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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 file photo, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) runs, during the second half at an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Veteran tight end Greg Olsen is retiring from the NFL to become a broadcaster. Olsen announced Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 that he is ending his 14-year career to join Fox as a game analyst. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)

Veteran tight end Greg Olsen retires, becoming broadcaster

Jan. 24, 2021 4:44 PM EST

Veteran tight end Greg Olsen is retiring from the NFL to become a broadcaster. Olsen announced Sunday that he is ending his 14-year career to join Fox as a game analyst. The first tight end with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, Olsen, 35, played for the Bears, Panthers and Seahawks. “Proud of what I...

FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Pittsburgh. A person familiar with the trade talks tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees made the second addition to their starting rotation of the offseason, agreeing to acquire right-hander Taillon from the Pirates for four prospects. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Yankees get Jameson Taillon from Pirates for 4 prospects

Jan. 24, 2021 3:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees made another high-risk offseason addition to their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday for four prospects. Pittsburgh received right-handers Roansy Contreras and Miguel Yajure, infielder Maikol Escotto and outfielder...

FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni speaks during a news conference at the NFL football team's facility in Indianapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Nick Sirianni to be their head coach, according to two people familiar with the decision. Both people spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't officially announced the hiring.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Eagles hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni as head coach

Jan. 24, 2021 1:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three days after choosing Nick Sirianni to be their new coach, the Philadelphia Eagles made it official. The team announced Sirianni's hiring on Sunday, posting on Twitter a photo of Sirianni wearing an Eagles visor and the caption: “Copped ourselves a head coach.”...

St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz)

Krug, Perron lead Blues to 4-2 win over Kings

Jan. 24, 2021 12:01 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Torey Krug scored his first goal with St. Louis and David Perron added a goal and an assist, lifting the Blues to a 4-2 victory Saturday night over the Los Angeles Kings. Adrian Kempe and Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, who were playing in their first road game of the season. Vince Dunn...

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) is defended by Dallas Mavericks' Boban Marjanovic (51) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Gordon, Cousins help Rockets cruise past Mavericks, 133-108

Jan. 23, 2021 11:55 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Eric Gordon scored a season-high 33 points, DeMarcus Cousins had his best game for Houston with 28 points and 17 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 133-108 on Saturday night. John Wall had seven points and eight assists after missing five straight games with right knee...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman watches his double during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Zimmerman is returning to the Nationals after sitting out the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that Zimmerman agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract that would include additional bonus provisions. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Zimmerman seals deal with Nats, says might not be last year

Jan. 23, 2021 8:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that he’s set to play for the Washington Nationals this season, Ryan Zimmerman might stick around a little longer, too. Zimmerman and the Nationals made it official Saturday, announcing his $1 million, one-year contract. The deal came after the Nats’ longest-tenured...

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2020, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford looks to past against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Lions and Stafford have mutually agreed to explore the possibilities of trading him. The person spoke Saturday night, Jan 23, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team and Stafford did not announce the decision. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

AP source: Lions looking into trading QB Matthew Stafford

Jan. 23, 2021 7:59 PM EST

The Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford are planning to part ways. The Lions and Stafford have mutually agreed to explore the possibilities of trading him, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The person spoke Saturday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, Jan. 19, 20201, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Springer, Blue Jays finalize $150M, 6-year contract

Jan. 23, 2021 7:47 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — All-Star outfielder George Springer finalized his $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, becoming the most prominent free agent to reach an agreement this offseason. Springer, who turned 31 in September, received the largest deal in team history, topping...

AP source: Red Sox agree to deals with Hernández, Richards

Jan. 23, 2021 7:46 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with second baseman Enrique Hernández and right-hander Garrett Richards, a person with knowledge of the deals told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Saturday because the free-agent contracts could not be announced...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro pauses during the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Castro has agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, because the deal had not been announced. The agreement is pending completion of a successful physical.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Catcher Jason Castro, Astros finalize $7M, 2-year contract

Jan. 23, 2021 7:42 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Catcher Jason Castro and the Houston Astros finalized a $7 million, two-year contract. He gets a $2 million signing bonus as part of Friday's deal and guaranteed salaries of $2.5 million annually. His 2022 salary can escalate by up to $2 million based on games caught this year: $250,000 each...