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FILE - This Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, shows then-Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Taylor Jenkins during the NBA basketball team's media day in Atlanta. A person with knowledge of the decision says the Memphis Grizzlies have hired Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins to be the team’s next head coach. The person says Jenkins is expected to be introduced at news conference on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday, June 11, 2019, on condition of anonymity because Memphis has not publicly announced the hiring. Jenkins, 34, was Mike Budenholzer’s assistant in Milwaukee this season and in Atlanta for five seasons. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
June 11, 2019 - 4:46 pm
The Memphis Grizzlies finally filled their coaching vacancy by hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins. The Grizzlies will introduce Jenkins at news conference on Wednesday. "Taylor has an excellent coaching pedigree, and we are confident he will lay the groundwork of developing the young...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck attends practice before an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. The Colts will continue to hold Andrew Luck out of offseason workouts this week because of a strained calf. Luck says he hurt the calf during training and was surprised the injury kept him out of action for the Colts’ entire offseason program. Coach Frank Reich continues to insist the move is precautionary. Indy opened its final scheduled offseason workout Tuesday, June 11, 2019, with a three-day minicamp.(AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
June 11, 2019 - 2:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will gladly play it safe with Andrew Luck. They'd rather he be healthy for training camp anyway. Just minutes after coach Frank Reich announced Tuesday that his starting quarterback would sit out this week's three-day minicamp — the final portion of Indy's...
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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 09, 2019 - 11:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Facing elimination in an oh-so-hostile environment, Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again. The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston's biggest stars love the biggest moments. Rask made 28 saves, Marchand had a goal and an...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, celebrates with right wing David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, after the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. Both players scored goals as the Bruins won 5-1 to even the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 09, 2019 - 10:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Punch, counterpunch, Game 7. Just when it looked like the Boston Bruins were down and out, they remembered they can throw their weight around, too. Boston showed it can play St. Louis' physical style of hockey and then some, and the Stanley Cup Final is tied at 3-3 with Boston...
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St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) falls between Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, of Finland, right, and defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73) during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
June 09, 2019 - 9:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9 p.m. The Boston Bruins have a 1-0 lead going into the third period of a game they must win to force Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. Tuukka Rask has stopped 19 shots...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Houston Texans have abruptly fired general manager Brian Gaine less than 18 months after he took the job. The team announced the move Friday, June 7, 2019 with a statement from team owner Cal McNair, who said only that “while the timing may be unusual, this decision was made in the best interest of the organization in our quest to build a championship team.” (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
June 07, 2019 - 9:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans abruptly fired general manager Brian Gaine on Friday less than 18 months after he took the job. The team announced the move with a statement from team owner Cal McNair, who said only that "while the timing may be unusual, this decision was made in the best interest...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Sabres center Jeff Skinner (53) skates with the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
June 07, 2019 - 9:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Jeff Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract in addressing one their most pressing offseason needs. Skinner becomes the team's second-highest paid player behind captain Jack Eichel in a deal reached Friday night, and three...
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June 07, 2019 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas was the favorite all along — and the Jets got their guy. The Philadelphia Eagles executive was hired Friday night to serve as New York's general manager, tasked with leading the Jets back to respectability. Douglas, the Eagles' vice president of player personnel, was one...
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St. Louis Blues' Zach Sanford (12) checks Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, to the ice during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 07, 2019 - 7:07 pm
Something is missing from Boston's power play. The uninterrupted puck movement and cross-ice passes to a wide-open David Pastrnak aren't there anymore. Torey Krug isn't getting the chance to fire away from the top. Patrice Bergeron isn't dominating between the faceoff circles like before. Boston...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel works against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning of baseball game, in Atlanta. Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a contract with the Chicago Cubs. The team said Friday, June 7, 2019, he has passed his physical. Contract terms were not disclosed. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 07, 2019 - 1:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cubs that guarantees $43 million in a big move to strengthen Chicago's bullpen. The team said Friday he passed his physical and will be optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Kimbrel gets $10 million this year — a...
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