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Red Wings re-sign Marc Staal; Canucks to buy out Virtanen

Defenseman Marc Staal is staying put in Detroit, while the Vancouver Canucks placed forward Jake Virtanen on waivers on Sunday for the purpose of buying out the final year of his contract. The Red Wings announced reaching an agreement with Staal. A person with direct knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press it’s a...

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Indians manager Francona misses second game with head cold

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona missed his second straight game Sunday with a head cold. President of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Francona is “still under the weather” and the team's medical staff felt he would benefit from another day resting at home. He will get more time to recover with the...

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AP source: Watson plans to report to Houston Texans camp

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson plans to report to Houston Texans training camp Sunday, a person familiar with his decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The person added that the quarterback still wants to...

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Americans seek more swimming medals on Day 3 of Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — The Americans try to add to their impressive first day haul of swimming medals on Day 3 of the Tokyo Games when some of their top competitors get back in the pool Monday, while the U.S. women’s basketball team starts its quest for a seventh consecutive gold medal. Rugby begins competition and...