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Steelers trade up in first round to draft linebacker Bush

Apr. 26, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Steelers saw a player they liked in Michigan linebacker Devin Bush, so made a rare, aggressive move to get him in the first round of the NFL draft. Pittsburgh moved up 10 spots in the first round to select Bush with the 10th overall pick on Thursday night. "If a player is high on your...

Bills draft Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver with 9th pick

Apr. 25, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sean McDermott didn't need to be reminded about the impression defensive tackle Ed Oliver made during his pro day workout at the University of Houston. The Buffalo Bills coach got such an up-close look at Oliver last month, he almost got run over by the 6-foot-1, 287-pound player....

Buccaneers select LB Devin White in 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 25, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Devin White to help them become relevant again. The powerful and speedy LSU linebacker was the fifth pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, joining a porous defense making the transition to a 3-4 scheme after allowing the second-most points in...

The Latest: Steelers trade up, select Devin Bush at 10

Apr. 25, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times EDT): 9:27 p.m. The first trade of the 2019 NFL draft lifted Pittsburgh from 20th to 10th, swapping with Denver. The Steelers, with all-time great Joe Greene making the announcement, then selected Michigan linebacker Devin Bush — a...

Nets need more talent, but won't change their building plan

Apr. 25, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Marks started stumping for the Brooklyn Nets even before the season ended. The Nets had just fallen into a 3-1 hole in a heated series with the Philadelphia 76ers last Saturday when Marks entered the referees' locker room to complain. The NBA ended up fining the general manager $25,000...

APNewsBreak: 2019 MLB payrolls drop due to signing bonuses

Apr. 23, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Big deals for Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and others that included large signing bonuses masked an otherwise flat market for the second straight offseason that caused Major League Baseball's opening-day payrolls to drop by $43 million for 2019. Payrolls, however, rose by $131 million when...

Pitcher Gio González released by Yankees; Loaisiga coming up

Apr. 23, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gio González was released Monday from his minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The 33-year-old left-hander agreed to the deal in mid-March. If added to the 40-man roster, he would have received a $3 million salary while in the major leagues and the chance to earn $9...

Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

Apr. 22, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security. It paints a sobering...

Judge hurts oblique, likely to injured list; Yankees top KC

Apr. 20, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge took a swing, winced and then labored to make it all the way to first base. Quickly, the crowd at Yankee Stadium went silent, realizing this was a most costly hit. Judge hurt his left oblique and was expected to go on the injured list as the already banged-up New York Yankees...

1B Logan Morrison agrees to minor league deal with Yankees

Apr. 20, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Logan Morrison agreed to a minor league contract Friday with the New York Yankees, who sought another first base option with Greg Bird again on the injured list. If added to the 40-man roster, Morrison would get a one-year contract with a $1 million salary while in the major leagues....