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  • Struggling Edmonton Oilers fire GM Peter Chiarelli
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    Struggling Edmonton Oilers fire GM Peter Chiarelli

    Edmonton fired Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday in an indictment of his roster moves in three-plus years as general manager, with the Oilers in striking distance of a playoff spot during another losing season. The team announced Chiarelli's abrupt dismissal in the aftermath of its third consecutive loss. Edmonton has lost 12 of its past 16 games going into the All-Star Break. The Oilers are 14-14-2 since firing coach Todd McLellan and replacing him with Ken Hitchcock.

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  • Vonn 'hopeful' she can ski again despite ailing knees
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    Vonn 'hopeful' she can ski again despite ailing knees

    Lindsey Vonn isn't quite done yet. The most successful female skier in World Cup history said Wednesday that she remains "hopeful" she can fix her ailing knees and race again. She just doesn't know when - or if- that will be possible. "I'm taking things day by day and we will see what happens," Vonn wrote on Instagram . "I know that I might not get the ending to my career that I had hoped for, but if there is a chance, I will take it."

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  • WR Larry Fitzgerald returning to Cardinals for 16th season
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    WR Larry Fitzgerald returning to Cardinals for 16th season

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is returning to the Arizona Cardinals for a 16th NFL season. The Cardinals announced Wednesday that they signed the 35-year-old Fitzgerald to a one-year contract. Team president Michael Bidwell says, "No player has meant more to this franchise or this community than Larry Fitzgerald."

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  • Struggling Oilers fire GM Chiarelli
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    Struggling Oilers fire GM Chiarelli

    (AP) -- The Edmonton Oilers have fired president of hockey operations and general manager Peter Chiarelli amid another season that has failed to live up to expectations.

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  • Pouille's drought-breaking Australian run reaches semifinals
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    Pouille's drought-breaking Australian run reaches semifinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Lucas Pouille had lost every Australian Open match he played until he hired Amelie Mauresmo as coach. A couple of months later, he's into a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time. The 24-year-old Frenchman will next play Novak Djokovic, who is aiming for a men's record seventh Australian title, so things will get tougher.

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  • Cards WR Fitzgerald back for 16th season
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    Cards WR Fitzgerald back for 16th season

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is returning to the Arizona Cardinals for a 16th NFL season.

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  • Caps visit slumping Leafs on 6-game skid
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    Caps visit slumping Leafs on 6-game skid

    (AP) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Washington Capitals both enter the final game before the All-Star break on Wednesday looking for the same thing -- some better results.

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  • Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in
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    Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in

    NEW YORK (AP) - This honor was saved for the one and only Mariano Rivera. Not Babe Ruth. Not Hank Aaron. Not Cy Young. Not until "The Sandman" could everyone agree.

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  • Backlund's OT goal keeps Flames red hot
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    Backlund's OT goal keeps Flames red hot

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Mikael Backlund scored 15 seconds into overtime Tuesday night to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

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  • AP source: Rangers, Cabrera agree to $3.5M, 1-year deal
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    AP source: Rangers, Cabrera agree to $3.5M, 1-year deal

    DALLAS (AP) - The Texas Rangers have found a veteran to play third base after the retirement of Adrian Beltre. Free agent Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Rangers, according to a person familiar with the deal. That person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal was pending a successful physical for the 33-year-old infielder.

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