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Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana

May. 25, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana. Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club's spring training complex in...

AP source: Browns meet with Gerald McCoy, talks continue

May. 24, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerald McCoy isn't ready to commit to the Browns — or anyone else just yet. The six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle visited Cleveland's facility for several hours Friday, but left without signing a contract, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press. However, the...

Lillard, Kemba, LeBron among noteworthy All-NBA picks

May. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced...

Free agent Pro Bowl tackle Gerald McCoy to visit Browns

May. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will get to show Gerald McCoy how far they've come. The free-agent defensive tackle, released earlier this week by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will visit Cleveland on Friday. General manager John Dorsey said the meeting will be an opportunity for both sides to see if they want a...

Falcons' Freeman feeling strong, says football is fun again

May. 23, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The highlight of the Atlanta Falcons' first week of organized team activities has been Devonta Freeman's return to the field. "It's been a long time," said coach Dan Quinn. Freeman looked explosive in Thursday's practice, the first OTAs session open to reporters. Having Freeman...

Penguins re-sign defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to 2-year deal

May. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are holding on to defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. The Penguins re-signed Ruhwedel to a two-year deal on Thursday that carries an average value of $700,000 a season. The 29-year-old Ruhwedel played in 18 games for the Penguins in 2018-19, scoring one goal and one assist...

Jets' Gase: Had no input on GM firing; excited about Bell

May. 23, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase spent most of his nearly 15-minute news conference batting down reports and rumors, while trying to set the record straight. The New York Jets coach has been the focus of lots of conversation — most of it not good — on sports talk radio, television and...

Islanders agree to terms with Brock Nelson on 6-year deal

May. 23, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

Less than a year after losing John Tavares, the New York Islanders re-signed star center Brock Nelson before he could even test free agency. Nelson on Thursday agreed to terms on a $36 million, six-year contract through the 2024-25 season. Nelson scored 25 goals and set career highs with 28 assists and 53 points...

Cardinals sign defensive lineman McClain to a 1-year deal

May. 22, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed veteran defensive lineman Terrell McClain to a one-year contract and released receiver Malachi Dupre. Terms of the deal with McClain announced Wednesday were not announced. The 6-foot-2, 302-pound McClain has played eight NFL seasons with Atlanta,...

Early stretch-run mode: Mets to use closer Díaz in 8th

May. 22, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Switching into stretch-run mode even before Memorial Day, the New York Mets will start using All-Star closer Edwin Díaz more often in the eighth inning. New York began Wednesday with a 22-25 record, 5½ games back of NL East-leading Philadelphia. Manager Mickey Callaway said he was...