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This photo from a Zoom press conference shows New York Mets President Sandy Alderson, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Alderson returned as team president Friday when Steve Cohen bought the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families. (New York Mets via AP)

Mets abandon baseball president search, to look for GM

Nov. 23, 2020 6:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have abandoned their search for a president of baseball operations and will instead focus on hiring a general manager who will report to team president Sandy Alderson. In the meantime, Alderson told Luis Rojas on Monday he will return for a second season as manager....

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer smiles during a press conference in Oxon Hill, Md. Theo Epstein, who transformed the long-suffering Chicago Cubs and helped bring home a drought-busting championship in 2016, is stepping down after nine seasons as the club's president of baseball operations.
The team announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, Epstein is leaving the organization, and general manager Jed Hoyer is being promoted to take his place. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

New Cubs prez Hoyer's goal: Retool team but stay competitive

Nov. 23, 2020 4:15 PM EST

While the window is just opening on Jed Hoyer's time as the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations, it's closing on the Cubs' championship-winning core. The Cubs gave Hoyer a five-year contract on Monday that runs through the 2025 season, one week after his friend and mentor Theo Epstein stepped down as...

AP source: Ariza on move again as OKC, Dallas, Detroit deal

Nov. 21, 2020 3:04 AM EST

Trevor Ariza is on the move for the third time this week, going to Oklahoma City from Detroit along with Dallas' Justin Jackson in a three-team trade. Also in the deal, the Mavericks sent Delon Wright to the Pistons for James Johnson, a person with knowledge of the details said early Saturday. Ariza was sent from...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis shoots past Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler during the second half in Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Davis is the biggest name on the free agency board; he turned down his option for this season with the Lakers but isn’t expected to go anyplace else. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

NBA's offseason sprint continues with free agency starting

Nov. 19, 2020 11:07 PM EST

NBA free agency is usually a weeklong frenzy. Deals get struck, then teams and players must wait a few days before they can sign those contracts. And from there, a few more months often pass before the player goes to work with his new club. Not this year. What promises to be a chaotic free-agent window opens in...

MLB minimum salary rises $7,000 next year to $570,500

Nov. 19, 2020 4:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The major league minimum salary will rise to $570,500 next season, a hike of $7,000. Under Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement with the players’ association, the minimum was $535,000 in 2017, $545,000 in 2018 and $555,000 in 2019. In the final two seasons...

Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Morgan, center, vies for the ball with Reading's Angharad James during the English Women's Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at the Hive stadium in London Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Morgan came on as a 69th minute substitute, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

New FIFA rules to protect female players' maternity rights

Nov. 19, 2020 8:29 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Female soccer players should soon get their maternity rights protected under new employment rules announced Thursday by FIFA. The governing body of soccer is preparing to mandate clubs to allow at least 14 weeks of maternity leave paid at a minimum two-thirds of a player’s full salary....

76ers shake up roster, deal Horford, Richardson at draft

Nov. 19, 2020 1:40 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first draft night for the Philadelphia 76ers under new president Daryl Morey led to a major shakeup for an organization chasing its first NBA title since 1983. Morey undid last summer’s major moves when he traded Al Horford to Oklahoma City and Josh Richardson to the Dallas...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, Washington forward Jaden McDaniels shoots during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. McDaniels was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Lakers have quiet draft night ahead of big roster decisions

Nov. 19, 2020 1:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Lakers made a pick, the NBA champions still essentially sat out draft night until it was over. And then they started making moves in a quick, busy offseason. The Lakers selected Jaden McDaniels with the 28th overall pick, but the University of Washington product...

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, Auburn forward Isaac Okoro (23) dribbles up court against Florida during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Fla. The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Okoro in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)

Cavaliers take Auburn small forward Okoro with fifth pick

Nov. 18, 2020 11:48 PM EST

The Cavaliers haven’t gotten consistent production at small forward since LeBron James left in free agency for the Lakers two years ago. Cleveland also hasn’t made the playoffs without James on its roster since 1998. Auburn small forward Isaac Okoro is eager to change that after being chosen with...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday celebrates a 3-point basket late in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. Jrue Holiday is being traded from New Orleans to Milwaukee, which is aiming to give two-time reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo the improved roster that he seeks with the decision on his supermax contract extension looming, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. The Pelicans are getting Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and a package of future first-round draft picks from the Bucks, the person told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no deal had been finalized.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

AP Source: Bucks getting Holiday to play with Antetokounmpo

Nov. 17, 2020 8:22 AM EST

Point guard Jrue Holiday is being traded from New Orleans to Milwaukee, which is aiming to give two-time reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo the improved roster that he seeks with the decision on his supermax contract extension looming, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. The Pelicans are...