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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck attends practice before an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. The Colts will continue to hold Andrew Luck out of offseason workouts this week because of a strained calf. Luck says he hurt the calf during training and was surprised the injury kept him out of action for the Colts’ entire offseason program. Coach Frank Reich continues to insist the move is precautionary. Indy opened its final scheduled offseason workout Tuesday, June 11, 2019, with a three-day minicamp.(AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
June 11, 2019 - 2:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will gladly play it safe with Andrew Luck. They'd rather he be healthy for training camp anyway. Just minutes after coach Frank Reich announced Tuesday that his starting quarterback would sit out this week's three-day minicamp — the final portion of Indy's...
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Australia's fans cheer for their team prior the start of the Women's World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Italy at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 11, 2019 - 8:13 am
NICE, France (AP) — FIFA's attempt to hype Women's World Cup ticket sales didn't go exactly as planned. The sport's governing body gave the impression that tickets for the tournament in France were hard to come by when it boasted to the public a month ago: "You can still buy tickets for a few...
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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 09, 2019 - 11:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Facing elimination in an oh-so-hostile environment, Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again. The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston's biggest stars love the biggest moments. Rask made 28 saves, Marchand had a goal and an...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, celebrates with right wing David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, after the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. Both players scored goals as the Bruins won 5-1 to even the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 09, 2019 - 10:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Punch, counterpunch, Game 7. Just when it looked like the Boston Bruins were down and out, they remembered they can throw their weight around, too. Boston showed it can play St. Louis' physical style of hockey and then some, and the Stanley Cup Final is tied at 3-3 with Boston...
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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates after a shot by teammate Brad Marchand, not shown, bounces out of the net after beating St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) for a goal during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 9:28 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9:25 p.m. A bad decision by the St. Louis Blues has left them trailing the Boston Bruins 2-0 early in the third period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. An errant pass attempt back...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Sabres center Jeff Skinner (53) skates with the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
June 08, 2019 - 4:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Jeff Skinner is both grateful and motivated by the new contract he signed to remain a member of the Buffalo Sabres for the next eight seasons. He's impressed by the faith the Sabres showed by making him the team's second highest-paid player behind captain Jack Eichel...
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June 07, 2019 - 9:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Jeff Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract in addressing one their most pressing offseason needs. Skinner becomes the team's second-highest paid player behind captain Jack Eichel in a deal reached Friday night, and three...
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June 07, 2019 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas was the favorite all along — and the Jets got their guy. The Philadelphia Eagles executive was hired Friday night to serve as New York's general manager, tasked with leading the Jets back to respectability. Douglas, the Eagles' vice president of player personnel, was one...
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St. Louis Blues' Zach Sanford (12) checks Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, to the ice during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 07, 2019 - 7:07 pm
Something is missing from Boston's power play. The uninterrupted puck movement and cross-ice passes to a wide-open David Pastrnak aren't there anymore. Torey Krug isn't getting the chance to fire away from the top. Patrice Bergeron isn't dominating between the faceoff circles like before. Boston...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel works against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning of baseball game, in Atlanta. Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a contract with the Chicago Cubs. The team said Friday, June 7, 2019, he has passed his physical. Contract terms were not disclosed. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 07, 2019 - 1:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cubs that guarantees $43 million in a big move to strengthen Chicago's bullpen. The team said Friday he passed his physical and will be optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Kimbrel gets $10 million this year — a...
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