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Surprising Mariners keep winning the close ones

Jul. 26, 2021 03:55 AM EDT

The Seattle Mariners have worked their way into the postseason race — one run at a time. The Mariners improved to 23-8 in one-run games, and that remarkable record has them just 1 1/2 games behind Oakland for the second wild card in the American League. Seattle has been...

Stafford feels invigorated as he reports to 1st Rams' camp

Jul. 25, 2021 22:07 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford has had four months to acclimate himself to the Los Angeles Rams, but the fresh start he has after 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions definitely hit home Sunday. Instead of reporting to the Lions' hotel in Dearborn, Michigan,...

Vikings sign receiver/returner Dede Westbrook, agency says

Jul. 25, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings signed former Jacksonville wide receiver Dede Westbrook on Sunday, adding some needed depth at the position and another option for a punt returner. Westbrook's agency announced the news on Twitter. The product of Oklahoma, who...

Mariners pull closer in wild card race, hold off A's 4-3

Jul. 25, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Catcher Tom Murphy turned toward the stands behind home plate, pumped his fist and seemed to try to scream in celebration above the din of noise emanating from the cheers of the home crowd. The Seattle Mariners made it clear this weekend that for now...

AP source: Pirates trading All-Star 2B Frazier to Padres

Jul. 25, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to trade All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier to the playoff-contending San Diego Padres for three minor leaguers, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because...

Red Wings re-sign Marc Staal; Canucks to buy out Virtanen

Jul. 25, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

Defenseman Marc Staal is staying put in Detroit, while the Vancouver Canucks placed forward Jake Virtanen on waivers on Sunday for the purpose of buying out the final year of his contract. The Red Wings announced reaching an agreement with Staal. A person with direct...

AP source: Watson plans to report to Houston Texans camp

Jul. 25, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson plans to report to Houston Texans training camp Sunday, a person familiar with his decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the...

Spotlight on Hurricanes, Avalanche with free agency looming

Jul. 25, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

Hours after signing Norris Trophy finalist defenseman Cale Makar to a long-term contract, Joe Sakic still is not sure the Colorado Avalanche will be able to bring back captain Gabriel Landeskog and starting goaltender Philipp Grubauer. “I don’t know,” Colorado's...

LA Kings re-sign F Trevor Moore for 2 years, $3.75 million

Jul. 25, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Forward Trevor Moore is returning to the Los Angeles Kings with a two-year, $3.75 million contract extension. The Kings announced their re-signing Saturday. Moore set career highs last season with 10 goals and 13 assists in...

Tellez homers twice to help Brewers beat White Sox 6-1

Jul. 24, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rowdy Tellez said he'd never received a curtain call before his two-homer performance Saturday night had a sellout crowd chanting his first name. Then the Milwaukee Brewers slugger quickly corrected himself. “I had one in the...