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Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana

May. 24, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana. Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club's spring training complex in...

Texas high school hires former Baylor coach Art Briles

May. 24, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough announced Friday the board of trustees had approved a two-year contract with...

Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season

May. 24, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season. The reigning MVP tore her right Achilles tendon while playing overseas this winter and because the league has no injury list for teams, the Seattle Storm suspended Stewart without pay to free up a roster spot. The WNBA will...

Column: Raptors one-and-done gamble on verge of paying off

May. 24, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

This is what the Toronto Raptors had in mind all along. When they went all-in with the trade for Kawhi Leonard, they knew his time in the Great North was likely to be short. But this one-and-done gamble will certainly be worth it if Leonard can lift his team to five more wins. Don't bet against him. Leonard is...

AP source: Browns meet with Gerald McCoy, talks continue

May. 24, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerald McCoy isn't ready to commit to the Browns — or anyone else just yet. The six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle visited Cleveland's facility for several hours Friday, but left without signing a contract, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press. However, the...

Blazers coach Stotts signs extension through 2021-22 season

May. 24, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have formally announced that coach Terry Stotts signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season. The extension was first revealed the day after the Trail Blazers were eliminated from the postseason by the Golden State Warriors, but terms were not...

Judge axes 3 of 4 lawyers in NFL concussion case

May. 24, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the $1 billion NFL concussion settlement has terminated three of four lawyers serving as class counsel. The surprise order Friday afternoon comes just weeks after a hearing to air complaints about new rules that limit the doctors who can evaluate retired...

Tennessee governor allows sports betting without signature

May. 24, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is about to become the first state in the nation to offer an online-only sportsbook as the governor says he has reluctantly allowed a sports betting proposal to become law without his signature. However Gov. Bill Lee on Friday warned that any future attempt to expand...

Jags' Fournette focuses on 'clean start' after dismal season

May. 24, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette slipped off his sweaty cleats, signed each one and then handed them to a young fan after practice. The youngster carefully walked away with Fournette's gold-colored shoes, making sure not to touch the drying ink. After all, the memorabilia could appreciate in...

Ndamukong Suh headed to Tampa Bay to replace Gerald McCoy

May. 24, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay. Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald McCoy. McCoy was released earlier this week after nine seasons with the Bucs, who selected him third overall in the 2010...