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Celtics' send Kemba Walker, 16th pick to Thunder for Horford

Jun. 18, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are bringing Al Horford back, trading point guard Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City for the five-time All-Star on Friday in Brad Stevens' first major move since he moved from the Boston bench to the front office. Boston will also send the No. 16...

Spin rate down, Cole struggles with grip on windy night

Jun. 18, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — His spin rate down, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole said he had difficulty gripping baseballs on a windy night as he beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2. Cole’s fastball spin rate averaged 2,342 revolutions per minute Wednesday, according to the MLB Statcast,...

Chiefs wrap up 3-day mandatory minicamp with optimism

Jun. 17, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp Thursday with a sense of optimism that comes from playing in the last two Super Bowls and the offseason additions to the roster. These three days comprised the final practices...

Hurricanes extend Brind'Amour, who wins coach of year honors

Jun. 17, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

Rod Brind'Amour never worried much about being able to reach a deal to remain coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. “It was just a matter of time, really,” Brind'Amour said Thursday as the team announced a three-year contract extension. Hours later,...

Cardinals sign veteran LeBlanc, will use him in relief

Jun. 17, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have signed left-hander Wade LeBlanc to a one-year contract that pays $800,000 while in the major leagues and $150,000 while in the minors. Manager Mike Shildt said LeBlanc will pitch in relief. LeBlanc, 36,...

NFL suspends 49ers D-lineman Jordan Willis for doping

Jun. 17, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive lineman Jordan Willis of the San Francisco 49ers was suspended without pay for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Willis, 26, remains eligible to participate...

Former Washington QB Haskins seeks fresh start with Steelers

Jun. 17, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Dwayne Haskins wants to put a very forgettable run with Washington in the past. The 24-year-old is looking for the chance to start fresh and to carve out a role in a crowded quarterback room that’s headlined by...

Clowney having fun with Browns, forming bond with Garrett

Jun. 17, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney burst out of his three-point stance, spun around a couple of tackling dummies and celebrated finishing first in a drill by thrusting his index finger in the air and letting out a loud yell. By all accounts, he's happy, healthy and...

Yankees trade 1st baseman Mike Ford to Rays for $100,000

Jun. 17, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First baseman Mike Ford was traded by the New York Yankees to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday for $100,000 and a player to be named. Ford was designated for assignment Saturday when reliever Zack Britton was activated from the injured list. ...

Indians place catcher Austin Hedges on concussion list

Jun. 17, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians placed catcher Austin Hedges on the 7-day concussion list prior to Thursday's game against Baltimore. Hedges was hit on the mask by a foul tip Tuesday night and remained in the game. He was removed from Wednesday’s lineup about...