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Jaguars fine absent linebacker Smith $88K for missing camp

Jun. 15, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Absent linebacker Telvin Smith says the Jacksonville Jaguars fined him $88,650 for missing the team's mandatory, three-day minicamp this week. Smith posted a picture of the fine letter on his Instagram story Saturday, adding "it's still love!!" The letter shows the Jaguars fined...

Islanders, winger Jordan Eberle agree to $27.5M, 5-year deal

Jun. 14, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

Jordan Eberle calling free agency a "last resort" must be music to the ears of the New York Islanders and their fans after what happened a year ago. Eberle on Friday agreed to terms on a $27.5 million, five-year contract that counts $5.5 million against the salary cap. Unlike former captain John Tavares, who left...

Capitals trade Niskanen to Flyers for Gudas, clear cap space

Jun. 14, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

The Flyers acquired Matt Niskanen from the Capitals for Radko Gudas on Friday in a one-for-one swap of defensemen that upgrades Philadelphia's blue line offense and gives Washington much needed salary-cap space. Niskanen provides the Flyers with an offensive-minded, right-handed shot who can also help on the...

FIFA rejects Yedlin youth club for training compensation

Jun. 13, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

FIFA has rejected a claim from DeAndre Yedlin's Seattle-area youth club seeking a portion of his transfer fee from Major League Soccer to Tottenham but left open the possibility other American players could be subject to development payments. Crossfire sought 30 percent of 5 percent of the transfer fee when...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sets MLS salary record at $7.2 million

Jun. 12, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is earning a Major League Soccer-record $7.2 million salary this season. The 37-year-old Ibrahimovic, who earned a relatively modest $1.5 million last year, broke the previous mark of Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco, who had $7,115,556 in total...

Analysis: Even being injured Durant leads free-agent pack

Jun. 12, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — This was already going to be a summer filled with fireworks in the NBA. Nothing has changed. Kevin Durant's ruptured Achilles, which was surgically repaired on Wednesday, means he probably won't be able to play much — if any — next season. But this is a testament to how...

Los Angeles FC is clear front-runner at MLS midway point

Jun. 12, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

The break for the Gold Cup and other international tournaments represents a midway point for Major League Soccer's new condensed schedule. The league might want to consider chiseling Los Angeles FC into the Supporters' Shield for 2019 during the time off. The second-year franchise has a six-point lead over...

Linebacker Quincy Williams signs rookie deal with Jaguars

Jun. 12, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Quincy Williams, a third-round draft pick from Murray State, has signed his rookie contract. Williams signed a four-year deal following mandatory minicamp practice Wednesday, becoming the last of the team's seven draft picks to do so. Under the...

Vikings, Rudolph reach contract extension agreement

Jun. 11, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings weren't willing to part with Kyle Rudolph despite their lack of salary cap space, and the ninth-year tight end sure didn't want to leave. No matter the tricky nature of making the numbers work for both sides, the mutual desire to keep the team's longest-tenured...

Julio Jones in coach mode for start of Falcons' minicamp

Jun. 11, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones left his helmet inside and wore a floppy hat to the opening day of the Atlanta Falcons' three-day minicamp. As he prepares for his ninth season, Jones was in player-coach mode on Tuesday as he made mental notes to pass on to younger teammates. For the Falcons, the...