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OF Mitch Haniger reaches $43.5M, three-year deal with Giants

Dec. 06, 2022 21:50 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Outfielder Mitch Haniger and the San Francisco Giants agreed on a $43.5 million, three-year contract Tuesday at the winter meetings. A native of nearby Mountain View, Haniger is coming home to the Bay Area after five seasons with Seattle. He helped the Mariners...

Catcher Luke Maile joins hometown Reds with 1-yr, $1.2M deal

Dec. 03, 2022 17:53 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Catcher Luke Maile has a $1,175,000 salary as part of a one-year contract with his hometown Cincinnati Reds. He would earn a $25,000 performance bonus for 80 games played. The 31-year-old went to Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. He...

DeGrom's deal with Rangers could be worth $222M for 6 years

Dec. 03, 2022 17:37 PM EST

Jacob deGrom's $185 million, five-year contract with Texas includes a pair of conditional options, one that protects the Rangers against an arm injury and another that would make the deal worth $222 million over six seasons if he is remains a top pitcher at the end of 2027. The deal...

Texas Rangers sign ace Jacob deGrom to $185M, 5-year deal

Dec. 02, 2022 23:15 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jacob deGrom is headed to the free-spending Texas Rangers, who believe the health risk is worth the potential reward in trying to end a six-year run of losing. The two-time Cy Young Award winner agreed to a $185 million, five-year contract Friday, leaving...

LA Galaxy president suspended, team fined for hidden pay

Dec. 02, 2022 17:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LA Galaxy President Chris Klein was suspended and the team fined $1 million by Major League Soccer on Friday for undisclosed payments involving Argentine winger Cristian Pavón in 2019. MLS stripped the team of $1 million in future general allocation money and said...

Capitals, Flyers, Avalanche handling injury woes differently

Dec. 02, 2022 13:56 PM EST

Long before training camp, the Washington Capitals knew they would be without Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom for at least the first few months of the season. Before stepping on the ice, they learned Carl Hagelin would be out long term, as well. The Caps prepared for that by trading...

UEFA opens investigation into Juventus as club's woes grow

Dec. 01, 2022 14:37 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Juventus’ off-the-field problems keep on worsening in a scandal reverberating through Italian soccer. UEFA opened an investigation into Juventus on Thursday, hours after it was revealed that the Turin prosecutor’s office had requested indictments for former...

Secure with 5-year deal, Clark pushes to make MLBPA stronger

Nov. 30, 2022 19:32 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tony Clark has never had more clout as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association. The 50-year-old helped the union navigate a tumultuous stretch that included a pandemic-shortened 2020 season and a new labor deal in March that not...

Social media makes Jada Williams a face of high school NIL

Nov. 30, 2022 15:10 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s the middle of the afternoon and Jada Williams begins a live stream on Instagram. In a heartbeat, more than 1,000 of her 671,000 followers join the broadcast and begin typing in questions and comments. Williams does her best to follow along as the comments...

World Cup win increases prize money for American men, women

Nov. 30, 2022 13:16 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. women's team will make at least three times more from the men’s World Cup than they received for winning the 2019 women’s tournament, thanks to a new deal to split World Cup earnings. A 1-0 win by the men over Iran on Tuesday night increased their...