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Canadiens goaltender Price wins Hart Trophy

MONTREAL, Quebec — Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price had a busy night at the NHL’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, taking home the Hart Trophy as the league’s Most Valuable Player and three other honors. Price also won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goalie, the Ted Lindsay award for the most outstanding player in the league as voted by the players, and the William M. Jennings Trophy.

Two sought in FIFA scandal put on house arrest

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentine businessmen Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, who are wanted by U.S. prosecutors as part of the FIFA graft investigation, on Wednesday were denied their request to fight extradition as free men and were placed under house arrest, legal documents showed. Hugo Jinkis, 70, and his son Mariano, 40, were among 14 current and former FIFA officials and corporate executives indicted in the United States last month on charges of racketeering and corruption that rocked the soccer world.

Latvian big man Porzingis out to disprove stereotype

NEW YORK CITY — Kristaps Porzingis has the height and shooting touch that makes NBA scouts drool, and the slender Latvian is determined to show he has the passion and toughness to thrive in the world’s top league. The 19-year-old Latvian, who has been playing professionally in Spain, was selected fourth overal by the New York Knicks in Thursday’s NBA Draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Herdman chooses Canada over England

EDMONTON, Alberta — John Herdman had a choice to make in 2013 — continue as the head coach of Canada and guide them to a Women’s World Cup on home soil or return home with the goal of taking charge of the England side. The 39-year-old made his decision and on Saturday will lead out Canada against his homeland in a tasty quarter-final showdown at B.C. Place.

U.S. best ‘yet to come’

OTTAWA, Ontario — Carli Lloyd isn’t happy about how the U.S. women have been playing so far during the World Cup, and she isn’t afraid to say so publicly. As the United States began preparations for its quarterfinal matchup with China, the Delran, N. J. native laid out her views in a frank exchange with reporters at Wednesday’s practice.

Brady awaits NFL’s decision on suspension appeal

NEW YORK — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game National Football League suspension for participating in a scheme to deflate footballs concluded in a marathon hearing on Tuesday at NFL headquarters.

Proposal lets NBA draft entrants back in school

INDIANAPOLIS — College underclassmen who declare for the NBA draft would be able to return to school if a proposal by the NCAA men’s basketball oversight committee gets adopted.

Dutch police to block Tour de France

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch police will temporarily block the route of the Tour de France cycling race on July 5 to draw attention to their pay dispute with the Dutch government, unions representing them said on Wednesday.

Paris enters race to host 2024 Olympic Games

PARIS — Paris on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and bring the global sports event back to the French capital for the first time in a century.

Riis knew his team was doping, probe says

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis failed to act after learning that riders on the professional cycling team he managed were using performance-enhancing drugs, a damning report from Danish sporting authorities said.

De La Hoya ‘50-50’ onfight comeback at 42

LOS ANGELES — Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya is considering a return to the ring at the age of 42 after overcoming substance abuse, the fighter told on Monday.

Brady’s appeal of NFL suspension begins

NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game National Football League suspension for participating in a scheme to deflate footballs during last season’s playoffs began Tuesday at NFL headquarters on swanky Park Avenue.