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The Latest: Hayward meeting in Miami, Rubio bids farewell

By The Associated Press The Latest on NBA free agency (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. Gordon Hayward is saying hello to Miami. Ricky Rubio is saying farewell to Minnesota. Hayward’s meeting with the Heat started Saturday morning at the team’s arena – where signage showing Hayward in a Miami uniform …

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The Latest: Point guards early big winners in free agency

By The Associated Press The Latest on NBA free agency (all times Eastern): 10:30 a.m. Point guards are cashing in so far in NBA free agency – and Day 1 is still a long, long way from complete. Stephen Curry got $201 million from Golden State, Jrue Holiday got $126 …

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The Latest: Jrue Holiday gets $126M, 5 year from Pelicans

By The Associated Press The Latest on NBA free agency (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Jrue Holiday has agreed to terms on a new five-year, $126 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, who kept the point guard they wanted to initiate offense for All-Star big men Anthony Davis and …

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AP Source: Timberwolves replace Rubio with Jeff Teague

By JON KRAWCZYNSKIAP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – It didn’t take the Minnesota Timberwolves long to find a replacement for Ricky Rubio. Just a few hours after trading Rubio to the Utah Jazz, the Wolves agreed to terms with free agent point guard Jeff Teague on a three-year deal worth …

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Katie Ledecky races to 3rd individual title at US nationals

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Katie Ledecky led wire-to-wire in the 400-meter freestyle Friday night for her third title of the week in the U.S. National Championships. Ledecky broke her own U.S. Open record with a time of 3 minutes, 58.44 seconds. Leah Smith was second in …

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Olympic medalists turn nationals into impressive speed show

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Olympic medalists Caeleb Dressel, Chase Kalisz and Lilly King cranked up the speed on the third night of the U.S. National Championships. King set an American record in the 50-meter breaststroke, finishing in 29.66 seconds. It was the world’s fastest time this …

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Gordon to lead Brickyard 400 field as pace-car driver

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Five-time Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon will lead the field into the race one more time next month – as the pace-car driver. Gordon competed in each of the first 23 races on the historic 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that is not far from his …

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Gehl to sponsor Graham Rahal in Iowa race in July

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) – American manufacturing company Gehl will be the primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s No. 15 car in the upcoming Iowa Corn 300. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced Thursday that Gehl will sponsor Rahal in the IndyCar race on July 9. Gehl was the co-primary sponsor of Rahal’s …

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US Nationals win has trash-talking King tuning up for rival

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Olympic gold medalist Lilly King can prepare for another showdown with Russian rival Yulia Efimova after winning the women’s 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. National Championships. King had the second-best time in the world this year – 2 minutes, 21.83 seconds. Efimova …

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USA track and field brings 2020 Olympic Trials to LA area

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – USA track and field says the Olympic Trials for the 2020 Tokyo Games will be held in the Los Angeles area. The board of directors voted 11-2 to bring the event to Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. The stadium is going through a $62 million …

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