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June 25, 2016 - 2:21pm
6 min 22 sec ago

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Forward Trevor Lewis has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings.

The club announced the deal Saturday.

Lewis has been a key player on the Kings' depth lines for the past six seasons, playing a defensive game during Los Angeles' run to Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014. He scored two goals in the Kings' Cup-clinching victory over New Jersey in 2012.

The 29-year-old...

June 25, 2016 - 2:06pm
6 min 22 sec ago

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has been arrested in central Florida after authorities say he pulled a gun on his wife.

An Osceola County Sheriff's Office arrest report says the 33-year-old Jackson had been visiting family in Kissimmee when the incident occurred early Friday. Jackson's wife told the deputy that Jackson had returned to their rental home drunk and began yelling at her, eventually pulling the gun and threatening...

June 25, 2016 - 2:06pm
6 min 22 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Gareth Bale was the creator of the only goal — an own-goal — to put Wales into the European Championship quarterfinals with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland on Saturday.

Bale's cross was aimed at teammate Hal Robson-Kanu but it was inadvertently tipped into the net by Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley in the 75th minute.

The only goal threat by the Welsh before the slightly fortuitous breakthrough came from a free kick from Bale,...

June 25, 2016 - 12:55pm
36 min 22 sec ago

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Gordon is open to succeeding Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa's new "Live" co-host — so long as he could continue his new job as a NASCAR analyst.

Gordon is calling his final race of the season Sunday for Fox Sports and then will head into the first significant downtime of his professional career. The four-time NASCAR champion is in his first year in the broadcast booth. He insisted Saturday he'll be back next year when Fox resumes coverage of the...

June 25, 2016 - 12:33pm
46 min 24 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — First baseman Mark Teixeira has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the New York Yankees' lineup against the Minnesota Twins.

Teixeira is set to bat sixth on Saturday, his first major league game since June 3. The switch-hitter had been sidelined with torn cartilage in his right knee.

To open a spot on the roster, New York designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment. Davis was signed June 13 and went 3 for 14...

June 25, 2016 - 12:22pm
1 hour 6 min ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL is reviewing whether to penalize the Vancouver Canucks for tampering after general manager Jim Benning expressed interest in acquiring players under contract, including Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said on Saturday that he expects a decision to be made within days after receiving complaints from numerous teams. Daly said the severity of punishment will be based on how "damaging" the comments might have...

June 25, 2016 - 12:06pm
36 min 22 sec ago

SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — Poland spent time preparing for a penalty shootout — and it showed.

The team qualified for the quarterfinals of the European Championship for the first time after it converted all its penalties to beat Switzerland 5-4 in a shootout.

Following a 1-1 draw Saturday that Switzerland had dominated for long periods, Grzegorz Krychowiak stepped up to score the winning penalty into the top left corner.

Poland...

June 25, 2016 - 10:59am
2 hours 56 min ago

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Dominika Cibulkova won her second title of the year when she defeated Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-3 Saturday in the Eastbourne International final.

The 12th-seeded Slovak was playing in her fourth final of the year after winning Katowice and finishing as runner-up in Acapulco and Madrid.

The 10th-seeded Pliskova was seeking her second grass-court title in three weeks after winning in Nottingham....

June 25, 2016 - 10:51am
2 hours 56 min ago

PULHEIM, Germany (AP) — Heavy rain washed out the third round of the BMW International Open on Saturday.

None of the leaders got on the Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof course before play was halted at noon.

Henrik Stenson, Raphael Jacquelin and Kiradech Aphibarnrat are at 11 under and will play 36 holes on Sunday.

Thorbjoern Olesen is one shot back.

June 25, 2016 - 10:26am
3 hours 16 min ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have opened the second round of the NHL draft with a splash by acquiring defenseman Dmitri Kulikov in a trade with the Florida Panthers.

The deal was announced three picks into the second round of the draft on Saturday. Besides swapping second-round picks, with Buffalo moving up to No. 33 from No. 38, the Panthers acquired defenseman Mark Pysyk and the Sabres' third-round pick, 89th overall.

Kulikov is the left...

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