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Yanks newcomer LeMahieu on his role: 'Bring a lot of gloves'

Jan. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu is putting away his mittens and packing more mitts. A star second baseman for Colorado, LeMahieu is set to join a crowded New York Yankees infield. "I was told to bring a lot of gloves," he said Wednesday on a conference call. That's fine with LeMahieu, who became a free agent...

Jaguars hire DeFilippo as OC, fill remaining staff positions

Jan. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John DeFilippo got his first NFL job working for Tom Coughlin, serving as a quality control coach for the New York Giants in 2005-06. Fourteen years later, and with a resume that includes tutoring Mark Sanchez and Carson Wentz as rookies and winning a Super Bowl with backup Nick...

Mets newcomer Lowrie ready to play all over the diamond

Jan. 16, 2019 5:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jed Lowrie would rather talk about wine than whine. The infielder visited Citi Field on Wednesday after finalizing a $20 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets, likely less money and a shorter term than he would have gotten before the free-agent market for...

Steelers still waiting to hear from Antonio Brown

Jan. 16, 2019 5:21 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't ruling out the possible return of wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown. Time, however, appears to be running out. Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday the team still hasn't heard from Brown since he left Heinz Field following a victory over...

Big bank rally helps US stocks finish higher; Goldman soars

Jan. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Banks surged Wednesday following strong results from a slew of financial companies, and U.S. stock indexes finished broadly higher. Concerns about trade tensions between the U.S. and China derailed a bigger gain. Financial and investment companies surged as fourth-quarter reports from Wall...

Alexander re-signs with Bills for what he calls final season

Jan. 16, 2019 4:19 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Calling this his final NFL season, Lorenzo Alexander has additional motivation to ensure it will be a successful one after the Buffalo Bills re-signed the linebacker to a one-year contract Wednesday. "I've been on some teams that have been close to winning the championship, so I've...

Ian Harkes signs with 2nd-tier Dundee United in Scotland

Jan. 16, 2019 3:25 PM EST

Midfielder Ian Harkes, a son of former U.S. captain John Harkes, has left D.C. United to sign a two-year contract with Dundee United of Scotland's second-tier League Championship. The 23-year-old won the 2016 Hermann Trophy as the top U.S. college player while at Wake Forest and spent the last two seasons with...

MVP Martinez signs 5-year extension with Atlanta United

Jan. 16, 2019 12:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez kept insisting he was happy with Atlanta United. He backed it up Wednesday by signing a five-year contract extension with the MLS Cup champion, ending any questions about whether might be looking for another shot in Europe after a record season. No...

Sea Dogs extend relationship with Red Sox through 2022

Jan. 16, 2019 11:02 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are keeping their popular minor league affiliate in Maine's largest city through at least 2022. The Portland Sea Dogs announced the extension of their player development contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday. The club says the Red Sox will continue to keep their...

Saints' Ingram cherishing playoff run as uncertainty looms

Jan. 15, 2019 6:56 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Mark Ingram readily acknowledges that his last game with the Saints could come Sunday, when New Orleans hosts the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game. But Ingram hasn't given up on bucking conventional wisdom and remaining with New Orleans, even though his contract is...