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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly watches his team during spring training baseball practice in Jupiter, Fla. Don Mattingly returns this weekend to Yankee Stadium, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did. Now Mattingly is enjoying perhaps his best year as a manager, and his surprising Miami Marlins could be playoff-bound for the first time since 2003.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Mattingly's Marlins could clinch berth at Yankee Stadium

Sep. 25, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Don Mattingly returns this weekend to the Bronx, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did. Now Mattingly is enjoying perhaps his best year as a manager, leading the Miami Marlins as they try to extend their improbable season into next week. His young Marlins...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Robert Woods (17) breaks a tackle by New England Patriots' Jonathan Jones (31) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Rams. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, without revealing the financial terms. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

AP source: Woods gets 4-year, $68M extension with LA Rams

Sep. 18, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Robert Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Los Angeles Rams. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday without revealing...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )

Cowboys' Elliott reveals "painful" new "Feed Me" tattoo

Sep. 18, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott pulled up his jersey to reveal a new “Feed Me” tattoo on his stomach after scoring the first Cowboys touchdown of the season against the Rams. The two-time rushing champion said he got the tattoo over the summer, with the message obvious based on the slogan that...

Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain plays the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Roma, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Gonzolo Higuaín signs with Miami after leaving Juventus

Sep. 18, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín signed with Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami on Friday, a day after the 32-year-old forward terminated his contract with Italian champion Juventus. Higuaín signed as a designated player whose salary largest is not counted under the league’s salary cap....

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal (12) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. The Buffalo Sabres acquired veteran center Eric Staal in a trade that sent forward Marcus Johansson to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Sabres acquire Eric Staal in sending Johansson to Wild

Sep. 16, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kevyn Adams didn’t have to do too much homework on center Eric Staal in completing his first trade as Buffalo Sabres general manager. A former NHL player, Adams had plenty of firsthand insight on the 17-year veteran going back to their days as teammates with the 2006 Stanley Cup...

FILE - Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin (25) is shown in the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Denver. The Wild have signed Brodin to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Wild sign defenseman Brodin to 7-year, $42 million extension

Sep. 15, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension Tuesday, making another long-term commitment to a key piece of their blue line group. Brodin's new deal will begin with the 2021-22 season and carry a $6 million annual cap charge...

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andrew Wingard (42) celebrates after intercepting a Indianapolis Colts pass with teammates safety Daniel Thomas (20) and Chris Chaisson, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Jaguars showcase revamped roster, reformed culture in opener

Sep. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Every decision the Jacksonville Jaguars made over the last year had one of two goals in mind: fix the salary cap or improve the locker room. The Jaguars jettisoned personnel chief Tom Coughlin, cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, defensive linemen Calais Campbell and Yannick...

Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown (34) celebrates his rushing touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Latest: Rams take early 7-0 lead in 1st game in new home

Sep. 13, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 1 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ The Los Angeles Rams have taken a 7-0 lead over the Dallas Cowboys with a dominant first quarter in the inaugural game at SoFi Stadium. Robert Woods caught a 20-yard pass from Jared Goff on the first play from scrimmage in the $5 billion stadium. Malcolm Brown...

NCAA seeks to dismiss college athletes' federal lawsuit

Sep. 13, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The NCAA is seeking to dismiss a federal lawsuit by two college athletes that seeks to prevent the association from limiting compensation athletes can make from their names, images and likenesses. Attorneys for the NCAA filed a motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit by Oregon women's...

New York Jets quarterbacks Sam Darnold (14), David Fales (3), James Morgan (4) and Mike White (8) practices drills during a practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Jets add QB White, WR Malone, RB Adams from practice squad

Sep. 12, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed quarterback Mike White from the practice squad to serve as Sam Darnold's backup in the season opener at Buffalo on Sunday. The team also promoted wide receiver Josh Malone and running back Josh Adams from the practice squad Saturday. All three players were...