Los Angeles Times

Tkachuk traded for Huberdeau


Matthew Tkachuk was traded to the Florida Panthers, part of a blockbuste­r that will send Jonathan Huberdeau to the Calgary Flames in a swap of players who are coming off the best season of their careers, a person with knowledge of the negotiatio­ns said.

Florida also sent defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, prospect Cole Schwindt and a lottery-protected firstround selection in the 2025 NHL draft. As part of the move, Tkachuk is under contract with Florida through the 2029-30 season, the team said.

The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed winger Patrik Laine to a $34.8-million, fouryear contract. The Blue Jackets traded forward Oliver Bjorkstran­d to the Seattle Kraken for two draft picks.

The Green Bay Packers’ revenue and profit soared above their pre-pandemic levels over the last year as they capitalize­d on the opportunit­y to play in full stadiums again. The Packers reported revenue of $579 million, a 56% increase over their 2021 total of $371.1 million.

Alyssa Thomas had the first triple-double in Connecticu­t Sun history with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to lead her team to a 9484 win over the Minnesota Lynx. It was the 17th tripledoub­le in WNBA history.

Former sports superstar Bo Jackson helped pay for the funerals of the 19 children and two teachers killed in the Uvalde school massacre in May, revealing himself as one of the previously anonymous donors who covered costs for families in Texas after one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history.

A federal judge in North Carolina again ruled in favor of NBA All-Star Zion Williamson, this time in connection with a lawsuit he filed against a marketing agent two years ago to break a contract. U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs denied a number of motions filed by Prime Sports Marketing and Gina Ford, which had an agreement to represent Williamson when he was at Duke.

Linda Sembrant scored on a loose ball from inside the six-yard box following a corner kick in stoppage time to give Sweden a 1-0 victory over Belgium to reach the semifinals against host nation England in the Women’s European Championsh­ip.

Bernarda Pera beat Maryna Zanevska, 6-2, 6-4, in the semifinals of the Hamburg European Open and will play top-seeded Anett Kontaveit in the women’s final. Kontaveit beat Anastasia Potapova 6-3, 7-5.

Frenchman Christophe Laporte won the 19th stage of the Tour de France but overall leader Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark was on track to win when the Tour ends Sunday.

Dwight Smith, a runnerup for National League rookie of the year who played on the Atlanta Braves’ World Serieswinn­ing team in 1995, died of congestive heart and lung failure, the team announced. He was 58 . ... Jim Lynch, the hard-hitting linebacker who helped the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970 Super Bowl following a standout career at Notre Dame, died Thursday, his family said. He was 76.

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