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Mets activate All-Star OF-INF Jeff McNeil from injured list

Aug. 24, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — National League batting leader Jeff McNeil was reinstated from the injured list Saturday, a big boost for the New York Mets as they pursue a playoff berth. The team also placed backup catcher Tomás Nido on the seven-day injured list with a concussion and selected the contract of...

Florida, Miami announce suspensions before season opener

Aug. 24, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No. 8 Florida has suspended four players, including safety Brad Stewart and defensive tackle Tedarrell Slaton, for the team's season opener against Miami. The Gators announced the suspensions about five minutes before kickoff at Camping World Stadium. They also suspended receiver Rick...

Dwight Howard waived by Grizzlies ahead of Lakers move

Aug. 24, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Dwight Howard ahead of the veteran center's expected move to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Grizzlies announced the move Saturday. They acquired Howard in a trade with Washington last month. Howard still must clear waivers before he can sign with another...

Patriots' Kendricks suspended for regular-season opener

Aug. 24, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

Patriots tight end Lance Kendricks has been suspended without pay for the first game of the season for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse. Kendricks' suspension leaves the Patriots further depleted at the position. Benjamin Watson will miss the first four games of the season for...

Atlanta Braves sign veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli

Aug. 24, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first-place Atlanta Braves have signed catcher Francisco Cervelli and immediately plugged him into the starting lineup against the New York Mets. Cervelli, who has a history of concussions, was recently granted his release by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He gives the NL East leaders a...

Cook's 85-yard TD highlights Vikings' 20-9 win vs. Cards

Aug. 24, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After finishing third-to-last in the league last season in rushing yards, the Minnesota Vikings are determined to re-establish a viable ground game. Dalvin Cook ought to be up for the task. The way their passing attack fared on Saturday against Arizona, well, he better be. Cook had an...

A look at iconic announcers in NFL history

Aug. 24, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

While fans of some sports all have their favorite local announcers, the NFL has been much more of a shared viewing experience. With all games being shown on national networks rather than solely on local channels, the most memorable voices of football are universal. There were the early voices of the game such as...

A look at the seminal broadcasting moves that define the NFL

Aug. 24, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

Pete Rozelle would not be surprised to see television's impact on the NFL as the league celebrates its 100th season this year. It was Rozelle, the commissioner from 1960 to 1989, who was able to convince owners that it was in their best interest to sign a league-wide rights deal instead of teams negotiating on...

Gregorius slam off Ryu, Yankees hit 5 HRs, rout Dodgers 10-2

Aug. 24, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scratching for runs while losing three straight in Oakland left the New York Yankees in a mood heading south to Los Angeles. They took out their frustration on the Dodgers, who had a rare night of swinging and missing. Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam off All-Star Hyun-Jin Ryu and added a...

Meadows slam, Richards' gem carry Rays past Orioles 7-1

Aug. 24, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Clutch hitting. Strong starting pitching. Road wins. Those are marks of a playoff contender, and the Tampa Bay Rays appear poised to benefit from each facet as they strive to reach the postseason for the first time since 2013. Austin Meadows hit his first career grand slam to cap a...