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Mad to glad: Cowboys' 'original 88' Pearson savors hall nod

Aug. 02, 2021 02:53 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Drew Pearson celebrated his entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with all three first-ballot members of the class of 2021: Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson and Charles Woodson. The “original 88” of the Dallas Cowboys figured it didn't much matter...

Expansion Kraken revise Grubauer's deal after CBA violation

Aug. 01, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

The expansion Seattle Kraken have revised their contract with goaltender Philipp Grubauer after the initial deal was rejected by the NHL for violating the collective bargaining agreement, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The...

Mavs keep frontcourt depth by picking up Cauley-Stein option

Aug. 01, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks picked up the $4.1 million team option on center Willie Cauley-Stein's contract, opting to keep a player who provides depth in a frontcourt headlined by Kristaps Porzingis. Cauley-Stein came to Dallas in a deal with Golden State before...

'Hey Chicago': Fleury commits to playing for Blackhawks

Aug. 01, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has committed to playing for the Chicago Blackhawks this season, setting aside his reservations about leaving Vegas. “Hey Chicago. It's Marc, just want to let you know I'm in. Let's get to work,” Fleury said, standing in front of a small jet,...

Celtics get Richardson in trade as Mavs make salary cap move

Jul. 31, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics acquired guard Josh Richardson from Dallas on Saturday, a move that gives the Mavericks salary cap flexibility while adding young center Moses Brown. The trade involves teams with new leaders in the front office. Brad Stevens recently...

Mets get Báez, Williams from Cubs for outfield prospect

Jul. 31, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Báez got his wish: He's headed to New York to play with Francisco Lindor. But first, the Mets are counting on their big-name newcomer to replace his good buddy at shortstop for a while. With the trade deadline fast...

Championship shells: Cubs, Nats complete teardown trades

Jul. 30, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo wore his 2019 World Series ring Friday as a reminder of the annual goal for his franchise. There won't be another one this season, with only a handful of players still left from that championship won...

Monster trade: Dodgers get Scherzer, Turner from Nationals

Jul. 30, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A dizzying trade deadline saw the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers pull off the biggest whopper of them all. The Dodgers acquired three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner, finalizing the deal for the...

Phillies acquire Gibson, Kennedy in trade with Rangers

Jul. 30, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired pitchers Kyle Gibson and Ian Kennedy, bolstering their staff in a deadline trade Friday in which they got the Texas Rangers' top starter and closer in exchange for rookie right-hander Spencer Howard and two other pitching prospects. ...

Half the players who opted out last year no longer with team

Jul. 30, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — More than half of the 67 NFL players who opted out of the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic are no longer with the same team. Almost two dozen aren't on anyone's roster. Thirty-three of the players who opted out have returned to open 2021...