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Sochi organizer takes over as KHL president
The chief organizer of February's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Dmitry Chernyshenko, has been hired as president of the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League.
Predators lean on Rinne, add to Oilers' woes
Forsberg, Rinne lead Preds over Oilers 1-0 in OT
Alfredsson to announce retirement in Ottawa
Daniel Alfredsson will announce an end to his career where it spent the vast majority of it.
NHL suspends Stars' Garbutt, Jets' Lowry
Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt has been suspended for two games by the NHL while Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry received a one-game ban for separate incidents this week.
Blues considering bringing Brodeur aboard
Martin Brodeur will begin working out with the St. Louis Blues on Friday.
Former Canadiens player Tremblay dies at 75
Gilles Tremblay, a former Montreal Canadiens forward who played on four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 1960s, has died. He was 75.
Canucks honor late coach Quinn before game
The Vancouver Canucks honored late coach Pat Quinn in a pregame ceremony on Tuesday night.
Forbes: Leafs, Rangers, Habs all worth $1B
According to Forbes, the NHL now boasts three teams valued at $1 billion or more.
Chelios: I never wanted to leave Chicago
Legendary D-man didn't want to leave Blackhawks, but Red Wings showed respect
Soviet-era hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84
Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long illness. He was 84.
Stars sign Spezza to 4-year, $30M extension
The Dallas Stars have signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year contract extension worth $30 million, the team announced Friday.
Judge rules against N.J.'s sports betting plan
A U.S. District Judge ruled in favor of the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues Friday night and issued a permanent injunction to prevent New Jersey casinos and racetracks from offering…
NHL files motion to dismiss concussion suit
The NHL has responded to a class action concussion lawsuit alleging that the league did not provide the proper protection and information to its players regarding traumatic head injuries.
Sharks send Demers, pick to Stars for Dillon
The San Jose Sharks have traded defenseman Jason Demers and a future draft pick to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Brenden Dillon.
Kings given cap relief for suspended Voynov
The NHL is giving salary cap relief to the Los Angeles Kings while defenseman Slava Voynov remains suspended indefinitely with pay after being charged with felony spousal abuse.
Sabres' home game vs. Rangers postponed
The NHL has postponed the Sabres' home game against the New York Rangers on Friday night due to a severe lake-effect storm hitting the Buffalo region.
McKenzie: McDavid dealing with pressure
Support team is in place to keep phenom protected from pitfalls of his success
Ray Rice wins appeal, can sign with any team
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of an indefinite suspension and has been reinstated to the NFL, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Ray Rice wins appeal, can sign with any team
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of an indefinite suspension and has been reinstated to the NFL, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Janay Rice gives her own account of that night in Atlantic City
Her account of that night with Ray Rice in Atlantic City, and everything since
Dez awaits rematch vs. 'kinda cheap' Eagles
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant said some Eagles players were "being kinda cheap" during the teams' NFC East showdown on Thanksgiving Day.
Niners CEO apologizes: Loss 'not acceptable'
The 49ers were bad enough their 19-3 loss to the rival Seahawks on Thursday night to spoil Thanksgiving for 49ers CEO Jed York. And then some.
Sherman's two INTs help Seahawks by 49ers
Seahawks take down 49ers
BC's Elimimian named CFL's outstanding player
B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian was honored Thursday night as the Canadian Football League's outstanding player, becoming the first pure defensive player to win the award.
Eagles blast Cowboys, seize NFC East lead
Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead
Lions boost playoff hopes with rout of Bears
Calvin Johnson shines in Detroit's 34-17 win over the Chicago Bears.
Megatron fastest to 10,000 receiving yards
Calvin Johnson already holds the Detroit Lions' franchise record for career receiving yards. Now, he's the fastest in NFL history to 10,000 yards receiving as well.
Bears' Conte leaves game with eye injury
Bears safety Chris Conte was escorted to the locker room in the first quarter of Thursday's Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Detroit Lions and will not return due to an eye injury.
RG III calls benching a 'coach's decision'
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III didn't have much to say about coach Jay Gruden's decision to bench him, merely calling it a "coach's decision."
Texans' Clowney has 'a lot of pain' in knee
Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said his surgically repaired knee is swelling on him and caused him to play with a great deal of pain in the Houston's last game.
Mettenberger checks himself into 'selfie rehab'
Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger made a tongue-in-cheek guarantee Wednesday not to take another selfie before this week's game.
Former Bill Talley pins depression on hard hits
Former Buffalo Bills star linebacker Darryl Talley told The Buffalo News that he is suffering from depression and has contemplated suicide in what he considers side-effects from his hard-hitting…
Still: Claims of unpaid child support untrue
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still responded Wednesday to allegations he hasn't paid child support in months, saying he will continue to let the court system deal with the matter.
RB Jackson to Whitner: Don't talk down to Bills
Running back Fred Jackson hasn't forgotten comments made about the Buffalo Bills this summer by Donte Whitner, who in return had strong words for the Cleveland Browns safety ahead of the teams'…
Rose, Noah back in starting lineup for Bulls
Bulls Derrick Rose (left hamstring) and Joakim Noah (left knee) started Friday afternoon's game against the Celtics.
5-on-5: Best team, player of the first month
With one month of the season in the books, let's take a look at the top performers so far.
Westbrook to return for OKC; Durant still out
The Thunder say point guard Russell Westbrook will return to action Friday night against the New York Knicks.
NBA denies Kings' protest of loss to Grizzlies
The NBA said Friday commissioner Adam Silver has denied the Kings' protest of their Nov.13 loss to the Grizzlies.
Melo doubtful vs. Thunder with back spasms
The New York Knicks have listed forward Carmelo Anthony as doubtful for Friday's game due to back spasms.
Mavs' Cuban: Realignment could benefit NBA
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says a conference realignment that would result in a total of eight teams, including the Mavs, switching conferences, could help level the playing field between the NBA's…
Clifford sits Stephenson late: 'Not a star' yet
Hornets coach Steve Clifford believes Lance Stephenson's problems adjusting during his first season in Charlotte are partly due to the guard's struggles to live up to external expectations.
Griz hold off Lakers to extend run, go to 13-2
Marc Gasol had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley added 19 points, and the Grizzlies held off the Lakers 99-93 on Wednesday night for their seventh victory in eight games.
LeBron, Cavs get back to .500 with Wiz rout
LeBron James scored 29 points, Kevin Love added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers exacted a little revenge on Washington with a 113-87 win over the Wizards on Wednesday night.
Chandler leads Mavs to OT win over Knicks
Tyson Chandler set season highs with 17 points and 25 rebounds against his former team, helping the Mavericks to a 109-102 overtime victory against the Knicks, who were missing Carmelo Anthony.
Wall: Always going to be rivals with Irving, Rose
There's a new guard in the East, and John Wall of the Wizards says he is one of a trio of court generals at the top who will be forever intertwined along with Cleveland's Kyrie Irving and Chicago's…
OKC releases Telfair with exception expiring
With their hardship exception expiring, the Oklahoma City Thunder released point guard Sebastian Telfair to reduce the roster to the required 15-player maximum.
DeRozan, Raptors top Hawks for 6th straight
DeRozan, Williams lead Raptors to 6th straight win
Popovich out after minor medical procedure
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich missed Wednesday night's 106-100 win over the Indiana Pacers after undergoing what the team is calling a minor medical procedure.
New math: NBA fixes stats from Hawks-Wiz
The NBA has changed several numbers after a rough night for the stats crew at the game between the Hawks and Wizards.
FIBA clears Aussies of tanking at World Cup
Basketball's governing body has ruled that Australia did not deliberately lose a World Cup game to delay playing the United States.
Police, family search for Buckeyes lineman
Police and the family of Ohio State's Kosta Karageorge say the senior defensive lineman has gone missing and hasn't been seen since early Wednesday morning.
Air Force: Returner Lee not in good standing
The Air Force Academy says senior kick returner Jon Lee is no longer a cadet in good standing and will not play in its home finale against Colorado State (No. 21 AP).
London to remain Virginia's coach in 2015
Virginia Cavaliers head coach Mike London will return for the 2015 season, athletic director Craig Littlepage announced Wednesday.
No. 5 TCU dominates turnover-prone Texas
Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 5 TCU earned a dominating 48-10 win over Texas on Thursday night that kept alive its hope of pushing into the College Football…
LSU drops A&M on Fournette's 146, late INT
Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown, and Jalen Collins had a late interception to seal LSU's 23-17 win over Texas A&M on Thursday night.
Georgia's Gurley undergoes knee surgery
Georgia says tailback Todd Gurley has had successful surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
CFP: First four unchanged, but Ole Miss falls
Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State are again the top four teams in the CFP rankings, but Ole Miss tumbles from No. 8 down to No. 19.
Irish lose DL Jones, S Tranquill for season
Notre Dame's defense is down two more starters for the rest of the season, as defensive lineman Jarron Jones and safety Drue Tranquill both suffered injuries in Saturday's loss to No. 24 Louisville…
Auburn gets WR back, but loses DE for year
Auburn defensive lineman DaVonte Lambert is out for the season after knee surgery.
Big Ten denies appeal of Buckeyes' Spence
An appeal by Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Noah Spence to have his permanent ineligibility restored by the Big Ten was denied Tuesday, officially ending his career with the program and within the…
Hundley indicates he won't return to UCLA
UCLA still has one game remaining in the regular season, but it sounds as if star quarterback Brett Hundley has already decided this will be his final year playing for the Bruins.
Stanford's Montgomery ruled out vs. Bruins
Stanford coach David Shaw said Tuesday that standout wide receiver Ty Montgomery would not play Friday against UCLA because of a shoulder injury.
Meyer's message: OSU better behave vs. U-M
Urban Meyer is expecting better behavior from his Ohio State team, and anybody who gets ejected for fighting this year against rival Michigan could face an even harsher penalty from the Buckeyes…
Gordon congratulates Perine on record day
Not long after Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine broke Melvin Gordon's FBS single-game rushing record, Perine heard from the Wisconsin star over Twitter.
UNC celebration damages Duke locker room
North Carolina players caused extensive damage to Duke's visiting locker room at Wallace Wade Stadium due to spray painting after their 45-20 win over the Blue Devils last week.
Cubs: Strop believed to be fine after accident
Chicago Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop was involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Thursday night, but initial reports indicate he's doing fine, according to a team spokesman.
Frasor, Royals reach one-year, $1.8M deal
Jason Frasor and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year contract with a 2016 mutual option that guarantees the reliever $1.8 million.
SweetSpot TV: Melky Cabrera
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Report: Cuban slugger to D-backs for $68.5M
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas have agreed to a six-year contract worth $68.5 million, according to a report by MLB.com.
MLB minimum salary increases to $507,500
Major League Baseball's minimum salary is rising to $507,500 next year from $500,000.
Rays snag Frieri for $800K, DFA Rodriguez
Reliever Ernesto Frieri and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to an $800,000, one-year contract.
Brewers' Braun: No pain in repaired thumb
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun said his right thumb is 100 percent for the first time in two years.
Red Sox officially unveil Sandoval, Ramirez
Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the past two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates, signing with the Boston Red Sox as free agents to try to boost Boston out of the AL East cellar.
Red Sox: Could exceed tax to reel in Lester
Boston Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry said Tuesday that the team remains "hopeful" of re-signing pitcher Jon Lester and indicated a willingness to exceed the $189 million luxury tax threshold…
Stranded at third: Giants lose 3B coach, too
Tim Flannery is ready to leave the baseball grind and play a little more music.
Source: Lester, Giants will meet next week
The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval's departure.
Reds hire Towers as special assistant to GM
The Reds hired former Arizona general manager Kevin Towers as a special assistant for player personnel on Tuesday.
New Rangers award won by catcher Chirinos
Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos wins the inaugural Richard Durrett Hardest-Working Man award.
SweetSpot TV: James Shields
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Dodgers acquire P Nicasio from Rockies
The Dodgers acquire pitcher Juan Nicasio from the Rockies for a player to be named or cash.
Source: Seager, M's agree to $100M deal
The Seattle Mariners and third baseman Kyle Seager have agreed to a seven-year, $100 million deal that includes an option for an eighth year, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.
Outfielder Willingham retires 'on own terms'
Josh Willingham is retiring from baseball after an 11-year major league career.


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