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Chiefs sign CB Scandrick to $1.5M contract for this season

Aug. 19, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick to a contract for this season that could be worth up to $1.5 million, filling an area of need after an offseason overhaul of their secondary. The longtime Cowboys cornerback signed a $10 million, two-year deal...

Seahawks sign LB Erik Walden, release DE Marcus Smith

Aug. 17, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seahawks added veteran linebacker Erik Walden on Friday and terminated the contract of defensive end Marcus Smith. Smith spent 2017 with Seattle and re-signed with the team this offseason on a one-year deal. However, the former Philadelphia Eagles first-round pick had missed the...

49ers sign defensive back Dexter McCoil

Aug. 17, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive back Dexter McCoil to a one-year contract. The 49ers placed safety Terrell Williams Jr. on injured reserve with a leg injury Friday to make room on the roster. McCoil originally joined the 49ers last season after the team claimed him...

AP source: Browns, Dez Bryant still talking but no deal

Aug. 17, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant and the Browns are in a holding pattern. The free agent wide receiver concluded his visit with Cleveland on Friday without agreeing to a contract, but "conversations continue" between the sides, a person familiar with negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on...

Lester, Happ combine to lead Cubs to 1-0 win over Pirates

Aug. 16, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester wasn't overly excited about winning for the first time in just over a month. However, Cubs manager Joe Maddon couldn't have been happier with his performance. Lester pitched six innings and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Thursday night....

Browns, Bryant meet as sides try to see if there's a future

Aug. 16, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant and the Browns are still in the courtship phase. Their future together is uncertain. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and his agent, Kim Maile, met with team officials at the Browns' headquarters in Berea, Ohio, on Thursday. The sides got to know each other better, and they...

Cubs' RHP Yu Darvish scheduled for rehab start Sunday

Aug. 16, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish will begin a rehab assignment Sunday with a minor league team to be determined. Signed to a $126-million, six-year contract as a free agent in February, Darvish last pitched for the Cubs on May 20 and is 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA in eight starts. He has been...

Rangers get young lefty from Royals for international money

Aug. 16, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have acquired minor league left-hander Kelvin Gonzalez from the Kansas City Royals for a $250,000 international signing bonus allocation. The Rangers assigned Gonzalez to the Class A Arizona League Rangers after the deal announced Thursday. The 20-year-old was 0-2...

FCS powerhouse North Dakota State poised to keep its perch

Aug. 16, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — At least one ticket broker advertising upcoming events for the Fargo area is promoting prices at $68 for O.A.R., $71 for Jason Mraz, $90 for Toby Keith, $93 for LeAnn Rimes, $103 for Blink 182 — and $122 for the college football game between Delaware and North Dakota State....

Ondrej Kase re-signs with Ducks for 3 years, $7.8 million

Aug. 15, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed right wing Ondrej Kase to a three-year, $7.8 million contract. The Ducks announced the deal Wednesday. Kase scored 20 goals last season, establishing himself as a promising talent when given his first extensive NHL playing time. The 22-year-old Czech...