Latest Sports transactions News

Nashville Predators' Filip Forsberg (9) and Roman Josi (59) celebrate a goal during first period NHL hockey action against the Edmonton Oilers in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Goalapalooza: Offense coming from everywhere around NHL

Jan. 29, 2020 4:04 AM EST

Alain Nasreddine watched New York Rangers defensemen go to the front of the net and hang out below the goal line. It wasn't like this back in his playing days. Nasreddine scored one goal in 74 NHL games as a defenseman from 1998-2008. Now, the interim New Jersey Devils coach sees a league in which defensemen are...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland is greeted in the dugout after his home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million. Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Moreland stays with Red Sox, gets $3 million contract

Jan. 28, 2020 11:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing Tuesday to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million. Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout. The 34-year-old hit .252 with 19 homers...

Longtime offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia retires

Jan. 28, 2020 11:05 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, the league's longest-tenured coach with the same team, has retired. Considered one of the best O-line coaches in NFL history, he spent 34 seasons with the Patriots and 36 in the league. “Dante Scarnecchia has been...

FILE -In this May 27, 2019 file photo Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress throws against the Minnesota Twins in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Chicago Cubs and free-agent reliever Jeremy Jeffress have agreed to an $850,000, one-year contract. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the deal on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Chicago Cubs reach deals with RHP Jeffress, OF Souza

Jan. 28, 2020 8:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs are taking two more low-risk fliers on a pair of players hoping to rebound from injuries, reaching one-year deals with reliever Jeremy Jeffress and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. Jeffress' contract is worth $850,000, and the 32-year-old right-hander can earn an additional $200,000 in...

Cincinnati Reds' Nick Castellanos waits for interviews during a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Cincinnati. Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal with the baseball club. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Reds' Castellanos returns to ballpark where he's comfortable

Jan. 28, 2020 8:29 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos has 17 career at-bats in Great American Ball Park. Six times, he reached base on a hit. Three times, he touched them all after putting the ball in those oh-so-close outfield seats. It's a small sample size, but it makes the Cincinnati Reds' new outfielder eager to find...

Washington State hires Jake Dickert as defensive coordinator

Jan. 28, 2020 7:43 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State hired Jake Dickert as its defensive coordinator on Tuesday. Dickert is the first major hire for new Washington State coach Nick Rolovich. Dickert spent the past three seasons as a defensive coach at Wyoming, including last season as the defensive coordinator for the...

Eduardo Núñez agrees to minor league deal with Mets

Jan. 28, 2020 6:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Núñez is back in New York, this time with the Mets. New York said Tuesday the former All-Star infielder has agreed to a minor league contract and will report to big league spring training. Nunez, 32, has a .276 average with 58 homers, 309 RBIs and 141 steals in 10 big...

Panthers retain Blackburn as special teams coordinator

Jan. 28, 2020 5:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are bringing back Chase Blackburn as their special teams coordinator. Blackburn spent the last two seasons in the same role under former head coach Ron Rivera, but was on an expiring contract. Blackburn has some history with new Panthers coach Matt Rhule. They spent time...

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) stumbles due to injury in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Mavs' Powell has surgery for season-ending Achilles injury

Jan. 28, 2020 3:59 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season. The team said Monday the surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The 28-year-old Powell could be ready for training camp in early...

FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker watches batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta.  A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, that Baker, 70,  is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been completed. (AP Photo/John Amis)

AP source: Astros, Dusty Baker working on manager deal

Jan. 28, 2020 3:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been completed. The 70-year-old Baker becomes...