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Bulls remain hopeful LaVine will choose to remain in Chicago

Jun. 27, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls remain hopeful All-Star guard Zach LaVine will choose to re-sign with them rather than join another team as an unrestricted free agent. Executive vice president Arturas Karnisovas has been consistent in saying publicly the organization wants to keep...

Royals send Santana, $4.3M to Mariners for 2 young pitchers

Jun. 27, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals traded slugger Carlos Santana and nearly $4.3 million to the Seattle Mariners for right-handers Wyatt Mills and William Fleming on Monday, clearing the way for Kansas City to bring up hot prospect Vinnie Pasquantino . The Royals optioned Mills, a...

LAFC hopeful Bale can join club within a couple weeks

Jun. 26, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Thorrington confirmed Sunday that Gareth Bale is joining Los Angeles FC. The timing of when that will happen remains a bit unsettled. Thorrington, LAFC's co-president and general manager, said after Sunday's match against the New York Red Bulls he is hopeful...

AP source: Gareth Bale signs with MLS leaders Los Angeles FC

Jun. 25, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC has reached a deal with Welsh forward Gareth Bale to move to Major League Soccer after his departure from Real Madrid, a person close to the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because the details of...

Mercury, Charles agree to part ways after 18 games

Jun. 25, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tina Charles' stint in the desert was a short one. The Phoenix Mercury announced Saturday they agreed to terms on a contract divorce with Charles after 18 games. “After discussions with Tina and her agent, it was best for both parties to go our...

Bears sign second-round pick Gordon to 4-year contract

Jun. 25, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed second-round draft pick Kyler Gordon to a four-year contract on Saturday. The cornerback from Washington became the Bears' first selection when they took him with the No. 39 overall pick. The Bears got a potential starter opposite...

Judge, Yankees agree to $19 million deal, avoid hearing

Jun. 24, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge arrived at the players' association office in Manhattan for his salary arbitration hearing, set for noon Friday. “I don't know who picked that, but kind of bad timing,” he said. “We were logged in, ready to go. All dressed up.” His...

Scherzer isn't coming off the injured list for Mets Sunday

Jun. 24, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer will not be activated from the injured list and start the final game of the club’s series against the Miami Marlins Sunday. “Nobody ever said he was,” Mets manager Buck Showalter said before the series opener Friday. “He...

T-wolves draft trade nets 7-1 Auburn center Walker Kessler

Jun. 24, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves added a potential rim protector to complement star Karl-Anthony Towns, acquiring 7-foot-1 Auburn center Walker Kessler in a draft pick swap that netted them an additional first-rounder that became Duke forward Wendell Moore Jr. on Thursday night. ...

Payday: Judge wins it for Yankees on eve of salary showdown

Jun. 24, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees have a hearing Friday to determine the three-time All-Star's salary for the 2022 season. Whatever gets decided, the verdict has already come down in the Bronx: Judge is going to be worth every penny. ...