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Wizards select Oregon swingman Troy Brown with 15th pick

Jun. 22, 2018 4:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After winging it with their perimeter depth late in a trying season, the Washington Wizards decided they needed more. A mature 18-year-old from Las Vegas with a winning game and a modern style convinced them he was the right call. The Wizards selected Oregon swingman Troy Brown Jr. with...

Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5

Jun. 22, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun, Luis Valbuena and the Los Angeles Angels seem to be hitting their way out of a long funk. Valbuena homered twice, Calhoun connected for the second consecutive game and the Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on Thursday night. The Angels have won two straight...

Where pot is now legal, no-longer-criminals seek forgiveness

Jun. 22, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Despite its name, hippie reputation and liberal spirit, Vermont hasn't always been kind to pot smokers. Now, as the state moves to legalize weed beyond medical use, those punished in the past for marijuana misdemeanors are seeking forgiveness. On July 1, Vermont will become the ninth...

Plenty of trade chatter heading into NHL draft

Jun. 21, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A year after shaking up his team with trades at the draft that altered the landscape of the NHL, Stan Bowman isn't letting on that he'll make the same kinds of moves now. "I learned to never try to predict the future," the Chicago Blackhawks general manager said. "It's difficult to predict...

NHL draft action likely to begin with Montreal's 3rd pick

Jun. 21, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens could make the first real move in the NHL draft with the third overall pick. If everything goes as expected in Big D on Friday night, play-making Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will be the first overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres. Russian forward Andrei Svechnikov...

Islanders hire Trotz as coach fresh off winning Stanley Cup

Jun. 21, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When Barry Trotz left the Washington Capitals fresh off winning the Stanley Cup, the New York Islanders couldn't move fast enough to talk to him. Minutes after word circulated that Trotz resigned from the Capitals, Islanders president of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello got in touch. On...

Trout limited to DH with finger sprain as Angels host Jays

Jun. 21, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout will be the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter for his 1,000th career game Thursday night because of a sprained right index finger. The Angels don't expect to use Trout in the outfield during this four-game set against Toronto, but manager Mike Scioscia says the injury...

Senators in turmoil a year after being on verge of Cup Final

Jun. 21, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Ottawa Senators are dealing with crisis after crisis at every level. Former captain Daniel Alfredsson called for owner Eugene Melnyk to sell the team, assistant general manager Randy Lee is suspended pending his court date on a harassment charge, and 20-goal scorer Mike Hoffman was traded...

Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

Jun. 21, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

Mail-order weed? You betcha! With nationwide marijuana legalization in Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up differently there than the way it was established in nine U.S. states that have similarly broad legalization. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and access to banking...

Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent

Jun. 21, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president is jolting relationships with some of America's longest and strongest allies. Amid concerns over Trump's apparent desire to be cozy with the Russian leader, he is pursuing...