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Bills' OL Saffold focus on starting job after rib injury

Aug. 14, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rodger Saffold is so excited to be back practicing since recovering from rib injuries sustained in a car accident, the Buffalo veteran offensive lineman doesn’t mind being used as “a dummy.” That’s the term Saffold used on Sunday in explaining how...

US women's hockey coach Wroblewski sidelined by COVID-19

Aug. 14, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The United States women’s national hockey team, which will feature 18 returning Olympians, took the ice for the first time Sunday to prepare for the world championships without new coach John Wroblewski, who tested positive for COVID-19. Wroblewski tested...

Watson apologizes, then struggles in Browns preseason debut

Aug. 12, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson apologized before his preseason debut with the Cleveland Browns and then got an earful from opposing fans. Watson apologized Friday “to all the women I have impacted” after being accused by two dozen women of sexual misconduct during...

Pats rookies Strange, Thornton solid in preseason debut

Aug. 12, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — With most of their starters watching from the sideline after being given the night off, the Patriots used their first exhibition outing on Thursday night to evaluate the newest faces on their roster. After struggling to find productive contributors via the...

No Latino GMs in MLB after Avila firing, only 3 managers

Aug. 11, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol didn't realize there were no Latino general managers left in Major League Baseball after the Detroit Tigers fired Al Avila. Marmol himself is one of only three Latino on-field managers, along with Boston's Alex Cora and Washington's Dave...

Michigan State gives Tom Izzo new deal worth $6.2M per year

Aug. 11, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

Michigan State has signed coach Tom Izzo to a new deal valued at $6.2 million per season, giving him about $2 million more each year. The school announced the deal Thursday, saying that the five-year rollover contract will need to be approved by its board next month. ...

Contract standoff between Bears, star LB Smith continues

Aug. 11, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The contract standoff between the Chicago Bears and Roquan Smith continued Thursday with the star linebacker watching practice from the sideline and new coach Matt Eberflus saying he expects healthy players to participate on the field. The Bears removed...

Guardians beat Tigers 3-2 after Detroit fires GM Al Avila

Aug. 10, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Steven Kwan hit a leadoff triple and scored to help Cleveland Guardians get off to a solid start and beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Wednesday night. A few hours before the first pitch, the Tigers fired general manager Al Avila to end his seven-year tenure without a...

Tigers GM Al Avila fired after 7 years, no playoffs

Aug. 10, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers' disappointing season cost Al Avila his job. Avila was fired as Detroit's general manager on Wednesday, ending a seven-year tenure without a playoff appearance. “I wish the results would have been better this season,” Avila said...

Detroit Tigers fire general manager Al Avila with team on pace for sixth straight losing season

Aug. 10, 2022 16:37 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers fire general manager Al Avila with team on pace for sixth straight losing season.