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5 players, $1.1 billion: NBA free agency starts with a bang

Jul. 01, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

The NBA generated more basketball-related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good. Nikola Jokic agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history, Bradley...

Schwarber, Hall help Phillies rout Braves 14-4

Jun. 30, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Schwarber finished off the month with another June homer, Darick Hall went deep twice and the Philadelphia Phillies avoided a three-game sweep with a 14-4 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Rhys Hoskins and Nick Castellanos also homered for the...

Nets acquire Royce O'Neale from Jazz for 23 first-round pick

Jun. 30, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets acquired forward Royce O’Neale from the Utah Jazz on Thursday for a conditional 2023 first-round draft pick. The Nets announced the deal, noting the Jazz will receive the least favorable of the Brooklyn/Houston first-round pick swap and...

LEADING OFF: Yankees-Astros play 1-game series in Houston

Jun. 30, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ GOING MY WAY? The Yankees and Astros will meet in a one-game series between AL division leaders at Minute Maid Park — it's a makeup of a matchup postponed by the lockout. Both teams...

Duvall, Wright lead Braves over Phillies, now 21-5 in June

Jun. 29, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Duvall homered, Kyle Wright tossed seven sharp innings and the Atlanta Braves kept rolling this month, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Wednesday night. The Braves improved to 21-5 in June, matching the team record for most wins in a calendar month...

House sets up committee to consider Philly DA's impeachment

Jun. 29, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers began a process Wednesday to study Philadelphia's growing gun violence plague, establishing a panel that could eventually recommend impeachment of the city's elected Democratic district attorney. The divided House of Representatives...

Phils: Harper surgery went well, but no timetable for return

Jun. 29, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper had successful surgery to repair his broken left thumb on Wednesday, interim manager Rob Thomson said, but there is no timetable for his return. Philadelphia remains hopeful the 2021 NL MVP can play again this season. ...

NBA free agency opens Thursday, starting deal-making season

Jun. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Let the talking begin. The trading, too, and eventually the signing. Free agency officially opens Thursday in the NBA, with teams able to begin negotiating at 6 p.m. Eastern with players who are not under contract — although, in reality, free agency and the slew of offseason...

Olson homers twice to lead Braves past Phillies 5-3

Jun. 28, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Olson homered twice and Travis d’Arnaud also went deep to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. The Phillies were without Bryce Harper for the second straight game, and the 2021 NL MVP will be sidelined...

Braves put closer Jansen on IL due to irregular heartbeat

Jun. 28, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Atlanta Braves closer Kenley Jansen was put on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of an irregular heartbeat, the latest heart-related issue in the veteran right-hander's career. The move was made retroactive to Monday when Jansen felt discomfort, manager...