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Elway evasive on quarterbacks, effusive on Harris' absence

Apr. 24, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway insists he isn't mad at star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. for skipping Denver's offseason program, and he reiterated that he'll address his contract demands after this weekend's NFL draft. "I said we're going to talk about it," Elway stressed Tuesday. "It doesn't mean...

LA Rams exercise 5th-year contract option on QB Jared Goff

Apr. 23, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have locked down Jared Goff through the 2020 season, and they intend to keep their franchise quarterback around for a whole lot longer. The Rams exercised Goff's $22.783 million, fifth-year contract option Tuesday. General manager Les Snead and coach Sean...

Jonathan Stewart signs 1-day contract to retire as a Panther

Apr. 23, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

Running back Jonathan Stewart has announced he is retiring from the NFL. Stewart, who spent last season with the New York Giants, signed a one-day contract Tuesday with the Carolina Panthers. Stewart spent 10 seasons with the Panthers and is the franchise's career leading rusher with 7,318 yards. He was released...

AP source: Chiefs get Clark from Seahawks for draft picks

Apr. 23, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense. The Chiefs sent the No. 29 overall pick in...

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...

Khris Davis will earn $16.75M in each of next 2 seasons

Apr. 22, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis will earn $16.75 million in each of the next two seasons with the Oakland Athletics under the new contract he agreed to last week. Davis agreed to a $16.5 million, one-year deal and would have been eligible for free agency after this season. His new deal includes $33.5...

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....

Khris Davis wants to lead A's to playoffs again and again

Apr. 19, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis is hardly comfortable with the kind of attention and fanfare the Athletics pulled out Friday to honor him for opting to stay in Oakland. So it was quite a scene when the understated slugger raised his arms high as teammates and A's employees cheered and clapped when he...

Ramsey says Jags know why he's skipping voluntary workouts

Apr. 19, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey responded to Tom Coughlin's public criticism Friday, saying the team knows why he's skipping voluntary workouts. Ramsey did not elaborate on the reason for his absence in his Twitter post , but said he will be "ready when it's time."...