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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have signed center Jason Spezza to a $30 million, four-year contract extension. The deal Friday came nearly five months after the Stars acquired the high-scoring forward in a trade from Ottawa just before the start of free agency. Spezza has...
Far removed from punishing hits on the ice, the real crunching in the NHL these days is being done in front offices around the league with the numbers involved in the complex, lengthy calculations of analytics. The "Moneyball" approach popularized in baseball has slowly become...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reliever Joel Peralta was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a four-player trade. The deal is the first major move for Los Angeles since Andrew Friedman left the Rays to become president of baseball operations for the...
LILLE, France (AP) — Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday. The Australian Open champion started strong, and overcame a second-set lapse by regaining control of the opening singles match with an...
LILLE, France (AP) — Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final. Wawrinka started strong, and overcame a second-set lapse by regaining control of the opening singles...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sio Moore sacked Alex Smith and started to celebrate in the Kansas City backfield with Oakland Raiders teammate Khalil Mack. The elaborate dance could be forgiven if the game had actually been over considering the Raiders hadn't won a game in more than a...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina took things from No. 25 Duke all night: The ball. The momentum. And, finally, the Victory Bell. The Tar Heels routed Duke 45-20 on Thursday night with Marquise Williams throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for two more. "I think we finally...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jake Waters' special night has No. 12 Kansas State back in a first-place tie in the Big 12. Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas State held on to beat sloppy West Virginia...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson tells USA Today he realizes moving on from the Minnesota Vikings might be best for both sides. In an interview posted on the newspaper's website on Thursday, Peterson says he has strong support from coaches and players on the team. But he also...