• Civics test, rules for e-cigarette sales among new Utah laws

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 50 new laws took effect Wednesday in Utah, including measures requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test, restrictions on electronic-cigarette sellers and expanded death benefits for families of fallen police officers and...

  • Penguins acquire Phil Kessel from Maple Leafs in major trade

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel spent six years in Toronto trying to lift the Maple Leafs out of the churn of mediocrity. All the goals — 181 of them while wearing a leaf on the front of his sweater — failed to turn Toronto into a contender or quiet the critics who wondered whether the...

  • Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions over fights

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Boxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles mirrors an earlier one...

  • Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision yet from LaMarcus Aldridge. Players and teams agreed to more than $1...

  • Wimbledon's Centre Court evacuated after small fire

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — A small electrical fire broke out inside Wimbledon's Centre Court building on Wednesday, causing an evacuation after play had ended for the day. The fire started inside a mechanical room in the east side of the building, All England Club spokesman Johnny Perkins said....

  • Pioneering 16-year-old breaking baseball barriers for women

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers. Becoming the first ever woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by pro teams, is just the latest trail blazed by the 16-year-old shortstop from...

  • Blatter says he has 'clear conscience' despite FIFA probes

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he is not corrupt and that he has a "clear conscience" despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body. Four days after being re-elected for a fifth term, Blatter said on June 2 that he would step down amid a crisis...

  • Kessel trade to Penguins highlights start of NHL free agency

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday in the biggest move of the day, while a handful of prominent defenseman found new homes in free agency. Mike Green...

  • Steelers interested in hosting 2023 Super Bowl

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to turn the 2023 Super Bowl into a home game. The franchise submitted an application at the owner's meetings in May for the right to bid on the 2023 Super Bowl. It's the first time the Steelers — whose six Super Bowl victories are...

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 Odds

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

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