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Mets avoid arb with 7 players, including Lindor, Conforto

Jan. 15, 2021 9:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets agreed to one-year contracts with seven players Friday to avoid salary arbitration, including shortstop Francisco Lindor, outfielder Michael Conforto and first baseman-outfielder Dominic Smith. Lindor will earn $22.3 million and Conforto gets $12.25 million in their final...

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny, left, celebrates his goal with goaltender Carter Hart, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Konecny records hat trick, leads Flyers past Penguins 5-2

Jan. 15, 2021 9:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny had a hat trick and the Philadelphia Flyers survived losing team MVP Sean Couturier to an injury in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Ivan Provorov scored and Oskar Lindblom added an empty-netter for the Flyers. The Flyers swept their rival in the...

AL champion Rays avoid arbitration with Glasnow, 3 others

Jan. 15, 2021 9:37 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms on contracts for next season with four of the team’s six arbitration-eligible players, including right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow. Outfielder Manuel Margot, infielder Joey Wendle and right-hander Yonny Chirinos also reached agreements...

FILE - Houston Astros' Carlos Correa smiles after drawing a walk against the Oakland Athletics during the ninth inning of Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, in this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, file photo. Correa is among roughly 125 players who entered Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, eligible to exchange salary arbitration figures with their teams.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Astros reach deals with McCullers, Díaz; not Correa

Jan. 15, 2021 9:19 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros agreed to one-year contracts with right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. and infielder Aledmys Díaz on Friday to avoid salary arbitration, but couldn't come to terms with star shortstop Carlos Correa. Houston also finalized a $12.5 million, two-year deal with reliever Pedro...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers pitcher Corey Kluber throws during an intrasquad game in Arlington, Texas. The New York Yankees reached a deal with Kluber worth $11 million for one year, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 15, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

AP source: Yankees reach deals with Kluber, LeMahieu

Jan. 15, 2021 8:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees made a pair of big moves on the free agent market, reaching a deal with right-hander Corey Kluber worth $11 million for one year and agreeing to a $90 million, six-year contract to keep AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu, a person familiar with the negotiations told The...

FILE - Cleveland Browns offensive guard Joel Bitonio (75) blocks in the third quarter an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland, in this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, file photo. Browns Pro Bowl left guard Joel Bitonio will be activated from the COVID-19 list Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after missing last week’s playoff win over Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns' Bitonio 'pumped' for playoff debut after COVID-19

Jan. 15, 2021 7:26 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joel Bitonio's neighbors set off fireworks late Sunday night after the Browns stunned the Steelers in the wild-card game. The loud bangs signified something more for the Pro Bowl guard — a second chance. Cleveland's longest-tenured player, Bitonio was activated from the COVID-19...

FILE - New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) stands on first after hitting a bloop single to short center field during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, in this Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, file photo. Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is among roughly 125 players who entered Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, eligible to exchange salary arbitration figures with their teams.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Judge, Yankees agree at to $10,175,000, 1-year contract

Jan. 15, 2021 7:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Slugging outfielder Aaron Judge was among the New York Yankees who avoided arbitration Friday, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $10,175,000. New York also reached deals with catcher Gary Sánchez ($6.35 million), first baseman Luke Voit ($4.7 million), third baseman Gio Urshela...

Pirates avoid arbitration with pitcher Musgrove, 8 others

Jan. 15, 2021 6:28 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates avoided arbitration with right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove and eight others on Friday as the club tries to bounce back after finishing with the worst record in the majors in 2020. Musgrove, the team’s opening day starter in 2020, will make $4.45 million after going 1-5...

Athletic trainers adapt to chaos of sports in a pandemic

Jan. 15, 2021 6:22 PM EST

Collegiate athletic trainers are used to being the calm amid chaos. Screaming fans, blaring music from loudspeakers, coaches and players caught up in the heat of competition — all of it gets tuned out when a trainer is tending to an injured athlete. The coronavirus pandemic has added another constantly...

FILE -  In this Nov. 14, 2020, file photo, Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell stands on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif. First-year Colorado coach Dorrell has the Buffaloes in a bowl for the first time since 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Off to solid start, Dorrell sees big things in store for CU

Jan. 15, 2021 4:26 PM EST

Colorado coach Karl Dorrell had a thought while flying back with his team from a lopsided Alamo Bowl loss last month. “How far we have to go,” he said Friday in a wrap-up video call. That's why Dorrell hasn’t taken much time off since the 55-23 loss to Texas closed the chapter on his first...