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Cheering fans are reflected in the sunglasses of Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard during the team's NBA basketball championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 9:43 am
TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade and rally. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP isn't saying whether he'll use it to keep a door open or close it...
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FILE - In this Feb.22, 2014 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Nice, southeastern France. Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested Tuesday June 18, 2019 over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
June 18, 2019 - 8:24 am
PARIS (AP) — Former UEFA president Michel Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning Tuesday following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Confirming a report by online news publication Mediapart, a judicial official told The...
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New York Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion reacts after striking out swinging during the second inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, June 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
June 17, 2019 - 7:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Encarnación went from last place in the AL West to first in the AL East. Naturally, he was pretty excited about it. The veteran slugger received a warm ovation from fans when he made his Yankees debut at home Monday night against Tampa Bay in the opener of a three-game series...
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Anaheim Ducks head coach Dallas Eakins, left, and general manager Bob Murray pose with a jersey at Great Park Ice in Irvine, Calif., Monday, June 17, 2019. Eakins was hired as the Ducks' head coach on Monday, moving up from their AHL affiliate to take over a longtime NHL power that stumbled last season. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 17, 2019 - 7:07 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Eakins spent the past four years developing the Anaheim Ducks' top prospects in San Diego and preparing himself for another NHL coaching opportunity. He is getting it with players he knows well, and with the organization that believes in them all. Eakins was hired as...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Duke's Zion Williamson (1) dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Clemson, in Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils freshman is widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 17, 2019 - 2:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft since Davis in...
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Gable Steveson warms up before wrestling in an NCAA Big Ten tournament in Minneapolis, Minn, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Nationally-ranked University of Minnesota heavyweight wrestler Gable Steveson and a teammate have been arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. KSTP-TV reports that jail records show Steveson and Dylan Martinez were arrested Saturday night, June 15, 2019, at different times and places in Minneapolis. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 1:32 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A star wrestler for the University of Minnesota is shocked by his arrest on sexual misconduct charges, as he has nothing to hide and has been cooperating with investigators, his lawyer said Monday. Gable Steveson, 19, and teammate Dylan Martinez, 21, were arrested Saturday night...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Erik Karlsson, center, celebrates with Timo Meier, left, and Joe Pavelski after Pavelski scored during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canuck, in San Jose, Calif. The San Jose Sharks re-signed pending free agent Erik Karlsson to an eight-year deal on Monday, June 17, 2019, turning a one-year rental into a long-term commitment to one of the league's most dynamic defensemen.(AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)
June 17, 2019 - 12:31 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed pending free agent defenseman Erik Karlsson to a $92 million, eight-year deal. The Sharks announced the deal on Monday, two weeks before Karlsson was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. A person with knowledge of the...
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Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 16, 2019 - 5:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in New York on Monday. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnación for a...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 16, 2019 - 4:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — James Paxton pitched six effective innings, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine each had four RBIs and the New York Yankees cruised past the Chicago White Sox 10-3 on Sunday. Gardner and Romine, the backup catcher behind Gary Sánchez, each drove in two runs with singles in New York's...
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The NHL and NHL Players' Association have until two separate deadlines in September to decided whether to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement effective fall 2020.;
June 16, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is...
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