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Clippers re-sign free agents Batum and Coffey

Jul. 06, 2022 22:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicolas Batum is returning to the Los Angeles Clippers, who re-signed the free agent forward on Wednesday. Joining him is free-agent forward Amir Coffey, who hit career highs last season when he was a regular in the rotation. Batum averaged 8.3...

Bulls sign two-time All-Star center Andre Drummond

Jul. 06, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls signed veteran center Andre Drummond on Wednesday, adding a two-time All-Star and four-time rebounding champion. The team also re-signed backup forward Derrick Jones Jr. The 28-year-old Drummond has averaged 13.8 points and 13.3...

Wild re-sign defenseman Jake Middleton to 3-year deal

Jul. 06, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild re-signed defenseman Jake Middleton to a three-year, $7.35 million contract Wednesday. The 26-year-old Canadian split last season between San Jose and Minnesota, joining the Wild on March 21 in a trade for goalie Kaapo Kahkonen and a...

South American women's soccer improving but some way to go

Jul. 06, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The Women's Copa America soccer tournament starts Friday in Colombia at a time when the sport is clearly evolving in South America but at significantly different speeds and opportunities for players. Ten teams are split into two groups with two countries...

Devils name Kate Madigan as assistant GM, furthering trend

Jul. 06, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have named their first female assistant general manager, making Kate Madigan the sixth woman to hold the title in the NHL. General Manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the promotion Wednesday, the day before the NHL draft. ...

Rudy Gobert arrives in Minnesota, after 9 seasons with Utah

Jul. 06, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

Rudy Gobert reads Twitter comments, so he’s aware that Minnesota fans didn’t like him very much during his first nine NBA seasons. And he also heard Timberwolves coach Chris Finch complain regularly about the way he sets screens. Those perspectives are probably going to change. ...

Browns finally trade Mayfield, send quarterback to Panthers

Jul. 06, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's wild four-year ride in Cleveland is over. The No. 1 overall pick in 2018, Mayfield was traded Wednesday by the Browns, who moved on from the divisive quarterback months ago and finally sent him to the Carolina Panthers for a future draft pick. ...

Wild GM Guerin says Kirill Kaprizov is fine, still in Russia

Jul. 06, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin said Kirill Kaprizov remains in Russia and is doing well, denying a report the star winger returned to the U.S. and adding the team is trying to find out more about the situation. Russian newspaper Sport-Express reported...

One year of NIL: How much have athletes made?

Jul. 06, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

After the first year of college sports’ name, image and likeness era, football and men’s basketball still claim the throne for the number of deals and average compensation, and social media remains the most popular way to get that NIL money. The total amount spent was about $917...

Falcons sign former Bears DT Eddie Goldman to 1-year deal

Jul. 06, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons acquired run-stopping help for the middle of their defensive line, signing former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman to a one-year deal Wednesday. Goldman, 28, started 73 of 81 games in six seasons with the Bears. He was a...