Golden Knights sign F William Karlsson to 8-year contract

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights have signed high-scoring forward William Karlsson to an eight-year contract. The deal has an average annual value of $5.9 million. Karlsson could have become a restricted free agent July 1. The 26-year-old Karlsson had 24 goals and 32 assists in 82 games last season. He also had two goals and three assists in seven playoff appearances. Karlsson was selected by Anaheim
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Giannis third-youngest to win MVP in 40 years

[ad_1] Giannis Antetokounmpo joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the second Milwaukee Bucks player to win the Most Valuable Player award. The award was announced on Monday at a ceremony in Los Angeles.At just 24 years old, Antetokounmpo became the third-youngest player to win the MVP over the past 40 seasons, behind Derrick Rose and LeBron James. The Athens, Greece native is the fifth player born outside of the United States to
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Mets’ front office making in-game moves

[ad_1] The New York Mets' front office has dictated at least some pitching moves during games this season, multiple organizational sources confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney.The New York Post was the first to report the unusual machinations, citing a specific incident on June 1, when Jacob deGrom was removed from a game while dealing with a hip cramp.Front offices are typically heavily involved in the planning of lineups and possible
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Mets’ Callaway calls media back in to apologize

[ad_1] New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway needed two news conferences to issue one apology.After the Mets fined Callaway and pitcher Jason Vargas for their expletive-filled confrontation with a reporter following a weekend loss, Callaway stopped short of saying he was sorry for the incident during his first meeting with the media on Monday.Callaway cursed at Newsday beat reporter Tim Healey and Vargas had to be restrained from charging him
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Jeanie calls Magic exit ‘a surprise,’ backs Pelinka

[ad_1] SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Lakers governor and controlling owner Jeanie Buss said she was stunned by Magic Johnson's shocking resignation but that she has full confidence in Rob Pelinka directing Los Angeles' basketball operations.Speaking Monday for the first time since Johnson shocked the Lakers and then later accused Pelinka of backstabbing him, Buss said the Lakers "are in a really good place" and are "on the right path.""There really
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Dodgers to extend netting after another fan hit

[ad_1] The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to extend the netting at Dodger Stadium, likely this season, after another fan was hit by a foul ball Sunday."We have been talking for some time with different providers and looking at different options," team CEO and president Stan Kasten said Monday, according to The Orange County Register. "Surely we will be expanding netting. I don't know yet the final configuration. Obviously there are
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Tiger Woods dropped from wrongful death suit

[ad_1] A wrongful death lawsuit no longer names Tiger Woods in a claim against a South Florida restaurant that carries the golfer's name.Woods' attorneys announced Monday that the estate of a bartender who crashed his car and died after leaving the restaurant in December had voluntarily dismissed Woods as a defendant. But the lawsuit filed last month by the parents of Nicholas Immesberger is ongoing against both The Woods Jupiter

Ex-Kings exec gets 7 years for siphoning $13.4M

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO -- A former top Sacramento Kings executive was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for siphoning $13.4 million from the team.Jeffrey David, 44, the team's former chief revenue officer, pleaded guilty in December to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.David diverted the sponsorship payments of five companies to a bank account he controlled from October 2012 through July 2016, using the money to buy and remodel

Blackhawks acquire de Haan in trade with Hurricanes

[ad_1] CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Calvin de Haan in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blackhawks also received minor league forward Aleksi Saarela from the Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Gustav Forsling and goaltender Anton Forsberg. Chicago has been looking to upgrade its defensemen since it missed the playoffs last season for the second straight year. It acquired Olli Maatta in a trade with
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Aldo postpones retirement, signs new UFC deal

[ad_1] Former UFC champion Jose Aldo, arguably the greatest featherweight in the history of mixed martial arts, will not retire in 2019 after all.UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Monday that Aldo, 32, recently signed an exclusive contract extension with the UFC. Aldo's longtime coach and manager, Andre Pederneiras, confirmed to ESPN that Aldo signed an eight-fight contract prior to his bout against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 in