — Pero Antic is returning to Europe following two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, most spent as a backup power forward and center.

The 6-foot-11 Antic, born in Skopje, Yugoslavia, has signed a two-year deal with Fenerbahce of the Euroleague. The team announced the signing.

Antic averaged 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 63 games, including only three starts, as the Hawks advanced to the Eastern Conference finals this season. The 32-year-...

June 30, 2015 - 5:49pm
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas hired Howard Joffe to as the new women's tennis coach, poaching from former rival at Texas A&M.

The school announced the hire on Tuesday. Joffe led the Aggies women to NCAA top-10 finishes each of the last three seasons. He replaces Danielle Lund McNamara, who resigned June 3.

A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Joffe spent four seasons at Texas A&M, leading the Aggies to a national runner-up finish in 2013....

June 30, 2015 - 5:45pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have signed forward Anders Lee to a four-year contract.

Islanders general manager Garth Snow announced the signing Tuesday.

Lee scored 25 goals in 76 games as a rookie last season, finishing second on the Islanders in goals and fourth among NHL rookies.

The Islanders selected the 24-year-old in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. He has 57 points (35 goals, 22 assists) in 100 career NHL...

June 30, 2015 - 5:39pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies say Pete Mackanin will stay as their manager for the rest of the season.

General manager Ruben Amaro made the announcement Tuesday.

Mackanin took over on an interim basis last Friday after manager Ryne Sandberg resigned.

At 27-51, the Phillies had the worst record in the majors going into Tuesday night's home game against Milwaukee.

This is Mackanin's third stint...

June 30, 2015 - 5:29pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a seven-player deal.

The 22-year-old Saad set career highs with 23 goals and 29 assists in 82 games this past season. The rugged winger then helped the Blackhawks to their third Stanley Cup title in six seasons.

Saad was eligible for restricted free agency, and Chicago is trying to manage its salary cap with twin extensions for captain Jonathan...

June 30, 2015 - 5:10pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight plans to step down, and says he wants President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him.

Knight, 76, says he plans to stay involved with the company after he steps down as chairman. Parker has been Nike's president and CEO since 2006.

Nike Inc. says it expects to name a new chairman in 2016, but no specific date was set for Knight's departure.

Phil Knight co-founded Nike and has been a...

June 30, 2015 - 4:54pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, retroactive to June 28.

Right-hander Marcus Hatley's contract was purchased from Triple-A Memphis. To make room on the 40-man roster, reliever Jordan Walden was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.

The 35-year-old Belisle is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 games with 24 strikeouts in 30 innings....

June 30, 2015 - 4:50pm
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MIAMI (AP) — Casey McGehee, the NL Comeback Player of the Year in 2014, will need another comeback.

The veteran infielder was designated for assignment Tuesday by the San Francisco Giants shortly before they began a three-game series at Miami. The Giants purchased the contract of infielder Ehire Adrianza from Triple-A Sacramento.

McGehee, 32, lost his starting job at third base to Matt Duffy and was demoted to the minors earlier this season. After...

June 30, 2015 - 4:48pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Duquesne men's basketball coach Jim Ferry signed a contract extension on Tuesday as his rebuilding project with the Dukes continues.

Terms of the extension were not disclosed. Ferry is 33-58 in three seasons at Duquesne, including a 12-19 mark in 2014-15. The Dukes went 6-12 in the Atlantic 10 last winter and won an opening round game in the Atlantic 10 tournament for just the third time in the last 20 years. Ferry came to Duquesne in 2012 following a...

June 30, 2015 - 4:43pm
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Steve Asmussen is being sued by the U.S. Labor Department, which alleges his stable didn't pay overtime since at least 2012 to grooms and hot walkers who worked more than 40 hours in a week.

The federal lawsuit filed last week in Louisville accuses Asmussen and KDE Equine of violating federal wage law and also says two employees were improperly treated as exempt from overtime. The lawsuit seeks back wages and contends the stable didn't keep...

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