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AP source: Yankees plan to not pay $26 million owed Ellsbury

Nov. 22, 2019 3:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees intend to not pay Jacoby Ellsbury the remaining $26 million due under his contract, contending he violated the deal by receiving unauthorized medical treatment. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...

Blackshear’s 20 lift Florida to 78-58 win over Miami

Nov. 22, 2019 2:49 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White’s not sure where his Gators will end up this season. He just finally likes the direction they’re headed. Kerry Blackshear Jr. had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Florida beat state rival Miami 78-58 Friday to advance to the Charleston Classic...

AP Exclusive: Kaillie Humphries now ‘safe’ with USA Bobsled

Nov. 22, 2019 2:46 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries was on what bobsledders call a track walk a few days ago. The two-time Olympic champion was checking out the ice-covered sliding chute at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York, when she unexpectedly crossed paths with some members of Canada’s bobsled team. Brief hellos were...

Bill for Nationals-Orioles TV dispute tops $99 million

Nov. 22, 2019 2:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bill is coming due for what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay the Washington Nationals for television rights for 2012-16: more than $99 million. A proposed judgment was submitted Friday in New York Supreme Court. The court in August upheld an April 15 decision by a Major League...

Thompson scores 25, Tulane beats MTSU 86-74

Nov. 22, 2019 2:09 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Christion Thompson scored 25 points and Tulane held on to beat Middle Tennessee 86-74 on Friday in a Myrtle Beach Invitational consolation game. Teshaun Hightower added 20 points and K.J. Lawson finished with 18 for the Green Wave (4-1). The difference came at the free-throw line, where...

UEFA fines Copenhagen for burning Smurf fan banner at Malmö

Nov. 22, 2019 2:01 PM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has fined Copenhagen 70,000 euros ($77,000) for incidents at a Europa League game against Malmö, including a fan banner of a burning Smurf cartoon character. UEFA says its disciplinary panel judged charges of “illicit banner” and fireworks being lit at a 1-1...

LPGA schedule features 32 events with record prize money

Nov. 22, 2019 1:46 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour has two new tournaments in Florida as part of a 2020 schedule that features a record $75.1 million in prize money and 500 hours of television, huge gains from a decade ago. Sixteen of the 33 tournaments have prize money of at least $2 million. The LPGA starts its season...

Abreu agrees to $50M, 3-year contract with White Sox

Nov. 22, 2019 1:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract with the White Sox, eight days after the first baseman accepted Chicago’s qualifying offer of a $17.8 million, one-year deal. Abreu receives a $5 million signing bonus payable on July 1 and salaries of $11 million in 2020,...

AP Source: Mariners, prospect White reach $24M, 6-year deal

Nov. 22, 2019 1:44 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners are locking up Evan White for the future before he ever plays a major league game. Seattle and White have reached agreement on a $24 million, six-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on the condition...

Column: MLB ignores grassroots with plan to whack minors

Nov. 22, 2019 1:16 PM EST

Baseball is already struggling to attract new fans — especially younger ones. So, what brilliant idea have the powers-that-be come up with to expand the popularity of the national pastime? Contraction, of course. With its eyes firmly on the bottom line and not the future of the game, Major League Baseball...