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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference in Cleveland. Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
June 19, 2017 - 9:02 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — David Griffin's run with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over after one championship and three straight trips to the NBA Finals. The general manager and team mutually parted ways on Monday when owner Dan Gilbert said Griffin's contract will not be extended once it expires June 30. "On...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2017, file photo, Cuban outfielder Luis Robert smiles at a news conferences after signing with the Chicago White Sox before a baseball game between the White Sox and the Detroit Tiger, in Chicago. A record $203 million was spent on international amateur free agents in the just-ended signing period, nearly $50 million more than the previous high, a figure that will plummet when hard caps of spending start July 2.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 19, 2017 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A record $203 million was spent on international amateur free agents in the just-ended signing period, nearly $50 million more than the previous high and a figure that will plummet when a hard cap on spending starts July 2. Four Cubans were given contracts that included signing...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Markelle Fultz speaks with reporters after his private workout with the Los Angeles Lakers in El Segundo, Calif. Fultz is expected to be a top pick at the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 22. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham, FIle)
June 19, 2017 - 1:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have traded the No. 1 pick in this week's NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. Boston will get the Sixers' pick, No. 3 overall, and another first-rounder in 2018 or 2019. The teams agreed to the deal over the weekend, hours after expected top pick Markelle Fultz...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2017 file photo, Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee attends a news conference in Las Vegas. Three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, Nashville forward James Neal and Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen are among the high-profile players available for the Vegas Golden Knights to select in the NHL expansion draft on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 19, 2017 - 2:12 am
George McPhee wants his fellow general managers to make him an offer he can't refuse. The Vegas Golden Knights GM might as well be The Godfather of the NHL during this three-day expansion draft window. He holds the cards for a significant chunk of the league's talent, fielding calls from colleagues...
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June 18, 2017 - 11:05 pm
The Indiana Pacers' timeline for making a decision on star forward Paul George just kicked into overdrive. George's camp has informed the Pacers that the four-time All-Star intends to leave in the summer of 2018 when he becomes a free agent, two people with knowledge of the situation told The...
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June 18, 2017 - 11:07 am
Three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, Nashville forward James Neal and Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen are among the high-profile players available for the Vegas Golden Knights to select in the NHL expansion draft. Now it's on Golden Knights general manager George McPhee to...
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Markelle Fultz, center, speaks with reporters after his private workout with the Los Angeles Lakers at NBA basketball team's training complex Thursday, June 15, 2017, in El Segundo, Calif. The University of Washington guard could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, or he could be available to the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 18, 2017 - 1:04 am
Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-...
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Markelle Fultz, center, speaks with reporters after his private workout with the Los Angeles Lakers at NBA basketball team's training complex Thursday, June 15, 2017, in El Segundo, Calif. The University of Washington guard could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, or he could be available to the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 18, 2017 - 12:57 am
Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-...
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File-This Oct. 2, 2015, file photo shows Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) in the first period during a preseason NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes have traded longtime starting goaltender Smith to the Calgary Flames. Arizona received a conditional 2018 third-round pick, defensive prospect Brandon Hickey and the rights to pending unrestricted goaltender Chad Johnson. The teams announced the trade Saturday prior to the NHL’s trade freeze for the Vegas expansion draft. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
June 17, 2017 - 9:29 pm
Mike Smith went from Arizona to Calgary and a couple of defensemen traded places as NHL teams made last-minute moves before the Vegas expansion draft roster freeze. None of those defensemen came from the Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators or Anaheim Ducks, leaving big questions with the Vegas Golden...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury signs a hat for a young fan during the team's Stanley Cup NHL hockey victory parade on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Pittsburgh.(Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 1:56 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup championship, the first an NHL team has won back to back in almost 20 years, spawned by far the biggest victory parade of any of the franchise's five titles. An estimated 650,000 people turned out along a downtown parade route that ended with a...
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