Sacramento Kings sign Vince Carter

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have signed guard Vince Carter, the team announced Monday.

Carter, who entered the league with the Toronto Raptors in 1998, is joining his seventh team. He played the last three seasons in Memphis, where he averaged 8 points and 1.8 assists per game last season.

The 40-year-old Carter ranks 27th all-time in points scored (24,555), fifth in 3-pointers (2,049) and 13th in games played (1,347).

Carter set records for a player 40 and over last season, passing Michael Jordan as the oldest to score 20 points off the bench at 39 years and 287 days against Denver on Nov. 8, only to surpass the mark six days later with 20 points at Utah.

Dodgers edge out Royals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw tossed a six-hitter to become the majors' first 14-game winner, Justin Turner homered twice, and NL West-leading Los Angeles beat defeated Kansas City to complete its major league-best 10th sweep and sixth straight victory.

The streaking Dodgers head into the All-Star break owning baseball's best record of 61-29. They've won 18 of their last 19 at home, where they lead the majors with a 39-11 mark.

Kershaw (14-2) allowed two runs and six hits on 99 pitches, struck out 13 and walked none to set the Dodgers' record for most wins at the break.

The All-Star left-hander, who won't pitch in Tuesday's showcase in Miami, is 10-0 over his last 13 starts, all Los Angeles victories. He allowed a run for the first time in four outings.

Danny Duffy (5-5) gave up five runs and six hits in seven innings. He struck out nine and didn't walk anyone.

Padres fall to Phillies 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddy Galvis hit two of his team's six home runs, Jerad Eickhoff threw five shutout innings, and Philadelphia topped San Diego.

Rookie Nick Williams began the run of homers with his first in the majors during the second inning.

Cameron Rupp followed two batters later with another solo homer and Galvis hit a two-run shot in the third inning. Odubel Herrera and Aaron Altherr added solo home runs in sixth and seventh innings respectively and Galvis went back-to-back after Altherr's for his second of the game.

Eickhoff (1-7) returned from the disabled list with a strong start for the Phillies. He tied a season high with eight strikeouts and held the Padres to just five hits and a walk.

Trevor Cahill (3-3) struggled while striking out eight in five innings.

LA Kings hire NHL veteran as assistant coach

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have hired Pierre Turgeon for his first job as an assistant coach.

Kings head coach John Stevens completed his staff Monday.

The 47-year-old Turgeon will focus on improving the Kings' offensive play, general manager Rob Blake says. Los Angeles finished 24th in the NHL last season with 199 goals.

Turgeon was a dependable scorer during 19 NHL seasons with six franchises, recording 1,327 points in 1,294 games before retiring in 2007. The center ranks 38th in league history with 515 goals.

Turgeon joins Dave Lowry, Don Nachbaur and goaltending coach Bill Ranford on Stevens' staff. Stevens was promoted to replace Darryl Sutter in April after Los Angeles missed the playoffs for the second time in three seasons since winning its second Stanley Cup title in 2014.

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