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Nick Saban is back at SEC Media Days, 6 months after retiring and asking the questions now

Jul. 17, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Nick Saban is at SEC Media Days again, six months after retiring as Alabama coach. This time he's asking the questions as part of ESPN's SEC Network coverage of the four-day event. “I’m still a coach at heart. So I want to ask the coaches questions...

Hurricanes put Evgeny Kuznetsov on unconditional waivers to terminate his NHL contract

Jul. 17, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes put Evgeny Kuznetsov on unconditional waivers on Wednesday for the purpose of terminating his contract, a move that brings an abrupt end to the talented but inconsistent center's roller coaster NHL career. Kuznetsov was still owed $6 million of his $8 million...

Connecticut acquires Marina Mabrey from Chicago for Rachel Banham, Moriah Jefferson and draft pick

Jul. 17, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

The Connecticut Sun acquired Marina Mabrey from the Chicago Sky for Rachel Banham, Moriah Jefferson and the team's 2025 first-round pick on Wednesday. Mabrey was averaging 14 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Sky this season while starting 24 games. She was originally...

The Islanders have signed restricted free agent forward Simon Holmstrom to a 1-year contract

Jul. 16, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have signed forward Simon Holmstrom to a one-year contract. The Islanders announced the signing with the 23-year-old restricted free agent from Sweden on Tuesday. Holmstrom had 15 goals and 10 assists in 75 games with the...

On 'incredible day,' Kylian Mbappé welcomed by Real Madrid fans at packed Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Jul. 16, 2024 10:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Kylian Mbappé finally put on a Real Madrid jersey on Tuesday, fulfilling his childhood dream in front of a packed Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Nearly 80,000 fans were in hand at the Bernabeu to welcome the 25-year-old France star during his official presentation as the...

Browns, kicker Dustin Hopkins agree on 3-year, $15.9 million contract extension, AP source says

Jul. 15, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kicker Dustin Hopkins has agreed to a three-year, $15.9 million contract extension with the Cleveland Browns, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday night. Hopkins was a major weapon for Cleveland last season after coming over...

Quinton Byfield agrees to a 5-year, $31.25 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings

Jul. 15, 2024 19:37 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Forward Quinton Byfield has agreed to a five-year, $31.25 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings announced the deal Monday for Byfield, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NHL draft. The contract runs through the 2028-29 season. ...

England manager Gareth Southgate leaves his future open for now after a Euro 2024 final loss

Jul. 14, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Gareth Southgate is leaving his future as England manager open for now after his team's 2-1 loss to Spain in the Euro 2024 final. Southgate's contract expires in December and it's unclear whether he might sign an extension that would cover upcoming tournaments such...

Steve Stricker chips in twice for birdie, takes 1-shot lead into Firestone final round

Jul. 13, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker chipped in twice for birdie on the last five holes and shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday at Firestone to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Kaulig Companies Championship. Winless this season, Stricker is trying to win the senior major...

Blue Jackets sign goaltender Jet Greaves to a 2-year, 2-way contract

Jul. 13, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets signaled their continued interest in Jet Greaves by signing the 23-year-old goaltender to a two-year contract. The contract is a two-way NHL/AHL deal for the 2024-25 season and an NHL deal in 2025-26, the team said Saturday. Terms...