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Former Michigan center Tarris Reed Jr. announces he is transferring to UConn

Apr. 17, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

Former Michigan center Tarris Reed Jr. announced Wednesday that he is transferring to UConn. The 6-foot-10 sophomore averaged 9.0 points and 7.2 rebounds this past season. He entered the transfer portal shortly after Michigan fired coach Juwan Howard in the wake of an 8-24 campaign....

Marc-Andre Fleury signs a $2.5M extension with the Wild to return for next season at age 40

Apr. 17, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to a one-year, $2.5 million contract extension on Wednesday, bringing back the veteran for his age-40 season. Fleury, who turns 40 on Nov. 28, has had a prolific season in which he passed Patrick Roy for...

USA Basketball announces its men's team for the Paris Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

USA Basketball studied every men's basketball game it has played for about two decades and a clear trend eventually appeared. When the defense isn't good enough, the Americans tend to get themselves into trouble. And the team for the Paris Olympics was built with that in mind. ...

Duke's Jeremy Roach announces plans to enter NBA draft and transfer portal

Apr. 17, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke's Jeremy Roach is declaring for the NBA draft and entering the transfer portal if he returns to college. The 6-foot-1 guard announced his plans in a social-media post Tuesday night. He has an additional year of eligibility remaining, granted by the NCAA to...

Barry Trotz switched from NHL coach to GM. It has been a success with Predators back in the playoffs

Apr. 17, 2024 06:14 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Barry Trotz never put a label on whether he was rebuilding, retooling or simply trying to reset the Nashville Predators during his first season as general manager. Revival might be the best word to describe what he has done. Not only has...

Buffalo Sabres fire head coach Don Granato after extending playoff drought to 13th season

Apr. 16, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Seven months after general manager Kevyn Adams declared the Sabres’ competitive window of opportunity as being open, it slammed shut on coach Don Granato, who was fired on Tuesday. Expressing his frustration and impatience, Adams launched what now stands as...

The Buffalo Sabres have fired head coach Don Granato after missing the playoffs for a 13th consecutive season

Apr. 16, 2024 09:33 AM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have fired head coach Don Granato after missing the playoffs for a 13th consecutive season.

Kirill Kaprizov helps Wild end Kings' eight-game home winning streak with 3-1 victory

Apr. 16, 2024 01:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild beat Los Angeles 3-1 on Monday night, ending the Kings’ eight-game home winning streak. Matt Boldy and Ryan Hartman also scored for the Wild, who had been outscored 13-3 in their previous two...

Bill Zito has a new title with the Florida Panthers. He's now president of hockey operations

Apr. 15, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bill Zito has been promoted by the Florida Panthers, with the team announcing Monday that its general manager will now also serve as the team's president of hockey operations. The promotion came with a multi-year contract extension, the terms of which were not...

Eagles lock in WR DeVonta Smith with 3-year contract extension

Apr. 15, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms with wide receiver DeVonta Smith on a three-year contract extension through the 2028 season on Monday. The move included the Eagles picking up the fifth-year option on Smith's 2025 season. Smith has 240...