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Braves boost rotation, sign Morton for a year at $15 million

Nov. 24, 2020 10:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves added another veteran arm to their rotation Tuesday, signing two-time All-Star Charlie Morton to a $15 million, one-year deal. The 37-year-old right-hander is returning to the Braves after helping Tampa Bay reach the World Series this season. The announcement comes after...

This photo from a Zoom press conference shows New York Mets President Sandy Alderson, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Alderson returned as team president Friday when Steve Cohen bought the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families. (New York Mets via AP)

Mets abandon baseball president search, to look for GM

Nov. 23, 2020 11:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have abandoned their search for a president of baseball operations and will instead focus on hiring a general manager who will report to team president Sandy Alderson. In the meantime, Alderson told Luis Rojas on Monday he will return for a second season as manager....

Pistons trade Bradley to 76ers for Zhaire Smith

Nov. 23, 2020 7:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have traded center Tony Bradley to Philadelphia for guard Zhaire Smith. The Pistons announced the deal with the 76ers on Monday. Detroit acquired Bradley in a recent trade with Utah. Bradley appeared in a career-high 58 games last season, averaging 4.9 points and 4.6...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) is sacked by Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Eagles' troubles can't be pinned on just the coach or QB

Nov. 23, 2020 7:28 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have too many problems to pin the blame on one person. While coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Carson Wentz get most of the criticism for the team's 3-6-1 record, which is good enough for first place in the pitiful NFC East, there's plenty of blame to be spread...

New Orleans Saints free safety Marcus Williams (43) intercepts a pass by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints exhibiting depth, chemistry, execution in all phases

Nov. 23, 2020 7:20 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even as Taysom Hill produced amply in his triumphant first start, his job was made considerably easier by a defense that has allowed just one touchdown in three games. The levels of depth and performance on both sides of the ball have given the Saints, winners of seven straight, the...

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge, front left, reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Judge offers no specifics on firing of O-Line coach Colombo

Nov. 23, 2020 6:30 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Joe Judge would not disclose why offensive line coach Marc Colombo was fired last week, other than to say it was in the best interest of the team. Judge spoke about the surprising dismissal on Monday for the time since making the move on Wednesday with the...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova (18) passes against San Antonio Spurs' Bryn Forbes (11) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. The Cavaliers are nearing a deal with free agent guard Dellavedova, one of the Cavs' most popular players. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Cavs complete trade for McGee, agree to re-sign Dellavedova

Nov. 23, 2020 6:23 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have found either a temporary replacement for Tristan Thompson or an asset to bring in other talent. Cleveland announced Monday it has acquired center JaVale McGee and a 2026 second-round draft pick from the Los Angeles Lakers for forwards Alfonzo McKinnie and Jordan Bell....

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) drives to the basket Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Harrell says he decided to move from the Clippers to the crosstown rival Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent partly because the champion Lakers pursued him much more aggressively. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Montrezl Harrell: Lakers wanted me more than Clippers did

Nov. 23, 2020 6:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Montrezl Harrell did not make the trip lightly when he moved down the Staples Center hallway last weekend to join the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA's reigning Sixth Man of the Year realizes the gravity of his decision to leave the Los Angeles Clippers after three seasons — and to...

Bruins sign DeBrusk to 2-year deal, annual cap hit $3.675M

Nov. 23, 2020 5:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have signed forward Jake DeBrusk to a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $3.675 million. The 2015 first-round draft choice had 19 goals and 16 assists last season. Since joining the Bruins in 2017, the 24-year-old DeBrusk is fourth on the team with 62 goals and sixth...

Seattle Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen (88) is taken off the field on a cart after going down with an injury against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Seahawks place Olsen on IR, sign Harrison to active roster

Nov. 23, 2020 5:09 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seahawks placed veteran tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve Monday after he suffered a torn plantar fascia in his left foot in Seattle’s game against Arizona. Seattle elevated defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison to the active roster to take...