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Clippers recover after poor start, beat Grizzlies 117-105

Apr. 22, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Kennard scored a season-high 28 points and the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers rallied from an 18-point, first-quarter deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 117-105 on Wednesday night. Marcus Morris added 25 points and Terance Mann had 19...

Rams CB Darious Williams signs restricted free agent tender

Apr. 21, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Cornerback Darious Williams has signed his restricted free agent tender to return to the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams confirmed the formality Wednesday for their up-and-coming defensive back. Williams had four...

Twins place infielder JT Riddle on COVID-19 injured list

Apr. 21, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Infielder JT Riddle was placed on the COVID-19 injured list by the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Riddle appeared in four games for the Twins this season, going 2 for 6 (.333) with a run scored. “JT did not test positive for...

Maldonado, Astros agree to contract for '22 adding $5.5M

Apr. 21, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Catcher Martín Maldonado and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $5.5 million, one-year contract for 2022. The deal announced Wednesday includes a $5 million salary for 2022 and a $4 million team option for 2023 with a $500,000 buyout. The 2023 salary...

Brewers sign Strange-Gordon to minor league contract

Apr. 21, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former All-Star Dee Strange-Gordon has signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and been assigned to the alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin. Strange-Gordon, who turns 33 on Thursday, had gone to spring training with the...

Red Bulls acquire Frankie Amaya from Cincinnati

Apr. 20, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls acquired midfielder Frankie Amaya from Cincinnati on Tuesday and signed him to a new contract. The Red Bulls said Amaya's three-year contract will go into effect for 2022. The MLS club will have an option for one additional...

Bears re-sign safety Tashaun Gipson to 1-year contract

Apr. 20, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears re-signed veteran safety Tashaun Gipson to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Gipson signed with the Bears last year after being released by Houston and started all 16 games, making 64 tackles and two...

Denver Nuggets sign veteran Austin Rivers to 10-day contract

Apr. 20, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets bolstered their injury-depleted backcourt by signing veteran guard Austin Rivers to a 10-day contract Tuesday. Rivers is expected to be available when the Nuggets visit Portland on Wednesday night. He brings size and...

Tackle Fluker signs a 1-year contract with Miami Dolphins

Apr. 20, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Veteran tackle D.J. Fluker has signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, fortifying an offensive line that had three rookie starters last year. Fluker has 96 career starts with four teams, including eight for the Baltimore Ravens last year. He has...

Column: Drop in payroll adds fuel to baseball labor talks

Apr. 20, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

The annual survey of opening day baseball salaries by The Associated Press usually reveals something interesting about the state of the game, and this year’s version was even more interesting than most. Here’s a tidbit from it that borders on surprising: Despite all...