• NHL fines Canucks $50,000 for GM comments ahead of draft

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The NHL has fined the Vancouver Canucks $50,000 for tampering after general manager Jim Benning mentioned specific players the team might be interested in.

  • AP Source: Avalanche place Brad Stuart on waivers

    A person with direct knowledge of the decision has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Colorado Avalanche have placed veteran defenseman Brad Stuart on waivers with the intention of buying out the final year of his contract.

  • In this Oct. 7, 2011, file photo, former Bears' defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan gestures as he walks in with former head coach Mike Ditka, and President Barack Obama, during an event honoring the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champions Chicago Bears football team on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016. He was 82. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and defensive mastermind, dies at 85

    Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.

    Updated: 3:10 pm

  • Pat Summitt’s legacy extends across pro, college ranks

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt’s rich legacy in women’s basketball can be seen on the sidelines and in front offices throughout the college and professional ranks. At the time Summitt ended her illustrious, 38-season coaching career at Tennessee in 2012, 78 people who were mentored by her were coaching basketball or working in administrative positions associated with the game. Four years later, Summitt’s coaching tree remains fruitful.

    Updated: 6:55 am

  • San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija throws against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Samardzija struggles, Giants lose 8-3 in Bay Bridge Series

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija spoke of slowing down, relaxing and trusting his stuff again as he tries to get back on track and find his rhythm.

  • Washington Nationals center fielder Ben Revere (9) celebrates after a catch on fly ball hit by New York Mets' James Loney during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Monday, June 27, 2016, in Washington. The Nationals won 11-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Nationals defeat Syndergaard, Mets in series opener 11-4

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals looked in trouble early. The New York Mets’ Noah Syndergaard was in big trouble a couple of innings later.

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki takes off his helmet and acknowledges the ovation fromm the crowd as he steps into the batter's box against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, June 27, 2016, in Denver. Tulowitzki was making his first appearance in Denver since being traded by the Rockies to Toronto last July. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Gonzalez homers as Rockies rally past Blue Jays 9-5

    DENVER (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez homered, Jon Gray tossed seven solid innings and the Rockies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 on Monday night to spoil Troy Tulowitzki’s return to Colorado.

  • Devils make qualifying offers to Palmieri, 4 others

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have tendered a qualifying offer to leading scorer Kyle Palmieri and four other restricted free agents.

  • England goalkeeper Joe Hart, left, and two others player lie on the pitch at the end of the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between England and Iceland, at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France, Monday, June 27, 2016. Iceland won 2-1. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Hodgson leaves job on humiliating night for English soccer

    NICE, France (AP) — Gary Cahill was lying face down on the field in disbelief. Dele Alli was squatting on the turf with his head in his hands. It was utter humiliation for England.

  • Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, left, chats with Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss during batting practice before the two teams square off in a baseball game Monday, June 27, 2016, in Denver. Tulowitzki is making his first appearance in Denver since the Rockies traded him to Toronto last July. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Blue Jays SS Tulowitzki returns to Colorado

    DENVER (AP) — Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returned to Coors Field saying he is “in a good place” 11 months after being traded by the Colorado Rockies.