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AP source: Browns, Njoku agree on 4-year contract extension

May. 27, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tight end David Njoku got the long-term commitment he wanted from the Cleveland Browns, agreeing to a four-year contract extension Friday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Njoku, who figures to have a more prominent role in...

Steelers GM Khan embracing expectations of new role

May. 27, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It did not take Omar Khan long to figure out he wanted to be around football. Growing up in New Orleans as an ardent Saints fan in the 1980s and 90s, he knew right away his life's mission was to be involved in the NFL. Even as he matured, even as he realized —...

MLB criticizes teams over facilities for female employees

May. 26, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball told its clubs that some are failing to provide acceptable work accommodations for female employees, calling them “embarrassingly below” standard. The May 20 memorandum from Michael Hill, the MLB senior vice president for on-field...

West mulls having Russian oligarchs buy way out of sanctions

May. 26, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Western allies are considering whether to allow Russian oligarchs to buy their way out of sanctions and using the money to rebuild Ukraine, according to government officials familiar with the matter. Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia...

Highsmith returns to Hurricanes as GM of football operations

May. 26, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Alonzo Highsmith is back with the Miami Hurricanes, with the university announcing Thursday that the former player and NFL executive is its new general manager of football operations. The university did not disclose hiring terms. Highsmith...

NFL to appeal ruling in Gruden lawsuit over leaked emails

May. 25, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL said Wednesday it will appeal a ruling denying a request to move former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the league from a public courtroom into closed-door arbitration. Gruden's lawsuit accuses the NFL of leaking his racist, sexist and homophobic...

Steelers stay in-house, tab Omar Khan as new general manager

May. 25, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in-house to find Kevin Colbert's replacement, promoting longtime executive Omar Khan to be the team's next general manager on Wednesday. Khan signed a four-year deal to succeed Colbert, who is retiring at the end of the month...

Anaheim council voids sale of Angel Stadium amid scandal

May. 25, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim City Council has voted to cancel the sale of Angel Stadium to Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno amid a political scandal that led the mayor to resign. The unanimous vote Tuesday directed the city attorney to void a 2020 agreement to sell the...

Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

May. 25, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than three months. “I just keep hearing that, you know, he has the power. She’s a...

NFL partners with Mythical Games for blockchain-enabled game

May. 25, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and NFL Players Association are partnering with Mythical Games for the first blockchain-enabled NFL video game. The game — which will be called NFL Rivals — is slated to launch early next year. Players will run a team as a general manager and compete...