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Mets reliever Gsellman has partially torn lat muscle

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets reliever Robert Gsellman has a partially torn lat muscle that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy, a significant blow to New York's improved bullpen as the team chases a playoff spot. Gsellman was placed on the 10-day injured list last weekend, retroactive to Aug. 14, with...

Cowboys, LB Smith agree on extension amid Elliott holdout

Aug. 20, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have agreed on a $64 million, five-year contract extension with young linebacker Jaylon Smith while the holdout by Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott nears a month since the team reported to training camp. The 24-year-old Smith's contract, which includes $35.5...

NFL's Trust gives players Plan B when careers end (suddenly)

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

Devin Fuller got his first taste of the NFL's business side during his rookie minicamp. One of the receiver's would-be teammates had a bad practice. Not much later, that player got pulled out of a meeting. Not much after that, the player was no longer Fuller's teammate. "I was like, 'Wow, so it's like that?'"...

Josh McCown already fitting in well with Eagles

Aug. 18, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown was talking to reporters when Alshon Jeffery stepped up on a chair, hit record on his phone and asked the newest Philadelphia Eagles quarterback a question. "How's No. 17 as a basketball player?" Jeffery inquired. McCown, who played a lot of hoops with Jeffery when they were...

Hamilton inducted into Rangers hall in 1st trip back to park

Aug. 17, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton said he had forgotten how the grass looked and smelled at the home of the Texas Rangers. He hadn't been there since playing in the AL Division Series four years ago. Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP the season the Rangers went to their first World Series, was back for the...

Ravens' Tavon Young weighing options with neck injury

Aug. 17, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tavon Young is still weighing his options with his recent neck injury, coach John Harbaugh said Saturday. Young, who signed a three-year, $25.8 million contract extension in February, suffered the injury during practice and he did not play in the second...

Appeals court expands minor leaguers salary lawsuit

Aug. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage. Players sued major league teams in February 2014, claiming most earn less than $7,500 annually in violation of several laws. Magistrate Judge Joseph C....

Lakers' Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

Aug. 15, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations. Cousins was diagnosed Thursday with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that could sideline the six-time...

New Orleans Superdome to be renovated before 2024 Super Bowl

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Orleans' iconic Superdome, home to the Saints football team and a symbol of the city's revival after Hurricane Katrina, will undergo a $450 million facelift, under a financing plan approved Thursday that is aimed at keeping the NFL team in Louisiana for decades. The 44-year-old...

Giants WR Tate: Doctor told him fertility drug not banned

Aug. 14, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate III never hesitated to take a prescribed fertility drug because the doctor who wrote the prescription told him he had given it to other NFL players and it was not banned. Speaking to reporters a day after an independent arbiter upheld...