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Cubs shake up player-development operation

Oct. 17, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs shook up their player-development operation, with Matt Dorey taking over as senior vice president of player development and directors of pitching and hitting being appointed. Dorey, Chicago's director of amateur scouting the past six years, was previously a scout for the...

High hopes for Falcons defense have been thoroughly dashed

Oct. 17, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons had high hopes for their defense, with several key players were coming back from injuries and head coach Dan Quinn taking over as coordinator. Those hopes were quickly dashed. Six games into what is turning into a dismal season, the Falcons (1-5) have one of...

Jets' Copeland finishes suspension, suing supplement company

Oct. 9, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Brandon Copeland is back from his suspension and he's taking aim at a company he says sold him "contaminated" supplements. The New York Jets linebacker is suing the company after he took a recovery supplement that contained a banned substance that didn't appear on the product's...

NFL reaches West Coast, is fairly stable despite war in '40s

Oct. 4, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

A look at the NFL's third decade, the 1940s: FRANCHISES The NFL reached the West Coast for the first time when the defending champion Cleveland Rams moved to Los Angeles for the 1946 season. After stabilizing for the first time in the late 1930s, the league was mostly unchanged in its third decade except for...

Jaguars, Panthers thriving behind backup QBs Minshew, Allen

Oct. 3, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Minshew Mania meet Anonymous Allen. Two young backup quarterbacks with different looks but similar styles have taken over in Jacksonville and Carolina, energizing their teams with back-to-back victories after 0-2 starts. On Sunday, Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshew and...

Jaguars, Panthers thriving behind backup QBs Minshew, Allen

Oct. 3, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Minshew Mania meet Anonymous Allen. Two young backup quarterbacks with different looks but similar styles have taken over in Jacksonville and Carolina, energizing their teams with back-to-back victories after 0-2 starts. On Sunday, Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshew and...

A decade of losing: Marlins begin another long offseason

Sep. 30, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter watched the first pitch on opening day from the owner's box next to the dugout, but within a few innings he retreated to a more secluded location and rarely returned to his field-level seat during the season. Alas, from whatever vantage point, Jeter's team looked bad. Even by the...

Judge 3-peats as top MLB jersey seller; Harper second

Sep. 27, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge had the top-selling jersey in Major League Baseball for the third consecutive season. The New York Yankees slugger beat out Bryce Harper, according to results released Friday by MLB. Judge maintained the top spot despite missing more than a third of the season. The 2017 AL...

Irving says Durant was rushed back, won't be rushed again

Sep. 27, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving won't allow anyone to rush Kevin Durant back to the court this time. Irving said Friday that Durant wasn't ready to play when he returned in the NBA Finals, where he was quickly injured again. Irving said his new teammate's health wasn't valued enough, and that won't be the...

Marlins hit 3 late HRs, beat Wheeler, Mets 4-2

Sep. 26, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For seven innings Thursday night, Zack Wheeler looked like he was going to go into free agency with a flourish. But then Curtis Granderson stepped to the plate and came up with his own ending. Granderson's go-ahead, pinch-hit homer capped a three-run eighth inning against his former team...