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Russell getting "conditional second chance" with Cubs

Jan. 18, 2019 9:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell's future with the Chicago Cubs is a tentative proposition. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein says Russell is getting a "conditional second chance" with the Cubs after he was suspended for 40 games last October for violating Major League Baseball's domestic...

Garcia can earn up to $6M under 1-year deal with Rays

Jan. 18, 2019 7:51 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia can earn up to $6 million as part of his one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team announced the deal Friday, an agreement that guarantees $3.5 million this season. He can earn $250,000 each for 350, 400, 450, 500, 550 and 600 plate appearances, and $1...

Reds, Braves minor leaguers suspended for drug violations

Jan. 18, 2019 5:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati outfielder Nate Scantlin has been suspended for 50 games and Atlanta pitcher Carlos Caminero for 25 games under baseball's minor league drug program. Scantlin was disciplined following a second positive test for a drug of abuse, the commissioner's office said Friday. Scantlin was...

AP source: Angels, Allen agree to $8.5M, 1-year contract

Jan. 18, 2019 4:33 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians, Cody Allen is looking to rebound with a new team. Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $8.5 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke to the AP...

Record 135 forgo college eligibility to enter NFL draft

Jan. 18, 2019 1:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. The 135 players forgoing eligibility surpasses the 119 from last year. The NFL released the official list on Friday. There are 103 underclassmen eligible for the April 25-27...

AP source: Ottavino, Yankees agree to $27M, 3-year contract

Jan. 18, 2019 12:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — While shying away from high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the New York Yankees are boosting their bullpen. Reliever Adam Ottavino and the Yankees agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday....

Dickens' dunk lifts Old Dominion over Louisiana Tech 64-63

Jan. 17, 2019 9:18 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dajour Dickens capped a back-and-forth finish by scoring the go-ahead basket on a dunk with 18 seconds left and Old Dominion beat Louisiana Tech 64-63 on Thursday night. Ahmad Caver set up the winning play for the Monarchs (13-5, 3-2 Conference USA) with a drive into the lane and a feed...

Red Sox manager Cora hedges on White House visit

Jan. 17, 2019 6:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, a Puerto Rico native who has been outspoken about its need for hurricane relief, indicated on Thursday that he may skip the World Series celebration at the White House over President Donald Trump's policies toward the island. Cora previously said he would...

Lowrie can earn bonus with Mets for 550 plate appearances

Jan. 17, 2019 2:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jed Lowrie can earn a $500,000 performance bonus during each season of his deal with the New York Mets if he makes 550 plate appearances. The Mets and the infielder finalized the $20 million, two-year contract on Wednesday. He gets a $5 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is due on...

Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports

Jan. 17, 2019 12:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. Sandy Montag, Costas' manager, said it was handled...