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Saints cut Brown, waive Thompson; Costello says he's signing

Aug. 10, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut veteran running back Malcolm Brown and waived defensive back Bryce Thompson with an injury designation. Thompson appeared to have a serious lower leg injury during Tuesday's practice at Saints training camp and he was waived on...

Cubs to cut OF Jason Heyward after the season

Aug. 08, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will cut ties with right fielder Jason Heyward after this season, ending one of baseball's most expensive and unproductive free-agent signings with a year left on his contract. “We’re not going have him with the team next year,” Cubs President...

Rangers expect to win in '23, also expected to be better now

Aug. 08, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers expect to win in 2023, which has long been part of their plan. There was also an expectation to be better this season. “We've said pretty clearly we expect to take a step forward this year,” team president Jon Daniels said. “We had...

Gilmore appears to have found right landing spot in Indy

Aug. 08, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Stephon Gilmore arrived at training camp two weeks ago with an impressive resume — and something to prove. After two injury-filled subpar seasons in New England and Carolina, the 31-year-old cornerback chose Indianapolis to revive his career. ...

Coyotes sign Lawson Crouse to 5-year deal before arbitration

Aug. 08, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed restricted free agent forward Lawson Crouse to a five-year contract. Terms of the deal announced Monday were not released. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound forward signed hours before a scheduled arbitration hearing. ...

Barr could help young Cowboys star Parsons' pursuit of sacks

Aug. 05, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The signing of free agent linebacker Anthony Barr could nudge young star Micah Parsons closer to being primarily a pass rusher for the Dallas Cowboys. The club also had depth in mind with the addition of Barr, a four-time Pro Bowler who spent his first eight...

Broncos sign WR Shepherd to fill Patrick's roster spot

Aug. 04, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Darrius Shepherd made a quick first impression Thursday at training camp, hauling in a 60-yard touchdown pass on his first catch with the Denver Broncos. “It's not a bad start," said Shepherd, who raced past two defenders to haul in backup QB Josh...

Contreras, Happ stay with Cubs after deadline passes

Aug. 02, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras' goodbye turned out to be a bit premature. The Chicago Cubs are keeping their catcher — along with Ian Happ — at least for now after Tuesday's trade deadline passed with no deal for the three-time All-Star. “I do understand the...

Trade deadline preview: Juan Soto sweepstakes down to wire

Jul. 31, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

When Juan Soto turned down a $440 million, 15-year deal to stay with the Washington Nationals, it ensured Tuesday's 6 p.m. EDT trade deadline would have a little juice. That wasn’t a certainty when Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed to an expanded postseason...

Adams' exit provides chance for Packers' Lazard to step up

Jul. 31, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard enters the final year of his contract knowing he will probably get more targets than ever now that former teammate Davante Adams is with the Las Vegas Raiders. That should give Lazard more incentive than ever. Then...