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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill addresses the media during an NHL news conference in Buffalo N.Y. Buffalo Botterill has ownership’s backing to return for a fourth season despite overseeing a team that extended its playoff drought to a ninth consecutive year, team president and co-owner Kim Pegula told The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

Criticism doesn't alter Sabres GM's plan to build with youth

May. 27, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Botterill is very much aware of the criticism he’s attracted overseeing a Buffalo Sabres team that extended its playoff drought to nine years by failing to even qualify for the NHL’s expanded 24-team format. That doesn’t mean the general manager is going to...

Distance markers on the outfield wall and the foul pole, top left, frame the upper center field concourses at Globe Life Field, the newly-built home of the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The park that was supposed to have its home opener on March 31 against the Los Angeles Angels has yet to see one game played in it this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Players call MLB economic proposal `extremely disappointing'

May. 27, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely disappointing.” Major...

LA Rams re-sign defensive end Morgan Fox, release Smart

May. 16, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have re-signed defensive end Morgan Fox, and released defensive tackle Tanzel Smart on Saturday. The team didn't disclose the terms of its new deal with Fox, who has been a depth contributor on the Rams' defensive line since 2016. He signed with Los Angeles as an...

Ravens sign Fluker, who will seek to replace Yanda at guard

May. 11, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed free agent guard D.J. Fluker, who is expected to compete for the opening on the offensive line created by the retirement of Marshal Yanda. Fluker has 92 games of NFL experience over seven years with three teams, most recently the Seattle Seahawks....

Raiders sign LB Justin Phillips, T Sam Young

May. 6, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raider signed free agent linebacker Justin Phillips and offensive tackle Sam Young on Wednesday. The Raiders also signed undrafted free agent tackle Kamaal Seymour out of Rutgers. Phillips returns to the Raiders after playing four games as a rookie with the team last...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson (2) throws a pass in the first quarter of the team' NCAA college football game against Ohio State in Ann Arbor, Mich. Patterson has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. Agent Bryan Ehrlich confirmed the deal Sunday, May 3, 2020. Patterson started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from Mississippi. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Undrafted Michigan QB Patterson reaches deal with Chiefs

May. 3, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. Agent Bryan Ehrlich confirmed the deal Sunday. Patterson started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from Mississippi....

Saints add veteran defensive lineman Hunt

May. 1, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent defensive end Margus Hunt on Friday. The 6-foot-8, 295-pound Hunt is a seven-year NFL veteran out of SMU who was drafted 53rd overall by Cincinnati in 2013. He spent his first four seasons with Cincinnati, where he was limited by ankle and...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 file photo, Eastern Michigan offensive lineman Steven Nielsen (74) sits on the bench after the team's 34-30 loss to Pittsburgh in the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game in Detroit. Steven Nielsen hopes to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season, but first the 6-foot-8 offensive lineman from Denmark has some tree trunks to toss around in northwest Ohio. The improvised workouts — gyms remain closed because of coronavirus restrictions — underscore Nielsen's desire to make it to the NFL. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Danish lineman improvises while preparing for NFL season

May. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

Steven Nielsen hopes to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season, but first the 6-foot-8 offensive lineman from Denmark has some tree trunks to toss around in northwest Ohio. The improvised workouts — gyms remain closed because of coronavirus restrictions — underscore Nielsen's desire to make...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (91) is blocked by Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle La'el Collins (71) during the second half of an NFL football game in Detroit. Robinson agreed to join the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent in March as a replacement for longtime defensive lineman Michael Brockers. Robinson is still happy about his decision even after Brockers re-signed with the Rams when his deal with Baltimore fell through. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Robinson still excited about Rams role after Brockers stays

Apr. 30, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A'Shawn Robinson eagerly agreed to join the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent last month, thinking he was replacing Michael Brockers as the run-stopping heart of the defensive line for a franchise with three straight winning seasons. When Brockers surprisingly re-signed with the Rams...

Raiders re-sign wide receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El

Apr. 30, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

The Las Vegas Raiders re-signed free agent wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El on Thursday. Pierson-El spent training camp in 2019 with the Raiders before playing in the XFL this season for St. Louis. He had nine catches for 70 yards and one TD for the Raiders in four preseason games last summer. He also...