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AP source: Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season

May. 24, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season. The reigning MVP tore her right Achilles tendon while playing overseas this winter and since the league has no injury list for teams, the Seattle Storm suspended Stewart without pay to free up a roster spot. The WNBA will...

Lillard, Kemba, LeBron among noteworthy All-NBA picks

May. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced...

Arbitrator upholds Voynov suspension but says he served half

May. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arbitrator upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension Thursday but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the upcoming season and the 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts...

Free agent Pro Bowl tackle Gerald McCoy to visit Browns

May. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will get to show Gerald McCoy how far they've come. The free-agent defensive tackle, released earlier this week by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will visit Cleveland on Friday. General manager John Dorsey said the meeting will be an opportunity for both sides to see if they want a...

Sharks head into uncertain offseason with key free agents

May. 23, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — If Joe Thornton comes back for a 22nd season in the NHL, it would only be with the San Jose Sharks. Captain Joe Pavelski is confident he will get a deal done to stay with the franchise he joined as a draft pick back in 2003. The situation with the other major potential unrestricted...

Falcons' Freeman feeling strong, says football is fun again

May. 23, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The highlight of the Atlanta Falcons' first week of organized team activities has been Devonta Freeman's return to the field. "It's been a long time," said coach Dan Quinn. Freeman looked explosive in Thursday's practice, the first OTAs session open to reporters. Having Freeman...

Penguins re-sign defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to 2-year deal

May. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are holding on to defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. The Penguins re-signed Ruhwedel to a two-year deal on Thursday that carries an average value of $700,000 a season. The 29-year-old Ruhwedel played in 18 games for the Penguins in 2018-19, scoring one goal and one assist...

Bengals guard Redmond suspended 4 games by league

May. 23, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has suspended Cincinnati Bengals guard Alex Redmond for the first four games of the 2019 regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Redmond is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games before sitting out the...

UCLA hires Michael Lewis as assistant basketball coach

May. 23, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Mick Cronin has hired Michael Lewis as an assistant on his new staff. Lewis spent the last three seasons in the same role at Nebraska, where he worked as the program's offensive coordinator and helped develop the team's guards. He also had assistant jobs at Butler, Eastern...

Jaguars rookie Josh Allen out with bruised knee, signs deal

May. 23, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars rookie defensive end Josh Allen sat out practice Thursday after bruising his right knee during the team's first practice of organized team activities. Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement two days after Allen got hurt and said there's "zero" concern for...