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Mavs, Nowitzki reach 2-year, $10M deal to set up 20th season

Mavs, Nowitzki reach 2-year, $10M deal to set up 20th season

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki has a deal with the Dallas Mavericks that sets him up to join Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend 20 seasons with one NBA franchise.

Baylor settles lawsuit with woman who alleged sexual assault

AUSTIN, Texas — Baylor University has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit with a former student who accused the nation's largest Baptist school of fostering a "hunting ground for sexual predators" and mishandling her alleged attack in 2015.
Hughes rebounds from fire hydrant collision to earn spot on world track team

Hughes rebounds from fire hydrant collision to earn spot on world track team

OTTAWA — Steeplechase is one of track and field's most treacherous events, but Canada's Matt Hughes has always managed to stay on his feet. Instead, it was a fire hydrant that derailed the 27-year-old's season.

Raonic advances to third round at Wimbledon with four-set win over Youzhny

LONDON — Canada's Milos Raonic advanced to the third round of Wimbledon with a 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4, 7-5 win over Russia's Mikhail Youzhny on Thursday. Raonic, the sixth seed from Thornhill, Ont.

Kelly Olynyk agrees to sign with Miami Heat

MIAMI — Canadian Kelly Olynyk has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat. Agent Greg Lawrence confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, after ESPN first reported it would be a four-year deal worth in excess of $50 million.
US Open to try serve, clothing, warmup clocks in qualifying

US Open to try serve, clothing, warmup clocks in qualifying

The U.S. Open will experiment during its qualifying rounds this year with scoreboard clocks to limit how much time elapses between points and how long pre-match warmups or mid-match clothing changes can last.

Olympic champ Drouin withdraws from Canadian championships with nagging injury

OTTAWA — Derek Drouin's priority is defending his world championship gold medal.

Galchenyuk happy with three-year deal, vows to help Canadiens win next season

MONTREAL — Alex Galchenyuk is looking forward to a bounce-back season with the Montreal Canadiens.
Startling screams as Mattek-Sands injures knee at Wimbledon

Startling screams as Mattek-Sands injures knee at Wimbledon

LONDON — The screams were startling.

Blue Bombers look for rare win against Stampeders in 2017 home opener

WINNIPEG — Matt Nichols gave a little grin after he was reminded about something Bo Levi Mitchell said the last time the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders clashed.