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LA Kings buy out remainder of contract for D Dion Phaneuf

Jun. 15, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have bought out the final two years of defenseman Dion Phaneuf's contract. The Kings made the move Saturday. The 34-year-old veteran spent 93 games with the Kings, who acquired him in February 2018. Phaneuf scored 16 points and racked up 68 penalty minutes,...

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Jun. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!" It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, "This one's for John!" following the franchise's first Super Bowl...

Judge clears Robert Kraft's attorneys of contempt accusation

Jun. 14, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge handed another loss to the prosecution in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case Friday, dismissing allegations that his attorneys tried to verbally intimidate a police officer and falsely accused him of lying. Judge...

Sabres hire Mike Bales, Don Granato to coaching staff

Jun. 14, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Newly hired Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger has begun filling out his staff by hiring Don Granato and Mike Bales, who will take over as the goalie coach. Krueger also retained Steve Smith, who was an assistant under former Sabres coach Phil Housley, who was fired in April. The team...

Correction: Israel-Patriots Owner story

Jun. 13, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story June 12 about New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's upcoming trip to Israel to receive the Genesis Prize, The Associated Press, citing information from organizers, reported erroneously that he would be joined by nearly 60 current or former NFL players. Organizers say that...

Will she flip? Deputies urge woman to say she was trafficked

Jun. 10, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

STUART, Fla. (AP) — The Chinese masseuse shrinks into her chair as the Florida sheriff's detective tells her deputies installed hidden cameras in her spa's ceiling. He knows she and other women had sex with men for money. But you can save yourself, Martin County Detective Mike Fenton and others tell her....

Feds repay $13.4 million stolen by Sacramento Kings exec

May. 29, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings say the U.S. government is repaying the basketball team $13.4 million that a former official stole to buy luxury beachfront homes. The team announced Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department is providing full restitution. The Sacramento Bee newspaper...

Orioles get Broxton from Mets for $500K pool allotment

May. 22, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles bolstered their outfield defense by acquiring Keon Broxton from the New York Mets on Wednesday for $500,000 in 2019-20 international signing bonus pool allotment. Broxton was designated for assignment last week by the Mets after batting .143 in 34 games with no homers and two...

Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

May. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision blocking their use of...

Mead to replace Idelson as Hall of Fame president on June 24

May. 20, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Los Angeles Angels media relations director Tim Mead will take over from Jeff Idelson as president of baseball's Hall of Fame on June 24, about a month ahead of schedule. Idelson, the Hall's president since 2008, announced Feb. 4 that he planned to retire following this...