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AP source: Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton injures knee offsite

May. 14, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press that Broncos wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton sustained a serious knee injury Friday while working out on his own. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Hamilton is...

Modest Pitts won't project role as rookie TE with Falcons

May. 14, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Pitts did his best to sound like any other rookie just trying to fit in, even though he knows he's expected to play a high-profile role from his first game with the Atlanta Falcons. Modesty goes over well for a rookie, even one of the top selections...

Missouri bill allows athlete earnings, higher tuition rates

May. 14, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — College athletes could cash in on their fame, but students also could face higher tuition rates as a result of legislation that won final approval Friday in Missouri. The bill would add Missouri to a growing list of...

ESPN, MLB agree to 7-year rights extension through 2028

May. 13, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ESPN could be rewarded with additional playoff games under its new deal with Major League Baseball. Walt Disney Company and MLB announced a seven-year extension of their rights agreement Thursday. ESPN has aired games since 1990 and the new deal means that will continue...

Sharks miss playoffs for second straight season

May. 13, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in more than two decades hasn't altered the course San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson wants to take. Wilson said there's no need to tear down and rebuild a franchise that...

Devils see bright future despite missing playoffs yet again

May. 13, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

The New Jersey Devils were one of the NHL's youngest teams this past season, and many times they played like it. Using 11 rookies at times over the course of Lindy Ruff's first season as coach, the Devils made mistakes and showed their inexperience in missing the playoffs...

Carlos Vela is MLS's highest paid player at $6.3 million

May. 13, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Los Angeles FC attacker Carlos Vela is Major League Soccer’s highest paid player this season, with $6.3 million in total compensation, including $4.5 million in salary. LA Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernández is second at $6 million, all...

Dark Knight returns: Harvey, Orioles lose to Mets 7-1

May. 12, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey walked onto the Citi Field mound for the first time in 3 years, 9 days, his brown eyes darting around the stadium where he became a star and left in ignominy. “There’s been so many ups and downs here at this ballpark and with this...

Rays designate INF-OF Yoshi Tsutsugo for assignment

May. 11, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yoshi Tsutsugo was designated for assignment on Tuesday by the Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa Bay remains responsible for the remaining $5,494,624 owed the 29-year-old infielder from his $7 million salary in the final season of a...

MLBPA increases investments to $178M ahead of bargaining

May. 11, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association increased its liquid assets by about $19 million to $178.5 million ahead of collective bargaining that could lead to a spring training lockout next year. The union had $178.5 million in cash, U.S. Treasury...