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Drew Smyly starts for Phillies after finalizing contract

Jul. 21, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Left-hander Drew Smyly finalized his contract with Philadelphia and was set to start against Pittsburgh on Sunday in his Phillies debut. The 30-year-old was 1-5 with an 8.42 ERA in nine starts and four relief appearances this year for Texas, which released him on June 25. Smyly signed a...

Hurricanes, Brock McGinn agree on 2-year, $4.2 million deal

Jul. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million contract with Brock McGinn and avoided arbitration. In the deal announced Saturday, the 25-year-old forward will earn $1.9 million next year and $2.3 million for the 2020-21 season. Team president and general manager Don...

Top negotiator Rick Shapiro leaves baseball players' union

Jul. 19, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Shapiro left his job as a top negotiator for the Major League Baseball Players Association on Friday after 9½ years. He worked as a consultant on salary arbitration starting in the 1980s and joined the staff full time in 2010, a month after Michael Weiner succeeded Donald Fehr as...

US tennis player Tatishvili wins appeal of French Open fine

Jul. 19, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. tennis player Anna Tatishvili will be awarded her French Open prize money. The Grand Slam Board reversed its decision to fine her under its first-round performance rule. Tatishvili lost to 29th-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-0, 6-1 in Paris. Her earnings of about $50,000 were docked...

Big Ten's Delany says old mistakes to blame for college woes

Jul. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final year as commissioner, said the loss of the...

Payments from $208 million NCAA settlement begin in August

Jul. 17, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

More than 50,000 former college athletes next month will begin collecting portions of a $208 million class-action settlement paid by the NCAA in a case that challenged its caps on compensation. Hagens Berman, the law firm representing the plaintiffs in Alston vs. the NCAA, said Wednesday 53,748 FBS football...

Capitals re-sign winger Jakub Vrana in 2-year deal

Jul. 16, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals took care of their biggest remaining offseason priority Tuesday by re-signing winger Jakub Vrana to a $6.7 million, two-year contract. Vrana had been a restricted free agent and will count $3.35 million against the salary cap in each of the next two seasons....

Bleday, Misner reach deals with Marlins ahead of deadline

Jul. 12, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vanderbilt outfielder J.J. Bleday, the fourth overall pick in last month's amateur draft, agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins that includes a $6.67 million signing bonus. The deal signed Friday was just above the $6,664,000 slot value for the No. 4 pick. Missouri...

Orioles ask court to refuse arbitration decision with Nats

Jul. 12, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for the Baltimore Orioles were met by skeptical questions from a judge they asked to reject an arbitration decision from baseball executives awarding the Washington Nationals $296.8 million for their television rights from 2012-16. During a three-hour hearing Friday in New York...

Young Rays confident they can stay in AL playoff chase

Jul. 11, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are confident they can emerge from a tough five-week stretch and remain in contention for their first playoff berth in six years. With help from a surprising 14-4 start that left the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox playing catch-up in the AL East for much...