• July 23, 2016


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Foreign athletes use Brazilian connections to make it to Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) — Rugby player Isadora Cerullo never lived in Brazil. Fencer Ghislain Perrier speaks very little Portuguese. Golfer Miriam Nagl played abroad most of her life.

Sabres' Evander Kane charged with harassment at bar

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres forward Evander Kane was arrested by Buffalo police on Friday, and faces numerous charges for allegedly grabbing three women by the neck, hair and arms during an altercation at a downtown bar last month.

UConn AD preparing pitch, waiting to hear from Big 12

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference.

How Russia could challenge Olympic bans at CAS and beyond

GENEVA (AP) — Much of the intense Olympic action before the Rio de Janeiro Games open in less than two weeks is set to play out in the law courts.

Dustin Johnson, Luke List share Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Luke List.

Ex-wrestlers, including Snuka, sue WWE over head injuries

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 50 ex-wrestlers say in a Connecticut lawsuit that World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is responsible for their long-term neurological damage and failed to care for their injuries.

Lightning agree to $31.15M, 7-year deal with Alex Killorn

The Tampa Bay Lightning avoided arbitration with forward Alex Killorn, agreeing to terms on a $31.15 million, seven-year contract.

Wendell Anderson, Minnesota's former governor, dies at 83

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wendell Anderson loved being Minnesota's governor so much that he couldn't wait to get to work in the morning. But when he abandoned the Capitol in a slippery move to get to Washington, voters never forgave the youthful Democrat who just three years earlier won statewide accolades for embodying Minnesota's strengths on an iconic Time magazine cover.

Sidney Crosby hoists Stanley Cup at hometown parade

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Sidney Crosby showed off the Stanley Cup to his hometown fans.

Las Vegas NHL expansion team hires George McPhee as GM

George McPhee has been tabbed as the first general manager of the NHL's expansion Las Vegas franchise, and he hopes to build an entertaining team that can compete sooner rather than later.

University of Iowa to lay off ex-athletic official who sued

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is planning to lay off a former top athletic administrator who is suing the school for gender discrimination and retaliation, the school confirmed Wednesday.

LEADING OFF: Derby day; timely break for Cubs, Rangers

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Ex-Boston Bruins star gets probation in drunken driving case

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque (bork) has acknowledged there is enough evidence to find him guilty of drunken driving.

LEADING OFF: All-Star rosters, Reyes returns, ALCS rematch

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Panthers continue aggressive offseason by signing Demers

Even after NHL teams committed over $600 million in contracts on the opening day of free agency, there was still plenty of money left to spend for those willing to jump in.

Sabres sign free-agent Okposo to 7-year $42 million contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Once Lightning captain Steven Stamkos took himself off the free-agent market, the Buffalo Sabres turned to Plan B: Kyle Okposo.

Paul Bissonnette has fun with his job search via Twitter

Paul Bissonnette's fists and fingers have provided entertainment for hockey fans for years.

NHL teams make splashes in opening hour of free agency

Milan Lucic and Kyle Okposo, two of the NHL's top free agents, took full advantage of two of the league's worst teams eager to pair a veteran with a young star.

The Latest: Canadians sign Radulov; Leafs quiet on Day 1

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LEADING OFF: Hammel vs deGrom, Rangers need relief

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NHL free agent pool is deep even without Stamkos

The big fish is gone, so teams will circle around other targets when NHL free agency opens Friday.

Steven Stamkos decides to re-sign with Lightning

Steven Stamkos insisted all along that he wanted to stay put in Tampa Bay to win the Stanley Cup.

Predators acquire P.K. Subban from Canadiens for Shea Weber

P.K. Subban is taking his talents to Smashville as part of a major trade of two of the NHL's top defensemen.

Devils acquire former No. 1 pick Taylor Hall from Oilers

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Devils finally have a legitimate goal scorer, and this one is coming to New Jersey with a chip on his shoulder after a surprising trade.