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Undrafted players fuel 49ers running game

Sep. 18, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Losing the free agent running backs San Francisco signed the past two offseasons to injuries did little to slow down the 49ers ground game. A trio of undrafted free agents is making sure the Niners don't miss a beat. Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. combined for...

Lightning still the team to beat in NHL's Eastern Conference

Sep. 18, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

Getting swept in the first round wasn't enough to knock the Tampa Bay Lightning off the mountaintop. After finishing 21 points ahead of everyone else during the 2018-19 regular season, the Lightning are again Stanley Cup favorites and the team to beat in an ever-improving Eastern Conference. With a stacked roster...

Texans release punter Trevor Daniel, sign Bryan Anger

Sep. 17, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have released punter Trevor Daniel after he ranked 25th in the NFL in yards per punt through two games and signed free agent Bryan Anger. Daniel, who played all 16 games for Houston as a rookie last season, had averaged 43.5 yards a punt this season. Houston signed Anger...

Defenseman Carlo signs 2-year extension with Bruins

Sep. 17, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It took until six days into training camp, but the Boston Bruins took care of their last bit of offseason business on Tuesday and can now focus on attempting to build off their run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final last season. The Bruins and restricted free agent Brandon Carlo agreed to...

Dolphins GM Chris Grier says turnaround can come quickly

Sep. 17, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier says this year's roster dismantling has been more drastic than he expected, but a turnaround can come quickly because the team will be aggressive in free agency in 2020. In the wake of the deal that sent disgruntled defensive back Minkah...

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to 3-year, $17.625 million deal

Sep. 16, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted free-agent right wing Brock Boeser to a three-year, $17.625 million deal. The Canucks announced the signing on Monday. The 22-year-old missed training camp during the weekend as negotiations continued. He posted a photo of...

AP source: NBA set to vote on raising tampering fines

Sep. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — NBA teams could be fined up to $10 million for tampering and up to $6 million for entering into unauthorized agreements with players, a person with knowledge of the league's plans told The Associated Press on Saturday. Other maximum-fine levels could be raised significantly as well, provided...

Sharks open camp with new captain after Pavelski's departure

Sep. 13, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks wasted little time in replacing Joe Pavelski as captain, giving the role to Logan Couture even before starting camp. Figuring out who will wear the "C'' on the jersey will be easier than making up for all Pavelski provided the Sharks both on and off the ice over...

Avs forward Mikko Rantanen in Finland with no deal imminent

Sep. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon have a spot open on their top line. For the moment, anyway, until things are resolved with their third dimension, Mikko Rantanen. The Colorado Avalanche are about to open training camp and Rantanen remains in Finland as the restricted free agent tries to...

Bills' 2-year pursuit of free agent Brown begins to pay off

Sep. 11, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — What impressed receiver John Brown upon signing with the Buffalo Bills in free agency is how the team wouldn't take no for answer. Rejected by Brown in 2018 when he signed a one-year contract with Baltimore, the Bills came calling once again in March. "They saw something that they...