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Lester gets 1st win for Nats, Lindor 5 RBIs as Mets split

Jun. 19, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Lester pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning to gain his first win for Washington, Kyle Schwarber backed him with four RBIs on a pair of home runs and the Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-2 Saturday to split a day-night doubleheader. ...

NCAA memo: Emmert urges schools to act on NIL or he will

Jun. 18, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert told the association's more than 1,100 member schools Friday that he will seek temporary rules as early as July to ensure all athletes can be compensated for their celebrity with a host of state laws looming and congressional efforts...

Spin rate down, Cole struggles with grip on windy night

Jun. 18, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — His spin rate down, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole said he had difficulty gripping baseballs on a windy night as he beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2. Cole’s fastball spin rate averaged 2,342 revolutions per minute Wednesday, according to the MLB Statcast,...

Hurricanes extend Brind'Amour, who wins coach of year honors

Jun. 17, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

Rod Brind'Amour never worried much about being able to reach a deal to remain coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. “It was just a matter of time, really,” Brind'Amour said Thursday as the team announced a three-year contract extension. Hours later,...

Cardinals sign veteran LeBlanc, will use him in relief

Jun. 17, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have signed left-hander Wade LeBlanc to a one-year contract that pays $800,000 while in the major leagues and $150,000 while in the minors. Manager Mike Shildt said LeBlanc will pitch in relief. LeBlanc, 36,...

Former Washington QB Haskins seeks fresh start with Steelers

Jun. 17, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Dwayne Haskins wants to put a very forgettable run with Washington in the past. The 24-year-old is looking for the chance to start fresh and to carve out a role in a crowded quarterback room that’s headlined by...

Clowney having fun with Browns, forming bond with Garrett

Jun. 17, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney burst out of his three-point stance, spun around a couple of tackling dummies and celebrated finishing first in a drill by thrusting his index finger in the air and letting out a loud yell. By all accounts, he's happy, healthy and...

Indians place catcher Austin Hedges on concussion list

Jun. 17, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians placed catcher Austin Hedges on the 7-day concussion list prior to Thursday's game against Baltimore. Hedges was hit on the mask by a foul tip Tuesday night and remained in the game. He was removed from Wednesday’s lineup about...

Back from neck injury, grateful Hunter excited about Vikes D

Jun. 16, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Neck injuries are no joke for an NFL player, and Danielle Hunter's was serious enough to sideline him for the entire 2020 season. Wincing while the Minnesota Vikings struggled badly without their two-time Pro Bowl defensive end, who became the...

GM Donnie Nelson, who brought Nowitzki, Doncic, leaving Mavs

Jun. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson, instrumental in the club's acquisitions of Dirk Nowitzki and Luka Doncic, is leaving the organization after 24 seasons. The Mavericks said Wednesday the club and Nelson agreed to part ways, with owner Mark...