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AP Source: Pacers sign Monta Ellis; Duncan will return & other NBA free agency news

Dallas Mavericks point guard Monta Ellis warms up in front of an advertisement paid for by The Indiana Economic Development Corp. before an NBA preseason basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The IEDC has signed a deal with the Pacers for sponsoring the basketball court inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ellis has agreed to terms with the Pacers on a four-year deal worth $44 million and other NBA free agency news.

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Rangers’ Martin St. Louis announces retirement

In this March 4, 2015, file photo, New York Rangers right wing Martin St. Louis (26) shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. St. Louis made the announcement Thursday, July 2, 2015, roughly a month after helping the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to the Lightning in seven games. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

The 40-year-old St. Louis was uncertain whether he would return for another season after the Rangers were eliminated, but it was clear that New York was not going to bring him back.

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Wimbledon: Nadal stunned by Dustin Brown in 2nd round

Dustin Brown of Germany, gestures after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain, during their singles match, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Dustin Brown, a German of Jamaican heritage with a clever touch and a throwback serve-and-volley game, beat Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court on Thursday.

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U.S. files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

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U.S. officials are looking into alleged bribery worth more than $100 million involving high-ranking officials at soccer's world governing body.

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NBA: Love, Butler among free agents agreeing to stay put

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Two of the biggest names in the free agent market, cut the suspense and agreed to deals to remain with their teams.

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Bells win series against Pippins with 10 – 1 blow out.

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Arron Stroosma put it away in the 2nd with a bases loaded 3 run double.

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Kazmir helps A’s blank Mariners 4-0

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Oakland Athletics' Scott Kazmir works against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.

Scott Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings

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AP Source: Blazers reach deal with Lillard, sign Ed Davis

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Lillard's extension is reportedly worth more than $120 million. Davis averaged 8.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in his first season with the Lakers last year.

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AP Source: Heat now among clubs meeting with Aldridge

Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) reacts after making a basket while being fouled during the fourth quarter in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Houston. The Trail Blazers won 122-120 in overtime.

The person says Heat President Pat Riley is to meet with Aldridge in Los Angeles

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M’s continue road trip in Oakland

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The M's enter the road series with a two-game winning streak after sweeping the Padres on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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5 ways to save money on your summer road trip

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While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

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On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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At 115, NYC woman is world’s oldest

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The world's oldest known woman is a retired child care worker living in Brooklyn.

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Selfie sticks aren’t welcome at the ‘happiest place on earth’

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Planning a vacation to a Disney theme park? Leave your selfie stick at home.

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Road rage: How technology can combat growing gridlock

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The federal government projects gridlock will worsen around the nation as more Americans live in urban regions.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: What is 0 divided by 0?

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Whatever it is, it makes Cookie Monster sad.

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Filmmakers bet on ‘Monopoly’ movie

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — “Monopoly” is going Hollywood. Lionsgate says it will turn the classic board game into a…

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‘The Boss’ joins a Beach Boy onstage

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East met West as the Jersey Shore musician jammed with California legend Brian Wilson.

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18 All-American movies for Independence Day

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Enjoy the holiday weekend with some classic American cinema.

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‘Fatal Attraction’ coming to the small screen

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The 1987 thriller starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close is set to be adapted for the small screen.

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7 songs for your 4th of July playlist

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Celebrate the 4th of July the way our founding fathers intended: with an epic playlist.

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Watch Channing Tatum bust a move … or 7

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The "Magic Mike" star knows how to get down.

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Car jumps open drawbridge

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Talk about distracted driving!

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Leonard Nimoy’s son making documentary about life with Spock

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The actor's son is making a documentary about his father and his beloved "Star Trek" character.

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Luther Vandross tribute musical in the works

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The "Never Too Much" star suffered a fatal heart attack on July 1, 2005 and on Wednesday, the 10th anniversary of his passing, it was announced his estate executors had signed off on a new tribute show led by Vandross' longtime collaborator, Marcus Miller.

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TV Land ditches the ‘Dukes’

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Re-runs of the '80s sitcom "Dukes of Hazzard" are off the air amid controversy over portrayals of the Confederate flag, which is notably featured on the show's "General Lee" vehicle.

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Deputy’s quick reaction saves UPS driver

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Deputy Colin Bertrand used patrol car to stop runaway UPS truck

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Washington students seem to find new tests more challenging

Fewer Washington students met the standard on the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards

Fewer Washington students met the standard on the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards than passed the old statewide exams.