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Celtics sign F Brown to extension worth up to $115 million

Oct. 21, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics say they have signed forward Jaylen Brown to a contract extension. The four-year deal could pay him as much as $115 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The total includes incentives, according to the person who spoke on the condition...

Column: Brian France was right to bring playoffs to NASCAR

Oct. 21, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Spoilers, tension, a sense of urgency. Heroes, villains. The NASCAR playoffs are playing out with all the drama Brian France envisioned for the elimination-style playoff system he helped launch in 2004. After multiple tweaks and changes since then, the NASCAR postseason now has what...

Raiders trade CB Gareon Conley to Texans

Oct. 21, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have traded 2017 first-round cornerback Gareon Conley to the Houston Texans for a 2020 third-round pick. Coach Jon Gruden announced the deal Monday, calling it a difficult decision. The Athletic first reported the trade. Conley is the third former first-round pick...

Progress but still no wins for Flores and Dolphins

Oct. 21, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have gone from losing blowouts to losing close games, a sign of improvement under rookie coach Brian Flores not yet reflected in the standings. Miami (0-6) actually led in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-21 defeat at Buffalo, and it no longer looks like a lock for a...

Michigan's Franz Wagner out 4-6 weeks with fractured wrist

Oct. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan freshman Franz Wagner is expected to miss four to six weeks with a fractured right wrist. The school said Monday a full recovery is anticipated. The 6-foot-8 Wagner is the younger brother of former Michigan standout Moe Wagner. He's expected to be a key newcomer in the...

Knicks exercise contract options on Ntilikina, Smith, Knox

Oct. 21, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have exercised their contract options on Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr. and Kevin Knox. The options picked up Monday are on the fourth year of the contracts for Ntilikina and Smith, and the third year of Knox's deal. Ntilikina and Smith were taken one pick apart in...

Browns RB Hunt practices while still serving NFL suspension

Oct. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kareem Hunt ran back to the Browns sooner than expected. The suspended star returned to the team and practiced Monday after serving only six games of an eight-game NFL suspension for two violent off-field altercations that threatened to end his playing career. Hunt has been observed...

GM Kupchak: Hornets won't build through free agency

Oct. 21, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mitch Kupchak doesn't see the Charlotte Hornets being major players in free agency as they attempt to build a winning franchise in the post-Kemba Walker era — at least not right away. Instead, the second-year general manager said Monday he anticipates the Hornets will...

ICYMI in NFL Week 7: Lions fans call out officiating circus

Oct. 21, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

It was a fitting form of protest, given the circus that NFL officiating has become, game after game, week after week: A trio of spectators wore clown makeup and black-and-white striped jerseys in the stands at the Detroit Lions' home game against the Minnesota Vikings. Other fans who wore officials' shirts...

Jackson's legs, Ravens defense roll past Seahawks 30-16

Oct. 20, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Lamar Jackson was mad. He was mad about settling for field goals three times in the first half. Mad about a delay-of-game penalty and a 13-yard run on third down when he needed 15 yards. Mad to see Justin Tucker trotting on the field again for a field goal. John Harbaugh saw the anger, so he...