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Cubs place RHP Darvish on DL with right triceps tendinitis

May. 27, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Just when it looked as though Yu Darvish might be rounding back into form, the Cubs right-hander suffered another setback. Chicago manager Joe Maddon hopes it won't be a major one. The Cubs placed Darvish on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with right triceps tendinitis, continuing his...

Cubs call up C Chris Gimenez, send Victor Caratini to minors

May. 26, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have selected the contract of catcher Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Iowa and optioned catcher Victor Caratini to the farm club. To make room for Gimenez on their roster, the Cubs designated infielder Efren Navarro for assignment. Gimenez joined the Cubs on Saturday before...

Mariners land Denard Span, Alex Colome in deal with Rays

May. 25, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Rather than waiting to see where the Seattle Mariners are sitting by the time the trade market heats up, general manager Jerry Dipoto decided to be proactive. Rewarding a strong start in spite of numerous injuries and the suspension of Robinson Cano, the Mariners pulled off the first big...

Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red Sox

May. 25, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez has been designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 million remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019. Boston made the move Friday to clear a roster spot for All-Star second baseman Dustin...

Jaguars sign rookie Chark to 4-year deal worth about $4.5M

May. 25, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie receiver DJ Chark to a four-year contract worth about $4.5 million. A second-round draft pick from LSU, Chark was slotted to get a $1.3 million signing bonus. He was the 61st overall selection. The 6-foot-4 Chark caught 66 passes for...

Epstein: No trade talks for Cubs despite Machado speculation

May. 25, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The idea of Manny Machado joining Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in a powerhouse lineup sure is a tantalizing one. Whether that happens or not, the Chicago Cubs are banking on the players they have to perform up to expectations. So far, that hasn't happened. And if fans are frustrated,...

Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

May. 25, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There is usually another guest at the table when Gary Bettman and his wife, Shelli, go out to dinner with other couples during the NHL playoffs. Friends come to accept the glow of the TV screen set up so Bettman can keep an eye on games, ready to go from enjoying a nice meal to running a...

Buccaneers sign draft picks Vita Vea, Carlton Davis

May. 24, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed first-round draft pick Vita Vea and second-round selection Carlton Davis to four-year contracts. The deals were announced Thursday. They leave Tampa Bay with one unsigned draft pick, second-round running back Ronald Jones. Vea, a 347-pound defensive tackle...

Chiefs sign top draft pick Speaks to rookie contract

May. 24, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs signed second-round draft pick Breeland Speaks to his four-year rookie contract Thursday, making him the third of their six draft selections to sign a deal. Kansas City did not have a first-round pick this year after trading it away last year to move up and select...

Sharks finalize 7-year deal with high-scoring Evander Kane

May. 24, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane knew San Jose was a good fit when Joe Thornton showed up for a late-night airport pickup following a trade deadline deal. That comfort was only reinforced over the next 10 weeks on the ice and in the dressing room. It left Kane with an easy choice as he headed toward...