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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) defends against Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas. A person familiar with the deal says that the Wizards have agreed to trade Gortat to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Austin Rivers. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
June 26, 2018 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seemed fairly clear that Marcin Gortat and the Washington Wizards were ready to part ways. Now they will. The Wizards have agreed to trade Gortat, their starting center, to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Austin Rivers, according to a person familiar with the deal. The 1-for-1...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, New York Mets' general manager Sandy Alderson speaks at a news conference at Citi Field in New York. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is taking a leave of absence because his cancer has returned. The 70-year-old made the announcement before the game against Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 26, 2018 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Choking back tears at a surprise news conference, Sandy Alderson revealed what he had just told his team moments before. His cancer has returned, he's taking a leave of absence — and his up-and-down tenure as New York Mets general manager is essentially over. With the team in a...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO HARDEN, INSTEAD OF HARDIN - NBA player James Harden, of the Houston Rockets, left, accepts the most valuable player award as his mother, Monja Willis, looks on at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 26, 2018 - 1:32 am
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Third time was the charm for James Harden. The Houston Rockets star was voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player after twice being runner-up, beating out four-time winner LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans at the NBA Awards on Monday night. Harden joined Michael...
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NBA player James Harden, of the Houston Rockets, arrives at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 25, 2018 - 11:03 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Awards, where the league's individual honors are being presented (all times local): 8 p.m. James Harden of the Houston Rockets is the NBA's Most Valuable Player. He joined Michael Jordan as the only players to average at least 20 points, eight...
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June 25, 2018 - 3:58 pm
Spending on signing bonuses for international amateur free agents dropped 25 percent to $153 million from $203 million in the first year of restraints, which cost Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani more than $100 million. Spending was capped by baseball's collective bargaining agreement beginning...
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File- This May 17, 2018, file photo shows Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) skating with the puck during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Washington. A person with knowledge of the move says the Capitals have re-signed Carlson to a $64 million, eight-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday, June 24, 2018, because the deal hadn’t yet been announced. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 25, 2018 - 2:45 am
The first big free agent re-signing with his own team is just the beginning of the frenzy that's to come around the NHL. Defenseman John Carlson signed a $64 million, eight-year deal with the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals. His agent and the representatives for other pending unrestricted...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Daniel Robertson, right, scores on a single by Willy Adames as New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez fields a wide throw during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 25, 2018 - 2:38 am
A look at what's happening around baseball today: THIRTEEN AND COUNTING Edwin Jackson is set to play for his 13th team in the majors, matching the most by any big leaguer. The injury-depleted Athletics are promoting him from Triple-A to start at Detroit. The 34-year-old righty will tie the clubs...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) skates with the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, in Washington. A jump in the salary cap should make for a more entertaining NHL offseason. Tavares and Senators captain Erik Karlsson could be among the high-end players on the move in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 23, 2018 - 7:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk signed with the Kings in his return to the NHL, the Hurricanes and Flames pulled off a five-player trade, and John Tavares will now explore different possibilities for his future. After a dull first round of the draft, action picked up Saturday as teams laid the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, Russia national ice hockey team captain Ilya Kovalchuk listens to a journalists question during a news conference followed an Russian Olympic committee meeting in Moscow, Russia. Kovalchuk has agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million deal to return to the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings. The club announced the deal Saturday, June 23, 2018 with Kovalchuk, who is back in North America after a five-year absence. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)
June 23, 2018 - 6:37 pm
After five years back home in Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to resume his Stanley Cup chase with the Los Angeles Kings. The high-scoring forward agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings on Saturday, choosing Los Angeles over several interested teams for his return to the NHL...
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In this March 26, 2018 photo Calgary Flames' Dougie Hamilton waits for the puck to drop during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Hamilton as part of a blockbuster trade with the Calgary Flames at the NHL draft. Carolina got Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox from Calgary for center Elias Lindholm and defenseman Noah Hanifin. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 23, 2018 - 6:36 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dougie Hamilton got home from a workout, turned on the TV to watch the NHL draft and saw his name on the screen as part of a trade to the Carolina Hurricanes. "That's where I found out," Hamilton said. He might want to stay tuned because the Hurricanes are just getting started...
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