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Patriots' Kraft pledges $100K for families of bikers killed

Jul. 13, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined leather-clad bikers from across the country at a memorial Saturday for the seven motorcyclists killed in a collision with a truck last month and pledged to donate $100,000 to help the victims' families. Bikers from as far as Louisiana...

The Latest: New York Rangers land top free agent Panarin

Jul. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 1:15 p.m. The New York Rangers have landed the biggest fish in free agency by agreeing to terms with winger Artemi Panarin. The team announced the contract with Panarin on Monday, about an hour after the market opened. The New York Islanders and Florida Panthers...

Hurricanes buy out remainder of F Patrick Marleau's contract

Jun. 27, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have bought out the remainder of Patrick Marleau's contract less than a week after acquiring him in a trade. The team announced the decision Thursday. Toronto sent the 39-year-old forward to Carolina on Saturday seeking salary-cap relief in a deal that included...

Bruins sign D Steven Kampfer to 2-year deal

Jun. 25, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Steven Kampfer to a two-year contract extension that will pay him $800,000 per season. The 30-year-old Kampfer was acquired from the New York Rangers last September, bringing him back to the team he made his NHL debut with in 2010. He played 38 games...

Colton Herta takes Road America pole at record age of 19

Jun. 22, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Colton Herta became the youngest pole winner in IndyCar history Saturday, topping qualifying at Road America with a lap of 1 minute, 42.9920 seconds on the 4.014-mile circuit. At 19 years, 83 days, Herta broke the mark of 20 years, 90 days set by Graham Rahal in 2009 at St....

Jury awards $6M in Drew Brees diamond-fraud lawsuit

Jun. 21, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $6 million to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in a lawsuit that claimed a San Diego County jeweler sold him over-priced diamonds. The San Diego Union-Tribune says a Superior Court jury made the award Friday in a fraud suit Brees and his wife filed...

Column: Baseball is doomed on Florida's Gulf Coast

Jun. 21, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

Baseball is doomed on Florida's Gulf Coast. Sure, they'll still have spring training, not to mention sparkling beaches and early bird specials. But the Tampa Bay Rays will become the Montreal Expos (Version 2.0) in the not-too-distance future. Or, if that doesn't pan out, there are potential backup plans in...

The Latest: Iran doesn't seek war but will act if necessary

Jun. 20, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 1:25 a.m. Iran says it "does not seek war" but reserves its right under the U.N. Charter "to take all appropriate necessary measures against any hostile...

Patriots owner pledges $20 million to fight anti-Semitism

Jun. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, accepted Israel's prestigious Genesis Prize at a lavish ceremony on Thursday, where he pledged $20 million to establish a foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. In his...

Bettman: NHL board approves Coyotes sale, new arena needed

Jun. 19, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Meruelo was approved as the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL's Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman also reaffirmed the league's belief that the Coyotes need a downtown arena for the long-troubled franchise to have a future in...