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In this picture taken with a fisheye lens, Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20), of Denmark, and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivaara (65), of Finland, chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 24, 2017 - 1:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and hockey's governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world's best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday. "As things stand today, you should assume we're not...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots' Shea McClellin (58) leaps over the line of scrimmage in an attempt to block a kick during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line on kick plays; and expansion of coaches' challenges and what can be reviewed by officials. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 23, 2017 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line on kick plays; and expansion of coaches' challenges and what can be reviewed by officials. In what promises to be a busy annual meeting next...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 1988, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan, right, is all smiles after he signed a new contract with the NBA basketball team as general manager Jerry Krause looks on during a news conference in Chicago, Ill. Krause, the executive behind the Bulls' six NBA titles, has died, the team announced Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He was 77. (AP Photo/Mark Elias, File)
March 21, 2017 - 9:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Respected and reviled in his hometown, this much can't be argued when it comes to Jerry Krause: He helped take the Chicago Bulls to heights few teams have reached. Krause, the general manager of the Bulls during a 1990s dynasty that included six NBA championships with Michael Jordan...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 20, 2017 - 11:33 pm
MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league's board of governors Monday, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games "an extremely significant issue for our league" and pressing owners to be more involved in the decision-making process. Silver also told...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 20, 2017 - 11:29 pm
MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league's board of governors Monday, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games "an extremely significant issue for our league" and pressing owners to be more involved in the decision-making process. Silver also told...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016 file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown throws in the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Cleveland. The New York Jets have signed McCown to a one-year deal. The team announced the signing Monday night, March 20. Agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter that the contract is for one season. Financial terms were not immediately available. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
March 20, 2017 - 8:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have turned to Josh McCown in their winter-long search for a quarterback. The team announced the signing of the veteran free agent on Monday night. A person familiar with the one-year contract told The Associated Press that the deal is for $6 million fully...
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March 10, 2017 - 8:33 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern): ___ 8:25 p.m. A person familiar with negotiations says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms on a contract with unrestricted free agent cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, who played with the team from 2009-2013. Terms of the deal were not...
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March 10, 2017 - 7:01 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern): 7:00 p.m. The Green Bay Packers have signed tight end Martellus Bennett. The team announced the news on Twitter on Friday evening. The addition of Bennett means that the Packers are likely cutting ties with last year's starter Jared Cook. Bennett,...
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In this photo taken Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (11) catches a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Washington Redskins announced Friday, March 10, 2017, they've reached a deal with the wide receiver. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
March 10, 2017 - 4:40 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern): 4:35 p.m. The Carolina Panthers have confirmed they traded defensive end Kony Ealy and a third-round pick this year to New England in exchange for the Patriots' second-round draft pick this year. Ealy had three sacks in the Super Bowl against...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, Detroit Red Wings left wing Thomas Vanek, right, of Austria, celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. The struggling Red Wings dealt Vanek to the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
March 01, 2017 - 6:41 pm
Blame Vegas and an ever-tightening playoff race for turning the NHL's trade deadline day into mostly a dud. With teams jockeying to stay in contention and eager to preserve their protected lists to brace for the NHL expansion draft in June, there were only a few notable deals completed before the...
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