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Leafs sign D Gardiner to 5-year deal

Defenseman Jake Gardiner signed a five-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced Tuesday.

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Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach

With the Los Angeles Lakers formally introducing Byron Scott as their new head coach, Magic Johnson, who frequently clashed the past few years with Lakers brass, couldn't contain his giddiness.

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San Antonio Raiders? Davis eyes options

Mark Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, confirmed visiting with San Antonio officials about relocating his team to that area.

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CB Peterson signs extension with Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson, in the discussion as the NFL's top cornerback, received a five-year extension worth $70 million, he announced on Twitter on Tuesday night.

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Hamiln's team penalized at Brickyard

Denny Hamlin and his team were penalized Tuesday for an major infraction at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, but the impact of the sanctions was minimal because Hamlin already has nearly locked down a spot for the Chase for the Championship.

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ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith

ESPN on Tuesday announced a one-week suspension for one of its most controversial commentators, Stephen A. Smith, in the wake of his widely-criticized remarks about domestic abuse that referred to possible "provocation" by victims.

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Game roundup: Cubs C Baker earns win on mound

Catcher John Baker pitched a scoreless top of the 16th inning, and he scored the winning run in the bottom half on a sacrifice fly as the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 in a game that started Tuesday night and ended Wednesday morning.

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Kentucky great 'Wah Wah' Jones dies

Legendary Kentucky multi-sport standout Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones died at age 88 on Sunday in Lexington, Kentucky.


PHOTOS: Dolphins' Tuesday practice

The first 2,000 lucky fans got to watch the Miami Dolphins as they practiced in full pads Tuesday at their training facility in Davie.

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FIFA asks Italy to investigate allegations of racism

FIFA has asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to investigate alleged comments from the front runner to become its next president that referred to African players as "banana eaters."

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Serena Williams feeling fit after Wimbledon scare

As Serena Williams prepares to return to action at the WTA's Stanford tournament, the 32-year-old says the commotion caused by her viral illness at Wimbledon had taken her by surprise.

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Wild's Fontaine signs two-year contract

The Minnesota Wild avoided an arbitration hearing with Justin Fontaine and signed the forward to a two-year contract on Tuesday.


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