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Column: Players finding payoffs are changing in baseball

Feb. 21, 2019 3:03 AM EST

Manny Machado's new $300 million contract put a stop — at least temporarily — to a growing chorus of player complaints that major league teams were conspiring to do deep damage to the free agent market. It did nothing, however, to change the new reality of baseball. And that's something players...

Backes scores shootout winner, Bruins top Golden Knights 3-2

Feb. 21, 2019 2:12 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Backes didn't know what to think when Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy called his number in the sixth round of a shootout Wednesday night against the Vegas Golden Knights. So, he didn't. Instead, Backes took instruction from teammate Brad Marchand, skated in stick side on veteran...

Browns sign WR Jaelen Strong, played for Texans, Jaguars

Feb. 20, 2019 11:36 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns boosted their wide receiving group by signing Jaelen Strong, who missed last season with a knee injury. A former third-round pick, Strong sat out 2018 after tearing a knee ligament late in the 2017 season with Jacksonville. The 25-year-old has made three starts and played in 20...

Bruins acquire Coyle from Wild for Donato, 5th-round pick

Feb. 20, 2019 11:09 PM EST

The Boston Bruins acquired center Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night for center Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-round pick that would become a fourth-round choice if the Bruins win a playoff round. Coyle represents a significant forward upgrade for Boston, which has won six in a row to...

Coyotes sign defenseman Oesterle to 2-year extension

Feb. 20, 2019 10:42 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Jordan Oesterle to a two-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed. The 26-year-old Oesterle has a career-best 20 points with six goals in 51 games this season, his first...

AP source: Harrison has 1-year agreement with Tigers

Feb. 20, 2019 8:48 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Free agent Josh Harrison has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was still subject to a successful physical. The 31-year-old Harrison spent his first...

Thunder sign free-agent forward Markieff Morris

Feb. 20, 2019 7:42 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder signed free-agent forward Markieff Morris on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Morris was traded from Washington to New Orleans two weeks ago in a deadline deal, then waived by the Pelicans. He has been cleared to play after being sidelined since late December...

Blazers in familiar territory but with 2 new additions

Feb. 20, 2019 6:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in much the same position as last season heading into the post-All-Star break stretch run. They're coming off a confidence-boosting win over Golden State. One thing is new this year, however. The Blazers made a couple of key moves before the...

Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks to 10-day contract

Feb. 20, 2019 5:56 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors signed guard Jodie Meeks to a 10-day contract Wednesday. While with Washington last season, Meeks was suspended 25 games after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone prohibited under the NBA drug program. The suspension came a day before Game 1 of the Wizards'...

Nutting: pricey free agent would imbalance Pirates payroll

Feb. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Having watched the San Diego Padres reach a $300 million, 10-year deal with Manny Machado, Pirates owner Bob Nutting doesn't think it makes sense Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington to add a pricey free agent. A huge salary could cause the portion paid to one player to be...