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Back from neck injury, grateful Hunter excited about Vikes D

Jun. 16, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Neck injuries are no joke for an NFL player, and Danielle Hunter's was serious enough to sideline him for the entire 2020 season. Wincing while the Minnesota Vikings struggled badly without their two-time Pro Bowl defensive end, who became the...

Work comes 1st to make sure Jones boosts Titans' offense

Jun. 16, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The phrase “Pick your poison” has been used a lot to describe the Tennessee offense since the Titans traded for Julio Jones. That’s the effect of adding a seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to a unit already featuring a Pro Bowl receiver in...

GM Donnie Nelson, who brought Nowitzki, Doncic, leaving Mavs

Jun. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson, instrumental in the club's acquisitions of Dirk Nowitzki and Luka Doncic, is leaving the organization after 24 seasons. The Mavericks said Wednesday the club and Nelson agreed to part ways, with owner Mark...

Ngakoue hoping to spark Raiders defensive front

Jun. 16, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prized free-agent addition Yannick Ngakoue has made his presence known during the Las Vegas Raiders’ mandatory minicamp. Ngakoue, who worked out on his own during voluntary offseason training activities this spring, impressed teammates and coaches...

Russian goalies highlight Lightning-Islanders series

Jun. 16, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Semyon Varlamov is the wily veteran, coming off a season in which he set career bests in goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for the New York Islanders. Andrei Vasilevskiy is the league's wins leader over the past four years for the Tampa...

Washington Wizards fire coach Scott Brooks after 5 seasons

Jun. 16, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal and the Wizards will have another coach next season after general manager Tommy Sheppard decided the organization is better off moving on from coach Scott Brooks. Washington made the playoffs three times under Brooks but...

Rangers confirm Gallant has been hired to replace Quinn

Jun. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

Gerard Gallant is the new coach of the New York Rangers and will be tasked with taking one of the NHL’s youngest clubs to the next level. The Rangers announced Gallant's hiring Wednesday after agreeing to a four-year contract with him this week. ...

Browns QB Mayfield in 'no rush' with contract extension

Jun. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Along with everything else, Baker Mayfield is practicing patience this summer. The Cleveland Browns quarterback, whose strong 2020 season seemingly ended any debate about whether he can lead the franchise over the long term, said Wednesday that he's...

Ohio Senate approves legalized sports betting bill

Jun. 16, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate approved legislation to legalize sports betting in Ohio on Wednesday along with a bill to allow college athletes for the first time to earn money based on the use of their names, images and likenesses. Both bills now go to the House...

Harden available, Irving out for Nets as they try to advance

Jun. 16, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets will continue to play without Kyrie Irving and don’t know exactly what kind of production they will get from James Harden as the star players deal with injuries. None of that might make any difference if Kevin Durant keeps performing...