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February 26, 2018 - 5:32 pm
The Tampa Bay Lightning strengthened their first-place team by acquiring New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh. The Rangers spurred their franchise overhaul by adding yet another first-round draft pick in consecutive days. And Senators captain Erik Karlsson is staying in Ottawa for the remainder...
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Boston Bruins forward Rick Nash (61) skates during warm-ups prior to the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
February 25, 2018 - 6:08 pm
The Boston Bruins bolstered their chances of contending for the Stanley Cup with a bold move, acquiring Rick Nash from the New York Rangers a day before the NHL trade deadline. "Our players have made a push and I wanted to inch that along if we could and reward it in a way," Bruins general manager...
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FILE - In a Saturday, Dec.23, 2017 file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Ron Hainsey (2) checks New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) as he controls the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York. On Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, the New York Rangers traded forward Rick Nash as part of a multiplayer deal with the Boston Bruins. The Rangers acquired the Bruins' first-round pick in this year's draft as well as forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey and a seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
February 25, 2018 - 1:55 pm
The Boston Bruins have made a bold move, acquiring Rick Nash from the New York Rangers a day before the NHL trade deadline. Boston added the veteran forward Sunday morning in a market filled with players in the last season of their contracts. The retooling Rangers received the Bruins' first-round...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles scrambles against the New England Patriots during the AFC championship NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. A person with knowledge of negotiations says the Jaguars are finalizing an extension that will keep Bortles under contract through 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday, Feb. 24, on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been completed. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
February 24, 2018 - 7:54 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars are finalizing a three-year, $54 million extension that will keep quarterback Blake Bortles under contract through the 2020 season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on the condition...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles scrambles against the New England Patriots during the AFC championship NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. A person with knowledge of negotiations says the Jaguars are finalizing an extension that will keep Bortles under contract through 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday, Feb. 24, on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been completed. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
February 24, 2018 - 7:41 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars are finalizing a three-year, $54 million extension that will keep quarterback Blake Bortles under contract through the 2020 season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on the condition...
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February 24, 2018 - 7:34 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars are finalizing an extension that will keep quarterback Blake Bortles under contract through 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on the condition of anonymity because the deal has...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round games. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. Yahoo said Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, that the documents obtained in discovery during the investigation link current players including Michigan State's Miles Bridges, Duke's Wendell Carter and Alabama's Collin Sexton to potential benefits that would be violations of NCAA rules. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
February 23, 2018 - 2:18 pm
New details of payments to players in a federal investigation that has lurked in the shadows since first rocking college basketball last fall mark the latest threat to the sport's basic foundation, showing the breadth of alleged corruption. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of...
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February 23, 2018 - 9:11 am
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's fiancee has sued the estates of three men the former New England Patriots player was charged with killing in an effort to ensure their daughter benefits from the sale of the ex-NFL star's home. The families of Odin Lloyd, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado...
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February 22, 2018 - 6:45 am
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has endorsed Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid while banned from soccer roles for financial misconduct. Blatter tweeted on Thursday that "Morocco would be the logical host! And it is time for Africa again!" The 2010 World Cup was staged in South Africa. Referencing the...
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February 22, 2018 - 4:01 am
The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California's capital city for the first time ever. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and local tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in either 2022 or '23 later Thursday and officially...
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