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Browns RB Hunt sits out drills in protest, wants extension

Aug. 07, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt has stayed out of team drills during practice the past two days in protest because he's asking the team for a long-term contract extension. Hunt is the final year of a two-year, $12 million deal he signed two years ago....

Lauer works 7, Tellez and Taylor homer as Brewers top Reds

Aug. 06, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Lauer pitched seven strong innings, Rowdy Tellez and Tyrone Taylor homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers shook out of their post-trade deadline funk with a 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. NL Central-leading Milwaukee had lost three straight...

Preds sign forward Yakov Trenin to 2 year, $3.4 million deal

Aug. 05, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators signed forward Yakov Trenin to a two-year, $3.4 million contract Friday after going through arbitration. Trenin, 25, is coming off his best season yet setting career-highs with 80 games played, 17 goals scored, 24 points, 33 blocked...

Pro Bowl guard Teller aiming for Browns turnaround

Aug. 05, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Right guard Wyatt Teller firmly established himself as one of the NFL's top offensive linemen last season, earning his first Pro Bowl selection. The Cleveland Browns rewarded him with a $56.8 million, four-year contract extension. Accolades and big...

Jonathan Huberdeau gets $84M, 8-year extension with Flames

Aug. 05, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames and recently acquired forward Jonathan Huberdeau have agreed to an $84 million, eight-year contract extension. The 29-year-old Huberdeau came to Calgary from the Florida Panthers with defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, forward Cole Schwindt and...

Devils avoid arbitration with Wood with 1-year, $3.2M deal

Aug. 04, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils avoided arbitration with Miles Wood, agreeing to a one-year, $3.2 million deal with the forward. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the signing Thursday night, two days before the two sides were scheduled to go to arbitration. Wood...

Browns in limbo while QB Deshaun Watson's saga shifts again

Aug. 04, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — When owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam returned from Houston in March with Deshaun Watson under contract, the Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback — a fruitless 20-year odyssey — appeared to be over. Nothing's changed. Cleveland's in a...

Steelers, WR Diontae Johnson agree to 3-year deal

Aug. 04, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Diontae Johnson watched the wide receiver market explode during the offseason. The dollar amounts were so staggering they were impossible for Johnson to ignore as he entered contract negotiations with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “You see the numbers,” Johnson...

VeeKay extends contract with ECR with zero controversy

Aug. 04, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One piece of IndyCar's silly season fell into place Thursday when Rinus VeeKay announced a multi-year extension with Ed Carpenter Racing. The 21-year-old Dutchman said on Twitter he was staying in the No. 21 Chevrolet, and unlike recent contract dealings in...

Ex-Barcelona prospect Riqui Puig makes move to LA Galaxy

Aug. 04, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Former Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig has agreed to a 3 1/2-year contract with the LA Galaxy. Both teams announced the free transfer Thursday for the 22-year-old Puig, a highly touted Spanish prospect who never solidified his place at the famed Catalan club....