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Earthquakes sign Chris Wondolowski to 1-year deal

Oct. 22, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Major League Soccer all-time leading scorer Chris Wondolowski to a one-year contract. The team announced the deal to bring Wondolowski back next season on Tuesday. He scored 15 goals in 2019, breaking the MLS record for a career. The 36-year-old...

Ascending Astros soar from baseball's bottom to top

Oct. 22, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After losing 100 games in three straight seasons, the Houston Astros are in position to become the first team to win 100 in four consecutive years. A core of José Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman and George Springer has been supplemented with stud starting pitchers Justin Verlander,...

World Series: How the Nationals and Astros match up

Oct. 21, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park: ___ First Base: Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington's first draft pick in 2005 after the team moved to the...

Pacers give Sabonis 4-year deal to keep core group together

Oct. 21, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have signed power forward Domantas Sabonis to a four-year contract extension. Team officials completed the deal Monday, less than two hours before an NBA deadline would have allowed players with rookie contracts to become restricted free agents next summer. The Pacers...

Sacramento Kings give guard Buddy Hield contract extension

Oct. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fourth-year guard Buddy Hield has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Sacramento Kings. The team didn't provide details of the contract in announcing Hield's extension Monday and planned a news conference for Tuesday. The Kings open the season Wednesday at Phoenix....

Predators sign top draft pick Tomasino to entry-level deal

Oct. 21, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed first-round draft pick Philip Tomasino to a three-year contract. The Predators announced the entry-level deal with the forward on Monday. Nashville took the 18-year-old Tomasino with the No. 24 pick in the June draft. Tomasino has 23 points in 12...

Grizzlies exercise options on Jaren Jackson, Grayson Allen

Oct. 21, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have exercised their third-year options on contracts for Jaren Jackson Jr. and guard Grayson Allen. The Grizzlies announced the moves Monday. Jackson was the fourth overall draft pick in 2018, and he averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 58 games to earn NBA...

Celtics sign F Brown to extension worth up to $115 million

Oct. 21, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have signed forward Jaylen Brown to a contract extension, beating a Monday deadline to extend the player who has emerged as a key part of the team's future. The four-year deal could pay Brown as much as $115 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The...

Boyle set to make his debut with Florida Panthers

Oct. 21, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Brian Boyle has a rule: No golfing during hockey season. His clubs have now been put away — finally. The Florida Panthers had Boyle on the ice for practice for the first time Monday, one day after the veteran and well-traveled center signed a $940,000, one-year deal with...

Knicks exercise contract options on Ntilikina, Smith, Knox

Oct. 21, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have exercised their contract options on Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr. and Kevin Knox. The options picked up Monday are on the fourth year of the contracts for Ntilikina and Smith, and the third year of Knox's deal. Ntilikina and Smith were taken one pick apart in...