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Cubs' Rizzo homers in surprise return vs Cardinals

Sep. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo hit a tying home run in his surprise return to the lineup Thursday night for the opener of a crucial four-game series against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals. Four days after suffering a sprained right ankle that threatened his status for the rest of the...

Salary cap economics squeezing out NHL's middle class

Sep. 19, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

Stanley Cup-winning experience isn't worth what it used to be. Neither is experience of any kind. As NHL teams move toward paying their stars more money and relying on young players to fill the gaps, hockey's middle class is being squeezed out. Veterans like 2018 Washington Capitals playoff hero Devante...

Ramsey wants out, doesn't want to be distraction for Jaguars

Sep. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey arrived for the season in the back of an armored truck , sending a clear message to the Jacksonville Jaguars about his worth. It would be fitting if he departed in a dump truck, assuming the Jaguars (0-2) unload their disgruntled defender. Without saying why or...

Defenseman Carlo signs 2-year extension with Bruins

Sep. 17, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It took until six days into training camp, but the Boston Bruins took care of their last bit of offseason business on Tuesday and can now focus on attempting to build off their run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final last season. The Bruins and restricted free agent Brandon Carlo agreed to...

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to 3-year, $17.625 million deal

Sep. 16, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted free-agent right wing Brock Boeser to a three-year, $17.625 million deal. The Canucks announced the signing on Monday. The 22-year-old missed training camp during the weekend as negotiations continued. He posted a photo of...

AP source: Jaguars star Jalen Ramsey wants to be traded

Sep. 16, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey has requested a trade following a sideline argument with Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone. The Jags are willing to entertain offers. Ramsey's agent asked the Jags to move the disgruntled defender after Ramsey and Marrone got into a...

Saints need Bridgewater to validate their effort to keep him

Sep. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton was on vacation this summer when he found out Teddy Bridgewater's agent was spending time on the same Bahamian island. So Payton arranged a meeting and Bridgewater wound up signing a $7.2 million contract to return to the club that traded for him in 2018, and be...

Steelers' Roethlisberger done for season with elbow injury

Sep. 16, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he's played through the end of every contract he's ever signed. It's tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback's commitment both to the game itself and the franchise he's led to a pair of Super Bowl titles. That commitment...

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

Sep. 16, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town. Basketball...

Bruins sign D McAvoy to 3-year, $14.7 million deal

Sep. 15, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie McAvoy finally made it to training camp, and the Boston Bruins greeted him with a hearty stick tap salute. "I didn't want that," he said sheepishly on Sunday after returning to the defending Eastern Conference champions for a $14.7 million, three-year deal. "I'm just glad to be back....