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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) fights for a rebound with Los Angeles Lakers' Jared Dudley (10) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Rockets won 112-97. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Lakers re-sign veteran Jared Dudley to 1-year deal

Dec. 1, 2020 8:53 PM EST

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed veteran Jared Dudley to a one-year contract. The NBA champions announced the move Tuesday, giving them 13 players under contract as they head into training camp for the new season. The 35-year-old Dudley was a minor bench contributor during...

Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pinder ($2,275,000), Smith ($705,000) reach deals with A's

Dec. 1, 2020 7:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Utilityman Chad Pinder reached a $2,275,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics a day before Wednesday's deadline for teams to offer deals to unsigned players on their rosters. In addition, right-hander Burch Smith agreed to a $705,000, one-year deal. Pinder returned from a...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers' Marcus Morris Sr. during the first half of an NBA basketball first-round playoff game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Doncic's first experience with the playoffs ended with questions about whether Morris was intentionally trying to hurt the young Dallas sensation in a first-round series won by LA. The Mavericks might have hinted at what they thought through trades and draft picks during this abbreviated offseason. Dallas acquired James Johnson and his black belt in karate from the Oklahoma City Thunder after using the club's first-round choice at No. 18 overall on Josh Green, who was a strong defender in his only season at Arizona. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Mavs talk tough by adding protectors for young star Doncic

Dec. 1, 2020 7:29 PM EST

Luka Doncic's first experience with the playoffs ended with questions about whether Marcus Morris of the Los Angeles Clippers was intentionally trying to hurt the young Dallas sensation in a first-round series won by LA. The Mavericks might have hinted at what they thought through trades and draft picks during...

Ricky Rubio speaks on a Zoom call Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Minneapolis. Rubio has returned to his original NBA team, a sidewinding career leading the popular point guard back to the Minnesota Timberwolves after a third trade in three years. (Minnesota Timberwolves via AP)

Rubio returns to Wolves, with sharper perspective and skills

Dec. 1, 2020 7:00 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a satisfactory first season with Phoenix, Ricky Rubio was startled to learn last month he'd been traded to Oklahoma City. There was hardly time to process the sudden change when another deal struck two days later sent him back to Minnesota where his NBA career began. After three...

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) is defended by Houston Texans cornerback Bradley Roby (21) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Texans' CB Roby suspended 6 games for violating PED policy

Dec. 1, 2020 6:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans cornerback Bradley Roby has been suspended six games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Roby's suspension comes a day after receiver Will Fuller announced that he had also been suspended six games for violating the policy after he said he was...

Philadelphia Eagles' Boston Scott (35) runs for a touchdown as New York Giants' Kyler Fackrell (51) chases him during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Giants place linebacker Kyler Fackrell on injured reserve

Dec. 1, 2020 6:26 PM EST

Giants linebacker Kyler Fackrell was placed on injured reserve with a calf injury on Tuesday and he will miss at least three games in the closing stretch of the regular season. Fackrell, who is tied for second on the team in sacks with three, was injured in New York's 19-17 win over Cincinnati on Sunday. He had a...

Oakland Athletics' Mike Minor pitches against the Seattle Mariners' during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Royals sign lefty starter Mike Minor to 2 year, $18M deal

Dec. 1, 2020 6:15 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Left-hander Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals have finalized an $18 million, two-year deal, reuniting the 32-year-old starter with the club that helped him revive his career. Kansas City announced the signing Monday, bringing in the 2019 All-Star to boost a rotation that leaned...

Rangers plan for Kiner-Falefa to be starting SS over Andrus

Dec. 1, 2020 6:06 PM EST

The Texas Rangers will give Gold Glove-winning third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa the opportunity to be their starting shortstop next season and have told Elvis Andrus to prepare to play all infield positions. Andrus, at 32 the longest-tenured Ranger after 12 seasons, is the only player remaining from their...

Michigan State coach Mel Tucker looks on during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Spartans tough in underdog role and here comes No. 3 Ohio St

Dec. 1, 2020 5:39 PM EST

One thing is still true at Michigan State under new coach Mel Tucker. The Spartans have been a dangerous underdog. Michigan State has only two victories this season, but both were against ranked teams that were favored by double digits. No matter how this 2020 campaign ends for Tucker's team, that's something he...

Vikings cut long snapper Cutting after slump in 2nd season

Dec. 1, 2020 5:26 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings waived long snapper Austin Cutting on Tuesday, their latest instance of special teams turnover. Cutting was a seventh-round pick in 2019, the first player drafted from Air Force in 20 years. Three weeks ago, he missed practice leading up to the game at Chicago...