Free agency

Golden State Warriors NBA basketball draft pick Jordan Poole, center, speaks with reporters on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Fellow incoming Warriors Alen Smailagic, left, and Eric Paschall, right, flank Poole. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
June 24, 2019 - 3:08 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State general manager Bob Myers plans to meet with both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson ahead of the start of free agency this weekend. "Yes," Myers answered succinctly Monday when asked about sit-downs with both free agents, each injured for the runner-up Warriors...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene, left, battles Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk (74) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston. Duchene is one of the top players available in free agency.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
June 24, 2019 - 2:05 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kekäläinen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free agency. To Kekäläinen, the fear of possibly losing stars such as Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and goalie Sergei...
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New York Rangers draft pick Kaapo Kakko, left; New Jersey Devils pick Jack Hughes, center; and Chicago Blackhawks pick Kirby Dach pose for photos during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 7:00 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2016, file photo, Indiana Pacers NBA basketball team president Larry Bird smiles during a news conference in Indianapolis. Larry Bird is the only person in league history to be voted MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
June 22, 2019 - 6:39 am
Larry Bird's place in NBA history stretches from the record book to the rule book. A Hall of Fame player later became a successful coach and team executive. Along the way, he watched free agency transform from something rarely discussed to practically a year-round conversation — with his own name...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard and his girlfriend, Kishele Shipley, watch the Toronto Blue Jays play the Los Angeles Angels during a baseball game Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 6:34 pm
Now on the clock: Chaos. The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear. A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans' Zion Williamson, Memphis' Ja Morant and New York's R.J. Barrett were chosen first, second and third in moves that were widely expected for weeks — is now...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban hits the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, in Anaheim, Calif. The trade talk is just heating up ahead of the draft Friday and Saturday in Vancouver. Nashville's P.K. Subban is among the high-profile players who could be on the move. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 18, 2019 - 4:40 pm
Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman would have been the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) looks to pass the ball during the first quarter of a basketball game against Toronto, in Boston. A person familiar with the decision says Celtics center Al Horford will forgo his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, June 18, 2019, because the decision has not been announced. ESPN was first to report Horford's decision. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 18, 2019 - 11:30 am
BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the decision has not been...
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Cheering fans are reflected in the sunglasses of Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard during the team's NBA basketball championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 7:43 am
TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade and rally. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP isn't saying whether he'll use it to keep a door open or close it...
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June 18, 2019 - 7:41 am
TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP still isn't saying whether he'll use it to keep a door open, or close it behind...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in East Rutherford, N.J. McCown has announced he is retiring from playing football after an NFL career that spanned 16 NFL seasons and included stints with 10 teams. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, writes in a piece for The Players' Tribune on Monday, June 17, 2019, that he will be helping coach his two sons — also quarterbacks — in high school this year.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 17, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup — and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in. And there were many. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, wrote in a piece for The Players' Tribune posted Monday that he...
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