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Braves' new contracts set them up for long-term success

Aug. 17, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, Braves fans, hope you like the core of your team. You're gonna be cheering them on for a while. The reigning World Series champions have moved aggressively to lock up their most vital players to long-term contracts. Rookie sensation...

Daniels out as Rangers president after 17 years leading club

Aug. 17, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

Jon Daniels is out as president of baseball operations for the Texas Rangers after two World Series appearances during 17 years leading the club, likely finishing his tenure with a string of six consecutive losing seasons. Team owner Ray Davis said Wednesday that Daniels was being...

AP sources: Talks on possible Watson settlement progress

Aug. 17, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

Talks between the NFL and NFL Players Association on a discipline settlement for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson have progressed. However, it's uncertain whether the two sides will reach a deal, two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. ...

Texas Rangers fire President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels

Aug. 17, 2022 12:51 PM EDT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers fire President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels.

Charlotte FC announces plans for permanent headquarters

Aug. 17, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte FC will house the club’s permanent training facility and business operations headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, the expansion Major League Soccer team announced Wednesday. The site, where the team has practiced this season, will be...

NFL looks like old self entering 3rd season in COVID-19 era

Aug. 17, 2022 07:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has been seen jogging on the field with his daughter after practice. Green Bay Packers are once again borrowing kids' bicycles for rides to practice. Fans are rubbing elbows with their favorite players to get those coveted autographs. Yes, the...

New this week: 'House of the Dragon,' Lakers doc and Lovato

Aug. 15, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — In the almost 25 years since Princess Diana died, there has never been any shortage of content...

Bills' OL Saffold focus on starting job after rib injury

Aug. 14, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rodger Saffold is so excited to be back practicing since recovering from rib injuries sustained in a car accident, the Buffalo veteran offensive lineman doesn’t mind being used as “a dummy.” That’s the term Saffold used on Sunday in explaining how...

NFL players union president blasts Soldier Field conditions

Aug. 13, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The president of the NFL Players Association blasted the conditions at Soldier Field on Saturday, and he didn't exactly get an argument from the Chicago Bears or Kansas City Chiefs after their preseason game. Union president JC Tretter tweeted the field was not up to...

Mahomes has TD, safety Reid kicks PAT, Chiefs lose to Bears

Aug. 13, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 60 yards and a touchdown on Kansas City's first possession, then watched as the Chiefs lost to the Chicago Bears 19-14 in the preseason opener Saturday. The game was the first for Chicago's Matt Eberflus as a head coach. It also marked the...