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AP Sources: Sun trade C/F Tina Charles to Liberty

In a June 15, 2012, file photo Connecticut Sun's Tina Charles shoots a free throw in the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the New York Liberty in Uncasville, Conn.  People familiar with the situation say the Connecticut Sun have agreed to trade Tina Charles to New York for players to be named later and the Liberty's first round pick in 2015.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, file)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Tina Charles didn’t want to play in Connecticut anymore, so the Sun got what they could for the 2012 league MVP.

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Barry Trotz out as coach of the Predators

A well-wisher reaches to shake hands with Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz as Trotz leaves a news conference Monday, April 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators announced earlier in the day that Trotz's contract won't be extended and they will begin looking for a new head coach. Trotz is the only head coach the NHL hockey team has had. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — General manager David Poile hopes he sent the strongest message possible by making the first coaching change in Nashville’s history: missing the playoffs is not acceptable for the Predators.

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Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

Steve Koonin speaks after being introduced as the new CEO for the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team at a press conference, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Atlanta. The Turner Entertainment Networks president is joining the Atlanta Hawks ownership group, which hopes he can raise the profile of an NBA team that has struggled to draw fans or lure big-name free agents. The Hawks announced late Sunday that Koonin would take an ownership stake, serve as chief executive officer, oversee all business operations and represent the ownership at league functions. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He’s cheered them on when the place was rockin’.

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Padres, Gyorko reach deal adding $35M for 5 years

San Diego Padres' Jedd Gyorko celebrates with teammates  after his solo home run in the first inning of an MLB baseball game against Detroit Tigers Sunday, April 13, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres and second baseman Jedd Gyorko have agreed to a six-year contract that adds $35 million over five seasons through 2019.

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Kings-Sharks rivalry resumes in 1st round

San Jose Sharks' Tomas Hertl, right, of the Czech Republic, is defended by Colorado Avalanche's Marc-Andre Cliche (24) as goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, left, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, April 11, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The rivalry between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks has grown so intense in recent years that even newcomers take little time to acclimate themselves to the animosity.

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