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Ruble crisis threatens Kontinental Hockey League

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League saw itself as the oil-rich rival to the NHL, offering a tempting, if less prestigious, alternative to playing in North America.

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Things to know about Friday’s baseball news

San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp, center, poses for a picture with Padres general manager A.J. Preller, left, and manager Bud Black, right, during a news conference introducing Kemp as part of the baseball club Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres deal for the former the Los Angeles Dodger was the first of three big deals by the new Padres general manager, who also has added outfielder Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, from Tampa Bay and All-Star catcher Derek Norris from Oakland. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:

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A’s release infielder Nick Punto

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have released infielder Nick Punto.

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Seattle Seahawks sign Wright to 4-year extension

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (28) tries to avoid a tackle by Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright, left, in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The conversations started in the spring and as much as K.J. Wright wanted to believe the Seattle Seahawks legitimately wanted to keep him around long-term, the fact the season started and weeks ticked by without a contract extension began weighing on the linebacker.

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D-backs avoid arbitration with reliever Hernandez

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with reliever David Hernandez, agreeing to a $2 million, one-year contract.

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