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Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced the team has signed defenseman Jesper Pettersson, the 198th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, to an entry-level contract. Pettersson, who turns 20 on Wednesday, is AHL-eligible this season and spent the last two seasons playing in the Swedish Elite League. More here.
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz headed to Clearwater yesterday to begin rehabbing in hopes of rejoining the Phillies soon after the All-Star break. Ruiz, who suffered a concussion on June 26th after being hit in the head with a pitch, will take batting practice and work on blocking pitches behind the plate. More here.
76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams is "ahead of schedule" following surgery on May 6th to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. Carter-Williams told reporters, "I'm back to shooting. I have full extension and everything." More here.