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LA Kings buy out remainder of contract for D Dion Phaneuf

Jun. 15, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have bought out the final two years of defenseman Dion Phaneuf's contract. The Kings made the move Saturday. The 34-year-old veteran spent 93 games with the Kings, who acquired him in February 2018. Phaneuf scored 16 points and racked up 68 penalty minutes,...

Angels designate relief pitcher Cody Allen for assignment

Jun. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment Saturday, a day after the veteran relief pitcher gave up four runs in a 9-4 loss to Tampa Bay. The 30-year-old Allen was signed to a one-year, $8.5 million contract in January after seven seasons with the Cleveland...

Buffalo Bills sign 3rd-round pick, tight end Dawson Knox

Jun. 14, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have their entire 2019 draft class under contract after signing rookie tight end Dawson Knox to a four-year deal. The Bills announced the signing Friday, a day after completing their series of offseason mandatory practices and six weeks before the team reports to...

No longer champs, injured Warriors brace for unclear summer

Jun. 14, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant. Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn't about to guess. Especially now that the two-time NBA Finals MVP is headed for what could be a yearlong recovery from surgery for a...

Colts close out draft class with signing of LB Okereke

Jun. 14, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie linebacker Bobby Okereke became the Indianapolis Colts' final draft pick to sign his rookie contract Friday. He was a third-round selection, No. 89 overall. Indianapolis expects him to provide depth at linebacker and eventually compete for a starting job. Okereke made 240 tackles...

Coyotes sign Lyubushkin to 1-year deal

Jun. 14, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year contract. The deal was announced Friday. The 25-year-old Lyubushkin had four assists in 41 games in 2018-19, his first season with the Coyotes. The 6-foot-2, 201-pound native of Moscow was third among NHL...

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Jun. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!" It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, "This one's for John!" following the franchise's first Super Bowl...

Islanders, winger Jordan Eberle agree to $27.5M, 5-year deal

Jun. 14, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

Jordan Eberle calling free agency a "last resort" must be music to the ears of the New York Islanders and their fans after what happened a year ago. Eberle on Friday agreed to terms on a $27.5 million, five-year contract that counts $5.5 million against the salary cap. Unlike former captain John Tavares, who left...

Capitals trade Niskanen to Flyers for Gudas, clear cap space

Jun. 14, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

The Flyers acquired Matt Niskanen from the Capitals for Radko Gudas on Friday in a one-for-one swap of defensemen that upgrades Philadelphia's blue line offense and gives Washington much needed salary-cap space. Niskanen provides the Flyers with an offensive-minded, right-handed shot who can also help on the...

Zion sues marketing company, alleging state law violation

Jun. 13, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Duke star Zion Williamson is suing to terminate his contract with a sports marketing company, saying the agency violated the state's sports agent law. A lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro says the star player should be allowed to void his contract with...