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Sports Summary: NHL notebook: Rangers, Hayes agree to 1-year deal

The New York Rangers avoided arbitration by re-signing restricted free agent forward Kevin Hayes to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday.

Reuters Last Updated at 31 Jul 2018, 10:07 IST United States

NHL notebook: Rangers, Hayes agree to 1-year deal

The New York Rangers avoided arbitration by re-signing restricted free agent forward Kevin Hayes to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday. Hayes, 26, will earn $5.125 million next season, according to multiple reports. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. An arbitration hearing had been scheduled for Thursday.

Yankees acquire RHP Lynn from Twins

Right-hander Lance Lynn, in the midst of a subpar first season with the Minnesota Twins, was traded along with cash considerations to the New York Yankees on Monday. Minnesota received two minor-leaguers in the deal, infielder Tyler Austin and right-hander Luis Rijo.

Jackson reiterates: Taylor, not Mayfield, will be Browns' starter

Head coach Hue Jackson has been adamant all offseason that Tyrod Taylor will be the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback, and he reiterated that statement Monday despite steady progress from No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield. Asked if he's tempted at all to go with the rookie, who drew high praise from Jackson on Sunday, Jackson told reporters, "No, I don't have a temptation that way."

MLB notebook: Astros acquire suspended Osuna from Jays

Hoping to lock down the back end of the bullpen while trying to defend their World Series crown, the Houston Astros traded Monday for suspended reliever Roberto Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays, shipping back three right-handed pitchers -- demoted closer Ken Giles and minor-leaguers David Paulino and Hector Perez. Osuna, 23, is in the midst of serving a 75-game suspension from Major League Baseball for violating the league's joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy in connection with an assault charge. The star closer was arrested May 8 and charged with one count of assault in Toronto.

NBA notebook: Hawks waive Anthony after a buyout agreement

The Atlanta Hawks placed Carmelo Anthony on waivers Monday, hours after reaching an agreement on a contract buyout. He will become a free agent once he clears waivers on Wednesday. A source told ESPN that terms of the buyout call for the 34-year-old Anthony to receive the $27.9 million due to him under the terms of his contract, then rebate $2.4 million to the Hawks. Once he clears waivers, he is expected to join the Houston Rockets for the veteran minimum contract of $2.4 million. He already has been working out with Houston stars James Harden and Chris Paul.

Warriors star Curry taking the second swing at tour

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will play in next week's Tour event in the San Francisco Bay Area, the golf entity announced Monday. Curry will participate in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward for the second straight year. He shot 8-over-par 148 while missing the cut last year in his tour debut.

CB Sherman on Jerry Jones' comments: 'Old plantation mentality'

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman decried Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Monday for the latter's decision to require players to stand for the national anthem. "The owner of the Dallas Cowboys, with the old plantation mentality," Sherman told USA Today of Jones. "What did you expect?"

'We are alive': Tokyo 2020 ceremonies to focus on rebirth

The opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will reflect themes of 'reconstruction' and 're-birth' that have run through preparations for the Games, newly-appointed creative director Mansai Nomura said on Tuesday. Over the last two decades, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and Paralympics have become an increasingly important medium for the host nation to show off its history and culture as well as communicate key messages.

Indonesia invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Asian Games

A team of Indonesian officials visited North Korea this week to extend an invitation from President Joko Widodo to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend the Asian Games opening ceremony in Jakarta in August, Indonesia's National Police said. Coordinating Human Development and Cultural Affairs Minister Puan Maharani was accompanied by several other Indonesian government and police representatives on the visit to Pyongyang, according to a news release issued by the National Police late on Monday.

Outspoken Verlander on new teammate Osuna: 'I just want to listen'

Not every player on the Houston Astros is planning a warm welcome for Roberto Osuna. Quite the contrary, as the Astros reportedly held a team meeting Monday following the team's trade for the Toronto Blue Jays' suspended closer.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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