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Islanders looking to leave Brooklyn for Queens

Jul 22, 2016

Islanders looking to leave Brooklyn for Queens

The New York Islanders are in talks with the owners of the New York Mets about building a hockey arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens, people with knowledge of the discussions said. Willets Point is emerging as a persuasive alternative to the team’s ...

Jul 22, 2016

Maple Leafs sign No. 1 pick Matthews to three-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Auston Matthews to a three-year, entry-level contract. Matthews had 24 goals and 22 assists in 36 games last season for the Zurich Lions in Switzerland and had nine points for the United States ...

Jul 22, 2016

Cilic parts ways with Ivanisevic

Marin Cilic has split with coach Goran Ivanisevic after nearly three years of cooperation that included winning the U.S. Open in 2014. The 12th-ranked Croat says Thursday on his Facebook page that it was a “huge privilege to work with Goran, I enjoyed our ...

Jul 22, 2016

John Madden's son buys Muhammad Ali's former training camp

The son of NFL Hall of Fame coach John Madden is buying Muhammad Ali’s former training camp in Pennsylvania. The camp’s longtime owner, renowned martial arts instructor George Dillman, sold the rustic hilltop camp in Deer Lake to Mike Madden. The purchase price was ...

Froome widens lead with 18th stage win

Jul 22, 2016

Froome widens lead with 18th stage win

Chris Froome won a mountain time trial and opened up a seemingly insurmountable lead of nearly four minutes over his closest challenger in the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday. Riding in a yellow bodysuit and yellow aerodynamic helmet, Froome pumped ...

Jul 21, 2016

Johansson, Capitals hammer out deal, avoid arbitration

Marcus Johansson was back in Toronto for another arbitration hearing with the Washington Capitals, but this time he didn’t have to go through with it. Hours before Johansson and the Capitals were set to go to arbitration for the second time, they agreed on ...

Jul 21, 2016

Venus, Doi post early round wins at Bank of the West Classic

Top seed Venus Williams fended off a spirited challenge in her opening match against world No. 87 Magda Linette at the Bank of the West Classic on Wednesday as she needed three sets to advance. Williams defeated Linette 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2 to reach ...

Jul 21, 2016

NFL to appoint chief medical officer

The NFL will be hiring a full-time chief medical officer to work with team medical staffs, the players’ union and league committees. In a letter sent to the 32 team presidents and obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, commissioner Roger Goodell said the ...

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

Jul 21, 2016

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

Forward Brad Richards is retiring after 15 NHL seasons during which he established a reputation for offensive consistency and won two Stanley Cup championships. Following one season with Detroit, the 36-year-old announced his retirement in a two-page release issued by the NHL Players’ Association ...

Russia says decision on Olympic ban expected Sunday

Jul 21, 2016

Russia says decision on Olympic ban expected Sunday

Russia’s top Olympic official expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next month’s games in Rio de Janeiro over allegations of state-sponsored doping. The International Olympic Committee said its executive board will meet via teleconference ...

Froome solidifies lead in mountain stage

Jul 21, 2016

Froome solidifies lead in mountain stage

Chris Froome took a big step toward winning a third Tour de France as Nairo Quintana’s challenge wilted on Wednesday’s first Alpine stage. Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin won the 184.5-km 17th stage from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson in Switzerland ahead of Sunday’s stage 15 winner Jarlinson ...

Ioka knocks out Lara to defend title

Jul 20, 2016

Ioka knocks out Lara to defend title

Kazuto Ioka, the WBA flyweight champion, knocked out sixth-ranked Keyvin Lara in the 11th round to successfully defend his belt for the third time in a world title doubleheader on Wednesday. Ioka, who last year in April became the fastest boxer in the world ...