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Bears remove Smith from PUP list, another twist in standoff

Aug. 10, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears' standoff with Roquan Smith took another turn Wednesday when the team removed the star linebacker from the physically unable to perform list a day after he went public with a trade demand. It was unclear if the Bears took him off the list...

Broncos now sport the NFL's richest, most diverse ownership

Aug. 10, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos now sport the wealthiest owner in the NFL and the league's most diverse ownership group. Four of the six members of the Walton-Penner ownership group which was welcomed into the NFL fraternity this week, are either women or minorities. ...

Tigers GM Al Avila fired after 7 years, no playoffs

Aug. 10, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers' disappointing season cost Al Avila his job. Avila was fired as Detroit's general manager on Wednesday, ending a seven-year tenure without a playoff appearance. “I wish the results would have been better this season,” Avila said...

Goodell: NFL appeal of Watson suspension 'right thing to do'

Aug. 09, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he feels the league needed to keep pushing for a year-long suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson because of his “egregious” and "predatory behavior" toward women. Speaking at the owners' meetings...

Broncos sale to Walton group unanimously OKed by NFL owners

Aug. 09, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The record $4.65 billion sale of the Denver Broncos to Walmart heir Rob Walton and his daughter and son-in-law was unanimously approved Tuesday by NFL owners, the expected final step in the transfer from the family of the late Pat Bowlen. The vote was...

Bears star LB Smith requests trade after breakdown in talks

Aug. 09, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles plans to continue to work for a contract extension with linebacker Roquan Smith instead of his request to be traded. Smith, who is under contract through the 2022 season, is staging a “hold-in” and attending practices without actually...

WNBA playoff races still going strong in final week

Aug. 09, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

With one week left in the WNBA regular season, there's still a lot to be decided as far as the postseason goes. Six teams have clinched spots in the playoffs that begin next week although none of the seeds has been locked up just yet. Chicago is in the driver's seat...

Veteran emissary Richardson hopeful for Griner, Whelan swap

Aug. 09, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a frequent emissary in hostage negotiations, said Tuesday he was hopeful about the chances of a two-for-two prisoner swap that could result in Russia's release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed...

Naming rights deal takes Paul Brown name off Cincy stadium

Aug. 09, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The home of the Cincinnati Bengals will no longer carry the name of team founder and NFL pioneer Paul Brown. Paycor, a Cincinnati-based provider of human resources software, has bought the naming rights to the stadium in a deal announced Tuesday. The venue will be...

Winker hits slam, Mariners drop Angels 6-3; Ohtani shaken up

Aug. 07, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jesse Winker hit a grand slam, Marco Gonzales struck out seven and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Sunday as Shohei Ohtani received a visit from trainers and continued to struggle. Winker’s slam – the second of the season for Seattle and...