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New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) watches a replay on a giant video screen above the ice after scoring a game-tying goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Devils trade captain Andy Greene to New York Islanders

Feb. 16, 2020 10:36 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Islanders solidified their defense for the playoff push Sunday, acquiring New Jersey Devils captain Andy Greene. The Devils got young defenseman David Quenneville and the Islanders' second-round pick in the 2021 draft in return for Greene. The deal came eight days before...

Pitcher Chad Bettis, Yankees reach minor league deal

Feb. 16, 2020 1:42 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Free agent pitcher Chad Bettis signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on Sunday with an invitation an invitation to big league spring training. The 30-year-old right-hander was 1-6 with one save and a 6.08 ERA in 39 games, including three starts, for Colorado last...

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant speaks to reporters during spring training baseball Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Cubs 3B Bryant: No hard feelings on losing grievance

Feb. 15, 2020 8:01 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant realized all along his service-time grievance against the team would be tough to win, and he still believes how he handled himself might help players in the future. The 28-year-old Bryant will be eligible for free agency in two years after arbitrator Mark...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lakers' Davis back in hometown for All-Star Game

Feb. 15, 2020 3:30 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis knows smooth. He has been making basketball look easy for years, from his early days in his native Chicago all the way through to NBA stardom. When it comes to his seemingly effortless transition to life with the Los Angeles Lakers, Davis makes it sound as if it's no big deal....

Jets sign TE Daniel Brown to contract extension

Feb. 13, 2020 9:13 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed tight end Daniel Brown to a one-year contract extension. Brown had seven catches for 72 yards and one touchdown while playing in every game last season. He was also a valuable contributor on special teams, where he was third on the Jets with 11...

Titans agree to 1-year extension with TE Anthony Firkser

Feb. 13, 2020 3:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have started working on their long list of pending free agents by agreeing to a one-year extension with tight end Anthony Firkser. The Titans announced the deal Thursday but did not release financial terms. Firkser had been set to become an exclusive rights...

Jarrod Dyson, Pirates finalize $2 million, 1-year deal

Feb. 13, 2020 1:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Free agent Jarrod Dyson finalized a $2 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who hopes the veteran can fill the void left in center created by Starling Marte's trade to Arizona. The 35-year-old hit .230 with seven home runs and 27 RBIs in 130 games with the Diamondbacks last season....

Dream sign two-time WNBA All-Star forward Glory Johnson

Feb. 13, 2020 12:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream have added more size and experience to their front line by signing two-time WNBA All-Star forward Glory Johnson. The 29-year-old Johnson, who was a free agent, has averaged 12 points and 7.7 rebounds through seven seasons with the Tulsa/Dallas franchise. The 6-foot-3...

Kristi Toliver ready for second stint in Los Angeles

Feb. 12, 2020 9:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kristi Toliver is ready for her second go-round in Los Angeles. The two-time WNBA champion signed as a free agent with the Sparks on Monday, leaving Washington, where she helped the Mystics win their first title. Toliver said the decision to returnk to Los Angeles was partly financial....

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez throws during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Los Angeles. Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez asked an arbitration panel for a raise to $4 million and Los Angeles argued during a hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 that he should be paid $3.5 million. (AP Photo/Jae Hong, File)

Dodgers' Báez 1st player to win in arbitration this year

Feb. 12, 2020 5:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez became the first player to win in salary arbitration this year and will earn $4 million rather than the team's offer of $3.5 million. A right-hander who turns 32 next month, Báez was 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 71 relief appearances last season,...