Veteran forward Todd Bertuzzi returns to Red Wings after signing 1-year, $1.5 million contract

Bertuzzi signs 1-year, $1.5M deal with Red Wings

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings refuse to concede that they will be rebuilding next season.

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Maryland judge throws out deal for Hawks, Thrashers co-owners to buy out Steve Belkin’s share

Maryland judge’s ruling a setback for Belkin

ATLANTA — A Maryland judge has ruled the eight owners of the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers are back in business under the same operating agreement they shared before their split in 2005.

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APNewsBreak: Nuggets’ Carmelo Anthony alleges former business manager misappropriated funds

APNewsBreak: Anthony sues former business manager

DENVER — Carmelo Anthony is suing his former business manager, alleging he misappropriated more than $2 million of the Denver Nuggets star’s assets.

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Browns’ Stallworth suspended without pay for year; Goodell says receiver put ’stain’ on NFL

Browns’ Stallworth suspended for season

NEW YORK — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decided Donte’ Stallworth’s football punishment should last much longer than his 24 days in jail.

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Toronto owner Richard Peddie won’t be questioned in Coyotes sale

Toronto owner won’t be questioned in Coyotes sale

PHOENIX — Toronto Maple Leafs owner Richard Peddie will not have to answer questions in the court fight over the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes.

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Cleveland Browns receiver Donte’ Stallworth suspended without pay for season

Browns’ Stallworth suspended without pay for year

NEW YORK — Cleveland Browns receiver Donte’ Stallworth was suspended without pay for this season Thursday after pleading guilty to killing a pedestrian while driving drunk. He cannot participate in any team activities until his reinstatement after the Super Bowl.

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Donte’ Stallworth suspended without pay for year by NFL after guilty plea to DUI manslaughter

Donte’ Stallworth suspended without pay for season

NEW YORK — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decided Donte’ Stallworth’s football punishment should last much longer than his 24 days in jail.

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Bettman, Balsillie among those agreeing to questioning in contentious Coyotes case

Bettman, Balsillie, others agree to depositions

PHOENIX — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, two team owners and the Canadian billionaire who is trying to buy the Phoenix Coyotes over the league’s vehement objections agreed to submit to depositions in their complex bankruptcy battle.

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NHL agrees to 4 deposition in Coyotes case, balks at request to examine Leafs owner

NHL agrees to 4 depositions in Coyotes case

PHOENIX — The NHL has agreed to allow depositions from commissioner Gary Bettman, deputy commissioner Bill Daly and two of the league’s owners in the contentious bankruptcy proceedings of the Phoenix Coyotes.

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Fla. judge allows Stallworth to train with strength and conditioning coach on house arrest

Stallworth allowed to train during house arrest

MIAMI — Suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth will be allowed to leave home confinement to train with a strength and conditioning coach, a judge ruled Tuesday.

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