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Capitals sign winger Williams from Kings

- The Washington Capitals signed former Conn Smythe Trophy winner Justin Williams to a two-year, $6.5 million contract on Wednesday after the right winger renowned for his big-game prowess ended his seven-season stint in Los Angeles.

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Former University of Illinois women basketball players file suit against school

- Seven former players from the University of Illinois women's basketball team on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit that accuses the school's head coach and a former assistant of creating a racially hostile environment.

U.S., 01 Jul 2015

California bill would classify pro sports cheerleaders employees

SAN FRANCISCO - A bill currently before California Governor Jerry Brown would make clear that cheerleaders for state-based professional sports teams are employees, following high-profile lawsuits alleging labor violations in the state and elsewhere around the country.

U.S., 01 Jul 2015

Judge upholds ex-NFL star Hernandez' murder conviction

BOSTON - A Massachusetts judge on Wednesday rejected a request by lawyers for former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez to overturn his conviction for the 2013 murder of an acquaintance.

U.S., 01 Jul 2015

Wimbledon evacuated due to electrical fire

LONDON - The grounds at Wimbledon were evacuated after the close of play on Wednesday because of an electrical fire, organizers said.

01 Jul 2015

Pens add high-scoring Kessel in trade with Leafs

- The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring forward Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs in a deal involving six players and three draft picks on Wednesday.

01 Jul 2015