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Pistons owner forming joint venture to redevelop Palace area

DETROIT (AP) — Pistons owner Tom Gores and Schostak Brothers & Co. are forming a joint venture to redevelop The Palace of Auburn Hills and its surrounding land and the arena is expected to be demolished. The Pistons moved from The Palace and begin playing in their new downtown arena in 2017. They are preparing to move remaining team and ...

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Surprising 1st half for Rangers: ‘Totally on us’ to sustain

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chris Woodward loves that the expectations are higher for the Texas Rangers. They are certainly higher than they were when the first-time manager took over a team coming off consecutive losing seasons. “Whether that lasts and we sustain that, it’s totally on us,” Woodward said. “Do we have a team that we feel like can win ...

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Blue Jackets at center of attention as NHL free agency looms

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kekäläinen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free agency. To Kekäläinen, the fear of possibly losing stars such as Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky on July 1 is offset by the knowledge that their departures would ...

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Rangers 3B Cabrera will serve reduced 3-game suspension

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera will miss a three-game series at Detroit after the reduction of his four-game suspension from Major League Baseball for hitting an umpire with equipment. The Rangers said Monday that Cabrera would serve a three-game suspension during their series against the Tigers that begins Tuesday. Cabrera initially appealed the four-game suspension ...

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Warriors GM to meet soon with Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State general manager Bob Myers plans to meet with both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson ahead of the start of free agency this weekend. “Yes,” Myers answered succinctly Monday when asked about sit-downs with both free agents, each injured for the runner-up Warriors during the NBA Finals and expected to miss at least most of ...

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Blackhawks acquire de Haan in trade with Hurricanes

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks made another trade for a veteran defenseman on Monday, acquiring Calvin de Haan in a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blackhawks also received minor league forward Aleksi Saarela in exchange for defenseman Gustav Forsling and goaltender Anton Forsberg. Chicago has been looking to upgrade its blue line since it missed the playoffs last ...

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Day after girl struck by foul, Dodgers studying more netting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers say they’re studying how to improve the protective netting after a young girl was hit in the head by a liner from slugger Cody Bellinger. The fan was hit Sunday and taken to a hospital for precautionary tests. On Monday, the team said in a statement that it began looking last offseason ...

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Reddish looks to make new home with Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — Cam Reddish is looking forward to playing for the Atlanta Hawks after he was hampered by a groin injury during his one season with Duke. The 19-year-old Reddish joins a promising young core with Atlanta that also includes Trae Young and John Collins after he was selected by the Hawks with the No. 10 pick in the ...

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Rodriguez looking to improve in ESPN baseball booth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Rodriguez had to make some adjustments when he switched from shortstop to third base after signing with the New York Yankees. He is having the same type of learning curve as a game analyst. Rodriguez said he is happy with the improvements he has made in his second year in the booth for ESPN’s “Sunday ...

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