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Newsmakers: Timberwolves sign free agent Hill to 2-year deal

Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards holds up the Stanley Cup Trophy during a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago. The two-time Stanley Cup-winning forward is retiring after 15 NHL seasons. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)
Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards holds up the Stanley Cup Trophy during a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago. The two-time Stanley Cup-winning forward is retiring after 15 NHL seasons. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)
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Signed The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed veteran big man Jordan Hill to a two-year contract. The Timberwolves announced the signing on Wednesday after first agreeing to terms with him on a deal worth $8 million last week. The Chicago Bulls have signed guard Isaiah Canaan. A three-year veteran, Canaan spent most of the past two seasons with Philadelphia. He averaged a career-high 11 points last season.

Suspended The No. 4 ranked featherweight in the UFC, Chad Mendes, has been suspended for two years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after testing positive for a banned substance.

The positive test for GHRP-6 occurred during an out-of-competition urine test on May 17th.

Indicted Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman earlier this year. A McLennan County grand jury returned the indictment against Oakman, who finished his college eligibility in December as the Bears’ career leader in quarterback sacks.

Retired Forward Brad Richards is retiring after 15 NHL seasons during which he established a reputation for offensive consistency and won two Stanley Cup championships.

Following one season with Detroit, the 36-year-old announced his retirement in a release issued by the NHL Players’ Association.

Denied Former Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela has lost his bid to ride in California for now. The California Horse Racing Board has accepted a hearing officer’s recommendation to deny Valenzuela a jockey’s license, although he may re-apply in one year.

Agreed New Orleans Pelicans and second-round draft choice Cheick Diallo have agreed to a three-year contract at the NBA minimum, with a team option in the third season.

Ruled A chancellor will rule within the week on whether co-owner, David Freeman of the Nashville Predators can keep his lawsuit against the team’s ownership group in a Tennessee court or have to submit to arbitration. Freeman is seeking $250 million in damages for his original 48 percent stake.

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