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Yankees need ace like Gerrit Cole as they pivot toward 2020

Oct. 20, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole could be seeing a lot more of the New York Yankees real soon. While there was no Game 7 for the Astros' ace to face the Yankees in the AL Championship Series, could he start New York's opener at Baltimore on March 26? "The work never ends," New York manager Aaron Boone said after...

Hawks exercise 2020-21 options on Collins, Young, Huerter

Oct. 19, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have exercised the 2020-21 contract options on three of the team's top young players — forward John Collins and guards Trae Young and Kevin Huerter. The team exercised the fourth-year option on Collins and third-year options on Young and Huerter. Collins led the...

AP source: Raptors, Siakam agree on 4-year max extension

Oct. 19, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

Pascal Siakam is officially a major part of the Toronto Raptors' long-term plans. The Raptors and Siakam have agreed on a four-year, $130 million maximum extension, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the signing has not been...

Devils sign Hischier to $50.75 million, 7-year extension

Oct. 18, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

No. 1 in the 2017 NHL draft, Nico Hischier will now be with the New Jersey Devils for a number of years to come. The Devils on Friday signed Hischier to a $50.75 million, seven-year contract extension that counts $7.25 million against the salary cap through the 2026-27 season. Committing long term to Hischier is...

Raiders TE Darren Waller earns big new contract

Oct. 18, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — When Darren Waller signed a multiyear contract extension worth a reported $9 million a season, he couldn't help but reflect on the journey he's been on since signing a deal in that same office a year ago to join the Oakland Raiders from Baltimore's practice squad. A player who nearly...

LB Shaquil Barrett proving to be bargain find for Buccaneers

Oct. 17, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Shaquil Barrett has been much more than a nice fit in Tampa Bay's new defensive scheme, emerging as a dominant pass rusher and one of the best bargains in free agency this year. The unheralded outside linebacker who signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Buccaneers after spending...

Lakers exercise 4th-year contract option on Kyle Kuzma

Oct. 17, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract option on forward Kyle Kuzma for the 2020-21 season. The Lakers made the move Thursday on Kuzma, who is currently out with a foot injury suffered while playing for USA Basketball during the summer. Kuzma was the 27th overall...

Ramsey 'overjoyed' by LA move; Rams eager for long-term deal

Oct. 17, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams fully understand the risks they took in acquiring volatile cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The defending NFC champions believe the potential rewards are well worth it. "You want guys with some swag, some personality," coach Sean McVay said Wednesday while he...

Raiders sign TE Darren Waller to contract extension

Oct. 16, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed tight end Darren Waller to a multiyear contract extension. The team announced Wednesday the deal to keep Waller from becoming a restricted free agent next offseason. Waller has been one of the biggest bright spots for the Raiders this season. He leads...

Browns GM hints he's discussed Trent Williams with Redskins

Oct. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey already has pulled off one blockbuster trade. He seems eager to make another. Dorsey said he's had "a few conversations" lately with Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen and hinted one of the topics discussed has been a trade for star...