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Brad Ausmus named manager of Los Angeles Angels

Oct. 21, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia. General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as Eppler's special assistant last season after four years as...

Wainwright's contract put on hold until after free agency

Oct. 18, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

Adam Wainwright's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. St. Louis announced the agreement with the...

Jets don't have revenge in mind for snub by Vikings' Cousins

Oct. 18, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kirk Cousins is coming to MetLife Stadium as a villain in purple and gold. The Vikings quarterback was hotly pursued by the Jets in the offseason, with New York offering a massive three-year, $90 million deal to be the man to lead the struggling franchise. Instead, Cousins...

G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

Oct. 18, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The G League will begin offering "select contracts" worth $125,000 next year to elite prospects who are not yet eligible for the NBA, a move that could slightly lessen the handful of one-and-done players at the college level. There is no determination yet on how players will be identified as...

Anaheim Ducks sign holdout Nick Ritchie to 3-year deal

Oct. 17, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have signed holdout power forward Nick Ritchie to a three-year contract. The Ducks announced the deal Wednesday night before the opening faceoff of their home game against the New York Islanders. Ritchie missed the entire preseason and six regular-season games while...

Belichick: Don't compare Bears' Mack to LT just yet

Oct. 17, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — No matter how dominant Chicago Bears star pass rusher Khalil Mack is, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wanted to make one thing clear. He's no L.T. "Wait a minute, we're talking about Lawrence Taylor now," Belichick said Wednesday. "Yeah, I'm not putting anybody in...

Canelo Alvarez inks $365M deal with streaming service DAZN

Oct. 17, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Canelo Alvarez is boxing's new $365 million man. Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal that his promotional company says is the richest athlete contract in sports history, guaranteeing the Mexican middleweight champion at least that much money to have his fights shown on the sports-streaming...

Jaguars, Fulham owner Khan drops divisive Wembley bid

Oct. 17, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Wembley Stadium is staying in the hands of English soccer. American sports magnate Shad Khan abandoned a 600 million pound ($790 million) bid for the English Football Association's main asset on Wednesday after recognizing the extent of opposition to the sale. Khan, who owns the NFL's...

Bears pass rusher Khalil Mack day to day with ankle injury

Oct. 17, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears star pass rusher Khalil Mack is day to day because of an ankle injury, coach Matt Nagy said on Wednesday. Mack was hurt early in last week's overtime loss at Miami and his 2018 streak of at least one sack and one forced fumble in each game ended. Playing without the...

First, Olympic gold for sisters, now time to start families

Oct. 17, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in regulation and...